Governance

The Group Executive Committee

The Group Executive Committee, chaired by Jan GUPTA, defines the strategic guidelines and coordinates their implementation. It also monitors the commercial and operational performance of the Group’s business units. The latter enjoy managerial autonomy and all means of support necessary for the performance of their activities.

 

Jan Gupta

President

Nathalie Buhnemann

Group SVP Finance & Procurement

Paolo del Noce

Group SVP South EMEA

Kenneth Ragnvaldsen

Group SVP North EMEA

Dharam Sheoran

Group SVP Delivery & Technology

Peter Mehrle

SVP Germany

Primo Meregalli

VP South East Europe

Véronique Rodoni

Group SVP Human Resources

André Van der Toorn

Group SVP Integration Office

Stéphanie Bia

Group Communications & Investor Relations Director

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, chaired by Jan GUPTA, oversees the company’s management. It advises and controls the Group Executive Committee on the course to take in its activities and ensures that the interests of the Group’s stakeholders (shareholders, employees and customers) are met.

 

Jan Gupta

Dr. Jan Gupta, a German national, brings extensive experience of managing successful global teams in engineering and technology businesses. With a strong academic background in mechanical engineering and economics, his career spans more than 20 years in the technology industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Schunk Group, a German advanced engineering company. He previously held various senior leadership roles at the Freudenberg Group, including leading several of its global divisions. Dr. Gupta holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Aachen University, Germany. He will be based at The Adecco Group’s global headquarters, in Zurich, Switzerland.

Coram Williams

Coram is Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee of The Adecco Group since May 2020. Coram Williams trained as an auditor with Arthur Andersen and held several other senior leadership positions in finance and operations at Pearson Plc until 2013. Coram Williams was CFO of Penguin Random House from 2013 to 2015, based in New York, US. From 2015 until April 2020 he served as CFO of Pearson Plc. Coram Williams holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford, both in Great Britain.

Gordana Landen

Gordana is Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee of The Adecco Group since January 2019. Gordana Landen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development and Labour Relations from Stockholm University, Sweden. Gordana Landen held a number of senior positions at Ericsson in Sweden, the UK and the United States from 1993 to 2008. Between 2008 and 2015, she was Senior Vice President Group Human Resources and a member of the Executive Management Team at Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), Sweden. From 2015 to 2018, Gordana Landen served as Group Chief Human Resources Officer at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), The Netherlands.

Véronique Rodoni

Veronique Rodoni is the Group SVP HR Modis since May 2020. She oversees the full HR activities spectrum while driving Modis organizational transformation. She brings a wealth of experience in HR Strategy, organizational design, and talent acquisition, gained while working for industrial international companies. She was HR Operations Head at Oerlikon Surface Solutions, Global HR Business Partner at Pentair Valves & Controls. She held several leadership HR positions for Alstom GE Power Generation. Veronique holds an executive MBA and an Engineering Master degree.

Nathalie Buhnemann

Nathalie Bühnemann joined AKKA in late 2013, having worked with the Group as an external consultant during the acquisition of MBtech in 2012. Prior to this, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for nearly 13 years, where she carried out audit, consulting and transaction (M&A) assignments for companies of all sizes, across multiple industries and geographical regions. Nathalie first held the position of Group Finance Director before becoming Group CFO in 2018. She has been in charge of all Group support functions since late 2020.

Charles Champion

An aeronautical engineer and graduate of the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-Sup’Aero) and Stanford University, Charles Champion has held senior positions at Airbus in Production, where he was responsible for a number of programs. In particular, he was responsible for the A320 program and for the development of the A380 program up to certification. Charles then became Head of Client Support Services and was responsible for the development of related service activities before becoming Executive Vice President of Engineering, Research and Development for commercial aviation. He was a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, and President of Airbus Operations SAS until early 2018. From August 2018 to January 2020, he was Chair of the Supervisory Board of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. Charles has also been Chair of the Board of Directors of ISAE-Sup’Aero since May 2017, and a member of the Board of Directors of SONACA since June 2019.

Jean-Luc Perodeau

Jean-Luc Perodeau was appointed to the AKKA Board in 2017. An engineer by trade, he currently holds the position of Project Manager at Aeroconseil, working within the Production division of its Aircraft Modification department.

Muriel Barneoud, Independent member

Muriel Barnéoud is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the French National School of Posts and Telecommunications (ENSPTT), and holds a specialist degree in financial management and taxation. After starting her career at Arthur Andersen, she joined La Poste Group in 1994. Now Director of Social Engagement at La Poste, Muriel has also held the position of CEO of Docapost (a subsidiary of the La Poste Group specializing in helping companies and institutions through the digital and mobile transition) and served as Assistant Managing Director of the Post Division in her capacity as Industrial Director. She is an elected member of the Paris Île-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sits on the Management Committee of the Abbé Grégoire Foundation of the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts. She is highly active within the Finance Innovation unit, where she has jointly managed a number of working groups. Muriel is a Chevalier de l'ordre National de la Légion d’honneur (Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor).

Valérie Magloire, Independent member

A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Valérie Magloire started her career in 1979 at PSA Peugeot Citroën, first as the controller of a Peugeot division, then as a specialist in long-term financing and the person responsible for banking relationships within the Group’s Finance Department. From 1996 to 2008, she was in charge of the Group’s investor relations. Valérie Magloire joined MICHELIN in July 2008 and carried out the role of Head of Investor Relations from 2009 to 2018. She has since been appointed Finance and Strategy Director of the Specialties Division.

Nadine Leclair, Independent member

Nadine Leclair began her career at Sligos as a research engineer before joining Renault in 1984 as a technical and vehicle engineer. Her first experience in bodywork engineering was on the Safrane project in 1989, then on the Mégane 1 project. She was appointed Manager of Body-in-white Engineering in 1999, a position she held until 2005, when she became Technical Manager for the Mégane Range. She was appointed in 2008 Vice President, Vehicle Engineering and became Senior Vice President, Engineering Project in June 2013. In April 2015, Nadine Leclair was appointed Senior Vice President, Expert Fellow. She was a member of the Renault Management Committee since 2008 and reported to Alliance Engineering. After a career of almost 37 years within the Renault Group, Nadine Leclair is now President of the international membership organization for the automotive and mobility systems engineering community, the FISITA, representing over 200,000 engineers. Nadine Leclair is Expert for the Commission des titres d'ingénieurs (CTI), a French independent body in charge of performing periodic evaluation of engineering programmes offered by the French higher education institutions. Nadine Leclair was awarded the distinction of Chevalier du Mérite for Industry by the French Republic in 2010.

Corporate governance documents

Corporate Governance Charter

The Corporate Governance Charter established by the Board of Directors aims at providing a comprehensive and transparent disclosure of the Company’s governance.

 

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AKKA TECHNOLOGIES SE is incorporated in Belgium, with its registered office at Avenue Louise 235, 1050 Brussels.

 

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