People: Weight Watchers International Inc (WTW)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Raymond Debbane

58 1999 Chairman of the Board

James Chambers

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Nicholas Hotchkin

48 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Jeanine Lemmens

43 2013 President, United Kingdom

Lesya Lysyj

51 2013 President, North America

Corinne Pollier-Bousquet

49 2014 President- Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand

Philippe Amouyal

55 2002 Director

Jonas Fajgenbaum

41 1999 Director

Sacha Lainovic

57 1999 Director

Christopher Sobecki

55 1999 Director

Steven Altschuler

60 2012 Independent Director

Cynthia Elkins

48 2014 Independent Director

Marsha Evans

66 2002 Independent Director

Corey Kinger

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Biographies

Name Description

Raymond Debbane

Mr. Raymond Debbane is Chairman of Board of Weight Watchers International, Inc., since acquisition by Artal on September 29, 1999. Mr. Debbane is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of The Invus Group, LLC. Prior to forming The Invus Group, LLC in 1985, Mr. Debbane was a manager and consultant for The Boston Consulting Group in Paris, France. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in Food Science and Technology from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Engineering from American University of Beirut. Mr. Debbane is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and a director of Ceres, Inc. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Artal Group S.A. and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of a number of private companies of which Artal or Invus, L.P. are shareholders.

James Chambers

Mr. James R. Chambers has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc., effective July 30, 2013. He has served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer since January 4, 2013. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Chambers served as President of the U.S. Snacks and Confectionary business unit and General Manager of the Immediate Consumption Channel of Kraft Foods Inc., a global food and beverage company, from January 2010 to July 2011. Prior to joining Kraft, Mr. Chambers held various positions in the North America business unit at Cadbury plc, a beverage and confectionary company, from September 2005 to January 2010, most recently as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chambers began his career at Nabisco, Inc. and also held various executive positions with Rémy Cointreau USA, Paxonix Inc., NetGrocer.com, Inc. and Information Resources, Inc. Mr. Chambers received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chambers is a director of Big Lots, Inc. Mr. Chambers was previously a director of B&G Foods, a food manufacturer.

Nicholas Hotchkin

Mr. Nicholas P. Hotchkin is Chief Financial Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc., since August 20, 2012. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hotchkin had spent several years at Staples, Inc., a in the office supply industry. Most recently, Mr. Hotchkin served as Senior Vice President of Finance for the U.S. Retail division of Staples based in Massachusetts, a position he held from May 2010 to August 2012. Before assuming that position, he had been Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Staples, a position he held from November 2006 to April 2010. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Hotchkin held several corporate finance positions with Delphi Corporation and General Motors Corporation including assignments in the United States, Asia and Europe. Mr. Hotchkin received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Jeanine Lemmens

Ms. Jeanine Lemmens is President, United Kingdom of Weight Watchers International, Inc. Ms. Lemmens has served as our President, United Kingdom since May 2013. Prior to that time, Ms. Lemmens served as our Managing Director, Benelux from July 2006 to May 2013. Prior to joining us, beginning in December 1999, Ms. Lemmens held various senior management and strategic positions with Center Parcs Europe, an operator of European short holiday break villages, including most recently serving as the Director B2B Strategy / Marketing from November 2005 to July 2006. Prior to joining Center Parcs Europe, Ms. Lemmens was working as an accountant in the audit practice with Ernst & Young LLP where she serviced a range of clients including many commercial clients. Ms. Lemmens holds a Certified Public Accountant degree from Erasmus University in the Netherlands, an M.S. in Business Administration from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands and a Bachelors of Art degree in Hospitality Management from Hotel School, The Hague, Hospitality Business School in the Netherlands.

Lesya Lysyj

Ms. Lesya Lysyj has been appointed as President, North America of Weight Watchers International, Inc., effective November 25, 2013. Lysyj brings to Weight Watchers more than 25 years of successful experience in building and turning around well known consumer brands. She is a highly engaging leader with a strong track record of building and leading teams in large, consumer facing organizations. As President, North America she will be responsible for cross-functional leadership of our largest business unit, playing a critical role in our strategic transformation efforts and delivering on our mission of helping more people lose more weight. She will also play a key role on our executive committee contributing to our future strategy. Lysyj joins us from Heineken USA where she was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for all marketing activities on the Heineken USA beer portfolio, ensuring that the company effectively engages with its consumers at all touch points. Prior to Heineken, Lysyj was with Kraft Food's Confectionery division in the U.S., where she led all aspects of marketing in four confectionery categories for brands including Trident, Halls and Toblerone. Prior to Kraft, Lysyj held senior leadership roles in marketing and brand management at Cadbury, PLC. Lysyj received her B.A. degree from the University of Western Ontario and her M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.

Corinne Pollier-Bousquet

Ms. Corinne Pollier-Bousquet is President, Continental Europe & Australia- New Zealand of Weight Watchers International, Inc., Ms. Pollier has served as our President, Continental Europe & Australia–New Zealand since January 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Pollier served as our President, Continental Europe from May 2013 to January 2014, our Senior Vice President of France and Switzerland from October 2008 to May 2013 and our General Manager of France from October 2003 to October 2008. Prior to joining us, from 1991 to 2003, Ms. Pollier was with VIVARTE Group (France), a European retailer of footwear and apparel, where she held various positions in the finance and planning analysis department from 1991 to 1995, various senior positions in the organization and strategy department from 1995 to 2000 and as General Manager of Kookai from 2001 to 2003. Ms. Pollier also held various product management and project management positions for the central buying office of Le Printemps department stores from 1987 to 1991. Ms. Pollier is a graduate of HEC Business School Paris.

Philippe Amouyal

Mr. Philippe J. Amouyal is Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc., since November 2002. Mr. Amouyal is a Managing Director of The Invus Group, LLC, a position he has held since 1999. Previously, Mr. Amouyal was a Vice President and director of The Boston Consulting Group in Boston, MA. He holds an M.S. in Engineering and a DEA in Management from Ecole Centrale de Paris and was a Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Alternatives of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Amouyal is a director and member of the Compensation Committee of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and a number of private companies of which Artal or Invus, L.P. are shareholders.

Jonas Fajgenbaum

Mr. Jonas M. Fajgenbaum is Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc., since acquisition by Artal on September 29, 1999. Mr. Fajgenbaum is a Managing Director of The Invus Group, LLC, which he joined in 1996. Prior to joining The Invus Group, LLC, Mr. Fajgenbaum was a consultant for McKinsey & Company in New York from 1994 to 1996. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Fajgenbaum is a director of a number of private companies of which Artal or Invus, L.P. are shareholders.

Sacha Lainovic

Mr. Sacha Lainovic is Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc., since acquisition by Artal on September 29, 1999. Since 2007, Mr. Lainovic has been Managing Partner of Invus Financial Advisors, LLC, a New York-based investment firm, which he co-founded. From 1985 to 2006, Mr. Lainovic was Executive Vice President of The Invus Group, LLC, which he co-founded. Prior to forming The Invus Group, LLC in 1985, Mr. Lainovic was a manager and consultant for The Boston Consulting Group in Paris, France. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an M.S. in Engineering from Insa de Lyon in Lyon, France.

Christopher Sobecki

Mr. Christopher J. Sobecki is Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc., since acquisition by Artal on September 29, 1999. Mr. Sobecki is a Managing Director of The Invus Group, LLC, which he joined in 1989. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also obtained a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Mr. Sobecki is a director of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and a number of private companies of which Artal or Invus, L.P. are shareholders. Mr. Sobecki was previously a director of NitroMed Inc.

Steven Altschuler

Dr. Steven M. Altschuler, M.D. is Independent Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc., since September 30, 2012. Dr. Altschuler has served and continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), one of the children’s hospitals in the United States, since April 2000. Prior to assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Altschuler held several positions at CHOP, including Physician-in-Chief and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Prior to joining CHOP, Dr. Altschuler was faculty member and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Altschuler received a B.A. in mathematics and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Altschuler is a director of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, serves on its Compensation and Management Development Committee and is also Chair of its Nutrition Science and Technology Committee.

Cynthia Elkins

Ms. Cynthia Elkins has been appointed as Independent Director of the Weight Watchers International, Inc., effective March 30, 2014. Ms. Elkins has over 25 years of commercial information technology systems, software applications and supplier network solutions experience at several information technology service companies. Since March 2011, she has served as the Vice President of IT Americas at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, a leading biotechnology company. She previously served as Genentech’s Senior Director of IT Enterprise Applications from December 2007 to February 2011. Prior to joining Genentech, Ms. Elkins was Vice President of Supplier Solutions and Commerce Services at Ariba, Inc. and Vice President of Product Engineering at ATP Inc. Prior to that, she held various IT positions at Aspect Telecommunications, VeriFone and Digital Equipment Corporation. Ms. Elkins received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

Marsha Evans

Ms. Marsha Johnson Evans is Independent Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc., since February 12, 2002. Ms. Evans served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, the preeminent humanitarian organization in the United States, from August 2002 to December 2005, and previously served as the National Executive Director of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from January 1998 to July 2002. A retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, Ms. Evans served as superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California from 1995 to 1998 and headed the Navy’s worldwide recruiting organization from 1993 to 1995. Ms. Evans also served as the Acting Commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association from July 2009 to January 2010. Ms. Evans received a B.A. from Occidental College and a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Ms. Evans is also a director of Office Depot Inc. and The First Tee. She chairs the Compensation Committee of Office Depot Inc. Ms. Evans was previously a director of Huntsman Corporation and the Estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

Corey Kinger

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