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Bureau Veritas to further strengthen its Board of Directors
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, April 8, 2013 - The Board of Directors of Bureau
Veritas has decided to propose the appointment of three new Board members, based
on the recommendation of the Nomination and Compensation Committee, to the
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of May 22, 2013.
The Board also proposes to renew the mandates, due to expire at the end of the
AGM, of four Board members.
Board members whose appointment is proposed to the AGM:
* Lucia Sinapi-Thomas
* Nicoletta Giadrossi
* Ieda Gomes Yell.
Board members whose mandate renewal is proposed to the AGM:
* Frank Piedelièvre, Chairman of the Board of Directors
* Frédéric Lemoine, Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Directors (Chairman of
the Management Board of Wendel)
* Stéphane Bacquaert (Managing Director of Wendel)
* Jean-Michel Ropert (Chief Financial Officer of Wendel).
In addition, Mr Ernest-Antoine Seillière has not requested the renewal of his
mandate as Board member.
The new Board members to be proposed have remarkable skills and careers
developed in key markets for Bureau Veritas - especially energy and industry -
and hold management responsibilities within global organizations.
49 years of age, French nationality.
Since the end of March 2013, Lucia Sinapi-Thomas is Deputy Chief Financial
Officer at Capgemini, a global leader in management consulting and IT services.
She has been appointed as a member of Cap Gemini Board in May 2012.
After starting her career as a tax and business lawyer in 1986, Lucia
Sinapi-Thomas joined Capgemini in 1992 as Group Tax Advisor. Since 1999, she was
also in charge of Corporate Finance and Treasury. In 2005, she became head of
Business Risk Management and Insurance. In parallel, from 1999 to 2005, she was
also in charge of Investor Relations.
Lucia Sinapi-Thomas graduated from the ESSEC business school in France (1986),
and Paris Law University (1988), was admitted to the Paris bar (1989), and has a
financial analyst degree (SFAF - 1997). Lucia Sinapi-Thomas will be one of four
Board members representing Wendel on Bureau Veritas' Board.
46 years of age, Italian nationality
Since 2013, Nicoletta Giadrossi is Chief Operations Officer in Aker Solutions, a
global offshore engineering leader, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, of which she
has been a Board Member until this year. Nicoletta Giadrossi is also a Board
Member for Faiveley Transport since 2011.
From 2009 to 2012, she was VP and GM for EMEA at Dresser Rand, a leading
provider of equipment for the extraction and treatment of Energy. Prior to that,
Nicoletta Giadrossi spent 10 years in General Electric, where she held several
leadership positions, among them GM in Oil&Gas Downstream and COO for Equipement
Management Europe. She also has a background in consulting with BCG and in
Nicoletta Giadrossi holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Yale University
and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ieda Gomes Yell
56 years of age, British nationality.
Ieda Gomes Yell has spent her career in the renewable energies and gas industry
and is a specialist in natural gas and energy strategy in emerging gas markets
in Latin America, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She has held a variety
of senior positions at BP, such as Vice President of New Ventures at BP
Integrated Supply and Trading (2004-2011), President of BP Brazil (2000-2002),
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs (1999-2000), Vice President of Market
Development at BP Solar (2002-2004) and Vice President of Pan American Energy
(1998-1999). Prior to BP, Ieda Gomes Yell was CEO of Brazil's largest gas
distribution company, Comgas (1995-1998). She has also held several board and
executive level positions in industry trade associations (the Brazilian
Association of Infrastructure, the International Gas Union, the US Civil
Engineering Foundation and the Brazilian Association of Gas Distribution
Companies). Ieda Gomes Yell has a BSc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the
Federal University of Bahia (1977), an MSc in Energy from the University of São
Paulo (1996) and in Environmental Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique
Federale de Lausanne (1978).
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification
services. Created in 1828, the Group has almost 59,000 employees in around 1,300
offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its
clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative
solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and
processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety,
environmental protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index
(Compartiment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI).
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