Governance

Board of Directors

The EXEL Industries Board of Directors comprises seven members, including two independent members, two women and one employee representative member. Six members are appointed by the shareholders’ Annual General Meeting for a six-year term; the seventh member, representing the employees, is appointed by the Group Works Council for a three-year term. The Company is in compliance with the law on the proportion of women on the Board and with the Middlenext Code with regard to the number of independent members. Two committees assist the Board of Directors; the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Appointments Committee. Each of these Committees is chaired by an independent member of the Board. Board members’ complementary skills provide essential support to Group Executive Management with regard to its strategic ambitions and the Group’s growth.

PATRICK BALLU

Chairman of the Board of Directors

PASCALE AUGER

Independent director and Chair of the Audit Committee

CLAUDE LOPEZ

Independent director and Chair of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee

ELLA ETIENNE DENOY

Representing EXEL sas

MARC BALLU

Director

CYRIL BALLU

Director

SYLVAIN MACCORIN

Director representing employees

Management team

The 17-strong management team is made up of the Chief Executive Officers of the Group’s main subsidiaries and the corporate function directors based in the Group’s holding company. Yves Belegaud has been CEO of the EXEL Industries Group since December 17, 2019. Yves Belegaud spent 26 years with the Terreos Group, the second largest global sugar company operating in 18 countries, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for Europe from 2014 to 2019. The other members of the management team are: Daniel Tragus, Thomas Germain, Patrick Tristani, Delphine Séférian, Philippe Besançon, Cyril Ballu, Jens Kristensen, Marc Ballu, Cédric Perres, Sébastien Tremblais, Wim van den Bosch, Wolfgang Bergmann, Fabrice Doosterlinck, Matt Hays, Bertrand Garnier and Colin Chaballier.

YVES BELEGAUD

Chief Executive Officer EXEL Industries

DANIEL TRAGUS

Director of strategy, M&A, Industrial Property

MARC BALLU

Chief Executive Officer Hozelock Hozelock Exel Tricoflex

CYRIL BALLU

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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THOMAS GERMAIN

Group Chief Financial Officer

PATRICK TRISTANI

Chief transformation Officer, Chiel Executive Officer Berthoud, CMC, Nicolas Sparyers, Tecnoma

DELPHINE SEFERIAN

Group Chief Legal Officer

PHILIPPE BESANÇON

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

JENS KRISTENSEN

Chief Executive Officer Groupe Hardi

CEDRIC PERRES

Chief Executive Officer Sames Kremlin

WIM VAN DEN BOSCH

Chief Executive Officer Agrifac

WOLFGANG BERGMANN

Chief Executive Officer Holmer

FABRICE DOOSTERLINCK

Chief Executive Officer Tricoflex

MATT HAYS

Chief Executive Officer ET Works

BERTRAND GARNIER

Chief Executive Officer Evrard, Gama Technologies, Préciculture, Supray Technologies

COLIN CHABALLIER

Chief Executive Officer Exxact Robotics

A Group in transformation

Patrick Ballu, you appointed a new Chief Executive Officer from outside the family a year ago. What is your assessment of the new situation?

“Having a Chief Executive Officer who is not from my family is a profound change, but it avoids mixing professional and family relationships.

Yves Belegaud brings us his fresh and experienced perspective, both in industry and in the agricultural sector, with which he has proven affinity. I like his way of managing: he’s a decision-maker, but at the same time friendly and consensual; he also knows how to listen and how to make our teams work in a network.

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