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Air Liquide SA (AIRP.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Benoit Potier

60 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the General Management Team and Member of the Executive Committee

Fabienne Lecorvaisier

55 2017 Executive Vice President, in charge of Finance, Operations Control and General Secretariat, Member of the Executive Committee

Francois Abrial

56 2017 Executive Vice President of the Shanghai Hub, supervising Asia Pacific, Member of the Executive Committee

Michael Graff

63 2017 Executive Vice President Houston Hub, Executive Vice President supervising Americas, Member of the Executive Committee

Guy Salzgeber

60 2017 Executive Vice President Frankfurt Hub, Executive Vice President supervising Europe Industries and Group Procurement, Member of the Executive Committee

Francois Darchis

62 Senior Vice President, Innovation and Development Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Marc de Royere

53 Senior Vice President in charge of International, Governance and the Group’s Corporate Sustainability Program, Member of the Executive Committee

Francois Jackow

49 Senior Vice President in charge of the Healthcare Activities, Member of the Executive Committee

Francois Venet

56 Senior Vice President, Strategy Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee

Armelle Levieux

45 2017 Vice President of Group Human Resources, Member of the Executive Committee

Pascal Vinet

56 2016 Chief Executive Officer of Airgas, Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Paul Agon

62 2017 Lead Independent Director

Philippe Dubrulle

46 2014 Director representing the employees

Pierre Dufour

63 2017 Director

Thierry Peugeot

61 2017 Director

Genevieve Berger

63 2015 Independent Director

Brian Gilvary

56 2016 Independent Director

Sian Herbert-Jones

57 2011 Independent Director

Xavier Huillard

64 2017 Independent Director

Karen Katen

69 2008 Independent Director

Sin Leng Low

66 2014 Independent Director

Annette Winkler

59 2014 Independent Director

Aude Rodriguez

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Benoit Potier

Mr. Benoit Potier has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the General Management Team and Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide SA since May 10, 2006. He previously served as Chairman of Management Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from November 2001 until May 10, 2006. Prior to that, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company for the period of time from 2000 to November 2001. In 1997, he became Chief Executive Officer of Air Liquide SA. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris and joined Air Liquide SA in 1981 as Research and Development Engineer. He then served as Head of Projects at the Engineering and Construction Department of the Company, followed by Director of Energy Development for the Large Industry business unit. Mr. Poitier became Director of Strategy and organization in 1993, and Director of the Chemistry, Welding, Refinery and Energy Markets in 1994. He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 1995.

Fabienne Lecorvaisier

Ms. Fabienne Lecorvaisier has been Executive Vice President, in charge of Finance, Operations Control and General Secretariat, Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide S.A. since July 1, 2017. Prior to that, she was Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Operations Control, Diving, Welding of Air Liquide S.A. from 2015. She joined Air Liquide in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. She started her career at Societe Generale. After holding various positions at Barclays Bank and the Banque du Louvre, she joined the Essilor Group in 1993 as Development Director. In 1996, she was appointed Finance and Information Systems Director for Essilor America and was named CFO for the Essilor Group in 2001. In 2007, she was appointed head of Strategy and Acquisitions for Essilor. She has a degree in engineering. She has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2008.

Francois Abrial

Mr. Francois Abrial has been Executive Vice President of the Shanghai Hub, supervising Asia Pacific, Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA since 2017. Prior to that, he was Vice President - Group Human Resources at Air Liquide SA from 2015. He previously served as Director of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from January 1, 2010 until December 31, 2010. After working for 10 years with Danone, he joined the Group in 1996.

Michael Graff

Mr. Michael J. (Mike) Graff has been Executive Vice President Houston Hub, Executive Vice President supervising Americas, Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA since July 1, 2017. He was Senior Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee from 2015. He also supervises the Electronics business line, Safety and Industrial Systems. He is also Chairman of the Board of Airgas. He is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the energy, chemicals and polymers industries across the Americas, Asia and Europe. He began his career with Amoco and BP, plc and has then served as president or CEO of several global chemical and polymer businesses. His educational background is in chemical engineering, business, and executive management. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2009.

Guy Salzgeber

Mr. Guy Salzgeber has been Executive Vice President Frankfurt Hub, Executive Vice President supervising Europe Industries and Group Procurement, Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide S.A. since July 1, 2017. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President - Europe Industries Frankfurt hub, Executive Vice President, Group Procurement from 2016. He joined Air Liquide in 1983. He began his career with Air Liquide as a research engineer at the Paris-Saclay Research Center (France). In 1987, he was appointed head of the non-cryogenic production research team (VSA, membranes, PSA). He moved to Gaz Industriels Services (GIS) as Manager for the Customer Service Center in the North of France in 1991. He was appointed Regional Manager in 1993 and then returned to Paris as Industrial Director for GIS in 1995. In 1997, he was appointed Vice President of Industrial Merchant operations for the Group and the following year, he launched the European Platforms. In 2000, he became Vice President for Strategic Objectives and Control. In 2003, he moved to Tokyo to become the President of Japan Air Gases. In 2007, he took charge of European Industrial activities (Large Industries, Industrial Merchant and Electronics). He has a degree in engineering. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2007.

Francois Darchis

Mr. Francois Darchis serves as Senior Vice President, Innovation and Development Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide S.A. He also supervises Information Technologies, the Industrial Merchant business line and the Group's Corporate Sustainability Program. He joined the Air Liquide Group in 1981. His career with Air Liquide began at the Paris-­Saclay Research Center (France), where he was a member of the Cryogenic production development team. In 1988, he led a strategic study on industrial customers. He moved to Air Liquide America Corporation in 1989 as Director of Strategic Planning. Returning to France in 1992, he was responsible for developing the on-site business (FLOXAL) and then setting up the Corporate Industrial teams. In 1997, he became General Manager of Large Industries for France and then for Europe. In 2000 he was appointed Vice President of both Large Industries Europe and worldwide Engineering. He has a degree in civil engineering. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2002.

Jean-Marc de Royere

Mr. Jean-Marc de Royere serves as Senior Vice President in charge of International, Governance and the Group’s Corporate Sustainability Program, Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide S.A. He began his career with Air Liquide in 1990. He is also Chairman of the Air Liquide Foundation since 2017. He began his career with Air Liquide in the Engineering field, where he was responsible for Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe sales. In 1993, he joined a business development team for large industrial customers and worked on cogenerated energy development, first in France and then in Asia from Hong Kong. In 1995, he was appointed head of the Group’s Strategic Planning and, in 1997, of Corporate Control. In 2000, Mr. Jean-Marc de Royere was appointed head of the Group’s Healthcare Division. In January 2010, he was appointed head of Air Liquide’s Asia Pacific business, managing the Group’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region from Tokyo. He has a business degree. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2000.

Francois Jackow

Mr. Francois Jackow serves as Senior Vice President in charge of the Healthcare Activities, Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA. supervises the Africa, Middle East and India. He is also Vice President Customer Experience. He joined Air Liquide in 1993. After starting with Air Liquide, he has held various positions in Marketing, Business Development, Engineering and Strategy in the United States, the Netherlands and France. From 2002 to 2007, he was in charge of Innovation, as Vice President of Research, Development, and Advanced Technologies for the Group. From 2007 to 2011, he was President and CEO of Air Liquide Japan based in Tokyo. From 2011 to 2014, he headed the Large Industries business line and from 2014 to 2016 was in charge of Corporate Strategy. His educational background is in Research in chemistry and biology and in business administration both from France and the United States. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2014.

Francois Venet

Mr. Francois Venet serves as Senior Vice President, Strategy Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA. He supervises the Large Industries business line and Engineering & Construction. He joined Air Liquide in 1988. He began his career with Air Liquide as a Development Engineer and then a Product Manager before moving to the United States in 1992 to hold various management positions in Air Liquide’s United States operations, including Senior Vice President for the Industrial Merchant Business Unit. In 2002, he returned to the Group’s headquarters and served as Vice President for Acquisitions, Strategy and Operations Control. In 2005, he was appointed Vice President for European Integration and Development, responsible for Central European industrial functions. He moved to Frankfurt in 2007 to lead the newly acquired Lurgi Group, an engineering company. In 2011, he was appointed Vice President of Engineering & Construction. In 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President for the Asia Pacific zone. In 2015, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Shanghai Hub, leading operations in Asia Pacific. His educational background is in engineering and business administration. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2014.

Armelle Levieux

Ms. Armelle Levieux has been Vice President of Group Human Resources, Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide SA since 2017. She joined Air Liquide in 1996. Since joining the Group, she held various positions in the fields of business development, marketing and operations in Europe. In 2013, she was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Seppic, the specialty ingredients subsidiary in the Healthcare activity. She has a degree in engineering.

Pascal Vinet

Mr. Pascal Vinet has been Chief Executive Officer of Airgas, Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide SA since 2016. He was Vice President of Healthcare Global Operations and Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide SA from February 2011. He was Secretary of the Executive Board, Vice President of Global Activities and Health Operations of Air Liquide SA from January 1, 2010 until December 31, 2010. He joined the Company in 1986 and served previously as Secretary of the Executive Board and Vice President of Strategic Control from 2007 to January 1, 2010. He led the Australian subsidiary of Air Liquide SA, R&D of the Group and other activities in the United States. In 2007, he was appointed Vice President of Strategic Control and Secretary of the Executive Committee.

Jean-Paul Agon

Mr. Jean-Paul Agon has been Lead Independent Director of Air Liquide SA since May 3, 2017. He was Independent Director at Air Liquide SA from May 5, 2010. He is Chairman of the Appointments and Governance Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee. He began his career with the L'Oreal group in 1978. From 1981 to 1997, he held various senior management positions first as General Manager of L'Oreal Greece and General Manager of L'Oreal Paris, then International Managing Director for Biotherm International, Managing Director for L'Oreal Germany and finally Managing Director for L'Oreal Asia Zone. From 2001 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oreal USA as well as several subsidiaries of the L'Oreal group in the USA. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the L'Oreal Group, and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group in 2006. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oreal since March 2011. He has acted as Director of L’Oreal USA Inc and Galderma Pharma S.A. Until March 2012, he was Vice Chairman and Director of The Body Shop International plc and he served as Cgairman of the Board and CEO of Galderma Pharma S.A. until April 2012. He graduated from HEC Business School (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in 1978.

Philippe Dubrulle

Mr. Philippe Dubrulle has been Director representing the employees at Air Liquide S.A. since June 18, 2014. He is Member of the Environment and Society Committee. An engineering graduate from Ecole Superieure de l’Energie et des Materiaux (Universite d'Orleans), he has held various positions as an engineer, Product Manager and International Sales Manager at several aeronautical groups both in France and abroad. He joined the Air Liquide group in 2008. Based in Sassenage, he is an employee of the subsidiary Air Liquide Advanced Technologies. He is Business Line Manager for “Aeronautical Systems”. A Member of the French Institute of Directors, he has been a Certified Company Director – ASC France since November 2016.

Pierre Dufour

Mr. Pierre Dufour has been Director at Air Liquide SA since May 3, 2017. He is Chairman of the Environment and Society Committee at the Company. He was Senior Executive Vice-President at Air Liquide SA from May 9, 2012 to May 3, 2017. He also supervised Americas, Africa-Middle East and Asia-Pacific zones, all the Industrial World Business Lines, Engineering and Construction as well as Research and Security. Previously, he was Senior Executive Vice President and Member of General Management and Executive Committee of the Company from January 1, 2010, the function he held after being Senior Executive Vice President, Member of General Management Team and of Executive Committee, President and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. from November 27, 2007. Between 2002 and November 27, 2007, he was Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Prior to this, he served as Group Industrial Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from 2000 to 2002. He joined Air Liquide SA in 1997, as Vice-President Worldwide Engineering. In 1998, he was appointed Group Industrial Director, overseeing the technical aspects of operations and maintenance for the Group worldwide. Mr. Dufour also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. in Houston, Texas, a position he held from July 2000 to September 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board of Air Liquide Middle East and Director of Air Liquide Arabia. Prior to joining the Air Liquide Group, he was Executive Vice-president of SNC-LAVALIN, Inc.; he held the position from 1991 to 1997. He began his career with SNC-LAVALIN, Inc. in 1976. He holds a Science degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and completed an advanced Management program at Harvard Business School. He is Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Montreal.

Thierry Peugeot

Mr. Thierry Peugeot has been Director of Air Liquide SA since 2017. Prior to that, he was Independent Director at Air Liquide SA from May 10, 2006. He has been also Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee of the Company since May 9, 2012. He was previously Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company from 2005 to May 10, 2006. A graduate of ESSEC, he began his career with the Marrel Group in 1982 as Export Manager for the Middle East and English-speaking Africa for Air Marrel, and then Director of Air Marrel America. He joined Automobiles Peugeot in 1988 as Regional Manager of the South-East Asia zone, then Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot do Brasil in 1991 and Chief Executive Officer of Slica in 1997. In 2000, he became International Key Accounts Director of Automobiles Citroen and then, in 2002, Vice President of Services and Spare Parts before being appointed to the PSA Peugeot Citroen Vice Presidents Committee. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Peugeot S.A. between 2002 and 2014.

Genevieve Berger

Ms. Genevieve Berger has been Independent Director at Air Liquide S.A. since May 6, 2015. She is Member of the Environment and Society Committee. With a Ph.D. in physics, holder of a thesis in physics, Doctor of Medicine and with a Ph.D. human biology, Ms. Berger was Director of the mixed laboratory for parametric imaging CNRS-Broussais Hotel-Dieu from 1991 to 2000. She was General Manager of the CNRS between 2000 and 2003. She served as Professor and Hospital Managing Director at La Pitie-Salpetriere between 2003 and 2008 before joining Unilever as Chief Research and Development Officer from 2008 to 2014. She has been the Head of the research department at the Swiss company Firmenich since July 1, 2015.

Brian Gilvary

Mr. Brian Gilvary has been Independent Director at Air Liquide S.A. since May 12, 2016. He is Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee. Holder of a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Manchester, he joined BP group in 1986 where he has spent his entire career. Following a variety of roles in the upstream, downstream and trading of the oil and gas business in Europe and the United States, he became the Downstream’s Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Director from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 until 2009 he was Chief Executive of the integrated supply and trading function. In 2010 he was appointed Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance function. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of BP on January 1, 2012.

Sian Herbert-Jones

Ms. Sian Herbert-Jones has been Independent Director of Air Liquide SA since May 4, 2011. She also acts as Chairman of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee within the company. She is a holder of a Master of Art degree in History from Oxford University and a graduate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She first practiced for 13 years with the firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, in the London office from 1983-1993 in particular in the capacity of Corporate Finance Manager, then in the Paris office from 1993 to 1995 in the capacity of Mergers & Acquisitions Manager. She then joined the Sodexo Group in 1995 in which she was successively in charge of international development from 1995 to 1998 and the Group’s Treasury Department from 1998 to 2000 then Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2000. From 2001 to December 2015, she was Chief Financial Officer; and member of the Executive Committee of the Sodexo Group. Since 2016, she holds several positions within Board of Directors of companies and also pursues other consulting activities in societal and environmental fields.

Xavier Huillard

Mr. Xavier Huillard has been Independent Director of L'Air Liquide SA since May 3, 2017. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He is a graduate of the Ecole polytechnique and the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussees. He has spent most of his working life in the construction industry in France and abroad. He joined Sogea in December 1996 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of international activities and specific projects, and then became its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. He was appointed Deputy General Manager of VINCI in March 1998 and was Chairman of VINCI Construction from 2000 to 2002. He was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of VINCI and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Energies from 2002 to 2004, then Chairman of VINCI Energies from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Huillard became Director and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI in 2006 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI on May 6, 2010. He was Chairman of the Institut de l’Entreprise from January 2011 to January 2017. He is Chairman of Vinci Concessions since June 20, 2016.

Karen Katen

Ms. Karen L. Katen has been Independent Director at Air Liquide SA since May 7, 2008. She has been Member of the Company's Appointments and Governance Committee since May 9, 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago (BA in Political Science and MBA). In 1974, she joined Pfizer and carried out various management and executive positions during more than 30 years. In her last position with Pfizer, she was Vice Chairman of Pfizer Inc. and President of Pfizer Human Health, the Group’s main operating department. She played a role in the introduction of new medicines for the treatment of cardiovascular and mental diseases, as well as diabetes and cancer. She also successfully oversaw the integration of Warner Lambert (acquired in 2000) and Pharmacia (acquired in 2003) in the Pfizer Group. Having retired from Pfizer in March 2007, she was Chairman of the Pfizer Foundation. Currently she is a Senior Advisor at EW Healthcare Partners, a healthcare venture and growth equity firm.

Sin Leng Low

Ms. Sin Leng Low has been Independent Director at Air Liquide S.A. since 2014. She also serves as Member of Audit and Accounts Committee within the Company. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta (Canada) in Electrical engineering, has a Master of Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School (USA). After spending part of her career in the Singapore government administrative service, she held the duties of Executive Vice President at electricity provider Singapore Power and Managing Director of its telecommunications subsidiary from 1995 to 2000. In 2000, she joined energy, water, marine and urban development group Sembcorp Industries, where she successively held the positions of Group Chief Operating Officer and Executive Chairman of the subsidiary spearheading the industrialization and urbanization development business in China, Vietnam and Indonesia until end 2012, and Senior Advisor for four years.

Annette Winkler

Ms. Annette Winkler has been Independent Director at Air Liquide S.A. since 2014. She is Member of the Appointments and Governance Committee and the Remuneration Committee at the Company. Doctor in Economics from the University of Frankfurt (Germany), Ms. Winkler became the Managing Shareholder of a medium-sized construction company. In 1995, she joined the Mercedes-Benz group, where she held a variety of positions and in particular that of Senior Director / Head Public Relations and Communications. After spending two years as Head of the Mercedes-Benz sales and service outlet in Braunschweig, she became Chief Executive Officer of DaimlerChrysler Belgium and Luxembourg (1999-2005), then Vice President of Global Business Management & Wholesale Europe (2006-2010). Vice President of Daimler AG, since 2010 she is Chief Executive Officer of smart (with overall responsibility for the brand, also in charge of the smart factory in Lorraine).

Aude Rodriguez