People: Air Liquide SA (AIRP.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Benoit Potier

56 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the General Management Team and Member of the Executive Committee

Pierre Dufour

59 2012 Senior Executive Vice President, Member of General Management Team and Executive Committees, Director

Jean-Pierre Duprieu

62 2011 Executive Vice President, Member of General Management Team, Member of the Executive Committee

Francois Darchis

58 Member of the Executive Committee and Senior Vice President - Research & Development, New Business Innovation & Technology, Intellectual Property, Engineering & Construction, Industrial Merchant WBL

Jean-Marc de Royere

49 2013 Senior Vice President - International and Member of the Executive Committee

Fabienne Lecorvaisier

52 2008 Group Vice President of Finance and Operations Control, Diving activity and Member of the Executive Committee

Francois Abrial

52 2011 Member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of Human Resources

Augustin de Roubin

61 2012 Vice President South America and Member of the Executive Committee

Michael Graff

59 2009 Vice President - Americas and Member of the Executive Committee

Guy Salzgeber

56 2012 Vice President - Western Europe and Member of the Executive Committee

Pascal Vinet

52 2011 Vice President of Healthcare Global Operations and Member of the Executive Committee

Mok Weng

61 2013 Vice President, Asia and Member of the Executive Committee

Anne Bardot

2012 Director of Communication

Francois Jackow

2014 Director of Group Strategy and Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Paul Agon

57 2010 Independent Director

Gerard de La Martiniere

70 2006 Independent Director

Thierry Desmarest

68 2006 Independent Director

Sian Herbert-Jones

53 2011 Independent Director

Karen Katen

65 2008 Independent Director

Beatrice Majnoni d'Intignano

72 2006 Independent Director

Thierry Peugeot

56 2006 Independent Director

Paul Skinner

70 2006 Independent Director

Cornelis van Lede

72 2006 Independent Director

Virginia Jeanson

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Biographies

Name Description

Benoit Potier

Mr. Benoit Potier has served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the General Management Team and Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide SA since May 10, 2006. He previously served as Chairman of Management Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from November 2001 until May 10, 2006. Prior to that, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company for the period of time from 2000 to November 2001. In 1997, he became Chief Executive Officer of Air Liquide SA. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris and joined Air Liquide SA in 1981 as Research and Development Engineer. He then served as Head of Projects at the Engineering and Construction Department of the Company, followed by Director of Energy Development for the Large Industry business unit. Mr. Poitier became Director of Strategy and organization in 1993, and Director of the Chemistry, Welding, Refinery and Energy Markets in 1994. He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 1995. Outside of the Air Liquide group, he currently serves also as Member of the Supervisory Board and member of the Audit Committee of Michelin, Director of Ecole Centrale, Association Nationale des Societes par Actions (ANSA), Cercle de l'Industrie and Member of the French Board of INSEAD, among others.

Pierre Dufour

Mr. Pierre Dufour has served as Senior Executive Vice President, Member of General Management Team and Executive Committees, Director of Air Liquide SA since May 9, 2012. He also supervises Americas, Africa-Middle East and Asia-Pacific zones, all the Industrial World Business Lines, Engineering and Construction as well as Research and Security. Previously, he was Senior Executive Vice President and Member of General Management and Executive Committee of the Company from January 1, 2010, the function he held after being Senior Executive Vice President, Member of General Management Team and of Executive Committee, President and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. from November 27, 2007. Between 2002 and November 27, 2007, he was Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Prior to this, he served as Group Industrial Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from 2000 to 2002. He joined Air Liquide SA in 1997, as Vice-President Worldwide Engineering. In 1998, he was appointed Group Industrial Director, overseeing the technical aspects of operations and maintenance for the Group worldwide. Mr. Dufour also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. in Houston, Texas, a position he held from July 2000 to September 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board of Air Liquide Middle East and Director of Air Liquide Arabia. Prior to joining the Air Liquide Group, he was Executive Vice-president of SNC-LAVALIN, Inc.; he held the position from 1991 to 1997. He began his career with SNC-LAVALIN, Inc. in 1976. He currently holds a number of positions, including Director of Archer Daniels Midland Company. He holds a Science degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and completed an advanced Management program at Harvard Business School. He is Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Montreal.

Jean-Pierre Duprieu

Mr. Jean-Pierre Duprieu has served as Executive Vice President, Member of General Management Team, Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA since February 15, 2011. Prior to that, he worked as Senior Vice President, Member of General Management Team, Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA from January 1, 2010, and was supervising Europe and Healthcare activities. He has been Senior Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company since 2000. Prior to that, he was in charge of Electronics World Business Line division and the Asia-Pacific region from 2005. He was previously in charge of Northern, Central and Mediterranean Europe regions. He has been with the Company since 1976, holding various sales, operational and strategic responsibilities. Mr. Duprieu holds a Masters degree in the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon - Specialized in Food Industry and graduated also from Institut de Controle de Gestion of Paris.

Francois Darchis

Mr. Francois Darchis is Member of the Executive Committee and Senior Vice President - Research & Development, New Business Innovation & Technology, Intellectual Property, Engineering & Construction, Industrial Merchant WBL at Air Liquide SA. He was previously Vice President for Large Industries Europe, Marketing and Research and Development.

Jean-Marc de Royere

Fabienne Lecorvaisier

Ms. Fabienne Lecorvaisier has served as Group Vice President of Finance and Operations Control, Diving activity and Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA since October 1, 2008. She started her professional career at Societe Generale. She then held various positions at Barclays Bank and the Banque du Louvre. In September 1993, she joined Essilor as Development Director. In January 1996, she was appointed Director of Finance and Information Systems of Essilor America before becoming Finance Director of Essilor in January 2001. Since July 2007, Ms. Lecorvaisier has been Senior Vice-President Strategy and Acquisitions of Essilor. She is a graduate of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees.

Francois Abrial

Mr. Francois Abrial has served as Member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of Human Resources at Air Liquide SA since February 2011. He previously served as Director of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from January 1, 20101 until December 31, 2010. He was with the Company from 1996 to 2010. He served as Deputy Director of Human Resources of the Company. He oversaw activity of the Gas Branch and Medical Branch, before becoming Director of the Africa Middle East area in 2007.

Augustin de Roubin

Michael Graff

Mr. Michael J. (Mike) Graff has been Vice President - Americas and Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA since April 15, 2009. He also supervises Electronics World Business Line (WBL) and Safety and Industrial Systems (SIS) at the Company. Mr. Graff joined Air Liquide SA in 2007, after 27 years with the integrated oil and gas companies, Amoco and BP PLC, where he held various executive roles in refining, chemicals and polymers. During his professional career, he was also appointed as Director of Lubrizol Corporation, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Chemical Industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

Guy Salzgeber

Pascal Vinet

Mr. Pascal Vinet has served as Vice President of Healthcare Global Operations and Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide SA since February 2011. He was Secretary of the Executive Board, Vice President of Global Activities and Health Operations of Air Liquide SA from January 1, 2010 until December 31, 2010. He joined the Company in 1986 and served previously as Secretary of the Executive Board and Vice President of Strategic Control from 2007 to January 1, 2010. He led the Australian subsidiary of Air Liquide SA, R&D of the Group and other activities in the United States. In 2007, he was appointed Vice President of Strategic Control and Secretary of the Executive Committee.

Mok Weng

Mr. Mok Kwong Weng has been Vice President, Asia and Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide SA since 2013. He was previously Vice President, North-East Asia and South-East Asia and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He joined Air Liquide SA in 1988 as General Manager, Air Liquide China. He has managed various subsidiaries in the region. Mr. Weng is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris and graduated from the National University of Singapore.

Anne Bardot

Ms. Anne Bardot has been Director of Communication at Air Liquide SA since October 12, 2012. She holds a Doctorate in Political Science from IEP de Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) and a degree in Russian from Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientale. She started her professional career at the Ministry of Defense. In 2003, she joined Lundbeck. In 2006, she became Director of Communication for Europe, Russia and the Middle East at US Meat Export Federation. In 2008, Ms. Bardot joined Publicis.

Francois Jackow

Jean-Paul Agon

Mr. Jean-Paul Agon has served as Independent Director of Air Liquide SA since May 5, 2010 and has been Member of the Company's Remuneration Committee since May 9, 2012. A graduate of HEC Business School (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) from 1978, he began his career with the L'Oreal group in 1978. From 1981 to 1997, he held various senior management positions first as General Manager of L'Oreal Greece and General Manager of L'Oreal Paris, then International Managing Director for Biotherm International, Managing Director for L'Oreal Germany and finally Managing Director for L'Oreal Asia Zone. From 2001 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oreal USA as well as several subsidiaries of the L'Oreal group in the USA. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the L'Oreal Group, and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group in 2006. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oreal since March 2011. He is also Director of L’Oreal USA Inc and Galderma Pharma S.A. Until March 2012, he was Vice Chairman and Director of The Body Shop International plc and he served as Cgairman of the Board and CEO of Galderma Pharma S.A. until April 2012.

Gerard de La Martiniere

Mr. Gerard de La Martiniere has served as Independent Director at Air Liquide SA since May 10, 2006. He is also Chairman of the Audit and Accounts Committee of the Company. He was previously Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company from May 2003 to May 10, 2006. He held several positions within the Ministry of Finance from 1969 to 1984, then became General Secretary of the Commission des Operations de Bourse (COB) from 1984 to 1986, Chairman of the Chambre de Compensation des Instruments Financiers in Paris from 1986 to 1988 and Managing Director of Societe des Bourses Francaises from 1988 to 1989. Mr. de La Martiniere then joined AXA as Chairman and Managing Director of Maeschaert-Rousselle, and became Managing Director of the Group's investments and financial companies in 1991 and Managing Director of Holdings and central activities in 1993. He served as Member of the Management Board of AXA from 1997 to 2003 and Managing Director of Finance Control and Strategy from 2000 to 2003. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1965 and Ecole Normale d'Administration in 1969. He serves as Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Schneider Electric SA as well as Director of Allo Finance and Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services France SAS.

Thierry Desmarest

Mr. Thierry Desmarest has served as Independent Director at Air Liquide SA since May 10, 2006. He is also Chairman of the Appointments and Governance Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He was previously Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company from November 2001 to May 10, 2006 and also Director of the Company from 1999 to November 2001. He spent four years managing the mines of New Caledonia before being appointed Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Industry's Cabinet in 1975, then at the Ministry of Economy's Cabinet. He joined Total in 1981 and was in charge of heading Total Algeria, then held various executive positions within Total Exploration Production, before being appointed as its Chief Executive Officer in 1989. He was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total in 1995, of Totalfina in 1999 and of Elf Aquitaine and TotalFinaElf in 2000. Mr. Desmarest was Chief Executive Officer of Total until February 2007. In May 2010, he was appointed Honorary Chairman of Total SA. He is currently Director of Sanofi-Aventis, Renault SA, Renault SAS and Bombardier Inc., among others. He graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1970 and from Ecole Polytechnique in1966.

Sian Herbert-Jones

Ms. Sian Herbert-Jones has served as Independent Director of Air Liquide SA since May 4, 2011. She is also Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee. She holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Oxford and is a Certified Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom. Ms. Herbert-Jones first worked for 13 years in PricewaterhouseCoopers office in London from 1983 to 1993 as Director of Corporate Finance, then in the office in Paris from 1993 to 1995 as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. Within the Sodexo group in 1995 in which she was in charge of international development from 1995 to 1998, treasury group from 1998 to 2000 and finally she was appointed as Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2000. Since 2001, she has been occupying the position of CFO of Sodexo, and is also Member of the Executive Committee. She additionally serves as Permanent representative of Sofinsod S.A.S. on the Supervisory Board of One SCA (France), as well as Chairman of the Board of Etin S.A.S., Sodexo Etinbis S.A.S. and Sofinsod S.A.S., among others.

Karen Katen

Ms. Karen L. Katen has served as Independent Director at Air Liquide SA since May 7, 2008. She has been Member of the Company's Appointments and Governance Committee since May 9, 2012. She also serves as Director at Harris Corporation, Home Depot, Catalyst and Armgo Pharmaceuticals, among others. Culminating as Vice Chairman of Pfizer Inc. and President of Pfizer Human Health, her career at Pfizer spanned more than 30 years since first joining in 1974. She handled the integration of Warner Lambert which was purchased in 2000 and of Pharmacia, acquired in 2003. Retiring from Pfizer in March 2007, she was Chairman of the Pfizer Foundation. Ms. Katen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences and a Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of Chicago.

Beatrice Majnoni d'Intignano

Ms. Beatrice M. Majnoni d'Intignano has served as Independent Director at Air Liquide SA since May 10, 2006. She is also Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee of the Company. In addition to her duties at the Company, Ms. Majnoni d'Intignano is also Professor Emerita of the University (Paris-Est—Creteil). She was previously Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company from May 2002 to May 10, 2006. She was Economic Advisor to Assistance Publique, Hospitals of Paris from 1980 to 1987, then Temporary Consultant to the World Health Organization. She was Member of the Analysis Board for the Prime Minister from 1997 to 2008 and Member of the Editing Committee of Commentaire. She was Associate Professor at the Paris Est-Cretail Universities, and is now Emeritus Professor. She obtained a high-level teaching degree in Economics in 1975.

Thierry Peugeot

Mr. Thierry Peugeot has served as Independent Director at Air Liquide SA since May 10, 2006. He has been also Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee of the Company since May 9, 2012. He was previously Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company from 2005 to May 10, 2006. He joined the Marrel Group in 1962 as Head of Exports for the Middle-East and English-speaking Africa for the Air Marrel Division, then became Director of Air Marrel America. In 1988, he joined Automobiles Peugeots as Head of the Asia and South West region, then as Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot Do Brazil in 1991 and Chief Executive Officer of Silica in 1997. He moved to Automobiles Citroen in 2000 as Head of International Large Accounts, then became Director of Parts and Services and member of the Executive Committee of PSA Peugeot Citroen. Since 2002, Mr. Peugeot has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Peugeot SA. He is also Vice President of Etablissements Peugeot Freres. He is Director of FFP, Societe Anonyme de Participations, Faurecia and Compagnie Industrielle de Delle. He is also Representative of Compagnie Industrielle de Delle on the Board of LISI. He graduated from ESSEC Business School.

Paul Skinner

Mr. Paul D. Skinner has served as Independent Director at Air Liquide SA since May 10, 2006. He is Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee. He started his career in 1966 with Royal Dutch Shell. After having led several subsidiaries in Greece, Nigeria, New Zealand and Norway, he became President of Shell International Trading and Shipping Company from 1991 to 1995. He was in charge of strategy and international marketing with Shell International Petroleum Co Ltd. from 1996 to 1998, when he was appointed President of Shell Europe Oil Products. In 1999, he was named Managing Director of the Oil Products activities of Royal Dutch Shell and served as Group Managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell from 2000 to 2003. In November 2003, he was appointed Chairman of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Ltd. He is Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered plc and Tetra Laval Group, as well as Chairman of Infrastructure UK, a division of the United Kingdom Treasury. He graduated in Law from University of Cambridge and is also a graduate of the Manchester Business School.

Cornelis van Lede

Mr. Cornelis J.A. van Lede has served as Independent Director at Air Liquide SA since May 10, 2006. He is also Chairman of Remuneration Committee and Member of the Appointments and Governance Committee of the Company. He was previously Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company from May 2003 to May 10, 2006. He worked for Shell from 1967 to 1969 and for Mc Kinsey from 1969 to 1976 before serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Koninklijke Nederhorst Bouw B.V. between 1977 and 1982. He then sat on the Executive Committee of Hollande Beton Groep from 1982 to 1984. He was then Chairman of the Federation des Industries de Pays Bas from 1984 to 1991, and Vice President of UNICE from 1991 to 1994. In 1991, he joined Akzo N.V. as Member of the Management Board, then became Vice Chairman of the Management Board in 1992 and Chairman of the Management Board of Akzo Nobel N.V. from 1994 to 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was Member of the Supervisory board of Akzo Nobel N.V. In addition to his duties at the Company, Mr. van Lede is also Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips Electronics NV and Chairman of Heineken NV. He is also Director of Air France-KLM and was Director of Sara Lee Corporation until July 2012. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from University of Leiden (Universiteit Leiden) and a Masters of Business Administration degree from INSEAD Business School.

Virginia Jeanson

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