Board of Directors

Nexans board of directors comprises 12 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
Georges Chodron de Courcel Director
Cyrille Duval Director
Jérôme Gallot Director
Véronique Guillot-Pelpel Director
Philippe Joubert Director
Colette Lewiner Director
Fanny Letier Director
Andrónico Luksic Craig Director
Francisco Pérez Mackenna Director
Hubert Porte  Director
Lena Wujek Director representing employees shareholders
Kathleen Wantz-O’Rourke Censor


Board of Directors of Nexans

From left to right:
Jérôme Gallot, Lena Wujek, Georges Chodron de Courcel, Hubert Porte, Véronique Guillot-Pelpel, Frédéric Vincent, Colette Lewiner, Cyrille Duval, Philippe Joubert, Fanny Letier, Andrónico Luksic Craig, Francisco Pérez Mackenna.



Frédéric Vincent is Chairman of the board of Nexans. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Nexans, from May 26, 2009 to September 30, 2014 and before 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.

Georges Chodron de Courcel is 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*, Member of the Supervisory Board of Lagardère SCA  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.

Philippe Joubert is Executive Chairman of the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) (at the World Energy Council), Senior Advisor Power and Climate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD ) and Chairman of HRH The Prince of Wales’s European Union Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. He is a member of the Advisory Board of A4S (Accounting for Sustainability) and of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) of Cambridge University. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Joubert was Deputy CEO of the Alstom group in charge of strategy and development. He was a member of the Alstom Executive Committee between 2000 and 2012, President of Alstom Transmission and Distribution Sector from 2000 to 2004, and from 2004 to 2011 President of Alstom Power Sector. He previously occupied various management positions within the Alstom group beginning in 1986.

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.

Fanny Letier is, since march 2015, an Executive Director within Bpifrance, in charge of the SME equity division, an investment program in the amount of 1.3 billion euros with more than 400 active participations.  She was a Director since September 2013 of France Regional Investissements funds within Bpifrance. Fanny Letier previously held several positions within the French Administration, including Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Ministère du redressement productif (Industrial recovery Ministry) in 2012-2013, Secretary General of the Interministry Committee on industrial restructuring in 2010-2012 and various positions within the French Ministry of Finance, including as Chief of staff of the office of Financing and company development at the Treasury. She was a financial advisor at the office of the French permanent delegation to the European Union in Brussels between 2008 and 2010.

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.).

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.

Lena Wujek is member of the Supervisory Board of the “FCPE Actionnariat Nexans” and Nexans Group employee.

Kathleen Wantz-O’Rourke is the Director Action Plan & Performance Group in ENGIE since 2012. She previously held various positions in Siemens since 1984 in finance, business development and general management in large regional companies. She also serves as a member of the Board of Storengy and of the Trust Management Institute (TMI), and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Companie Nationale du Rhône (CNR). She is also a member of the Audit Committee of Storengy and Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR).


* Positions held in foreign companies or institutions.

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