• The Supervisory Board

     

    The Supervisory Board exercises permanent oversight of the management of the Company, including in particular the Company's financial accounting reporting system and its internal control mechanism.

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    Eric de Rothschild

    Chairman

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    André Lévy-Lang Image

    André Lévy-Lang

    Vice-Chairman and independent member

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    Daniel Daeniker Image

    Daniel Daeniker

    Independent member

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    Anthony de Rothschild Image

    Anthony de Rothschild

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    Angelika Gifford Image

    Angelika Gifford

    Independent member

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    Sylvain Héfès Image

    Sylvain Héfès

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    Adam Keswick Image

    Adam Keswick

    Independent member

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    Arielle Malard de Rothschild Image

    Arielle Malard de Rothschild

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    Lucie Maurel-Aubert Image

    Lucie Maurel-Aubert

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    Carole Piwnica Image

    Carole Piwnica

    Independent member

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    Jacques Richier

    Independent member

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    Sipko Schat Image

    Sipko Schat

    Independent member

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    Peter Smith Image

    Peter Smith

    Independent member

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    Luisa Todini Image

    Luisa Todini

    Independent member

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    François Henrot Image

    François Henrot

    Non-voting member

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    Eric de Rothschild Image

    Eric de Rothschild

    Chairman

    Éric de Rothschild was appointed on 8 June 2012 as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, a position he held since 2004. He joined Paris Orléans in 1974 as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Along with David de Rothschild, he was the main driving force in bringing together the English and French branches of the Rothschild family, and holds several other duties and positions within the Group and the family's wine-making companies.

    He is also a member of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Rothschild Concordia SAS. He graduated from the École Polytechnique of Zurich (Switzerland).

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    André Lévy-Lang

    Vice-Chairman and independent member

    André Lévy-Lang began his career in 1960 at the Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique). After holding various management positions within Schlumberger Group from 1965 to 1974 both in France and abroad, he joined Paribas and became Chairman of the Executive Board from 1990 to 1999 until the merger with BNP, creating BNP Paribas.

    He is graduated from the École Polytechnique and has a PhD from Stanford University.

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    Daniel Daeniker

    Independent member

    Dr. Daniel Daeniker studied law at the Universities of Neuchâtel and Zurich, where he obtained a doctorate in 1992, and at the University of Chicago, from where he graduated as a Master of Law in 1996. He spent most of his professional career at Homburger AG, one of Switzerland's leading law firms based in Zurich, where he became a partner in 2000 and head of the Corporate/M&A practice group in 2009. Since 2013, he has been the firm's Managing Partner. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, financial services regulation and corporate governance.

    Dr. Daniel Daeniker is a Director of dorma+kaba Holding AG, where he chairs the Audit Committee. He served as an independent director of Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG from 2001 to 2014.

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    Anthony de Rothschild

    Member

    Anthony de Rothschild is a non-executive Director and Brand Ambassador for the TrueStart, a consumer and retail innovation incubator. Over the last fifteen years, he has focused on developing a broad portfolio of investments, including music, fashion and retail companies. Creative at heart, he has worked with major international consumer companies, including Nike and Belstaff.

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    Angelika Gifford

    Independent member

    Angelika Gifford completed the Young Manager's MBA Programme at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. She started her career in the International Banking Department of Deutsche Bank in Düsseldorf, before moving into the IT industry. From 1992 to 2013 she held various directorships and management functions at Microsoft EMEA and Microsoft Germany GmbH, where from 2006 to 2011 she was a member of the Executive Board. In 2009 she was voted “Female Manager of the Year” for Germany by an independent organisation. She is currently Executive Director and Vice-President at Hewlett-Packard GmbH, and recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of TUI AG in Hanover, Germany.

    Angelika Gifford is a member of the Executive Board of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V. and a corporate member at European Women's Management Development Network e.V.

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    Sylvain Héfès

    Member

    Financial Attaché with the French Embassy in Canada in 1974, Sylvain Héfès started his career at Rothschild Bank in Paris in 1976 (until 1980). He joined NMR in London for two years before returning to the Paris-based bank where he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 1982 to 1989.

    In 1990, Sylvain Héfès joined Goldman Sachs in London where he was a General Partner from 1992 to 2004. He held the positions of Head of French Operations, Chief Executive Officer for the European private banking operations, Co-Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Goldman Sachs International and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Bank AG. He graduated from HEC Paris.

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    Adam Keswick

    Independent member

    Having first joined the Jardine Matheson Group in 2001 from N M Rothschild & Sons, Adam Keswick has been a Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited since 2007.

    He was appointed group strategy director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage in 2003, and was group managing director from 2005 to 2007. He was also a director of Jardine Matheson Limited.

    He is actually Chairman of Jardine Pacific and Matheson & Co Limited.

    From 1st September, after 16 years in Asia, Adam Keswick will be undertaking a new group role based in London, while remaining a director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited and the other group companies. He will also be a non-executive director of both Jardine Lloyd Thompson and Ferrari NV.

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    Arielle Malard de Rothschild

    Member

    Arielle Malard de Rothschild received a PhD in economic sciences from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (“Sciences Po”) and a masters degree in Bank and Finance from Paris University.

    After ten years at Lazard Frères & Cie, she joined Rothschild & Cie SCS in 1999, in the Global Financial Advisory (GFA) Paris based entity of the Rothschild Group where she started the Emerging Markets department in the GFA business.

    Managing Director at Rothschild & Cie SCS since 2006, she also serves as member of the Board of Directors of Groupe Lucien Barrière (France) and Imerys (France), and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee at Imerys as well.

    She is also Chairwoman of CARE France and Vice-Chairwoman of CARE International (Switzerland).

    In 2014, she has been appointed as member of the Board of Directors, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Audit and Risk Committee of Electrica SA.

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    Lucie Maurel-Aubert

    Member

    Lucie Maurel-Aubert has been a business lawyer at Gide Loyrette Nouel for fifteen years, where she practiced Community law, Competition, Industrial Property and Corporate law.

    She was also lecturer at HEC and at the ISA from 1987 to 1992. In 2002, Mrs Lucie Maurel Aubert joined the family bank, of which she has been a Director since 1999.

    Appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Martin-Maurel in 2007, she is Chief Executive Officer and member of the Executive Board of Directors of Banque Martin Maurel.

    She is also a Director of the Hôpital Saint-Joseph foundation, the first private non-profit hospital in France and a Vice-Chairwoman of the Association Française des Banques.

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    Carole Piwnica

    Independent member

    Carole Piwnica received a Bachelor of Law from Brussels University and a Master of Law from New York University. She is a member of the New York bar. She started her career in New York at Proskauer Rose and joined the M&A department of Shearman & Sterling in Paris. She spent fifteen years in the food and agricultural processing industries and was Chairwoman of the Amylum Group (Belgium) and a Director and Vice-Chairwoman of Tate and Lyle (UK).

    Since 2010 she has served as an independent Director of Eutelsat Communications and is chairing the Board's committee for Governance, Remuneration and Selection. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Sanofi (France).

    Since 2006, Carole Piwnica has been a Director Founder of Naxos UK Ltd (United Kingdom) and holds various directorships in Naxos Portfolio companies in the US and the UK.

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    Jacques Richier

    Independent member

    Jacques Richier is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Vie, one of Paris Orléans' main shareholders. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allianz IARD. He has held several positions in the insurance industry.

    Jacques Richier has a French Master's degree in physics of materials, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from HEC and is an engineer from the INSA of Lyon.

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    Sipko Schat

    Independent member

    Sipko Schat worked in the Rabobank Group for over twenty-five years, where he was a member of the Executive Board of Rabobank Nederland. He was also responsible for the Wholesale Clients division of Rabobank International and managed the Wholesale Management Team.

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    Peter Smith

    Independent member

    Peter Smith is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Savills Plc and performs non-executive Director functions in Associated British Foods Plc.

    He was UK Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (and previously at Coopers & Lybrand) from 1994 to 2000.

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    Luisa Todini

    Independent member

    Luisa Todini graduated in Law and began her entrepreneurial activities in Italy at Todini Costruzioni Generali SpA within the Human Resources Department, then creating and heading the in-house law department. She co-operated in late 1980s with Compagnie Générale des Eaux. She was member of the European Parliament between 1994 and 1999.

    From 2010 to 2012 she was Chairwoman of the European Construction Industry Federation and from 2012 to 2014 she was member of the Board of RAI SpA. Luisa Todini currently chairs Todini Costruzioni Generali SpA, Todini Finanziaria SpA (holding stakes in realty, construction, renewable and energy efficiency, agribusiness and hospitality sectors) and Comitato Leonardo; co-chairs the Italian and Russian Civil Society Dialogue Forum and she is also member of the Board of Salini Costruttori SpA.

    On 2 May 2014, she was appointed as Chairwoman of Poste Italiane SpA upon recommendation of the Italian Government.

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    François Henrot

    Non-voting member

    François Henrot a été membre du Conseil d'État et a travaillé à la Direction Générale des Télécommunications où il a été responsable de la conception, du développement et de la commercialisation du programme Minitel. Il poursuit ensuite sa carrière dans le secteur privé, où il a été Directeur Général puis Président de la Compagnie Bancaire. Président du Crédit du Nord et membre du Directoire de Paribas de 1995 à 1997, il rejoint Rothschild & Cie, en qualité d'Associé-gérant.

    Il est diplômé de l'École Nationale d'Administration (ÉNA) et de l'université de Stanford.

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  • The specialised committees of the Supervisory Board

  • Audit Committee

    Peter Smith
    Chairman

    Sylvain Héfès

    André Lévy-Lang

    Carole Piwnica

  • Strategy Committee

    Eric de Rothschild

    Daniel Daeniker

    André Lévy-Lang

    Lucie Maurel-Aubert

    Carole Piwnica

    Peter Smith

  • Remuneration and Nomination Committee

    Sylvain Héfès
    Chairman

    André Lévy-Lang

    Peter Smith

    Luisa Todini

  • Risk Committee

    Sipko Schat
    Chairman

    Daniel Daeniker

    Arielle Malard de Rothschild