Governance

Board of Directors

The EXEL Industries Board of Directors comprises eight members, including three independent members, three women and one employee representative member. Seven members are appointed by the shareholders’ Annual General Meeting for a six-year term; the eighth 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. Three committees assist the Board of Directors: the Audit Committee, the Remuneration and Appointments Committee and the CSR 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 ÉTIENNE-DENOY

Representing EXEL SAS

 

MARC BALLU

Director

 

CYRIL BALLU

Director

 

SYLVAIN MACCORIN

Director representing employees

 

SONIA TROCMÉ-LE PAGE

Independent director and Chair of the CSR Committee

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, Cyril Ballu, Marc Ballu, Thomas Germain, Patrick Tristani, Sylvie Le Callonec, Philippe Besançon, Jens Kristensen, Cédric Perres, Wim van den Bosch, Gerhard Osenberg, Matt Hays and Philippe Breban.

 

YVES BELEGAUD

Chief Executive Officer EXEL Industries

 

DANIEL TRAGUS

Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of strategy, M&A, Industrial Property

 

MARC BALLU

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of the Garden activity, Chief Executive Officer Tricoflex

 

CYRIL BALLU

Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of the Nautic Industry

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THOMAS GERMAIN

Chief Financial Officer

 

PATRICK TRISTANI

Chief Transformation Officer

SYLVIE LE CALLONEC

Chief Legal Officer

 

PHILIPPE BESANÇON

Chief Human Resources Officer

JENS KRISTENSEN

Chief Executive Officer Hardi

CÉDRIC PERRES

Chief Executive Officer Sames

WIM VAN DEN BOSCH

Chief Executive Officer Agrifac

GERHARD OSENBERG

Chief Executive Officer Holmer

MATT HAYS

Chief Executive Officer ET Works

PHILIPPE BREBAN

Chief Executive Officer France Pulvé

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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