Paris, Amsterdam, December 23, 2020
Assembly of the Supervisory Board of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield on December 23, 2020
On December 23, 2020, the Supervisory Board (SB) of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE (URW), upon the advice of its Governance and Nomination Committee (GNC), determined to coopt Ms Cécile Cabanis as Member of the SB. She can be appointed as Chairwoman of the Audit Committee (AC). Ms Cabanis brings to the SB important information of company finance and debt administration. Her management and board expertise will strengthen the SB’s collective expertise.
The SB additionally determined to coopt Ms Julie Avrane-Chopard as member of the SB and member of its AC. Her intensive experience within the tech trade and technique will reinforce the SB’s skill to oversee URW’s technique and execution.
These two cooptations will probably be topic to ratification by the subsequent Shareholders’ Assembly of URW, on Might 12, 2021.
For simplification functions, efficient January 1, 2021, the SB additionally determined to mix the GNC and the Remuneration Committee (RC) to kind a Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee (GNRC), to be chaired by Mr Roderick Munsters, the present RC Chairman. The SB additionally agreed on Mr Colin Dyer stepping down from the GNC and RC and becoming a member of the AC, efficient January 1, 2021.
Mr Léon Bressler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of URW, stated: “I’m very glad to welcome Ms Cécile Cabanis and Ms Julie Avrane-Chopard as new members of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s Supervisory Board. Their management, board expertise and experience, particularly in company finance and expertise, will considerably strengthen the Supervisory Board and supply useful perception to its members. I wish to thank Mr Roderick Munsters for his service as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and agreeing to chair the brand new mixed Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee. I additionally thank Mr Colin Dyer for offering continuity by becoming a member of the Audit Committee. With these bulletins the Supervisory Board is in working order with two strong and nicely balanced committees.”
Biography of Ms Cécile Cabanis
Cécile Cabanis is presently Government Vice-President, Chief Monetary Officer, Know-how & Knowledge, Cycles & Procurement, member of the Government Committee and Vice-Chair of the Board of Administrators of Danone. Cécile Cabanis started her profession in 1995 with L’Oréal in South Africa as Logistics Supervisor and Monetary Controller earlier than transferring to France as Inner Auditor. In 2000, she was appointed Deputy Director Mergers & Acquisitions at France Télécom. Cécile Cabanis joined Danone in 2004, and has served in a spread of key positions in finance, together with Company Finance Director, then head of Enterprise Growth. In 2010, she was appointed Vice President Finance for the Recent Dairy Merchandise division. Since 2015, she is Chief Monetary Officer and member of the Government Committee. She can be a member of Board of Administrators and Chair of the Audit & Dangers Committee – Schneider Electrical; Vice President of the Supervisory Board, Chair of the Appointments and Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Mediawan; and Chair of the Supervisory Board of 2MX Natural. Ms Cabanis graduated from the Agro Paris Grignon engineering faculty (now AgroParis Tech). Ms Cabanis, born in 1971, is French.
Biography of Ms Julie Avrane-Chopard
Julie Avrane-Chopard is a former Senior Associate with McKinsey & Firm in France, targeted on Excessive Know-how, Superior Industries and Expertise/Future of labor. She served main shoppers throughout Europe in excessive expertise, aerospace and protection, transportation and mobility. She brings 25 years’ expertise in administration consulting, with experience in digital, company technique, development, organisation, transformation, mergers and tradition and alter. Initiatives vary from large-scale transformations and turnarounds to development methods and Business 4.0. Previous to becoming a member of McKinsey’s Paris workplace, Julie Avrane-Chopard labored for 2 years as a enterprise analyst in McKinsey’s London workplace from 1995 to 1997 and as a researcher with Bull Honeywell in Boston in 1993 and Cogema (Areva) in 1994. Julie Avrane-Chopard is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des télécommunications de Paris and of the Collège des ingénieurs. She additionally holds an MBA from INSEAD. She is a board member of Valeo, representing FSP, and a board member of Group Monnoyeur. Ms Avrane-Chopard, born in 1971, is French.
Biographies of Mr Colin Dyer and Mr Roderick Munsters can be found on URW’s web site www.urw.com
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