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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Georges Chodron de Courcel

68 2016 Chairman of the Board

Christopher Guerin

2018 Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

Pascal Portevin

2017 Deputy Chief Executive Officer International and Operations, Member of the Management Board

Nicolas Badre

2012 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Vincent Dessale

Senior Executive Vice President Subsea and Land Systems Business Group, Member of the Management Board

Benjamin Fitoussi

2016 Senior Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions & Projects and MERA (Middle-East Russia, Africa), Member of the Management Board

Anne-Marie Cambourieu

2012 Senior Corporate Vice President, Human Resources in charge of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Member of the Management Board

Dirk Steinbrink

Chief Technical Officer, Member of the Management Board

Angeline Afanoukoe

47 2017 Director Representing Employees

Marie-Cecile de Fougieres

47 2016 Director Representing Employee Shareholders

Oscar Hasbun Martinez

2018 Director

Fanny Letier

39 2014 Director - representative of Bpifrance Participations

Andronico Mariano Luksic Craig

64 2013 Director - representative of Invexans

Francisco Perez Mackenna

59 2011 Director - representative of Invexans

Hubert Porte

53 2011 Director - representative of Invexans

Cyrille Duval

70 2011 Independent Director

Marc Grynberg

53 2017 Independent Director

Veronique Guillot-Pelpel

67 2010 Independent Director

Colette Lewiner

73 2004 Independent Director

Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke

52 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Georges Chodron de Courcel

Mr. Georges Chodron de Courcel has been Chairman of the Board of Nexans S.A. since March 31, 2016. He was Director of Nexans S.A. from June 15, 2001. He joined BNP in 1972. After holding several management positions, he became Deputy CEO in 1993, then Managing Director in 1996. From 1999 to 2003, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Finance and Investment Bank of BNP Paribas and he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Group from June 2003 until June 2014. Since November 2014, he has held the position of Chairman of GCC Associes (SAS), a strategy and financial advisory firm. He is Director of F.F.P. (Societe Fonciere Financiere et de Participations), Scor Holding (Switzerland) AG, Scor Global Life Rueckversicherung Schweiz AG, Scor Switzerland AG, and Scor Global Life Reinsurance Ireland and Member of the Supervisory Board of Lagardere SCA, among others.

Christopher Guerin

Mr. Christopher D. Guerin has been Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer at NEXANS S.A. since 2018. He was previously Senior Executive Vice President - Europe and Telecom/Datacom, Power Accessories Business Groups, Member of the Executive Committee at Nexans S.A. from 2014. Prior to this date, he was in charge of the Industry Market Line, which he took over in 2013 after having held, for 6 years, various Sales and Marketing functions in France and Europe. Between 2005 and 2007, while he was Sales Director Europe, he joined Alcatel Cables, became Nexans in 2001, in 1997 in the Metallurgy division where he held various Sales and Marketing Directorship positions.

Pascal Portevin

Mr. Pascal Portevin has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer International and Operations, Member of the Management Board at NEXANS S.A. since 2017. He is responsible for the Asia Pacific Area, the North and South America Areas as well as the Automotive & Industrial Wire Harnesses Business Group. From 2011 to 2014 he was Senior Corporate Executive Vice President in charge of the Europe Area. Until 2011, he was Senior Corporate Executive Vice President in charge of the Middle East, Russia and Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America Areas, as well as commercial & innovation policies for the Group. From 2003 to 2009, he was Executive Vice-President in charge of Strategic Operations and between 1999 and 2003, President of the Telecom Division at Nexans. From 1996 to 1999, he was appointed Managing Director of the General Market product line with the Cables and Components sector of Alcatel after having headed its Telecommunications Cable operations. From 1993 to 1996 he was Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel Fibres Optiques, then Director of Operations of the Optical Fibres product line. From 1990 to 1993 he was Technical Director of Alcatel North America when the Claremont (North Carolina) optical fibres factory was being built. From 1988 to 1990, he was the CEO of CGTI, a subsidiary of Alcatel specialized in the microwave communication. He began his career with Cables de Lyon in 1985. Mr. Portevin is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications.

Nicolas Badre

Mr. Nicolas Badre has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board at Nexans S.A. since April 2, 2012. He held at ‘Groupe Saint-Gobain’ (1995 – 2007) various Financial Directorship positions in operational subsidiaries across the group globally. In 2007, He joined the Owens Corning group as European Financial Director, where he was responsible for executing financial processes across its European operations. While at Owens Corning, he also managed the operational financial direction in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) as well as two divisions operating worldwide. He graduated from the Haute Ecole de Commerce (HEC), Paris and has a CEMS Master in Management (Community of European Management Schools). He has also achieved the following French Ministry of Finances qualification: Cycle des Hautes Etudes pour le Developpement Economique.

Vincent Dessale

Mr. Vincent Dessale has been Senior Executive Vice President Subsea and Land Systems Business Group, Member of the Management Board at NEXANS S.A. He started his career in 1989 at Coca-Cola and STEF-TFE. He held several positions in Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing and Project Management before becoming Managing Director for Spanish operations at STEF-TFE from 1997 to 2001. He joined Nexans in 2001 as European Logistics Director in charge of the Winding Wires activity. He had held various key roles in Europe and APAC before he was named VP Industrial High Voltage & Underwater Cable in 2011. In 2013 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Submarine High-Voltage business. In 2014 Mr. Dessale became Executive Vice President Submarine High-Voltage business before also taking the responsibility of the new Subsea Energy Systems entity covering Energy and Oil & Gas Subsea segments in 2017. Mr. Dessale is a graduate of Aix-Marseille University in France.

Benjamin Fitoussi

Mr. Benjamin Fitoussi has been Senior Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions & Projects and MERA (Middle-East Russia, Africa), Member of the Management Board at NEXANS S.A. since 2016. He is responsible for the MERA Area and the Industry Solutions & Projects Business Group. He began his career in 1996 with Gemini Consulting helping customers reengineer projects in the aerospace industry before joining Roland Berger in 2000 and then Alstom Power in 2006 where he filled multiple roles most notably that of General Manager for the Boiler Product Line in Zurich. In 2011 Benjamin joined Nexans as Senior Vice President Strategy, Development & Transformation before being appointed in 2014 Executive Vice President Middle East, Russia & Africa and Executive Vice President Resources & Transportation Infrastructure. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et d’Aerotechnique and the Haute Ecole de Commerce (HEC), Paris. He has also followed the Executive training program at INSEAD.

Anne-Marie Cambourieu

Ms. Anne-Marie Cambourieu has been Senior Corporate Vice President, Human Resources in charge of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Member of the Management Board of Nexans S.A. since November 1, 2012. Prior to joining Nexans in 2012, she held different positions as a Human Resources Executive. She was Global Chief Human Resources Officer at ACCOR, Human Resources Executive Vice President at Bull, and before from 1997 to 2008 at Danone Group, Vice President Human Resources Dairy Division, and Vice President Human Resources Development in charge of Talent Management for the Group. She held the position of Human Resources Western Europe for the American Group Whirlpool, and different positions in France. She started her career in Philips France as Human Resources Manager. She holds a Masters degrees in private law and in personnel management & labor law.

Dirk Steinbrink

Mr. Dirk Steinbrink serves as Chief Technical Officer, Member of the Management Board at NEXANS S.A. He in charge of the Management of Innovation & Technology (MIT) and Acceleration units at Nexans. Prior that, Mr. Steinbrink was a Senior Executive Vice President at Nexans in charge of the High Voltage & Underwater Cable Business Group. Until June 1, 2011, he was leading the Land High Voltage Business Group at Nexans. Between 2007-2008, he was a Managing Director of Harting Electric, a German-based privately owned company. Prior to being appointed as a Managing Director of Nexans' Hanover unit in 2004, Mr. Steinbrink held different responsibilities between 1999 and 2006 in the Hanover management and Product Line organization. He joined Alcatel Cable in 1998 as Head of Project Management & Export Sales in Hanover. Mr. Steinbrink graduated as a doctor of Electrical Engineering in High-Voltages from the Bergische University of Wuppertal in Germany.

Angeline Afanoukoe

Ms. Angeline Afanoukoe has been Director Representing Employees at NEXANS S.A. since October 11, 2017. She has been External Affairs Senior Manager for the Nexans Group since January 2017. In this role, she is in charge of improving the Group’s visibility and enhancing the brand image among Nexans stakeholders by managing the Group’s media relations as well as its external and institutional communications on a global scale. From 2001, she was in charge of communications with individual and employee shareholders within the Investor Relations department, before taking over the Group’s press relations activities in 2012. She first joined the financial department of the Metallurgy division of Alcatel Cables and Components in 1998. She started her career in 1991, working in small and medium-sized companies in the sales and events sector. She holds a Master’s in International Business (Master 1) from University Paris V Rene Descartes as well as a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) certificate from Societe Francaise des Analystes Financiers (SFAF). She has also completed the Company Director certificate program run jointly by Sciences-Po and Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA), the French institute of company directors.

Marie-Cecile de Fougieres

Ms. Marie-Cecile de Fougieres has been Director Representing Employee Shareholders of NEXANS S.A. since May 12, 2016. She began her career in 1996 in the logistics department of a leading sports retailer. In 1999, she joined the Nexans Group where she has held both on-site operations positions as well as corporate head-office posts in management control/finance, IT, project management, and logistics and supply chain management, in both France and abroad. After helping the project managers implement the Group’s strategic transformation projects, she was appointed as Industry & Solutions Europe Customer Service Manager EPC(1)’s and Operators on February 1, 2018. She holds a Master’s in Fundamental Physics and is also a graduate from Lyon Management School where she studied financial and management control for the industrial sector – a program that was run in conjunction with the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

Oscar Hasbun Martinez

Mr. Oscar Eduardo Hasbun Martinez has been Director at NEXANS S.A. since 2018. He is Chief Executive Officer of CSAV (Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A.), Deputy Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG and Member of its audit committee. From 1998 to 2002, he was Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board of the Chilean subsidiary of Michelin. In 2002 he joined the Quinenco Group, where he was in charge of its investments in Croatia. In 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CSAV, where he led the shipping company's transformation, restructuring and subsequent merger with Hapag-Lloyd. He has a degree in business administration from Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Fanny Letier

Ms. Fanny Letier has been Director - representative of Bpifrance Participations at Nexans S.A. since May 15, 2014. She is Member of the Company's Appointments, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee and the Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee. She has been Executive Director for Small and Mid Cap Investments at Bpifrance since March 2015. She also manages Bpifrance’s advisory services and coordinates its Accelerator Programs for SMEs and mid-market companies. Ms. Letier previously held several positions in the French civil service, including Deputy Chief of Staff in the Industrial Recovery Ministry in 2012-2013, Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee for Industrial Restructuring (CIRI) in 2010-2012 and various positions within the Treasury Department. She was also a financial advisor for the Permanent Representation of France to the EU in Brussels from 2008 to 2010. She is currently a member of the boards of directors of the BioMerieux group and of non-profit organization Alliance Industrie du Futur.

Andronico Mariano Luksic Craig

Mr. Andronico Luksic Craig has been Director - representative of Invexans at Nexans S.A. since May 14, 2013. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quinenco, one of the main conglomerates in Chile, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1978. He holds several offices within the companies of the Quinenco group, including Banco de Chile, one of the main financial institutions in Chile, where he has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2002. Also, within the Quinenco group, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of LQ Inversiones Financieras, Chairman of the Management Board of Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU), Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Compania Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) and a member of the Board of Directors of Tech Pack and Antofagasta Minerals Plc. He is also advisor to the Board of Directors of Enex. Outside the Quinenco group, he has non-executive duties within Barrick Gold as a member of the International Advisory Board. He is also an active member of several leading organizations and advisory boards, both in Chile and internationally, including the Chilean Federation of Manufacturers (Sociedad de Fomento Fabril – SOFOFA), the Chile-Pacific Foundation, the International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council of the municipality of Shanghai, the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution and the Advisory Board of the Panama Canal Authority.

Francisco Perez Mackenna

Mr. Francisco Perez Mackenna has been Director - representative of Invexans at Nexans S.A. since November 10, 2011. He is Member of the Company's Appointments, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee and the Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee. He was first elected as a Director on May 31, 2011. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Chilean company Quinenco S.A. since 1998. He is also a director of a number of Quinenco group companies, including Banco de Chile, Tech Pack, CCU (Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A.), CSAV (Compania Sud Americana de Vapores), SM SAAM (Sociedad Matriz SAAM S.A.) and Enex (Empresa Nacional de Energia Enex S.A.). Before joining Quinenco, between 1991 and 1998 he was Chief Executive Officer of CCU. He is also on the advisory boards of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago (United States). He teaches at the Catholic University of Chile.

Hubert Porte

Mr. Hubert Porte has been Director - representative of Invexans at Nexans S.A. since November 10, 2011. He is Member of the Company's Accounts and Audit Committee. He is is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the private equity firm Ecus Administradora General de Fondos S.A., which was founded in 2004 and invests in Chile through the private equity funds Ecus Private Equity I and Ecus Agri-Food. He is a director of the Chilean companies Invexans S.A. (Quinenco group), AMA Time, Plastic Omnium Chile S.A. and Loginsa S.A. He is also managing partner of Latin American Asset Management Advisors Ltda (LAAMA), which he founded in 2004 and which is the exclusive distributor for the Chilean and Peruvian pension funds of AXA Investment Managers’ mutual funds.

Cyrille Duval

Mr. Cyrille Duval has been Independent Director at Nexans S.A. since May 31, 2011. He is also Chairman of the Company's Accounts and Audit Committee and Member of the Appointments, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Duval is is Chief Executive Officer of Sorame and Chairman of CEIR. He was General Secretary of the Alloys division of Eramet from 2007 until April 2016. Prior to that he served as Chief Financial Officer of both Eramet’s Alloys division and Aubert & Duval (an Eramet subsidiary). He has been a director and member of the Finance Committee of Metal Securities (Eramet’s centralized cash management company) since 2005 and a director of Comilog (a mining subsidiary of Eramet’s Manganese division) since 2006.

Marc Grynberg

Mr. Marc Grynberg has been Independent Director at NEXANS S.A. since May 11, 2017. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Umicore in November 2008. He was head of the Group’s Automotive Catalysts business unit from 2006 to 2008 and served as Umicore’s Chief Financial Officer from 2000 until 2006. He joined Umicore in 1996 as Group Controller. He holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the University of Brussels (Ecole de Commerce Solvay) and, prior to joining Umicore, worked for DuPont de Nemours in Brussels and Geneva.

Veronique Guillot-Pelpel

Ms. Veronique Guillot-Pelpel has been Independent Director of Nexans S.A. since May 25, 2010. She is Chairman of the Company's Appointments, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee. From 1971 to 1990, she held various public relations positions and went on to become Head of Communications of the BASF group and La Compagnie Bancaire. In 1990, she joined Paribas as Head of Communications, and then in 1997 became Head of Human Resources and Communications and a member of the Paribas Group’s Executive Committee. She joined the Nexans Group in 2000 as Head of Communications and held the position of Head of Human Resources and Communications from 2006 to 2008. She was a member of Nexans’ Executive Committee from October 2001 until she left the Group in 2008. She is a judge at the Paris Commercial Court.

Colette Lewiner

Dr. Colette Lewiner has been Independent Director of Nexans S.A. since June 3, 2004. She is Member of the Company's Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee. Following several years of physics research and university lecturing (maitre de conferences at University Paris VII), she joined Electricite de France in 1979 where she set up the Development and Commercial Strategy Department in 1989. She was appointed Chair and Chief Executive Officer of SGN-Reseau Eurysis in 1992, before joining Cap Gemini in 1998 to set up the International Utilities Department. After Cap Gemini’s merger with Ernst & Young, she was made Head of the extended Energy, Utilities & Chemicals Department. In 2004, she also set up the Global Marketing Department of Cap Gemini which she managed until 2007. In September 2010, in addition to her role at Cap Gemini, she became non executive Chair of TDF, a position she held until March 2015. In 2012, she became Advisor to the Chairman of Cap Gemini on “Energy and Utilities” matters.

Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke

Ms. Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke has been Independent Director of NEXANS S.A. since May 12, 2016. She is Member of the Company's Accounts and Audit Committee. She held the position of Group Senior Vice-President Operations & Performance at AKKA Technologies in 2017. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice-President of Group Performance and Transformation and of Finance “Metiers” at Engie, which she joined in 2012. Between 1984 and 2012, she held various positions within the Siemens group, in finance, business development and general management in large regional companies. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Trust Management Institute (TMI).