People: Carrefour SA (CARR.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Georges Plassat

65 2012 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Pierre-Jean Sivignon

57 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Jean-Noel Bironneau

Executive Director India

Pascal Clouzard

2012 Executive Director Spain

Guillaume de Colonges

2013 Executive Director Poland

Jean-Baptiste Dernoncourt

Executive Director Romania

Charles Desmartis

57 2014 Executive Director - Brazil

Daniel Fernandez

Executive Director Argentina

Patrick Ganaye

Executive Director Taiwan

Thierry Garnier

2012 Executive Director China and Taiwan

Thomas Huebner

2012 Executive Director Europe (excl. France)

Gerard Lavinay

2014 Executive Director - Northern Europe

Francois Melchior de Polignac

2013 Executive Director Belgium

Noel Prioux

2012 Executive Director France

Stephane Thouin

2013 International Partnerships Executive Director

Eric Uzan

2013 Executive Director Italy

Jacques Ehrmann

Executive Director - Assets, Development and New Ventures

Marie-Noelle Brouaux

2012 Executive Communications Director

Eric Legros

2012 Executive Director in charge of Group Merchandise

Jerome Bedier

58 2012 General Secretary

Amaury de Seze

68 2011 Independent Referent Director

Bernard Arnault

65 2008 Director

Thomas Barrack

Director

Nicolas Bazire

57 2008 Director

Jean-Laurent Bonnafe

53 2008 Director

Thierry Breton

59 2008 Independent Director

Rene Brillet

73 2008 Independent Director

Bertrand de Montesquiou

67 2012 Independent Director

Charles Edelstenne

76 2008 Independent Director

Diane Labruyere-Cuilleret

45 2012 Independent Director

Mathilde Lemoine

44 2011 Independent Director

Georges Ralli

65 2012 Independent Director

Anne-Claire Taittinger

64 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Georges Plassat

Mr. Georges Plassat serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Carrefour SA as of May 23, 2012. He was also a Member of the Company's Executive Board and Executive Committee. He was with Casino group (1983-97) as Marketing Director and subsequently Chief Executive of the restaurant division (1988-90), Chief Executive of Casino France (1990-92), Managing Director (1992-94), Vice-President of the Management Board (1994-96) and Chairman of the Management Board (1996-97) of Casino group, Executive Director for Spain of Carrefour group and Chief Executive of Pryca (1997-99), Chairman of the Management Board (2000) and subsequently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (since 2004) of Vivarte group. He graduated from Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne and Cornell University (USA).

Pierre-Jean Sivignon

Mr. Pierre-Jean Sivignon has served as Chief Financial Officer of Carrefour SA since September 2011. He was also a Member of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company until 2012. He began his career in 1979 with Peat Marwick Mitchell, as an external auditor. From 1982 to 2001, he held various financial and operational in France and abroad at Schlumberger Limited, including that of Group Treasurer in New York and Paris. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Faurecia and is a member of the Executive Committee. In 2005, he joined Royal Philips Electronics in Amsterdam for the position of Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Committee member.

Jean-Noel Bironneau

Pascal Clouzard

Guillaume de Colonges

Jean-Baptiste Dernoncourt

Charles Desmartis

Mr. Charles Desmartis serves as Executive Director of Brazil at Carrefour SA. He previously served as Executive Director Group Financial Control and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He spent 12 years at Schlumberger in Financial Control functions in Brussels, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris, before being Chief Financial Officer of Axalto, Gemalto and Europcar. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Management from the Stanford University and a degree from Hautes Etudes Commerciales.

Daniel Fernandez

Patrick Ganaye

Thierry Garnier

Mr. Thierry Garnier was appointed Executive Director China and Taiwan of Carrefour SA in April 2012. Prior to that, he was Executive Director for International Partnerships and Growth Markets excluding China and Latin America, Member of the Executive Board and Executive Committee of the Company as of January 14, 2010. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director for South East Asia, European countries, India and International Partnerships for Carrefour SA from July 28, 2008 to January 14, 2010. Between January 23, 2008 and July 28, 2008, he was Member of the Management Board, Managing Director - International of the Company. He previously served as Managing Director of French Supermarkets. Mr. Garnier held a variety of posts within industrial concerns including Total and Usinor, before entering the French Department of Trade and Industry and then the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1997, he joined Promodes as a Trainee Hypermarket Manager. In 1998 and 1999, he was Hypermarket Manager in Libourne. From 1999 to 2000, he served as Regional Director for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (Hyper Continent). In 2000, he was appointed Regional Director for Carrefour Grand Lille and then Carrefour Paris Ouest. In December 2003, he was appointed Executive Director of Supermarkets in France, a position he held until February 2005. He obtained a degree in Engineering, both from Ecole Polytechnique and from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Thomas Huebner

Mr. Thomas Martin Huebner served as Executive Director Europe (excl. France) of Carrefour SA. He was also a Member of the Executive Board and Executive Committee of the Company until 2012. He supervised Carrefour SA's operations in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Poland and Romania. He has experience in the food and retail industry. After seven years at McDonald's in senior executive positions, he joined the Swiss Cash & Carry company Prodega AG as CEO in 1996. From 2000 to 2008, he served successively as COO in Eastern Europe and Russia and CEO for Metro Cash & Carry International. For the last three years, he has served as Chairman/Vice-Chairman of three startup supply companies in which he invested.

Gerard Lavinay

Francois Melchior de Polignac

Noel Prioux

Mr. Noel Prioux has served as Executive Director France of Carrefour SA as of June 16, 2011. He was also a Member of the Executive Board and Executive Committee of the Company from May 1, 2011 until 2012. He previously served as Executive Director Europe (from May 1, 2011 to June 16, 2011) and Executive Director Spain (from February 2008 to May 1, 2011) of the Company. He joined the Company in 1984 as Assistant and then Head Accountant for the hypermarket in Rennes (Alma shopping centre). From 1989 to 1995, he held a number of operational positions in the Western Region Division of Hypermarkets in France: Regional Human Resources Manager, Fresh Products Department Manager, and then Manager of the stores in Angers St Serge and Venette. In 1996, he became Head of S2P Financial Services in France, and then of In-Store Services. In 1998, he was appointed Executive Director Turkey, a position he held until 2001, when he became Director of Hypermarkets in France. In 2004, he joined the Latin America team as Executive Director Colombia, and then from 2006 to 2008 he was Executive Director South Asia.

Stephane Thouin

Eric Uzan

Jacques Ehrmann

Marie-Noelle Brouaux

Ms. Marie-Noelle Brouaux has been the Executive Communications Director of Carrefour SA since May 29, 2012. She began her career in 1985 with the Caisse des Depots et Consignations - Credit Local de France where she was in charge of Communications. In 1987, she was named advisor for external relations under Michel Giraud, President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France (1987-1993 then 1995-1998) and she followed him to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Professional Training as cabinet advisor (1993-1995). Since 1999, she was a Partner with Euro RSCG, a subsidiary of the Havas Group. Ms. Brouaux is a graduate in Literature from the University of Metz.

Eric Legros

Mr. Eric Legros has been the Executive Director in charge of Group Merchandise of Carrefour SA since April 2012. He previously served as Executive Director China and Taiwan and Member of the Executive Committee of Carrefour SA from July 28, 2008. He joined Carrefour SA in 1994 to be in charge of the Non-food sector. From 1998 to 2002, he served as Commercial and Merchandise Director of Carrefour Spain. He then served as Executive Director of Carrefour Argentina for four years. In March 2006, he was appointed Executive Director of Carrefour China and in January 2007, he also became President of Carrefour China.

Jerome Bedier

Mr. Jerome Marie Godeffroy Guillaume Bedier is the General Secretary of Carrefour SA as of May 2, 2012. A graduate of ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration), he managed several missions related to economic interventions within the Ministry of Finance from 1984 till 1986. From 1986 till 1991, he served in the Ministry of Trade and Craft Industry successively as Technical Advisor then Craft Industry Director. From 1991 till 1995, Mr. Bedier developed international missions as an associate for the Deloitte & Touche organization. From 1995 till 2011, he served as Executive President of the Federation of Trade and Retail (FCD). In parallel, he worked in the office of the MEDEF where he also held a seat on the Board; during that period, he also worked as Vice-president for Eurocommerce. In 2011, Mr. Bedier joined Capgemini Consulting France as Vicepresident, in charge of development, especially in the areas of mass-consumption and trade.

Amaury de Seze

Mr. Amaury de Seze is the Independent Referent Director of Carrefour SA as of June 21, 2011 and previously served as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company from July 28, 2008. He was previously Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company and was appointed Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2006 and then Chairman of the Supervisory Board on May 12, 2008. He started his career in 1968 at Bull General Electric. In 1978, he joined Volvo group, where he was respectively Managing Director, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Volvo France, Chairman of Volvo Corporate Europe, Member of the Executive Committee of Volvo group and Member of the Strategy Committee of Renault Volvo. He joined Paribas Group in 1993 as Member of the Management Board of Compagnie Financiere de Paribas and Banque Paribas, in charge of equity holdings and industrial affairs and then as Manager of the Equity Holdings Division of BNP Paribas Bank. He served as Chairman of PAI Partners from 1998 to December 2007. Mr. de Seze holds several other mandates, including Director of Imerys, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Pargesa Holding S.A, Suez Environnement and Erbe, Vice Chairman of Power Financial du Canada, and Member of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe.

Bernard Arnault

Mr. Bernard Arnault is a Member of the Board of Directors of Carrefour SA as of July 28, 2008. He was Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company between May 12, 2008 and July 28, 2008. He started his carrier as engineer in Ferret-Savinel. In 1974, he became Director of Constructions and then Managing Director and Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of that Company. In 1984, he took the position of Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Financiere Agache and Christian Dior. Since 1989, he has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of LVMH Moet Henessy-Louis Vuitton, as well as its principal shareholder. Currently, Mr. Arnault also holds other mandates, including Chairman of Groupe Arnault SAS and Christian Dior SA, Director of Christian Dior Couture SA and Member of the Supervisory Board of Lagardere SCA, among others. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique.

Thomas Barrack

Nicolas Bazire

Mr. Nicolas Bazire has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Carrefour SA since July 28, 2008. He is also Member of the Audit and Nominations Committees of the Company. He previously served on the Supervisory Board of the Company. He was Auditor then Advisor at the Cour des Comptes. In 1993, he became Director of the Prime Minister's Cabinet. He served as Associate Manager of Rothschild & Cie Banque between 1995 and 1999, when he was appointed to its Supervisory Board. In 1999, he became Managing Director of Groupe Arnault SAS and Director of Development and Acquisitions of LVMH-Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. He is also Director of LVMH-Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Atos SE and Suez Environnement, among others.

Jean-Laurent Bonnafe

Mr. Jean-Laurent Bonnafe has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Carrefour SA since July 28, 2008. An engineering graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines, Mr. Bonnafe joined BNP Group in 1993 in the Corporate Customers Division. After serving as Head of Strategy and Development from 1997, he oversaw the merger process between BNP and Paribas. Since 2002, he has been Head of French Retail Banking, Director of Networks for French Retail Banking and a member of the BNP Paribas Executive Committee. Mr. Bonnafe has also been appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas. He is also a Director of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, BNL Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (Italy), Erbe SA and BNP Paribas Fortis.

Thierry Breton

Mr. Thierry Breton is an Independent Director of Carrefour SA as of July 28, 2008. He is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is a graduate of Ecole Superieure d'Electricite de Paris and Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale. In 1986, he became head of the project of Futuroscope de Poitiers. He worked for the Ministry of Education as a consultant in the field information and new technologies. Mr. Breton also sat on the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council from 1986 to 1992, serving as Vice-Chairman from 1988. He then joined Bull as Director of Strategy and Development before becoming Deputy Managing Director then Chief Operating Officer. After joining the Group's Management Board in February 1996, he was successively named Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Appointed CEO of Thomson (1997-2002) then CEO of France Telecom (2002-2005), he was France's Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry between February 25, 2005 and May 16, 2007, before becoming a professor at Harvard University (USA) for "Leadership, Corporate Accountability", and then Chairman of the Management Board of Atos Origin in November 2008. He now serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atos SE.

Rene Brillet

Mr. Rene Brillet is an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Carrefour SA as of July 28, 2008. He is also Member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Company. He had previously served on the Supervisory Board of the Company since April 20, 2005. He started his career in 1968 as a radio officer in the merchant navy. He joined Carrefour SA in 1972 and was Chief Accountant in Italy and Brazil, and then Supermarket Director and Director of Methods and Organization in Brazil. In 1981, he went to Argentina to be Executive Director and then managed the activities in Spain from 1982 to 1985 and in France from 1986 to 1995. In 1996, he was appointed Managing Director Europe and then Managing Director Asia, a position he held until February 28, 2004. He is currently a Director of Electricite et Eaux de Madagascar.

Bertrand de Montesquiou

Mr. Bertrand de Montesquiou has been Independent Director of Carrefour SA since June 18, 2012, as well as Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Company. From 1972 until 1980, he worked at the Paris stock exchange as a Portfolio Manager, Proxy-holder and then as Stockbroker. In 1980, he joined Guyenne et Gascogne as a General Management Representative. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 1983, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1986 and Chairman of the Management Board in 1996. He has also been Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sogara SAS and Vice Chairman of Centros Comerciales Carrefour (Spain). He graduated from HEC in 1969 and also holds degrees from Universite Paris X Nanterre and Universite Paris Dauphine.

Charles Edelstenne

Mr. Charles Edelstenne has served as Independent Director of Carrefour SA since July 28, 2008. He is also Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. An independent accountant and a laureate of IFEC (accounting association), he joined Dassault Aviation in 1960 as Head of Financial Research Services. He was appointed as Deputy General Secretary, General Secretary and then Vice Chairman in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs. In 1989, he became Director and in 2000, he was appointed as Chairman of the Board and CEO. In addition, he holds other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of Dassault Systemes SA, Director of Thales and Chairman of Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, among others.

Diane Labruyere-Cuilleret

Ms. Diane Labruyere-Cuilleret has been an Independent Director of Carrefour SA since June 18, 2012. She is a graduate of HEC, University of California, Berleley and Fundacao Getulio Vargas. She started her career at the French development agency as Head of agro-industrial projects in Portuguese-speaking Africa. She then worked for Paridoc and subsequently moved to Carrefour in 1997 to become Director of Purchasing and Products Marketing. In 2002, she founded Institut Robin des Bois in Geneva, a private foundation that mainly finances healthcare, education and micro-finance projects in Africa. In 2007, she joined family business, Labruyere & Eberle, where she has been in charge of the food distribution business. She is also Member of the Nominations Committee of the Company.

Mathilde Lemoine

Ms. Mathilde Lemoine has served as an Independent Director of Carrefour SA as of May 20, 2011. She is also Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. After obtaining a PhD in Economics, Ms. Lemoine began her career as a post-graduate researcher and then teaching assistant for the Healthcare Economics and Management Chair at the French Political Science Foundation (between 1996 and 1999). In 2000, she was the economist and general secretary for the French Economic Observatory (OFCE) before serving as technical advisor for macroeconomic and globalization issues for the Foreign Trade Minister from 2002 to 2005. She was also the foreign trade and globalization advisor for the ministers of the Economy, Finance and Industry (2004-2005). She then served as the advisor on macroeconomics and taxation for the Prime Minister (2005-2006). Since 2006, she has been the Economist and Director of Economic Research and Market Strategy at HSBC France and the Economist for the HSBC Group. She is also a member of the French Council of Economic Analysis (CAE) and the French National Economic Commission (CEN) and Professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. Member of the second “Commission pour la liberation de la croissance” and rapporteur of the Climate and Energy Conference, Ms. Lemoine has published articles on national and international economic trends as well as on structural transformations.

Georges Ralli

Mr. Georges Ralli has been an Independent Director of Carrefour SA since June 18, 2012. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. He is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and Institut Commercial de Nancy. He joined Credit Lyonnais in 1970, where he held various roles until 1981. In 1982, he was appointed as Secretary of the Savings Development and Protection Commission and then from 1982 until 1985, he served as Head of Financial Trading of Credit du Nord. He joined Lazard in 1986 and worked in mergers and acquisitions from 1989. In 1993, he was appointed as a Managing Partner and then as Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of Lazard LLC from 1999. Since 2000, Mr. Rally has been Managing Director and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of Lazard LLC. In 2006, he was appointed as Co-Chairman of the European Investment Banking Committee of Lazard and at the same time was the Head of the French branch until 2010. Serving as President of Maison Lazard SAS, he has been in charge of European mergers and acquisitions. He also manages the European asset management and the private banking activities (President of Lazard Freres Gestion and Lazard Wealth Management Europe).

Anne-Claire Taittinger

Ms. Anne-Claire Taittinger is an Independent Director of Carrefour SA as of July 28, 2008. She is also Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. She had previously served on the Supervisory Board of the Company since April 20, 2005. She graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and Centre de Perfectionnement aux Affaires, now part of HEC, and holds a Masters degree in urban sociology and a post-graduate degree in town planning. She started her career in 1976 at Groupe Caisse des Depots et Consignations as head of urban development operations at the Societe Centrale d’Equipement du Territoire. She joined Groupe du Louvre in 1979 as Secretary General and was then appointed Chairwoman of the Board and Managing Director of Compagnie Financiere Deville. Subsequently, she was Chairwoman of the Board and Managing Director of Compagnie Financiere Leblanc and then of ELM Leblanc, Vice Chairwoman of the Board and Managing Director of Deville, and Chairwoman and Managing Director of Annick Goutal France USA perfumes and then of Baccarat. In 1997, she was appointed Managing Director and then Chairwoman of the Management Board of Societe du Louvre and then in 2002, she was Chairwoman of the Management Board of Groupe Taittinger as well as Managing Director of its subsidiary, Groupe du Louvre, until July 2006, following the change in the shareholding structure of the group. Ms. Taittinger currently serves as Director of Financites, Thales SA and Club Mediterranee, Member of the Supervisory Board of Planet Finance, President of SAS Le Riffray and CEO of SAS DFT Immobilier.
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