Our leadership

Our Executive Committee (as of June 1, 2020)

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Frédéric Abbal

Executive Vice President
Services

Philippe Delorme

Executive Vice President
Energy Management

Emmanuel Lagarrigue

Executive Vice President
Innovation

Luc Rémont

Executive Vice President
International Operations

Olivier Blum

Executive Vice President
Strategy & Sustainability

Barbara Frei

Executive Vice President
Europe Operations

Charise Le

Executive Vice President
Global Human Resources

Mourad Tamoud

Executive Vice President
Global Supply Chain

Annette Clayton

Executive Vice President
North America Operations

Peter Herweck

Executive Vice President
Industrial Automation

Chris Leong

Executive Vice President
Global Marketing

Peter Weckesser

Executive Vice President
Digital

Hervé Coureil

Executive Vice President
Governance & Secretary General

Christel Heydemann

Executive Vice President
France Operations

Hilary Maxson

Executive Vice President
Finance & Control

Zheng Yin

Executive Vice President
China Operations

The governance board of directors overview

The board of directors determines company business policies in accordance with its social interest and while considering its social and environmental aspects. It oversees its implementation and examines all matters related to the efficient operation of the business.

At the end of the annual shareholders’ meeting on April 25, 2019, the board of directors had 14 members. Following the passing of Xuezheng “Mary” Ma, the resignation of Carolina Dybeck Happe, and the appointment of Jill Lee at the annual shareholders’ meeting of April 23, 2020, the board now comprises 13 members. At the same shareholders' meeting, Fred Kindle was reelected and appointed new vice-chairman lead independent director, succeeding Léo Apotheker, who after 12 years of tenure no longer qualifies as independent director but will remain on the board. 

  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire
  • Fred Kindle
  • Léo Apotheker
  • Cécile Cabanis
  • Willy Kissling
  • Linda Knoll
  • Jill Lee
  • Xiaoyun Ma
  • Patrick Montier
  • Fleur Pellerin
  • Anders Runevad
  • Gregory Spierkel
  •  Lip-Bu Tan

The diversity of the board is as follows:

  • Women comprise 42% of the board (excluding the employees’ representative)
  • There are eight European members, out of whom three are French, and there are five non-European members

An overview of board meetings in 2019

Board meetings

  • Number of meetings: 7
  • Average meeting duration: 7 hrs
  • Average attendance rate: 93% 


Audit and Risks committee

  • Number of meetings*: 5
  • Average meeting duration: 3 hrs
  • Average attendance rate: 95% 

*Including the joint meeting with the Digital committee relating to cybersecurity risk review. 



Governance and Remunerations committee

  • Number of meetings*: 6
  • Average meeting duration: 2.5 hrs
  • Average attendance rate: 100% 

*Including the joint meeting with the Human Resources and CSR committee relating to the 2020 compensation structure for corporate officers and members of the Executive committee, pay equity ratio, and 2020 long-term incentive plan of the corporate officers.



Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility committee

  • Number of meetings*: 5
  • Average meeting duration: 1.5 hrs
  • Average attendance rate: 100% 

*Including the joint meeting with the Governance and remunerations committee relating to the 2020 compensation structure for corporate officers and members of the Executive committee, pay equity ratio and 2020 long-term incentive plan of the corporate officers.



Investment committee

  • Number of meetings: 2
  • Average meeting duration: 2.25 hrs
  • Average attendance rate: 100% 


Digital committee

  • Number of meetings*: 4
  • Average meeting duration: 2 hrs
  • Average attendance rate: 100% 

*Including the joint meeting with the Audit and risks committee relating to cybersecurity risk review.