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Executive Committee

Since 2005, the Executive Management is assisted by an Executive Committee comprised of the Group’s main line and support managers to assist him in the general management of the Group.

Mission

The Executive Committee, under the control and responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer, is primarily in charge of:

  • Implementing strategy and all the measures determined by the Board of Directors;
  • Drawing up and closing the Group’s budget and, at the request of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, attending its presentation and, as needed, for each of its members, reporting on the performance of the measures taken under their scope of responsibility to the Board of Directors or its Specialized Committees;
  • Monitoring the operating activities of each business group and ensuring, by defining any necessary corrective measures, that they comply with their budgets and carry out the action plans approved by the Chief Executive Officer;
  • Defining and monitoring the Group’s performance improvement goals in terms of the protection and safety of individuals on their workplace and defining any corrective measures;
  • Defining Group-wide policies and actions (sustainable development, including environment, health & safety, internal communications, internal control and risk management, innovation and research & technology, purchasing) and overseeing their rollout;
  • Fostering the sharing and dissemination of best practices in all areas between the four business groups;
  • Giving opinions and recommendations on all projects, operations or measures that may be submitted to it by the Executive Management, particularly with a view to their subsequent presentation to the Board of Directors or its specialized Committees.

Functioning

The Executive Committee meets as often as the interests of the Group require or at the request of the Executive Management. It met 11 times in 2013.

Composition

As of July 1, 2013, the Executive Committee is comprised, in addition to the Chief Executive Officer, Gilles Michel, of the Group’s main line and corporate department managers.

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Director

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    Gilles Michel - Age 58 - French

    Appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on April 28, 2011. Joined Imerys in September 2010 after holding the position of Chief Executive Officer of the French Strategic Investment Fund since the 1st December 2008. He had previously held managerial positions within PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Saint-Gobain groups and in the World Bank.

  • Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer

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    Christian Schenck - Age 64 - French.

    Joined Imetal in 1977 and has remained in the Group throughout his career. Initially Uranium and Manganese Mining Operations Manager, he joined the Group’s roof tiles & bricks activity in 1986. In 2002 he was appointed Vice-President for the Building Materials business group, which became Materials & Monolithics in 2005 with the consolidation of Calderys. On July 1st, 2013, he became Advisor to the CEO.

  • Vice-President, Energy Solutions & Specialties business group

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    Olivier Hautin - Age 49 - French.

    Joined Imerys in 1995 after beginning his career in strategy consulting at Mars & Co. Was successively in charge of Strategy & Development for the Group, then in the United States (Atlanta) in the Pigments & Additives business group. After having held the position of Vice-President and General Manager in several Imerys profit centers in Europe and Asia, and Vice-President and General Manager, Minerals for Ceramics, he has been in charge of Pigments for Paper & Packaging business group till June 2012 and then of Minerals for Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives & Foundry business group. He has been Vice-President of Energy Solutions & Specialties business group since July 1st, 2013.

  • Vice-President, Filtration & Performance Additives business group

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    Daniel Moncino - Age 51- American

    Joined Imerys in 2002 after beginning his career in the semiconductor industry with Siemens in the USA and Germany, and holding various positions in Engineering Polymers and Specialty Chemicals with BASF and wireless telemetry and semiconductor equipment and services with Schlumberger. Appointed Vice-President and General Manager of the North American Performance Minerals Division and then appointed the Vice-President and General Manager of the Global Minerals for Filtration Division until February 2008 when he became the head of the PFM business group. He has been Vice-President of Filtration & Performance Additives business group since July 1st, 2013.

  • Vice-President, Ceramic Materials business group

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    Frédéric Beucher - Age 41, French

    Joined Imerys in 2003 after several years in investment banking, first at Société Générale in France and Spain and then at Rothschild & Cie in Paris. Started with Imerys as Head of Strategy and Development, then managed the Sanitaryware BU and was VP & GM of the Minerals for Ceramics division. Since July 1st 2013, he has been Imerys Vice President, in charge of the Ceramic Materials business group.

  • Vice-President, High Resistance Minerals business group

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    Alessandro Dazza - Age 45, Italian

    Worked for a chemical company in Italy before moving to Germany. Joined Imerys in 2000 upon acquisition of Treibacher Schleifmittel and relocated to Austria. Became GM of the Abrasives BU in 2004, then VP and GM of the Fused Minerals Division in 2008, after the acquisitions of UCM Zirconia, UCM Magnesia and Astron. Since July 1st, 2013, he has been Imerys Vice President, in charge of the High Resistance Minerals business group.

  • Chief Financial Officer

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    Michel Delville - Age 53 - Belgian

    Joined Imerys in 1999 after holding various international responsibilities in the Schlumberger group, he was successively Financial Controller of the Building Materials & Ceramics business group in France, then of the Pigments & Additives business group in the United States. Promoted Group Control & Tax Director in January 2003, he took the position of Pigments for Paper Europe General Manager in January 2007. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2009.

  • Vice-President, General Counsel & Company Secretary

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    Denis Musson - Age 50 - French

    Joined Imerys in 1999 as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board. His career was previously with Pechiney, in the group’s Legal Department before taking over the Corporate department.

  • Vice-President, Innovation, Research & Technology & Business Support

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    Thierry Salmona - Age 60 - French.

    Joined Imerys in 2000 after holding several positions in the French Ministry of Industry then at Thomson, Sanofi and SKW Trostberg. Managed the Building Materials & Ceramics, then Specialty Minerals business groups. Currently also supervises Sustainable Development, Geology, Environment, Health & Safety and coordinates Purchasing and Energy.

  • Vice-President Human Resources

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    Bernard Vilain - Age 59 - French

    Joined Imerys in 2004 as HR Manager Continental Europe & Asia and appointed Group Vice-President Human Resources in July 2005. Previously held several HR positions with the Schlumberger, DMC and LVMH groups.


Imerys is based in almost 50 countries and has 245 industrial sites.

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General Management

Since April 28, 2011, the company’s General Management has been under the responsibility of Gilles Michel, Chairman and CEO.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors permanently monitors management of the company by the General Management. Find out about its responsibilities, operating method and composition.

Specialist committees

Three specialist committees with a consultative role have been created, under the responsibility of the Board of Directors. Find out about their role and composition.