CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Following the admission to trading of its shares on the NYSE Euronext Paris market in December 2005, Eutelsat Communications has implemented internal control procedures intended to prevent and reduce risk resulting from the Company’s business activities, as well as accounting and financial risks, in accordance with the laws and regulations applicable to listed companies.

The Group’s Board of Directors complies with the guidelines of the AFEP-MEDEF Code.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Committed to vigilant corporate governance

Chaired by Dominique d'Hinnin, the Eutelsat Communications Board of Directors is made up of twelve members, 42% of whom are women (five out of twelve) and 67% of whom are independent directors (eight out of twelve).

A seat as Board Observer is occupied permanently by the Executive Secretary of the EUTELSAT Intergovernmental Organisation.

Two Work’s Committee representatives of the Eutelsat S.A. operating subsidiary participate in Board meetings as observers.

Selected for their knowledge, integrity, independent spirit and their determination to serve the interests of all shareholders, Board members reflect a diverse range of experience, nationalities and cultures.

* Independent Directors

× D'Hinnin

Dominique D'Hinnin

Chairman, Eutelsat Communications

Dominique D'Hinnin spent much of his career at the Lagardère Group where he was Director of Internal Audit before being appointed Financial Director of Hachette Livre, Executive Vice President of Grolier Inc., Chief Financial Officer of Lagardère and finally co-manager until 2016.

Until 2017’s Shareholders' Meeting, he represented the Fonds Stratégique de Participations (FSP) on Eutelsat's Board of Directors.

Agnès Audier has replaced Dominique D'Hinnin as the representative of the Fonds Stratégique de Participations.

 

× Belmer

Rodolphe Belmer

CEO, Eutelsat Communications

Rodolphe Belmer joined Eutelsat in December 2015 and was appointed CEO on 1 March 2016.

Prior to that, he had been managing the Canal+ Group since 2012, which he joined in 2001. His career at Canal+ Group encompassed several ambitious projects, including diversification in the area of free-to-air television, notably through the acquisition and revitalization of D8 and D17.

He began his career in the marketing department of Procter & Gamble France before joining McKinsey in 1998. He is a graduate of France’s HEC business school.

Rodolphe Belmer is also a member of the Board of Netflix, as well as Vice Chairman of the supervisory board of Mediawan.

 

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Lord Birt

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Lord Birt is a graduate of Oxford University, and is a member of the House of Lords.

He served as Director General of the BBC (1992-2000) then as Strategy Adviser to the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair (2000-2005). He was also Chairman of Waste Recycling Group (2006), Infinis Ltd (2006-2007), Maltby Capital Ltd (2007-2010), PayPal Europe (2010-2014), HEG (2013-2017) and CPA Global (2015-2017).  He worked as an adviser to McKinsey (2000-2005) and Capgemini (2005-2010). 

Lord Birt is currently an adviser to Terra Firma.

 

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Bpifrance Participations, Represented by Stéphanie Frachet

Board Member

Bpifrance Participations (Since 12 July 2013, Formerly Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement - FSI) is currently represented on the Company’s Board of Directors by Stéphanie Frachet.

Graduate of the ESSEC business school, Stéphanie Frachet has fifteen years of experience in finance and private equity. She was in charge of transaction services for six years at Ernst &Young and then Pricewaterhouse Coopers, then worked in auditing and financial consulting on mergers/acquisitions and LBOs.

In 2007, she joined the Leverage Finance team at Société Générale, in charge of LBO operation financing and led a number of restructuring operations.

In 2009, she joined the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement (renamed Bpifrance Participations, as part of the creation of the Bpifrance Group under a process of contributions through which the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and the French State became joint shareholders of the BpI Group, the sole shareholder of Bpifrance Participations) where she is Investment Director.

She is also, as permanent representative of Bpifrance, Board Member of Sarenza and Cylande and Censor of Paprec. She is an independent Director of Eurosic.

 

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FSP*, represented by Agnès Audier

Board Member

FSP is a long term equity investor in French companies, backed by six major French insurance companies (BNP PARIBAS CARDIF, CNP ASSURANCES, CREDIT AGRICOLE ASSURANCES, SOGECAP (SOCIETE GENERALE group), GROUPAMA and NATIXIS ASSURANCES).

FSP is represented by Agnès Audier.

 

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Jean d’Arthuys

Board Member

A graduate of HEC, Jean d’Arthuys pursued his career in the media and digital sector, primarily in the M6 Group, and in investment. Appointed Head of Development and Strategy of the M6Group in 1996, he became member of the Management Board in 1999. He headed the digital television activity, before becoming the CEO of Paris Première and W9.

Recognised for his experience and digital media, Jean d’Arthuys served as Director of TPS, Sportfive and Newsweb.

He was also Chairman and CEO of the football club “Girondins de Bordeaux”. Between 2007 and 2010 he was a partner of the fund PAI Partners, responsible for media, Internet and telecommunications.

In 2010, he joined the Executive Committee of the Strategic Investment Fund (renamed Bpifrance Participations, as part of the creation of the group Bpifrance after an intake process under which the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and French State became joint shareholders of BPI Group, sole shareholder of Bpifrance Participations), in charge of investment.

Currently he is CEO of Triana, a company dedicated to luxury brand distribution and e-commerce.

 

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Paul-François Fournier

Board Member

Paul-François Fournier is currently Director of Innovation and Member of the Executive Committee of the Banque Publique d’Investissement (Bpifrance) after having spent nearly 20 years at Orange where he held various positions, first in the Enterprise segment, subsequently at Wanadoo and finally as Head of the Orange Technocentre.

 

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Esther Gaide*

Board Member

Esther Gaide is Chief Financial Officer of the Technicolor Group.

She was previously Deputy Chief Financial Officer and HR Director of Havas Group for five years, after holding various financial positions within the Bolloré Group.

 

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Ana Garcia Fau*

Board Member

Ana Garcia Fau, a Spanish national. Graduated in economics, Business Administration (Finance) and Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICaDe-e3) in Madrid, Ana holds an MBA from Sloan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, U.S.A..

She began her career in management consulting at McKinsey & Co. in Madrid, and at the M&A department of Goldman Sachs in London.

She built up her career at the Telefonica Group, serving as Chief Corporate Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer at TPI-Paginas Amarillas, listed directory business, from 1997 until 2006. She was responsible for the international expansion of the company, business development and strategy, holding in parallel Board positions at Telfisa in Spain, Publiguías in Chile, TPI Brasil, Telinver in Argentina and TPI Peru, amongst others.

In 2006 she was appointed CEO of Yell for the Spanish and Latin American businesses (2006-2014), expanding her role to the U.S. Hispanic market, based in Houston, Texas.

In 2013 she was appointed Chief Global Strategy Officer of Hibu (former Yell Group) responsible for partnerships and the digital strategy. Since its IPO in June 2014 she serves as Non-Executive Director at Merlin properties Socimi, the leading real estate company in Spain (REIT), and is a member of its Audit & Control Committee.

She also serves since April 2016 as Non-Executive Director at Technicolor in Paris, leading technology company for the media and entertainment industry. She is member of the Audit, and Nominations & Governance Committees.

From June 2016 she is serving at the Board of Renovalia Energy, company owned by Cerberus Capital, that operates in the renewable energy sector, and Chair of its Audit Committee.

Since April 2017 she has been a Non-Executive Director at Gestamp, a leading Spanish car component manufacturer, listed on the Madrid stock exchange, where she is a member of the Audit Committee. Also in April 2017, Ana joined the Global and International boards of DLA Piper, one of the leading global law firms, chairing its Audit Committee.

She is currently a member of the International Women Forum and the Women Corporate Directors associations, the Spanish Institute of Directors (ICA), and of the Executive Committee of the MIT Club of Spain. She has also served as a member of the Professional Advisory Board of ESADE Business School in Madrid (2012-13), and of the Board of Trustees of several Foundations in Spain (2010-2016).

During 2011 and 2012 she was President of the European Professional Women network in Spain.

 

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Didier Leroy*

Board Member

Didier Leroy is a recognised expert in the automotive industry.

He began his career at Renault where he held various positions before joining Toyota, where he is now Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Toyota Motor Corporation.

 

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Ross McInnes*

Board Member

After graduating from Oxford, Ross McInnes started his career with Kleinwort Benson Bank in London, then in Rio de Janeiro.

In 1980, he joined the corporate finance arm of Continental Bank (which became part of Bank of America), where he held several positions as Vice-President, working in Chicago and Paris.

In 1989, Ross McInnes moved to the industrial sector, notably Eridania Beghin-Say, where he became Chief Financial Officer in 1991 and later a member of the Board of Directors in 1999. The following year, he moved to Thomson-CSF (now Thales) as Executive Vice-President and CFO, playing a major role in the Company’s transformation.

In 2005, he was appointed Senior Vice-President of Finance and Strategy for the PPR Group (Pinault-Printemps-La Redoute) before joining the Supervisory Board of Générale de Santé in 2006. He served as interim Chairman of the Management Board from March to June 2007. He then served as Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital Europe, a company specialised in infrastructure investments.

In March 2009, Ross McInnes joined the Safran Group as Adviser to the Chairman of the Management Board, before becoming Executive Vice President of Economics and Finance in June 2009. He served as a member of the Management Board between July 2009 and April 2011. From 21 April 2011 to 23 April 2015, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance at Safran. On 1 October 2014, he was appointed as member of the Board of IMI, PlC and as Chairman of the Audit Committee with an effective date on 1 January 2015. Since 23 April 2015, he is Chairman of the Board of Safran.

In February 2015, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development appointed Ross McInnes as Special Representative for Economic Relations with Australia. In November 2016, he was appointed by the French Prime Minister as the ambassador of the “Choose Paris Region” program created to attract foreign business to the Greater Paris area and France in general.

In November 2016, based on the recommendation of the AFEP-MEDEF associations, he was appointed a member of the High Committee for Corporate Governance set up by the AFEP-MEDEF to monitor the application of the AFEP-MEDEF Corporate Governance Code for Listed Companies in France.

 

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Carole Piwnica*

Board Member

Carole Piwnica a graduate in law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), holds a Masters degree in Law from New York University.

After a career with several international law firms, Carole Piwnica is currently a Board Member of Naxos UK (private equity firm) and a member of the Boards of the listed companies: Sanofi (healthcare), Paris Orléans (financial services) and Amyris Inc (industrial biotechnology).

Prior to that, Carole Piwnica was notably Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amylum Group, Board Member and Vice Chairman (regulatory affairs) of Tate & Lyle Plc (food ingredients) and Board Member of Dairy Crest Group Plc (food).

She also served as a member of the Compensation Committee and Chairperson of the “Social Responsibility” Committee of the Aviva Plc Board of Directors.

 

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Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski

“Censeur” & Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT IGO

Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski is the Executive Secretary and legal representative of the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization, EUTELSAT IGO, an intergovernmental organisation headquartered in Paris. In March 2017, the Assembly of Parties of EUTELSAT elected Mr. Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski of Poland for a four-year term beginning on 2 July 2017.

Mr. Dmochowski-Lipski holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an MBA with honours from Boston University. In February 2018 he was appointed Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.

Mr. Dmochowski-Lipski started his career as a journalist for Radio Free Europe in New York, followed by work as a consultant for Coopers and Lybrand in Boston and Manager at KPMG in Washington. Since then he has worked internationally in senior management positions in financial services, media, telecommunications and government. Immediately prior to assuming the EUTELSAT IGO post he was the CEO of PCG Polska, a subsidiary of Boston-based Public Consulting Group, Inc. His other experience also includes positions as CFO of Polska Telewizja Kablowa (today UPC Poland), CFO of TVP S.A. – Poland’s National Public Television and Director General of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski also represented the Polish Government at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Paris, International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) in Washington as well as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Program Board of the European Commission in Brussels. He has also served on several corporate boards of private and public corporations and completed a course for non-executive corporate directors at Stanford University.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Eutelsat Communications Executive Committee’'s members define and execute the Group’'s strategy whose principal directions are reviewed by the Board of Directors.

× Belmer

Rodolphe Belmer

CEO, Eutelsat Communications

Rodolphe Belmer joined Eutelsat in December 2015 and was appointed CEO on 1 March 2016.

Prior to that, he had been managing the Canal+ Group since 2012, which he joined in 2001. His career at Canal+ Group encompassed several ambitious projects, including diversification in the area of free-to-air television, notably through the acquisition and revitalization of D8 and D17.

He began his career in the marketing department of Procter & Gamble France before joining McKinsey in 1998. He is a graduate of France’s HEC business school.

Rodolphe Belmer is also a member of the Board of Netflix, as well as Vice Chairman of the supervisory board of Mediawan.

 

× Azibert

Michel Azibert

Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial & Development Officer, Committee Deputy Chairman

Michel Azibert joined Eutelsat in September 2011 as Deputy CEO. In June 2014, his role was enlarged to include commercial and development activities.

From 1982 to 1989 he worked at the French State Council (Conseil d'État), before joining TDF where his appointments included Development and International director and Group Deputy CEO.

Michel is a French national and a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris and France’s National School of Administration (ENA - Ecole Nationale d’Administration).

 

× Leroy

Yohann Leroy

Deputy CEO, Chief Technical Officer and Secretary of the Executive Committee

Yohann Leroy joined Eutelsat in 2010 as Director of Strategy before being appointed as Director of Engineering and Secretary of the Executive Committee in 2013.

In July 2014, Yohann Leroy became Chief Technical Officer and Deputy CEO in April 2017.

An engineer of the Ecole des Mines and graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, Yohann Leroy joined the Ile-de-France regional division for industry, research and the environment (DRIRE) in 2003 as head of the Department for industrial development.

In 2007, he joined the office of the French Prime Minister François Fillon, where he served as technical advisor in charge notably of digital economy and industrial policy.

 

× Burguburu

Julie Burguburu

Company Secretary of the Group

Julie Burguburu joined Eutelsat as Company Secretary of the Group and a member of the Executive Committee, in March 2019.

Before joining Eutelsat, as a senior counsel member (“maître de requêtes”) to the French Conseil d'Etat, Julie Burguburu was a State rapporteur to the Administrative Litigation Division. She has held several top management positions in the French State administration. From 2014 to 2016, she was Deputy Chief-of-Staff to Claude Bartolone, President of France’s National Assembly, then from 2016 to 2017, to Bernard Cazeneuve, in his role of Interior Minister and then Prime Minister.

Julie previously spent four years in Shanghai, China, where she was Vice-President of Veolia China, with the responsibility of transforming the company. In particular, she steered the reorganization of the Chinese and Japanese structures as well as the merger of Veolia's water and waste management entities in China. Prior to that, she had served seven years at the French Conseil d'Etat from 2003 to 2010.

A French national, Julie Burguburu is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration and Sciences Po Paris. A member of the Young Leaders of the France-China Foundation and an auditor with the IHEDN, she also holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies (French DEA) in general private law (from Paris I Panthéon-Assas University) and a Master of Arts in international relations and international economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC).

 

× Dutronc

Jacques Dutronc

Chief Development & Innovation Officer

 

 

× Lenotte

Jean-Hubert Lenotte

Chief Strategy and Strategic Marketing Officer

Jean-Hubert Lenotte joined Eutelsat in September 2013, as the Group’s Director of Strategy.

Jean-Hubert began his career at Bouygues where he was notably part of the project team that created Bouygues Telecom in 1994. He joined McKinsey & Company in Paris in 1997 and was elected Partner in 2004. In 2009, he headed the Consumer Service Line of McKinsey & Company in the global telecommunications, media and technology practice.

A Belgian national, he is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and holds a Masters degree in Economy and Finance from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris.

 

× Mingalon

Antoine Mingalon

Chief Human Resources Officer

Antoine is a seasoned professional in human resource leadership, with more than 20 years of experience managing cross functional teams, articulating Human Resource needs, developing talent and improving business performance through digital transformation.

He joins Eutelsat from Vimpelcom where he was Group Human Resources Director - Technology Function. From 2012 to 2014, as Chief Human Resources Officer, he developed and executed the Human Resources strategy at Criteo. From 2008 to 2012 he held executive Human Resource positions at Areva that he joined from Bristol-Myers Squibb, based in Abu Dhabi and Cairo. He started his career at Schlumberger Ltd as Human Resources Director Europe Africa and Latin America and then spent four years at Autodesk Inc as Human Resources Director Southern Europe before joining the Paris office of PwC Transaction Services Group as head of HR Due Diligence and postmerger integration.

 

× Téran

Sandrine Téran

Chief Financial and IT Officer

Sandrine Téran was formerly Managing Director of Louis Dreyfus Holding (based in the Netherlands) and has occupied other key executive positions in the Louis Dreyfus Group during the past eight years, notably Global Head of tax and Corporate Secretary, and subsequently Global CFO of Louis Dreyfus Company.

From 2000 to 2008 she was head of taxation, corporate finance and internal audit at Eutelsat, contributing to significant structural changes including the privatisation in 2001 and the IPO in 2005.

She began her career at Ipsen as risk manager in charge of tax and insurance before joining Euro Disney where she was Head of tax. Sandrine is a finance and tax graduate from Paris Dauphine University.

 

CAPITAL STRUCTURE

Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A., the leading European satellite operator and one of the three top operators in the world.

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