Board & Committees

Chaired by Philippe Salle, the Board of Directors determines Group objectives and supervises their implementation. The operating procedure of the Board is governed by the Internal Rules and Regulations (PDF) of the Board of Directors.

The Board is assisted by four committees:

The Appointment and Remuneration Committee
The Investment Committee
The Audit Committee
The HSE/Sustainable Development Committee

The Internal Rules and Regulations (PDF) of the Board of Directors also define the composition, duties and operating procedures of the Committees established by the Board, excluding the Audit Committee and the Appointment & Remuneration Committee which have their own charter of functioning since March 8, 2005 and July 30, 2008 respectively

Charter of the Audit Committee (PDF)
Charter of the Appointment and Remuneration Committee (PDF)

Philippe Salle

Philippe Salle
Chairman of the Board

Philippe Salle is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines and holds a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (Chicago, USA).

Mr. Philippe Salle began his career with Total in Indonesia before joining Accenture in 1990. He then joined McKinsey in 1995 and became Senior Manager in 1998. In 1999, he joined the Vedior group (which later became Randstad, a company listed on Euronext Amsterdam). He became Chairman and CEO of Vedior France in 2002. In 2006, he became a member of the managing board of Vedior NV and was then appointed President for South Europe in 2006 (France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland). In 2007, he joined the Geoservices group, a technological company operating in the petroleum industry and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He was first appointed Deputy CEO and then Chairman and CEO until March 2011. From 2011 to 2015, he was Chairman and CEO of the Altran group. He then became Chairman and CEO of Elior where he remained until October 2017. He is now CEO of Foncia.

Philippe Salle is also:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Banque Transatlantique
  • Director of GTT - Gaztransprot and Technigaz (a company listed on Euronext Paris)

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