Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, an independent body, determines Safran’s major strategic objectives and oversees their implementation. Specialized committees provide input to support the decision-making process.

Defining corporate strategy

Acting on behalf of shareholders, the Board of Directors plays a decisive role. It defines Safran's strategy and oversees its implementation. It chooses corporate officers and determines how corporate management operates, enjoying decision-making power from this standpoint. It also guarantees the information provided to shareholders. 

Safran’s Board of Directors

Ross McInnes
Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board
Philippe Petitcolin
Philippe Petitcolin, Chief Executive Officer, Safran
Patrick Pélata
Patrick Pélata, Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Committee
Odile Desforges
Odile Desforges, Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
Monique Cohen
Monique Cohen, Lead Independent Director,
Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Anne Aubert
Anne Aubert
Marc Aubry
Marc Aubry
Hélène Auriol Potier
Hélène Auriol Potier
Patricia Bellinger
Patricia Bellinger
Hervé Chaillou
Hervé Chaillou
Jean-Lou Chameau
Jean-Lou Chameau
Didier Domange
Didier Domange
Laurent Guillot
Laurent Guillot
Vincent Imbert
Vincent Imbert
Daniel Mazaltarim
Daniel Mazaltarim
Robert Peugeot
Robert Peugeot
Sophie Zurquiyah
Sophie Zurquiyah

 

An independent, representative board

The makeup of the Board of Directors ensures that it can make objective, enlightened decisions. The 18 members of the Board include:

  • 9 independent directors (equal to 64.3% of the Board, according to the calculation criteria in the AFEP-MEDEF code*), offering a wide range of complementary expertise.
  • One State representative and one director proposed by the State; two employee shareholder representatives and two employee representatives, meaning that all stakeholders involved in Safran's daily affairs are represented.
  • 7 women (equal to 42.8% of the Board, employee shareholder and employee representatives excluded), and 12 directors with international profiles.
  • Permanent "guests" with a consultative voice: a government commissioner and representatives of the central work's council. 

*Directors representing employee shareholders and Directors representing employees are not taken into account in these calculations

 

2
employee representatives
2
employee shareholder representatives
9
independent members

 

Permanent Board committees

Each of the Board committees, acting within its scope of expertise, provides in-depth analysis prior to the Board's deliberations to support its decisions. They issue proposals, opinions and recommendations to the Board.

Audit and Risk Management Committee:

This committee exercises meticulous control over Safran's financial statements and information. It also oversees the efficiency of the Group's internal control and risk management systems.

Committee members are:

  • Odile Desforges (Présidente),
  • Marc Aubry,
  • Laurent Guillot,
  • Vincent Imbert,
  • Robert Peugeot,
  • Sophie Zurquiyah.

Nomination and Remuneration Committee:

With a majority of independent directors, this committee assists the Board in selecting its members and corporate officers. It also draws up recommendations and proposals concerning the compensation of corporate officers.

Committee members are:

  • Monique Cohen (Présidente),
  • Patricia Bellinger,
  • Jean-Lou Chameau,
  • Didier Domange,
  • Vincent Imbert,
  • Daniel Mazaltarim,
  • Patrick Pelata,
  • Hélène Auriol Potier.

Innovation and technology Committee:

Missions of this Committee are to examine the strategic orientations and options taken by the Group regarding innovation, research and technology, developments of new products and services, as well as to follow-up on associated global road maps and technological trends and evolutions.

Committee members are:

  • Patrick Pelata (Président),
  • Hervé Chaillou,
  • Jean-Lou Chameau,
  • Vincent Imbert,
  • Hélène Auriol Potier.
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