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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrice Caine

46 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Pascal Bouchiat

2013 Senior Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Michel Mathieu

2014 Senior Executive Vice President Operations and Performance, Member of the Executive Committee

Philippe Keryer

2016 Executive Vice President, Strategy, Research and Technology, Member of the Executive Committee

Marc Darmon

45 2013 Executive Vice President, Secure Communications and Information Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

David Tournadre

45 2013 Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Member of the Executive Committee

Millar Crawford

Executive Vice President, Ground Transportation Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Alex Cresswell

2013 Executive Vice President, Land Defence and Air Operations, Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Loic Galle

2013 Executive Vice President, Space, Member of the Executive Committee

Gil Michielin

Executive Vice President, Avionics, Member of the Executive Committee

Pierre-Eric Pommellet

2013 Executive Vice President, Defence Mission Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Pascale Sourisse

54 2013 Senior Executive Vice President, International Development, Member of the Executive Committee

Isabelle Simon

General Secretary, Member of the Executive Committee

Thierry Aulagnon

66 2015 Director

Laurence Broseta

47 2014 Director

Laurent Collet-Billon

66 2014 Director, Representative of the French State

Charles Edelstenne

78 2009 Director

Dominique Floch

58 2008 Director, Employee Representative

Philippe Lepinay

62 2007 Director, Representative of Employee Shareholders

Martine Saunier

59 2010 Director, Employee Representative

Loik Segalen

56 2009 Director

Eric Trappier

56 2009 Director

Martin Vial

62 2015 Director, Representative of the French State

Marie-Francoise Walbaum

66 2013 Director

Yannick d'Escatha

68 2009 Independent Director

Guylaine Dyevre

55 2015 Independent Director

Anne-Claire Taittinger

66 2012 Independent Director

Ann Taylor

69 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Patrice Caine

Mr. Patrice Caine has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of THALES S.A. since December 23, 2014. He is Chairman of the Strategic Committee at the Company. Prior to that, he was Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Performance Officer, Member of the Executive Committee at the Company from February 4, 2013. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines de Paris and holds the rank of Ingenieur en Chef of the Corps des Mines. He began his career in 1992 with the pharmaceutical group Fournier before becoming an adviser on mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategy at Charterhouse Bank Limited in London. From 1995 to 1998, he was special adviser to the Prefect of the Franche-Comté region of France and head of the Industrial Development and Energy Division at DRIRE, the French agency responsible for industry, research and the environment. From 1998 to 2000, he joined the Conseil General des Mines, in charge of human resources for the Corps des Mines. At the same time, he was responsible for training engineering students at the Ecole des Mines de Paris for the Technical Grand Corps of the French State. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the technical advisor on energy at the cabinet office of the French Minister for the economy, finance and industry. In 2002, Mr. Caine joined the Thales Group's Strategy department before being appointed to manage the following operating units - Air & Naval, Communication, Navigation & Identification, Air Systems, Radio-communication Products, and Network & Infrastructure Systems and Protection Systems. He was awarded the Medaille de la Defense Nationale (National Defence Medal - Bronze) and in 2014, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite (Knight of the National Order of Merit).

Pascal Bouchiat

Mr. Pascal Bouchiat has been Senior Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Systems and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales S.A. since February 4, 2013. He was appointed as Senior Vice President in charge of Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company on April 10, 2012. Previously, Mr. Bouchiat had been Chief Financial Officer at Rhodia, in charge of finance, information systems and Rhodia business services. In 1997, he was appointed Head of Management Control at Rhodia and then, between 1999 and 2001, Finance Director of the Consumer Specialties Division (in London). Consequently, he became Group Financial Controller before being appointed as Group Treasurer in 2004 and then CFO in 2005. He holds a Masters in chemical engineering and an MBA from EM Lyon (Cesma). He also holds an Executive MBA Trium from the NYU Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

Michel Mathieu

Mr. Michel Mathieu has been Senior Executive Vice President Operations and Performance and Member of the Executive Committee of THALES S.A. since 2014. He previously served in the same capacity as Senior Vice President from February 2010. He joined Thales in 1977 and held various positions in the field of Air Traffic Management and Surface Radar. In 1997, Mr. Mathieu was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Airsys ATM, a joint-venture between Thales and Siemens. In 2003, he was appointed SVP, Thales Air Defence Business Group. In 2005, he was appointed CEO of ThalesRaytheonSystems Ltd. In June 2009, he was appointed SVP, Solutions for Aircraft Sector, and Deputy General Manager of the Aerospace Division of Thales. Mr. Mathieu is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications Paris and has a doctorate from Paris VI University. He is also Chevalier of France's National Order of Merit.

Philippe Keryer

Mr. Philippe Keryer has been Executive Vice President, Strategy, Research and Technology and Member of the Executive Committee of THALES S.A. since January 27, 2016. A graduate of France’s Supelec engineering school and EDHEC business school, Mr. Keryer began his career in 1990 at Alcatel. After holding several management positions, he was appointed President of the Mobile Radio Division in 2005, and President of Evolium, a joint venture between Alcatel and Fujitsu. In 2007, he joined the board of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and became President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Access division, where he was in charge of the GSM and UMTS radio access businesses. In 2009, Mr. Keryer was promoted to President of the Networks & Platforms business group and became a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Executive Committee. From 2013 to 2015, he was Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer where he played an important role in repositioning the Alcatel-Lucent group and in the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. He was also involved in developing and growing innovation, notably through the company's research entity, Bell Labs. In August 2015, Mr. Keryer became directly involved in sustainable development and social innovation when he was appointed as the Chairman of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation.

Marc Darmon

Mr. Marc Darmon has been Executive Vice President, Secure Communications and Information Systems and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales S.A. since February 4, 2013. He was appointed as Senior Vice President in charge of Defence and Security C4I Systems and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company on September 1, 2012. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech. He started his career in the Alcatel group, occupying various positions, including Military Networks Director from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, he joined Thomson-CSF as Director of Military Infrastructure Networks. In 2000, he became General Manager of the Strategic Business Line Networks. In 2002, he became Vice-President, Strategic and Advanced Systems of the Communications Systems Business Group. In 2004, he became Managing Director of the Joint Systems Business Line (Communication Infrastructures, Space Communications, Command & Control, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence and Security Systems) of Thales SA. From 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer of Thales Communications, within Thales's Land & Joint Systems Division. In 2009, he was appointed Thales Senior Vice President, Naval Division and Member of the Executive Committee and in 2010, he became Thales Senior Vice President, Audit & Internal Control, in charge of operational, financial and legal audit, internal control, risk management, ethics and corporate responsibility.

David Tournadre

Mr. David Tournadre has been Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee at Thales S.A. since June 24, 2013. He is a graduate of the Institut Superieur de Gestion de Paris. He began his career in 1991 at Schlumberger, where he held a number of human resources positions in France, Scotland, Angola and Russia. In 2003, he was appointed Executive VP, Human Resources for the Schlumberger group in New York. During his time at Schlumberger, he also gained wide-ranging operational experience, first as Operations Director at Wireline for Colombia, Peru and Ecuador (2001–03), then as CEO of Schlumberger Indonesia (2006–09). In 2009, he became Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communication at FCI, a company specialized in electronic and electrical interconnect systems.

Millar Crawford

Mr. Millar Crawford serves as Executive Vice President, Ground Transportation Systems and Member of the Executive Committee of THALES S.A. He is a graduate in mechanical & electronics engineering. He joined Thales in 1981. His experience with the Group includes management roles ranging from engineering and acquisitions to project management and operations, as well as several executive management positions. Mr. Crawford has worked in both military and civil markets and has international experience in France, Canada and the United Kingdom. Until August 2014, he was Chief Operating Officer of Thales Australia. In September 2014, he was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Thales's Ground Transportation Systems business.

Alex Cresswell

Mr. Alex Cresswell has been Executive Vice President, Land Defence and Air Operations and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales S.A. since February 4, 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President in charge of Land Defence and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from February 2010 until August 31, 2012. He began his career at BAE Systems, holding several different positions. In 1992, he joined Thomson-CSF, first occupying various positions in Business Development and Strategy, then as Director of UK Programmes. In 2002, he was appointed Director Major Systems for Aerospace business within Thales UK. In 2005 and 2007, he went on to become VP of ISTAR and UAV systems within Thales's Aerospace Division. From 2007, he was in charge of Land & Joint Systems activities within Thales UK. Mr. Cresswell graduated from Southampton University with Honours degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Jean-Loic Galle

Mr. Jean-Loic Galle has been Executive Vice President, Space and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales S.A. since February 4, 2013. He previously served in the same capacity as Senior Vice President from September 1, 2012 and before that was Senior Vice President for Air Operations and a Member of the Executive Committee of Thales S.A. from February 2010. Formerly, head of Software engineering department of SFENA, Mr. Galle, joined Sextant in 1991, first as Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions, then moving to managing positions, including of the Helicopter Avionics Business Unit. In 1999, he became the General Manager of the Military Avionics Business Line of Thales Avionics. In 2003, he was appointed CEO of Thales Raytheon Systems France. Since 2007, he was in charge of Surface Radars activities within the Air Systems Division of Thales. Mr. Galle graduated from Ecole Centrale in Paris and holds a MBA from INSEAD.

Gil Michielin

Mr. Gil Auguste Michielin serves as Executive Vice President, Avionics and Member of the Executive Committee of THALES S.A. He is a graduate in electronics engineering. Since 1982, he has spent most of his career at Thales, working in commercial and military avionics. Through his various roles with the Group, he has been involved in most of the major European civil and military programmes. Mr. Michielin later moved to Thales's Avionics Division, where he was responsible for growing the Group's market share in the commercial aircraft segment, covering air transport, business jets and regional jets, and addressing all major commercial aircraft programmes, such as the A380 and B787, and more recently the A350 XWB, SSJ100, ATR-600 and A320 NEO. He was elected President of EUROCAE in May 2007. From 2012, he was Director of Thales's Optronics business worldwide, covering operations in Canada, France and the United Kingdom and addressing airborne, land and naval markets.

Pierre-Eric Pommellet

Mr. Pierre-Eric Pommellet has been Executive Vice President, Defence Mission Systems and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales S.A. since February 4, 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President for Defence Mission Systems and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from February 2010. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Aeronautique and holds a Masters of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He began his career at the French defence procurement agency, DGA, as Armaments Engineer and subsequently becoming Principal Private Secretary to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, France's Minister for small and medium enterprises, trades and craftspeople between 1995 and 1997. Mr. Pommellet then joined Thales SA. He was Technical Director of the Navigation Unit before being appointed in 2001 Director of the Bordeaux factory, and then in 2004, Director of the Aerospace Military Equipment Business Line. In 2008, he was appointed Head of the services and business transformation sector within the Aerospace Division of the Company and became, in June 2009, Senior Vice President in charge of Aerospace business and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA.

Pascale Sourisse

Ms. Pascale Sourisse has been Senior Executive Vice President, International Development and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales S.A., since February 4, 2013. She previously served as Senior Vice-President in charge of Area A and Member of the Executive Committee from September 1, 2012 and before that as Senior Vice President - Defense and Security C4l Systems and Member of the Executive Committee from February 2010. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President - Land and Joint Systems and Member of the Executive Committee from May 1, 2008 and in 2007, she was appointed as Senior Vice President - Space, President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA. She began her career holding management positions with France Telecom, Jeumont-Schneider and Compagnie Generale des Eaux, as well as with the French Ministry of Industry. She joined Alcatel in 1995 as Vice President, Planning and Strategy of Alcatel Space and in 1997 was appointed Chairman and CEO of Alcatel venture SkyBridge. In 2001, she became COO of Alcatel Space, becoming President of Alcatel's space activities, and President and CEO of Alcatel Alenia Space. Ms. Sourisse is a Chevalier of France's Legion d'honneur and a Commandeur of the French Ordre du Merite. She is a Director of Renault and Vinci and Board Chairman of Telecom ParisTech. She is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications.

Isabelle Simon

Ms. Isabelle Simon serves as General Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee at THALES S.A. She is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), HEC and Harvard Law School. She also holds a DEA postgraduate diploma in English and North American business law and a DESS postgraduate diploma in international taxation. She has been admitted to the Paris Bar and the New York Bar. Ms. Simon began her career in 1995 at law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where she practiced as a lawyer in Paris and New York until 2002. In 2003, she joined the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs as Executive Director for financial advisory services. From 2009 to the end of 2011, Isabelle Simon served as Senior Vice-President of Publicis Groupe, where she headed the Mergers & Acquisitions and Legal departments and managed the Group's external development strategy and minority holdings. Ms. Simon then joined Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM) as Senior Vice President with responsibility among others for development, legal affairs, real estate, marketing and sales, and communications.

Thierry Aulagnon

Mr. Thierry Aulagnon has been Director of THALES S.A. since July 23, 2015. He is Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee at the Company. He has a degree in law from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Institute of Political Studies) in Paris and is a former student of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (French National School of Administration). Between 1975 and 1996, he held a number of posts at the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance, including Head of the Office of the Minister of Economy and Finance and Head of Financing and Shareholdings at the French Treasury Department. From 1996 to 1999, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Groupe des Assurances Nationales (GAN – the French National Insurance Group). Since 2000, he has held various posts at Societe Generale, initially as a banking consultant with responsibility for major clients, then as director of the Investment Banking division and finally as director in charge of client relations of Investment Banking.

Laurence Broseta

Ms. Laurence Broseta has been Director of THALES S.A. since May 14, 2014. She is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications. She began her career at RATP where she oversaw operations at its bus, tram and underground departments and took part in new rail infrastructure projects in the UK and South Africa, starting up and managing a local subsidiary in the latter. In 2008, she became head of RATP Dev’s international business unit, with responsibility for operating transport services (bus, rail, underground and tram) in nine countries and leading business development. Since March 2013, she has been Senior Executive Vice President France of Transdev. She has been Director of Transdev (passenger transport), VE Airport (airport services) and the Union des Transports Publics et Ferroviaires (Public Transport and Rail Union).

Laurent Collet-Billon

Mr. Laurent Collet-Billon has been Director and Representative of the French State at THALES S.A. since July 1, 2014. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace and is a General Armaments Engineer, Exceptional Class. He began his career in 1974 at the French Ministry of Defence’s Armaments Procurement Agency (DGA). In 1987, he was appointed technical adviser on strategic, industrial and armament affairs to the staff of the then Minister of Defence, André Giraud. In 1988, he was given responsibility for the DGA’s Horus Programme dealing with air-to-ground nuclear weapons before taking over the DGA’s Space Department in 1992. Since 1994, he has held various managerial posts overseeing land weapons, electronics and computer systems. He was appointed architect of the “Strategic and Tactic Mobility Unit” at its inception in February 1997. In August 1997, he became head of the DGA’s Observation, Telecommunications and Intelligence Service (SPOTI). On May 2, 2001, the French Council of Ministers appointed him Deputy Managing Director of the DGA and Director of Weapons Systems. He was also appointed as French representative to the Board of Supervisors of the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR). In July 2006, he joined Alcatel as a consultant on its defence and security businesses. On July 28, 2008, the French Council of Ministers appointed him Managing Director of the DGA. He is a Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honour and an Officer of the French National Order of Merit. He is a former auditor with the Centre des Hautes Etudes de l’Armement (CHEAr).

Charles Edelstenne

Mr. Charles Edelstenne has been Director of Thales S.A. since May 19, 2009. He is Member of the Company's Strategic Committee. He is a qualified chartered accountant. He spent his career at Dassault Aviation, where he started in 1960 as head of the financial studies department. He became Corporate Secretary in 1975, then Vice President for Economic and Financial Affairs in 1986. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2000. He was the founder, served as Managing Director and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is now Chairman of the Board of Dassault Systemes. In January 2013, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault. He has held various other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dassault Systemes SA, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Supervisory Board of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault SAS, Honorary Chairman of Dassault Aviation SA, director at Dassault Aviation SA, Carrefour SA and Sogitec Industries SA, Honorary Chairman of Gifas, among others.

Dominique Floch

Mr. Dominique Floch has been Director and Employee Representative of THALES S.A. since January 19, 2008. He is Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee and Strategic Committee at the Company. He started his career in 1978 at Thales Systemes Aeroportes, a subsidiary of the Company in Brest, where he held various positions, including milling machine operator and then mechanical controller, before being promoted to buyer in the industrial segment in March 2004.

Philippe Lepinay

Mr. Philippe Lepinay has been Director and Representative of Employee Shareholders of Thales S.A. since April 1, 2007. He is Member of the Company's Strategic Committee. He is a graduate engineer of the Institut de Marketing International, Universite Paris VII. Between 1977 and 1986, he held a variety of sales and marketing roles with the Appalette & Tourtellier Systemes, Radiall and Sopema groups. In 1986, he joined Thales Electron Devices as an export sales engineer, and in 2000 he became head of development at Thales Engineering & Consulting. He joined Thales International in 2003. Since 2010, he has been International Relations Director at Thales. He has been President of the French Federation of Associations of Employee Shareholders (FAS), Vice President of the Federation of Associations of Employee Shareholders of Thales (FAST), Member of the Supervisory Committee of the Thales Employee Shareholding FCPE/investment fund and Member of the Steering Committee for Profit-sharing, Incentives, Savings and Employee Shareholding (COPIESAS).

Martine Saunier

Ms. Martine Saunier has Director and Employee Representative of Thales S.A. since December 9, 2010 She is Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee. After earning a degree in physical measurements and spending a year in a British secondary school working as a French assistant, Ms. Saunier began her career in 1979 in a Thales subsidiary in Moirans (Thales Electron Devices) as screen development technician for electronic tubes and plasma screens, before moving to technical support and after-sales service for international customers for radiology products manufactured at the Moirans plant.

Loik Segalen

Mr. Loik Segalen has been Director of Thales S.A. since May 19, 2009. He is also Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee. He is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and ESSEC. He started his career in 1986 in the Finance Department of Dassault International. Financial advisor to Dassault Aviation’s Vice President for Economic and Financial Affairs in 1990, he subsequently became Deputy Director (1998-1999), then Director. In January 2009, Mr. Segalen was appointed Vice President for Economic and Financial Affairs at Dassault Aviation. He has been Vice President for Economic and Social Affairs at Dassault Aviation since September 2011. In January 2013, he became Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Aviation. He is Member of the Dassault Aviation Management Committee. Chevalier of Ordre National du Merite and of Legion d’Honneur. He is Director of Sogitec and Member of the Board of Gifas, among others.

Eric Trappier

Mr. Eric Trappier has been Director of Thales S.A. since May 19, 2009. He is Member of the Company's Governance and Compensation Committee. He is a graduate of the Institut National des Telecommunications. He started his career in 1984 in the technical department of Dassault Aviation (Head of Systems Development for the ATL2 and Mirage 2000). In 1991, he became director of sales in India, Asia, and then the United Arab Emirates in 1996. Head of Middle-East & Africa in 2000, head of military exports in 2001, he became deputy CEO (International) in 2002. In 2006, Mr. Trappier became the international Vice President of Dassault Aviation, and since January 2013, he has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He has been awarded the National Order of Merit and Legion of Honour. He is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Aviation SA, First Vice Chairman of Gifas, Chairman of the Defence Committee of the ASD, Chairman of the Defence Committee of Cidef/Gifas and Director at Sogitec Industries among others.

Martin Vial

Mr. Martin Vial has been Director and Representative of the French State of THALES S.A. since September 17, 2015. He is Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee and of the Strategic Committee at the Company. He has a degree from ESSEC Business School and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Postes et Telecommunications (French Higher National School of Post Offices and Telecommunications). After starting his career as a director at PTT, the former French public administrator of post offices, telegraphs and telephones, in the Finance Department responsible for the postal service, in 1986, he joined the French Treasury Department, where he held supervisory responsibility for banks and marketing operations. In 1988, he was appointed to the office of the French Minister of Post Offices, Telecommunications and Space as a technical advisor, then deputy director, where he was responsible for the institutional reform of the French postal service, La Poste, and French telecoms operator France Telecom. From 1991 to 1993, he became deputy director then director of the office of the Minister of Public Amenities, Housing, Transport and Space, and was then appointed as director of the office of the Minister of Post Offices, Telegraphs and Telephones. In 1993, Mr Vial was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aeropostale, an aerospace company operating as a joint subsidiary of Air France, La Poste and TAT. In 1996, he was elected as Chairman of the French Air Transport Trade Union Association and the National Federation of Commercial Aviation. In late 1997, he became Chief Executive Officer of the La Poste group. In December 2000, he was appointed as Chairman of the La Poste group. He is also Vice Chairman of the French National Provident Fund, Member of the French Economic and Social Council and Member of the Strategic Council on Information Technology.

Marie-Francoise Walbaum

Ms. Marie-Francoise Walbaum has been Director of THALES S.A. since September 17, 2013. She is a graduate in economics and sociology from Paris X University. Ms. Walbaum began her career at BNP Paribas in 1973 and held various posts in retail banking and credit analysis until 1981. From 1981 to 1994, she served as Senior Auditor of BNP’s Inspectorate General, Chief Executive Officer for mutual funds and Chief Executive Officer of the brokerage firm Patrick Dubouzet SA. In 1994, she became Head of Listed and Unlisted Equity Investments and Private Equity Portfolio Manager at BNP Paribas, a firm she left in the summer of 2012 after a career spanning 39 years. She has been independent director at Esso (and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee), FFP (and member of the Audit Committee and Investment and Shareholdings Committee), Imerys (and member of the Audit Committee), as well as Non-voting director at Isatis Capital.

Yannick d'Escatha

Mr. Yannick d'Escatha has been Independent Director of Thales S.A. since May 19, 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Company's Governance and Compensation Committee. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and is an Engineer of the Corps des Mines. In 1972, he was a lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique, at the Ecole des Mines de Paris and at ENSTA, the French engineering and research institute. In 1973, he took part in the drafting and subsequent implementation of the French technical regulations relating to nuclear-fired water boilers as a technical expert with the French Ministry of Industry. In 1978, he was appointed head of the control office for nuclear construction. In 1982, he was seconded to Technicatome, a subsidiary of CEA, whose main activity is industrial general contracting in the field of nuclear propulsion for French naval vessels. Having been director of the Cadarache and Aix en Provence sites, Mr. d'Escatha was appointed deputy CEO of Technicatome on January 1, 1987. On March 1, 1990, he was asked by the Executive Director of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to accept the post of director of the newly created advanced technologies division, and became Deputy Executive Director of the CEA on September 14, 1992. He was appointed Executive Director of the CEA on July 1, 1995 and Chairman of CEA-Industrie on June 28, 1999. On January 1, 2000, he was appointed Executive Vice President industry at EDF. In January 2002, he became Deputy Chief Executive Officer at EDF. In February 2003, he was appointed as Chairman of the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). He has also held other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Troyes University of Technology and Member of the Academy of Technologies.

Guylaine Dyevre

Ms. Guylaine Dyevre has been Independent Director of THALES S.A. since May 13, 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. As part of her 25 years of experience in the financial sector, she worked for over 10 years in the field of capital markets. She led various international teams in France and throughout Europe working in the field of foreign exchange derivatives. She then returned to banking, working in the fields of financing and investment and covering strategic multinational clients, before moving into insurance, where she managed global partnerships. From 2009 to early 2015, as head of compensation, benefits and expatriation at BNP Paribas, she was responsible for designing and implementing compensation policies and schemes for all group employees and managing international pension plans. Since February 2015, she has been responsible for international compliance as part of the BNP Paribas Group’s financing and investment division. She is also a director on the Boards of Directors and Supervisory Boards at Remy-Cointreau and Veolia Eau and a Group Captain in the French Air Force Reserve.

Anne-Claire Taittinger

Ms. Anne-Claire Taittinger has been Independent Director of Thales S.A. since May 15, 2012. She is Chairman of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee since June 28, 2012. She graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds an MBA from HEC as well as a Masters degree in urban sociology and a post-graduate degree in town planning. She started her career in 1975 at Groupe Caisse des Depots et Consignations and was head of urban development operations for Vllepinte, Sevran, les Ulis and Lyon (1976-1979). 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 holds other mandates, including Director at Carrefour and Chairman of SAS Le Riffray.

Ann Taylor

Ms. Ann Taylor has been Independent Director of Thales S.A. since May 15, 2012. She graduated from the University of Bradford with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and from the University of Sheffield with a Masters degree in Economic History. In 1974, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Bolton West and kept her seat until 1983. She then became in charge of the Housing Corporation and was a Lecturer at the Hansard Society (Member of Birbeck College) from 1983 until 1987. In 1987, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Dewsbury and she held various ministerial roles from 1990 until 1997, including Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment. In 2001, she became the Chairperson of the Information and Security Committee reporting to the Prime Minister. In 2005, she was appointed to the Chamber of Lords and was a Representative to the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe (political committee) and of the Western European Union (security committee). In 2007, she became a government minister and served as Minister for Defence Procurement and in 2008, she was appointed as Minister for International Defence and Security, a post she held until 2010. Ms. Taylor is currently is currently Member of the House of Lords and sits on the "Constitution Committee", Member of the Advisory Board of Thales UK PLC and sits on the council of Bradford University.