Board of Directors

Nexans board of directors comprises 13 members.

Directors are appointed by the general shareholders meeting. Since 2003, the board’s functioning is governed by internal regulations.

The ethical rules that apply to members of the Board of directors are formalized in a Director’s Charter, attached to the Internal Regulations of the Board.

Frédéric Vincent Chairman of the Board
Robert Brunck Director
Georges Chodron de Courcel Director
Cyrille Duval Director
Jérôme Gallot Director
Véronique Guillot-Pelpel Director
Colette Lewiner Director
Andrónico Luksic Craig Director
Francisco Pérez Mackenna Director
François Polge de Combret Director
Hubert Porte  Director
Mouna Sepehri Director
Lena Wujek Director representing employees shareholders


Board of Directors of Nexans

 From left to right:
Cyrille Duval, Francisco Pérez Mackenna, François Polge de Combret, Lena Wujek, Georges Chodron de Courcel, Colette Lewiner, Nicolas de Tavernost**, Mouna Sepehri, Jérôme Gallot, Frédéric Vincent, Véronique Guillot-Pelpel, Andrónico Luksic Craig, Hubert Porte, Robert Brunck.



Frédéric Vincent is Chairman and CEO of Nexans since May 26, 2009, and was previously Chief Operating Officer of Nexans. After joining Alcatel in 1986, Frédéric Vincent integrated the Cables and Components sector in 1989, where he was appointed in 1994 Deputy Managing Director (Administration and Finance) of Alcatel's undersea telecommunications activities, and in 1997 of Saft, Alcatel's batteries activity. From 1978 to 1985 he was a member of a major audit firm.

Robert Brunck is Chairman of the Board of Directors of CGGVeritas. He is also President of the Association pour la Recherche et le développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels (ARMINES), Director of Centre Européen d’Education Permanente (CEDEP), Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie (ENSG), Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), Director of Groupement des Entreprises Parapétrolières et Paragazières-Association Française des Techniciens du Pétrole (GEP-AFTP) and Board member of the Nexans Foundation created in March 2013.

Georges Chodron de Courcel is Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas and Member of the Executive Committee. He is also Vice-Chairman of Fortis Bank SA/NV* (BNP Paribas group), Director of Bouygues SA, Alstom, F.F.P. (Société Foncière, Financière et de Participations), Erbé SA*, GBL (Groupe Bruxelles Lambert)*, CNP (Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille)*, Scor Holding (Switzerland) AG*, Scor Global Life Rückversichering Schweiz AG*, Scor Switzerland AG*, and Verner Investissements SAS (BNP Paribas group), Member of the Supervisory Board of Lagardère SCA and non-voting director of Exane (Verner subsidiary, BNP Paribas group) and Scor SE..

Cyrille Duval is Secretary General of Eramet Alliages Branch (Eramet group). He is also Chief Operating Officer of SIMA (Eramet group), Chief Executive officer of CEIR SAS, Chairman of Forges de Monplaisir (Eramet group) and Brown Europe (Eramet group), Legal Manager of Transmet (Eramet group) and Sorame SCA, Director of Eramet, Comilog (Eramet group) and Metal Securities (Eramet group).

Jérôme Gallot is Advisor to the Chairman of Veolia Environnement. He is also Director of Caixa Seguros* (Brazilian subsidiary of CNP Assurances) and Plastic Omnium, and non-voting Director of NRJ Group.

Véronique Guillot-Pelpel is judge at the Paris Commercial Court and Board member of the Nexans Foundation created in March 2013. Previously she held the position of Director of Human Resources and Communications for Nexans between 2006 and 2008 and had previously held the position of Communication Director for the Group between 2000 and 2006. Mrs Guillot-Pelpel was a member of Nexans' Executive Committee from October 2001 until she left the Group in 2008.

Colette Lewiner is Advisor to the Chairman of Capgemini. She is also Director of Eurotunnel SA, Lafarge, Bouygues, Colas (Bouygues subsidiary) and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA*, Non-executive Chairman of TDF, Member of the Académie des Technologies and Member of the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Energy.

Andrónico Luksic Craig is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quiñenco, the largest business conglomerate in Chile, but has been a member of the board since 1978. He occupies various mandates within Quiñenco group companies, including Vice Chairman of the Board of Banco de Chile, the leading financial institution in Chile, a function he has occupied since 2002. Other mandates he occupies within Quiñenco group companies include Chairman of LQ Inversiones Financieras and of Compañia Cervecerías Unidas (CCU), Vice Chairman of Compañia Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) and member of the Board of Madeco* (renamed Invexans) and of Antofagasta Minerals Plc. Outside the Quiñenco group, Mr. Andrónico Luksic Craig holds non-executive functions at Barrick Gold, as a member of the International Advisory Board. He is also a member of several leading national and international business organizations, notably the Federation of the Chilean Industry Sociedad de Fomento Fabril (SOFOFA), the Chile-Pacific Foundation, the International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council to the Mayor of Shanghai and ABAC (the APEC Business Advisory Council).

Francisco Pérez Mackenna is Chief Executive Officer of the Chilean company Quiñenco S.A.*. He is also Director of the following Chilean companies belonging to the Quiñenco group: Banco de Chile* (and a wholly-owned subsidiary), Madeco* (renamed Invexans) (and various wholly-owned subsidiaries), CCU* (Compañia cervecerías Unidas S.A.) (and various wholly-owned subsidiaries), CSAV* (Compañia Sudamericana de Vapores S.A.) and SAAM* (Sudamericana Agencias Aéreas y Marítimas S.A), and ENEX* (Empresa Nacional de Energía ENEX S.A.).

François Polge de Combret has held various financial positions with the French Administration before joining the corporate bank Lazard in 1982. He then successively worked at UBS, starting in 2006, and at Crédit Agricole CIB (previously Calyon) (2010-2011).

Hubert Porte is Executive Chairman of Ecus Administradora General de Fondos S.A. investment company, which was founded in 2004 and is dedicated to investments in South America through private equity fund Axa Capital Chile I and II. Within Chilean companies whose financial investments are managed by Ecus Administradora General de Fondos S.A., Hubert Porte is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Albia* (industrial laundry), and Director of Vitamina* (chain of nurseries and kindergartens) and Loginsa* (logistics). He is also Director of Plastic Omnium S.A. Chile* (Chilean subsidiary of Plastic Omnium group) and Managing partner of Latin American Asset Management Advisors Ltd* (LAAMA), that he founded in 2004, currently the exclusive distributor of Axa Investment Managers’ mutual funds in Latin America for which LAAMA currently manages over 2 billion US dollars.

Mouna Sepehri is Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO at Renault and member of the Executive Committee. She is also Director of Danone, and Member of the Supervisory Board of M6 (METROPOLE TELEVISION).  

Lena Wujek is member of the Supervisory Board of the “FCPE Actionnariat Nexans” and Nexans Group employee as Corporate Law and Securities Counsel.


* Positions held in foreign companies or institutions.

** until 1st April 2014

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