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Essilor International Compagnie Generale D Optique SA (ESSI.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hubert Sagnieres

63 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Management Committee, Chief Executive Officer

Laurent Vacherot

62 2017 President, Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Committee, Non-Independent Director

Hilary Halper

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Frederic Mathieu

Corporate Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Member of the Management Committee

Jayanth Bhuvaraghan

2013 Chief Mission Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Jean Carrier-Guillomet

2014 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Paul du Saillant

2010 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Bernhard Nuesser

2016 President, Online; Member of the Management Committee

Jeremy Teo

Chief Strategy Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Eric Thoreux

2016 President Sun, Readers and China, Member of the Management Committee

Philippe Alfroid

72 2009 Non-Independent Director

Maureen Cavanagh

54 2013 Director - Representative of Employee Shareholders

Juliette Favre

45 2015 Director - Representative of Employee Shareholders

Annette Messemer

54 2016 Independent Director

Olivier Pecoux

59 2015 Non-Independent Director

Delphine Zablocki

42 2017 Director - Representing Employees

Antoine de Saint-Affrique

54 2009 Independent Director

Louise Frechette

71 2012 Independent Director

Bernard Hours

62 2009 Independent Director

Marc Onetto

67 2015 Independent Director

Jeanette Wong

57 2017 Independent Director

Veronique Gillet

2016 Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Hubert Sagnieres

Mr. Hubert Sagnieres has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Committee of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since January 2, 2012. He is also President of the Strategy Committee and Member of the CSR Committee of the Company. Prior to that, he worked as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Committee of the Company as of January 1, 2010. Prior to that position, he was Appointed Managing Director, Member of the Executive Committee and Director of Essilor International SA as of August 27, 2008 and he held the functions of President - North America and Europe Regions, Member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Company as of May 14, 2008. Until May 14, 2008, he was President - North America and Europe Regions and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He joined Essilor in 1989 as Chief Marketing Officer. From 1991 to 1996 he was President of Essilor Canada and President of Essilor Laboratories of America in 1996, then President of Essilor of America until 2005. From 2006 to 2009 he was President of Essilor Europe and North America. He currently holds other mandates, including President and director of Essilor of America Inc. and Director of Essilor Amera Pte Ltd and Essilor Vision Foundation.

Laurent Vacherot

Mr. Laurent Vacherot has been President, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Committee at ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since December 6, 2016 and he has been Non-Independent Director of the Company since May 11, 2017. He has been Chief Operating Officer since November 29, 2010. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from June 2007. He joined Essilor in 1991 as Corporate Senior Vice President, Business Analysis. He was President of Essilor Canada (1998-2005) and Essilor of America (2005-2007) before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2007; during his tenure as Essilor’s Chief Oerating Officer in 2010; he was responsible for the Information & Technology Department, Investor Relations and the Latin America region. The equipment and Instruments Divisions have reported to him in 2011. He is President of EOA Holding Co.inc and Director of Essilor of America, Inc., Satisloh AG, Satisloh Holding AG and Satisloh Photonics AG. Laurent Vacherot graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Paris.

Hilary Halper

Frederic Mathieu

Jayanth Bhuvaraghan

Jean Carrier-Guillomet

Mr. Jean Carrier-Guillomet has been Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Committee of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since 2014. Prior to that, he served as President - Essilor of America and Member of the Executive Committee at the Company.

Paul du Saillant

Mr. Paul du Saillant has served as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Committee at ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since November 29, 2010. He was previously Corporate Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He worked at Air Liquide for nearly 20 years before joining Lhoist as Chief Operating Officer and moving on to Essilor in 2008. He holds a degree from the Ecole Centrale de Paris.

Bernhard Nuesser

Jeremy Teo

Eric Thoreux

Philippe Alfroid

Mr. Philippe Alfroid has been Non-Independent Director of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since June 30, 2009. Since July 1, 2009, he has been Member of the Company's Audit and Risks Committee. He is also Member of the Nominations Committee and the Strategy Committee. Previously, he was appointed as Appointed Managing Director, Member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Company on May 6, 1996. In addition to his duties at the Company, Mr. Alfroid serves as Director of Eurogerm, Wabtec Corporation and Gemalto N.V. Philippe Alfroid was Chief Operating Officer of Essilor until his retirement in June 2009. He began his career with PSDI (Project Software and Development Inc.) in Boston before joining the Essilor group in 1972. He has held executive positions in various operational departments, including contact lenses and frames. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Business Analysis in 1987 and promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1991. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1996 (and became Chief Operating Officer in 2001). Mr. Alfroid holds a Master of Science degree from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and a degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Grenoble (ENSEHRMA).

Maureen Cavanagh

Ms. Maureen Cavanagh has been Director - Representative of Employee Shareholders of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since May 16, 2013. Maureen Cavanagh is Vice President Retail for Essilor of America since January 1, 2017. She had been President of the Vision Impact Institute (Dallas) since October 1, 2014 and was previously President of Nassau Lens Company and of OOGP since December 2009. After working at Johnson & Johnson, she joined the Essilor group in October 2005. Since May 2012, she has represented the Essilor Employee Shareholders’ Association in the USA and has been a member of the Board of Directors. She is Member of the Strategy Committee of the Company. She is also Member of the Board of Directors of Valoptec Association and Chairman of Optical Women’s Association.

Juliette Favre

Ms. Juliette Favre has been Director - Representative of Employee Shareholders of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since May 6, 2015. Since September 2017, Juliette Favre is Strategic projects Executive, Global Operation Support, after having launched the Lab 4.0 program at the Equipment Division (Satisloh) of the Essilor group and retains her mandate as President of Valoptec Association. Prior, she was Director of Global Customer Service for the Instruments Division of the Essilor Group. She began her career at SEITA as engineer in the industrial sector. She joined Essilor in 2000 in the Europe distribution sector to manage organization and support projects. In 2005, she joined the Research and Development Department as project manager in charge of New Products. In 2007 she was sent to Singapore to provide technological advisory to Asia-Pacific zone, then to Bangkok in 2009 in charge of Asia industrial engineering teams. In 2012, she was appointed Industrial Director and returned to France to ensure industrial development of the Instruments Division and to add new service activities with high added value, based on the customer service and the supply chain. She is Member of the Audit and Risk CSR Committee and of the Strategy Committee. She is also President of the Baird of Directors of Valoptec Association and President of the Supervisory Board of Fonds Valoptec International.

Annette Messemer

Ms. Annette Messemer has been Independent Director of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since May 11, 2016. She is a divisional Director at the Corporates & Markets at the Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). She served on the Supervisory Board of WestLB AG in Düsseldorf (Germany) until 2011. She began her career as associate at JP Morgan before taking the position as Vice President in 1999 and then as Senior Banker at JP Morgan Chase in 2003. From 2006 to 2009, she served as Managing Director at Merrill Lynch. Ms. Annette Messemer is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of K +S Aktiengesellschaft (Germany). She is President of the Audit and Risk Committee and of the Strategy Committee of the Company. She is also Member of the Supervisory Board of K + S Aktiengesellschaft.

Olivier Pecoux

Mr. Olivier Pecoux has been Non-Independent Director of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since 2015. He had previously been Independent Director since January 31, 2001. He is President of the Company's Strategy and Nomination Committees. He is Chief Executive Officer – managing Partner of the group Rothschild & Co, which he joined in 1991. Since June 2012, he is Executive Director of Rothschild & Co Gestion, General Partner of Rothschild & Co SCA. He began his career at Peat Marwick then at Schlumberger as a financial advisor in Paris and New York. In 1986, he joined Lazard Freres in Paris and was named Vice President of the investment bank’s New York office in 1988. He is Director of Rothschild Espana, Rothschild Italia and Rothschild GmbH, among others.

Delphine Zablocki

Mrs. Delphine Zablocki has been Director - Representing Employees at ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D OPTIQUE) S.A. since October 28, 2017. She started working at Essilor in Dijon (France) as an interim worker in 2003 and she was hired in 2004. Her career at Essilor has allowed her to experience in several workshops. She worked as a verifier at the Polycarbonate workshop, where she spent six years and then at the Orma workshop for one year. Later, Mrs, Zablocki left the production and worked, still as a verifier, on the “lamination” project, a glass polarization technology. She continued for five years before being transferred to the TSV (vacuum treatment) center in Dijon (France), in 2016. She is Member of Strategy Committee.

Antoine de Saint-Affrique

Mr. Antoine Bernard de Saint-Affrique has been Independent Director of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since May 15, 2009. He is Chief Executive Officer of Barry Callebaut since October 1, 2015. After serving as Marketing Director of the Amora-Maille company (Danone group, then PAI), he joined the Unilever group in 2000. There he held the positions of Senior Vice President, Sauces and Condiments Europe until 2003 and of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia from 2003 to 2005. He was subsequently Executive Vice President of the Unilever group, in charge of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia from March 2005 until August 2009 and Executive Vice President in charge of skin products for the group from August 2009 to September 2011, then President of Unilever’s foods business and member of the group’s Executive Committee until September 30, 2015. He is Member of the CSR Committee and of the Strategy Committee of the Company. He also serves as Director of Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG and Barry Callebaut Cocoa AG, as well as Director of Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.

Louise Frechette

Ms. Louise Frechette has been Independent Director of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since May 11, 2012. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors and of the Council of CARE International, and is member of the Board of the Global Leadership Foundation. From 1998 to 2006, she was the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, the first appointee to this position. Prior to that, she pursued a career in the Public Service of Canada, serving as Ambassador to Argentina, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Associate Deputy Minister of Finance and Deputy Minister of National Defense. Louise Fréchette brings to the Board, among other things, her UN and non-governmental organizations experience, her knowledge of emerging countries and her experience in sustainable development and governance matters. She is President of the CSR Committee and member of the Strategic Committee of Essilor. She also serves as President of the Supervisory Board and of the Council of CARE International and Member of the Board of Directors of Global Leadership Foundation.

Bernard Hours

Mr. Bernard Hours has been Independent Director of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since May 15, 2009. He is also Member of the Company's Executive officers and Remuneration Committee and Member of the Strategy Committee. Also, he is Member of the Nominations Committee of the Company. He held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Danone from January 2008 to September 2014 and Vice President of the Board of Directors from April 2011 to October 2014. He had joined Danone in 1985 initially in sales and marketing for Evian and Kronenbourg then as Marketing Director for Danone France in 1990. He was subsequently Managing Director of Danone Hungary (1994), then of Danone Germany (1996) and lastly Managing Director of LU France in 1998. In 2001, he joined the Fresh Dairy Products Division as CEO Business Development and became Vice Chairman in 2002. He is Director of Medved Ltd, Verlinvest and Vitacoco. Mr. Hours obtained a degree from Hautes Etudes Commerciales.

Marc Onetto

Mr. Marc A. Onetto has served as Independent Director of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since May 5, 2015. He was Senior Vice President Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon from 2006 to 2013, and Executive Vice President Worldwide Operations for Solectron, a global leader in electronic manufacturing, from 2003 to 2006. Before joining Solectron, he held numerous positions with General Electric, including VP Operations Europe for GE Corporate and VP Supply Chain for GE Medical. He is Member of the Executive officers and remunerations Committee, and member of the Strategy Committee. He is Director of Flex Ltd, Forward Ventures LLC and Eliminer Coupang LLC, among others.

Jeanette Wong

Ms. Jeanette Wong has served as Independent Director of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL S.A. since March 22, 2017. She is a DBS group executive responsible for Institutional Banking, which encompasses Corporate Banking, Global Transaction Services, Strategic Advisory, and Mergers & Acquisitions. From 2003 to 2008, she served as Chief Financial Officer of the DBS Group. Prior to joining DBS Bank, Jeanette Wong was at JP Morgan for 16 years. During her tenure at JP Morgan, she had regional responsibilities for the global markets and emerging markets sales and trading business in Asia and was also JP Morgan’s head for Singapore between 1997 to 2002. Before working at the Citibank from 1984 until 1986, Jeanette Wong began her career in 1982 at the Banque Parisbas. She is Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and of the Strategy Committee. She is also Director of DBS Bank (China) Limited and Jurong Town Corporation, among others.

Veronique Gillet