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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Alessandra Dazza CEO Imerys
Alessandro Dazza
Chief Executive Officer
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Sébastien Rouge
Sébastien Rouge
Chief Financial Officer
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Philippe Bourg
Senior Vice President Refractory Abrasives & Construction
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Michel Cornelissen
Senior Vice President High Temperature Solutions
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Guillaume Delacroix
Senior Vice President Performance Minerals EMEA
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Cyril Giraud
Senior Vice President Performance Minerals APAC
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Jim Murberger
Senior Vice President Performance Minerals Americas
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Frédérique Berthier-Raymond
Group General Counsel & Secretary to the Board
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Jean-François Claver
Chief Industrial Officer
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Olivier Pirotte
Chief Strategy and M&A Officer
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Vincent Lecerf
Chief Human Resources Officer
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Imerys’ Board of Directors has been headed since June 25, 2019 by Patrick Kron. With support from its committees, the Board of Directors exercises permanent control over the management of the Group and approves its strategic priorities, as well as the main focuses of its corporate social responsibility strategy. The Board also approves all significant operations affecting the Group’s future and ensures its governance structure is fit for purpose.   

Since 2018, the offices of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the Chief Executive Officer, have been separated. The separation seeks to ensure Imerys’ governance bodies operate effectively and foster complementary skills and experience among their members.  

The Board of Directors is made up of

  • 12 members, including 2 directors representing employees
  • 6 female directors (i.e. 40%, excluding employee representative directors)
  • 6 independent directors (i.e. 60%, excluding employee representative directors)
  • 1 non-voting observer
  • 5 nationalities

The composition of the Board of Directors allows the Group to take advantage of the diverse spectrum of capabilities and professional experiences accumulated by its members from across a variety of industries and countries.

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Board's Internal Charter

Patrick Kron *
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Paul Desmarais III
Director – since 2014
Aldo Cardoso *
Director – since 2005
Ian Gallienne
Director – since 2010
Colin Hall
Director – since 2015
Ulysses Kyriacopoulos
Director – since 2015
Annette Messemer *
Director – since 2020
Lucile Ribot *
Director – since 2018
Véronique Saubot *
Director – since 2020
Marie-Françoise Walbaum *
Director – since 2013
Éliane Augelet-Petit
Employee Representative Director – since 2014
Enrico d’Ortona
Employee Representative Director – since 2014
Laurent Raets
Non-voting Observer – since 2018
* Independant member

SPECIALIZED COMMITTEES

The specialized committees report to the Board of Directors, assisting in an advisory capacity. They give opinions and make recommendations on which the Board bases its decisions.

The proportion of independent members in the composition of the Specialized Committees complies with the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF Code.

Strategic Committee

Defines the priorities, oversees the implementation and monitors the Group’s strategy

Ian Gallienne
Chairman – since 2010
Aldo Cardoso *
Member – Since 2007
Paul Desmarais III
Member – since 2014
Colin Hall
Member – since 2018
Ulysses Kyriacopoulos
Member – since 2015
Véronique Saubot *
Member - Since 2020
* Independant member
Appointments Committee

Selects the best skills for the Board of Directors and the Executive Management and ensures the implementation of succession plans.

Marie-Françoise Walbaum *
Chairman - Since 2020
Ian Gallienne
Member – Since 2012
Annette Messemer *
Member - Since 2020
* Independant member
Compensation Committee

Considers and makes recommendations about the components of compensation for executive corporate officers, taking into account the targets set, risks and regulatory requirements

Marie-Françoise Walbaum *
Chairman - Since 2020
Éliane Augelet-Petit
Member – since 2017
Ian Gallienne
Member – Since 2012
Annette Messemer *
Member - Since 2020
* Independant member
Audit Committee

Oversees management, guarantees the quality of accounting and financial data and verifies the effectiveness of internal control and risk management system.

Aldo Cardoso *
Chairman – since 2005
Colin Hall
Member – since 2015
Annette Messemer *
Member - Since 2020
Lucile Ribot *
Member – since 2018
* Independant member

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