Board of Directors

The Board of Directors sets the Company’s strategy and ensures its implementation.

Denis Thiery (60, French) has been Chairman & Chief Executive Officer since the Board of directors held on 12 January 2010. He became Chief Executive Officer at the Board of directors meeting held on 19 June 2007. Denis Thiery joined Neopost in 1998 as Group chief financial officer. From 1991 to 1997, he was chief financial officer and Chief Executive Officer of Moorings, a world leader in leisure boat rentals, based in the United States. From 1984 to 1991, he held a number of senior positions with Wang France before becoming chief financial officer in 1989. Having graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Denis Thiery started his career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand both in France and in the United States. He was appointed as a director by the Annual General Meeting of 10 July 2007. His mandate will be proposed for renewal at the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2016 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2019.

Other Group appointments: director of Neopost Ltd (United Kingdom), Neopost Shipping (France) and of Mailroom Holding Inc. (United States).

Other appointments outside Neopost: none.

Other appointments over the last five years (excluding those listed above): none

On 31 January 2016, Denis Thiery and his related parties owned 145,484 Neopost shares.

Éric Courteille (48, French) has been Chief Executive Officer of La Redoute SAS since 2 June 2014. Éric Courteille is a graduate of ESCP-EAP and started his career at Arthur Andersen France, as an auditor, from 1995 to 2000. He then co-founded the company Sporever. In November 2002, Éric Courteille joined the PPR group: within the Guilbert subsidiary where he was appointed head of internal audit of Guilbert group. From 2004 to 2006, he worked in several senior roles at CFAO until he became chief financial officer of Eurapharma. At the end of 2006, he joined Redcats as chief financial and administrative officer for The Sportsman’s Guide (Redcats USA). In April 2009, he became chief financial officer and corporate secretary of Redcats SA. On 4 July 2012, the Annual General Meeting ratified the appointment by the Board of Éric Courteille as a director. His mandate will be proposed for renewal at the the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2016 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2019.

Other Group appointments: none.

Other appointments outside Neopost: managing director of BCR SAS and of NEW R SAS, managing director of La Redoute SAS, President of Relais Colis SAS; permanent representative of Relais Colis to the Board committee of Aubaines Magasins SAS

Other appointments over the last five years (excluding those listed above): director of La Redoute SA (France), director of La Redoute Catalogue Benelux (Belgium); President of Redcats International Holding SAS, of Giornica SAS and of Redcats Business Development; director of Redcats USA Inc. and of Redcats USA LLC , director of Cyrillus UK Ltd, director of Redcats UK; President of the Board and delegate director of Cyrillus Benelux S.A. (Belgium), member of the Board of directors of Redcats Nordic AB (Sweden), member of the directory Board of Redcats Management Services SAS; permanent representative of Redcats S.A. on the directory Board of SAS SADAS, of SAS Cyrillus, and of SAS La Redoute Mag, President of SAS DIAM, permanent representative of Redcats S.A. on the Board of directors of Cyrillus Benelux SA (Belgium), of LMDV S.A., of Movitex S.A., and to the directory Board of Redcats International SAS, permanent representative of SOGEP SAS as a director of Somewhere S.A., and permanent representative of La Redoute S.A. as a member of the directory Board of SAS La Redoute Mag.

On 31 January 2016, Éric Courteille owned 267 Neopost shares.

 

Virginie Fauvel (41, French) holds an engineering degree from the École des Mines de Nancy. She started her career in Cetelem, where she had responsibility for risk management, before taking the management of the e-Business division and setting up and developing Cetelem's online platforms in Europe. In 2009, in BNP Paribas, Virginie Fauvel was appointed Director of online banking. In this role, she created and developed four online banks, including Hello bank!. She joined Allianz in 2013 as a member of the Executive Committee and took responsibility for the transformation of Allianz into a company based on digital technologies. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Europcar Group. Finally, Virginie Fauvel was a member of the National Digital Council between 2013 and 2015.

 

Cornelius Geber (63, German) is currently director of numerous German and international companies. He was previously a consultant to the general management of Deutsche Post Worldnet AG (Germany) and was Chairman of the Board of directors of the German transport company Kuehne+Nagel AG & Co. KG (Germany) and director of its parent company Kuehne+Nagel International AG (Switzerland) between 1993 and 1999. Cornelius Geber has been a director of Neopost S.A. since July 2002. His mandate was renewed at the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2014 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2017.

Other Group appointments: none.

Other appointments outside Neopost: managing partner of GC Beteiligungs und Management GmbH (Germany), director of GC Beteilligungs und Management AG (Switzerland), Chairman of the supervisory Board of Barkawi Management Consultants (Germany).

Other appointments over the last five years (excluding those listed above): Vice President of the Board of Inconso AG (Germany), director of Cargofresh AG (Germany), member of the Supervisory board of Friedrich Grohe AG & Co. KG, of Ifco Systems N.V., Chairman of the Board of Ponaxis AG (Germany) and of Paul Günther Logistk AG (Germany), managing director of Celanese Europe Holding GmbH (Germany), director of Celanese AG (Germany) and of Kiala S.A. (Belgium).

On 31 January 2016, Cornelius Geber owned 1,328 Neopost shares.

 

William Hoover Jr (66, American) had been a senior partner at McKinsey for 30 years until July 2007. William Hoover Jr holds a MA in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. He settled in Denmark in 1980 where he focused his consulting activity mainly in the fields of high technology, telecom as well as industry. He advised companies for their establishment and growth in particular in China, a country he still often visits. William Hoover Jr’s mandate as a director of Neopost S.A. was approved during the Annual General Meeting of 2 July 2013. His mandate will be proposed for renewal at the the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2016 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2019.

Other Group appointments: none.

Other appointments outside Neopost: director of Sanistal A/S, director of GN Great Nordic, a listed company in Copenhagen, Chairman of the Board of ReD Associates. All these companies are Danish. William Hoover Jr is also a director of the LEGO Foundation which promotes children’s education worldwide.

Other appointments over the last five years (excluding those listed above): director of Danfoss AS.

On 31 January 2016, William Hoover Jr owned 200 Neopost shares.

 

Vincent Mercier (66, French), Civil Engineer of Les Mines, holder of a DESS in economics and a Cornell MBA graduate. Until 2014 he was Chairman of the worldwide supervisory Board of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants after having been in charge of French and Chinese operations until 2010. Vincent Mercier’s mandate as a director of Neopost S.A. was approved at the Annual General Meeting of 7 July 2009. His mandate was renewed at the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2015 for a three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2018.

Other Group appointments: none.

Other appointments outside Neopost: director of Sucden, of FM Logistic, of Altavia Europe and of Adie.

Other appointments over the last five years (excluding those listed above): Chairman of the supervisory Board of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants until July 2014.

On 31 January 2016, Vincent Mercier owned 2,400 Neopost shares.

 

Catherine Pourre (58, French) graduated from ESSEC, holds a law degree from the Université Catholique de Paris and is a chartered accountant. Catherine Pourre started her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where she was a partner from 1989 to 1999. Before joining Unibail-Rodamco in 2002 as deputy executive director, and then as a member of the supervisory Board of Unibail-Rodamco SE from 2007 to 2013, Catherine Pourre had been executive director of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young since 1999. Catherine Pourre was appointed as a director of Neopost S.A. at the Annual General Meeting of 6 July 2010. Her mandate will be proposed for renewal at the the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2016 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2019.

Other Group appointments: none.

Other appointments outside Neopost: member of the supervisory Board of Bénéteau SA, a French listed company; director of SEB S.A., a French listed company, as permanent representative of the Fonds Stratégique de Participations; director of CPO Services Sarl (Luxemburg).

Other appointments over the last five years (excluding those listed above): director of U&R Management B.V. (Netherlands), member of the directory Board and executive director central operations of Unibail – Rodamco SE (listed company), Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Tayninh (listed company), Chairman of SAS Doria and of SAS Unibail Management, director of Comexposium Holding, of Unibail-Rodamco Participations, director, President of the audit committee and President of the nominations and compensation committee of Viparis - Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, member of the supervisory Board of Uni-Expos, Chairman of the audit committee of SCI Propexpo, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Viparis holding (previously Unibail-Rodamco Finance), President of Espace Expansion Immobilière, director of Union Immobilière Internationale, Chairman of the audit committee and of the nomination and compensation committee of Viparis - Porte de Versailles, member of the directory Board of Rodamco Europe N.V. (Netherlands) listed company, director of Rodamco Europe Beheer B.V.(Netherlands), director of Unibail-Rodamco S.E. (Netherlands), permanent representative of Unibail-Rodamco SE to the Board of Crossroads Property Investors SA (Luxemburg) and of Rodamco Europe N.V. (Netherlands) and deputy Chief Executive Officer of Unibail Management.

On 31 January 2016, Catherine Pourre owned 456 Neopost shares.

 

Isabelle Simon (45, French) graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris, HEC, Université Jean Monet in Sceaux (International taxation matters), Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (English and North American business law) and from the Harvard Law School in the United States (LL.M.). She is also a lawyer and was admitted to the Paris Bar and the New York Bar. Isabelle Simon began her career in 1995 as a lawyer with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (first in Paris then in New York). She joined Goldman Sachs in Paris between 2003 and 2008 as an executive director in the investment banking division. She later joined Publicis group, where until 2011 she was in charge of the mergers and acquisitions and legal departments as well as external development strategy and minority holdings. From 2011 to 2013 she was deputy Chief Executive Officer at Monte-Carlo SBM. Since April 2015, she has been with Thales group as a legal and finance Director and member of the executive committe. Isabelle Simon was appointed as a director of Neopost S.A. at the Annual General Meeting held on the 4 July 2012. Her mandate was renewed at the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2015 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2018.

Other Group appointments: none.

Other appointments outside Neopost: member of the supervisory Board of Thales Alenia Space SAS, permanent representative of Thales among the Boards of directors of Thales Avionics SAS and of Thales Communications & Security SAS, director and chief financial officer of Fondation d'Entreprise Thales, director of Wefcos, a non-listed French company, part of the Publicis group and organizer of the Women’s Forum.

Other appointments over the last five years (excluding those listed above): none.

On 31 January 2016, Isabelle Simon owned 400 Neopost shares.

 

Richard Troksa (53, American) is currently a business consultant with Gold Aspen Executive Consulting, a strategy and development consulting firm focusing on new technologies. An engineer, he holds an MSc in Engineering from the University of Colorado. Richard first joined IBM in 1984 where he took charge of software development before being appointed Business Line Manager in 2003. He held the position of Chairman and CEO of Exstream Software from 2004 to 2008, before going on to join Hewlett-Packard in the role of Vice President of Enterprise Software, a position he held until 2010. Richard Troksa specializes in new technologies and also has substantial financial and management experience. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Appointment and Remuneration Committee of DocuLynx Inc. and he is Vice Chairman of the Board and a member of the Appointments, Remuneration and Audit committees of 7 Summits Inc.

 

Jean-Paul Villot (70, French) joined Neopost S.A. in September 1995 as deputy managing director, and was appointed Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Neopost S.A. in September 1996. On 19 June 2007, Jean-Paul Villot became Chairman of the Board of Neopost S.A., a position that he held until 12 January 2010. Jean-Paul Villot is a graduate of France’s École des Mines (engineering) and IAE (business) schools, and has held various professional positions in France and abroad, working in sales and general management at Bull and Schlumberger. Between 1991 and his arrival at Neopost, he was executive director and member of the management committee of the Dutch photocopier manufacturer Océ. His mandate is to come to renewal at the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2016.

Other Group appointments: none.

Other appointments outside Neopost: none.

Other appointments over the last five years: member of the supervisory Board of X’Ange Capital and Chairman of the supervisory Board of Atria Capital Partenaires (France).

On 31 January 2016, Jean-Paul Villot and his related parties owned 57,115 Neopost shares.