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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thierry Breton

64 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the General Management Committee

Elie Girard

41 2019 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Member of the General Management Committee, Member of the Executive Committee

Eric Grall

2018 Member of the General Management Committee, Member of the Executive Committee, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Operations and TOP Program

Gilles Arditti

63 2014 Executive Vice-President Investor Relations & Financial Communication, Member of the Executive Committee

Patrick Adiba

2018 Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Unified Communication & Collaboration, CEO Olympics and Major Events, Member of General Management Committee, Member of the Executive Committee

Pierre Barnabe

43 Senior Executive Vice President, Big Data & Cybersecurity, Member of the Management Board, Member of the Executive Board

Gilles Grapinet

56 2013 Senior Executive Vice President, Global Functions and Chief Executive Officer Worldline, Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the General Management Committee

Robert Vassoyan

2018 Senior Executive Vice President Group Chief Commercial Officer, Member of the General Management Committee, Member of the Executive Committee

Alexandre Menais

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal & Compliance

Philippe Mareine

2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Human Resources, Logistics, Housing and Head of Siemens Global Alliance

Marc-Henri Desportes

39 2013 Member of the Executive Committee, General Manager of Worldline

Giuseppe Di Franco

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Central and Eastern Europe

Adrian Gregory

2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of UK & Ireland

Peter Jong

2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Benelux & the Nordics

Rakesh Khanna

Member of the Executive Committee, Director Atos|Syntel

Kari Kupila

2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Siemens Account

Herbert Leung

2011 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Asia-Pacific

Ivan Lozano

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Iberia

Francis Meston

2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Middle East & Africa and Group Digital Transformation Officer

Marc Meyer

2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Executives & Talents Management, Group Communications

Ursula Morgenstern

54 2018 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Germany

Sean Narayanan

45 Member of the Executive Committee, CEO Business & Platform Solutions

Jean-Marie Simon

2013 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of France

Simon Walsh

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of North America

Roland Busch

54 2011 Director

Jean Fleming

50 2009 Director - Employee Shareholder Representative

Marie-Christine Lebert

56 2017 Director, Emloyee Representative

Aminata Niane

62 2017 Director

Nicolas Bazire

61 2009 Independent Director

Valerie Bernis

60 2015 Independent Director

Bertrand Meunier

63 2009 Independent Director

Colette Neuville

82 2012 Independent Director

Lynn Paine

69 2013 Independent Director

Vernon Sankey

70 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thierry Breton

Mr. Thierry Breton has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the General Management Committee of Atos SE since February 10, 2009. Prior to that, he held several global leadership positions, including CEO of electronics multinational company Thomson (1997-2002) and CEO of France Telecom (2002-2005). He served as France’s Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry (2005-2007) before becoming a professor at Harvard University (2007-2008). Mr. Breton has been named one of The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World (2010) by the Harvard Business Review and has been granted the Montgelas Prize (2015) for outstanding actions in favor of French-German cooperation. He has been elected President of the French National Association for Research and Technology (2015) and member of the French Academy of Technologies (2016). A Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, Mr. Breton graduated from the Ecole Superieure d'Electricite, and the Institut des hautes etudes de defense nationale.

Elie Girard

Mr. Elie Girard has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Atos SE since March 18, 2019. He has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the General Management Committee since February 2018. He is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris and of Harvard University. He began his career as auditor at before joining the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry in the Treasury department. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Girard worked for the Office of Thierry Breton, the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry in France. He joined Orange in 2007 and was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Executive Officer. Since September 2010, he was Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of Strategy & Development of the Orange Group, member of the Group Executive Committee. In April 2014, he joined Atos as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Atos Group and since February 2015 he has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer.

Eric Grall

Mr. Eric Grall has been Member of the General Management Committee, Member of the Executive Committee, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Operations and TOP Program at Atos SE since February 2018. Prior to that, he was Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Managed Services at Atos SE. He comes from HP that he joined as a graduate in 1986, and where he held first positions in marketing and R&D in the product business, before entering the Services activities of the Group in 1998. He then had a number of management positions related to outsourcing, from pre-sales to operations. In 2005, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager in charge of the Global Services Delivery for HP in the EMEA region, covering outsourcing, consulting and support services and led a transformation of delivery model. In 2006, he was appointed General Manager with responsibility for the HP Outsourcing activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He joined Atos in 2009 as EVP of the Managed Services Service Line.

Gilles Arditti

Mr. Gilles Arditti has been Executive Vice-President Investor Relations & Financial Communication, Member of the Executive Committee at Atos SE since March 2014. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice-President Investor Relations & Financial Communication at the Company from 2007. After six years at Bull and four years at KPMG, he joined Atos in 1990, where until 2006 he was, successively, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, Director of Finance and Human Resources for Atos Origin in France, and CFO for France, Germany and Central Europe. In 2007, Gilles Arditti became head of Investors Relation & Financial Communication for the Atos Group, a position he is still holding. In March 2014, he was appointed Group head of M&A and Member of the Executive Committee. Since June 2014, Mr. Arditti is member of the Board of Directors of Worldline. Holding a master degree in Finance from the University Paris-Dauphine and a master degree in International Finance from HEC Paris, Mr. Arditti is also a graduate from the engineer school Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Industrielles et des Mines d’Ales (ENSTIMA) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Patrick Adiba

Mr. Patrick Adiba has served as Member of the Executive Committee, Member of General Management Committee, Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Unified Communication & Collaboration and CEO Olympics and Major Events at Atos SE since 2018. He is also in charge of the Olympic Games. Prior to this position, he served as Group EVP Human Resources, CEO of Iberia and Major Events, Group EVP Global Sales & Markets, CEO of APAC (Asia Pacific), NAM (North America), Major Events, Vice-President Human Resources of Schlumberger Sema, and Vice-President and General Manager of its Latin America Branch, for five years. Mr. Adiba holds a degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering from INSA, Lyon and did an Executive MBA at Stanford University in 2001.

Pierre Barnabe

Mr. Pierre Francois Jacques Barnabe serves as Senior Executive Vice President, Big Data & Cybersecurity, Member of the Management Board, Member of the Executive Board at ATOS SE. He is responsible for the Big Data & Safety division, following the integration of the Bull Group. He joined Bull as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013. Previously, Pierre Barnabé was Managing Director of SFR Business Team. He began his career at Thales in venture capital activities. In 1998, he joined Alcatel-Lucent where he held various positions (Vice President of Sales France, Vice President of Sales Southern Europe) before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent France. In 2010, he was appointed Vice President Human Resources and Transformation for Alcatel-Lucent. Knight of the National Order of Merit, he is a graduate of NEOMA Business School and CentraleSupelec.

Gilles Grapinet

Mr. Gilles Grapinet has served as Senior Executive Vice President, Global Functions and Chief Executive Officer Worldline, Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the General Management Committee of Atos SE since July 2013. From December 2008 he was Senior Executive Vice President, Global Functions, Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the General Management Committee. He joined the French Inspection Generale des Finances in 1992, where he worked for four years on numerous financial audit and assessment assignments. In 1996, he moved to the French tax department as Head of the Management Control department before being appointed Director of Information Systems and Strategy. Between 2000 and 2002, he was appointed Director of the Copernic program, which aimed at implementing the e-strategy for the tax department and modernizing the tax information systems. Between 2003 and end 2004, he joined the private office of the French Prime Minister as Advisor for economic and financial affairs. And between 2005 and 2007, he was Director of the French economy, finance and industry Minister’s private office. In 2007, Mr. Grapinet joined the Executive Committee of Credit Agricole SA, where he was Head of Strategy before being appointed Director of Payment Systems & Services. He graduated from Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

Robert Vassoyan

Mr. Robert Vassoyan has been Senior Executive Vice President Group Chief Commercial Officer, Member of the General Management Committee and Member of the Executive Committee at Atos SE since March 2018. He is graduate of ESSEC Business School. His career spanned from Renault, Compaq to HP where he served in various senior management positions in Sales and Marketing. In 2007, he joined Cisco and became in 2011 the President of Cisco France.

Alexandre Menais

Mr. Alexandre Menais serves as Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal & Compliance at Atos SE. He has joined Atos in 2011 as Group General Counsel. Before Atos, Alexandre Menais used to work as Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells in Paris and London. In 2006, he became General Counsel at eBay France (eBay, Paypal and Skype) before being promoted as Europe Legal Director of eBay. In 2009, he joined Accenture as General Counsel France and Benelux. He holds a LLM in Business law from the University of Strasbourg and an MBA from HEC.

Philippe Mareine

Mr. Philippe Mareine has served as Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Human Resources, Logistics, Housing and Head of Siemens Global Alliance at Atos SE since 2014. Prior to this position, he was Deputy Manager in the French Treasury department’s Inspection Générale des Finances unit and, previously, he was in charge of Human Resources in the Public Accounts department of the French Ministry for the Budget. From 2005 to 2007, he was technical adviser in charge of employee relations and reform in the office of the French Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry. He held several managerial positions at the French Tax Administration. He joined Atos in 2009 as General Secretary of the Board of Directors, in charge of legal functions, Compliance, Audit, Security, Social Responsibility policy. In 2014 he was appointed head of Human Resources and Head of Siemens Global Alliance. He is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

Marc-Henri Desportes

Mr. Marc-Henri Desportes has served as Member of the Executive Committee, General Manager of Worldline at Atos SE since July 2013. He is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris. From 2006 to 2009, he was CIO in BNL, Italian subsidiary of BNP Paribas. From 2005 to 2006, he was in charge of control coordination at BNP Paribas. From 2000 to 2005 he was Deputy Program Director of Copernic at the French Ministry of Finance. In 2009, he joined Atos where was Head of Global Innovation, Business Development & Strategy, and then he was Executive Vice-President of Hi-Tech Transactional Services & Specialized Business.

Giuseppe Di Franco

Mr. Giuseppe Di Franco is Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Central and Eastern Europe at ATOS SE. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of information and communication technologies. After several years as a consultant in the field of mergers and acquisitions and information technologies, Giuseppe joined Siemens in 2005. He held many positions including the position of director of the energy sector for the Southern Europe region. . In 2013 he became director of Atos in Italy and director of the energy market at the global level. Giuseppe Di Franco has a degree in engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. He is part of the alumni association of the school and is a member of many Italian associations related to information technology and communication.

Adrian Gregory

Mr. Adrian Gregory has served as Member of the Executive Committee and Head of UK & Ireland of Atos SE since July 2015. He joined Atos in 2007 and has a 20 year blue-chip background with experience of a wide range of technology solutions and multiple client sectors. Most recently he was Senior Vice-President for Public sector, Health & BBC with responsibility for all aspects of client business and future strategy.

Peter Jong

Mr. Peter T. Jong has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Benelux & the Nordics at Atos SE since May 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer for Germany and Central Europe and Member of the Executive Committee of Atos Origin until November 1, 2008. He joined the Company in 2001 from Lucent Technologies where he was Chief Information Officer. At Atos Origin, he was notably Chief Operating Officer of Atos Origin in the Netherlands. Recently he was responsible for the Sales and Client management organization.

Rakesh Khanna

Mr. Rakesh Khanna serves as Member of the Executive Committee, Director Atos|Syntel at ATOS SE. He has over 30 years of experience in technology services, having held executive positions in North America, Europe and Asia. He was Syntel's Director of Operations from 2012 to 2016 and Director of the Banking and Financial Services Branch from 2005 to 2012. Rakesh has been ranked several times as one of the World's Best Operations Managers (COO) by the Executive Ranking Company. ExecRank. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in various management positions at i-flex solutions and was a key member of the team that developed FLEXCUBE, the world's best-selling banking solution. He also spent 11 years at Tata Burroughs, where he managed projects for international clients. He holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute and a Bachelor's in Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakesh is a member of the academic and academic council of NMIMS.

Kari Kupila

Mr. Kari Kupila has served as Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Siemens Account at Atos SE since 2014. He began his career with Siemens in 1986 in Espoo, where he held several positions, including Director for the Financial Sector, and Regional Director and Sales. In 2010, he was appointed CEO Cluster for South West Europe and CEO SIS Verwaltungsgesellschaft GmbH, in 2011 he was appointed GBU Head North South West Europe. Mr. Kupila is graduate of Master of Science, Economics, Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu, focus: law and finance.

Herbert Leung

Mr. Herbert Leung has served as Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Asia-Pacific at Atos SE since July 2011. He started his career with Schlumberger and has worked as Country Manager for China and Canada as well as the Vice President for Europe, Africa and CIS. Most recently, he was COO of Atos Asia and his primary responsibilities included strengthening and developing the Managed Operations business in Asia Pacific. Previous to this appointment, he was the Senior Vice President of Managed Operations for the United Kingdom, Americas and Asia Pacific from 2004. Before joining the Company, he was the Vice President of Global Service Delivery with SchlumbergerSema. He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Electronics from the University of Dundee, Scotland.

Ivan Lozano

Mr. Ivan Lozano serves as Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Iberia at Atos SE. He has developed most of his career in Atos, after joining the Group in June 1994 as a Consultant in the Telecom Unit. There he held different positions from 1995 to 2008, among them Operations Manager and Operations Business Unit Manager. In April 2008, he was appointed Head of Systems Integration. His task, already as a member of Atos Iberia Executive Committee, was to design, build and deploy the new Business Unit. In November 2010, he was appointed as Chief Operations Officer at Atos Iberia. He is an Engineer in Telecommunications from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and a Postgraduate in International Leadership Capability from the Glasgow Caledonian University (UK).

Francis Meston

Mr. Francis Meston has been Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Middle East & Africa and Group Digital Transformation Officer at Atos SE since July 2015. Prior to that, he was Member of the Executive Committee responsible for Systems Integration at the Company from February 2009. He joined the Company from E.D.S French subsidiary where he had been appointed CEO since January 2002. In 1996, he joined AT Kearney as Vice President in charge of EMEA business transformation and strategy practices as well as M1A Global practice. He was previously Vice President of Gemini Consulting where he led the French operations, the EMEA Telecommunication practice and the EMEA business reengineering practice. Mr. Meston is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Marseille and holds an MBA in Finance from Purdue University.

Marc Meyer

Mr. Marc Meyer serves as Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Executives & Talents Management, Group Communications at Atos SE as of 2014. He started his career in 1984 at the French Assemblee Nationale as Political Advisor, before joining in 1986 Bull Group, an international IT firm, where he held several senior positions in corporate and marketing communications. In 1997, he joined Thomson, a consumer electronic firm and in 2001 was promoted to the company Executive Committee. In 2002 he joined the France Telecom / Orange Group as Executive Vice President for Communications. In 2005 he was appointed Special Advisor for Media and Communications at the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. In 2007 he created his own management and communications consultancy firm, prior to joining Dexia in 2008, where he served as Head of Group Communications. He was promoted as Head of Executive & Talent Management, Communications in 2014. Mr. Meyer is a graduate of the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Ursula Morgenstern

Ms. Ursula Morgenstern has been Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Germany at Atos SE since February 2018. From September 2013, she managed the Cloud & Enterprise Software Service Line at the Company. She was responsible for the United Kingdom and Ireland at Atos SE since early 2012. She first joined the Company in 2002 during the acquisition of KPMG Consulting. Since 2009, she was Senior Vice President in charge of private sector companies, and from 2007 to 2009 she was Senior Vice President in charge of Systems Integration. Previously, she held numerous positions in the field of Systems Integration in several areas, including responsibility for Profit Centre.

Sean Narayanan

Mr. Sean Narayanan is Member of the Executive Committee, CEO Business & Platform Solutions at Atos SE. He has over 20 years of experience in IT and consulting around the world. Since February 2018 he has headed the Business & Platform Solutions Division. Prior to joining Atos, Sean was Director of Business Development for the company, Liquidhub. He was also responsible for performance at iGATE (since acquired by CapGemini) and worked as a consultant for Cognizant and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Narayanan has a Master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Oklahoma and an Architectural Bachelor's Diploma from the Trichy School of Engineering in India.

Jean-Marie Simon

Mr. Jean-Marie Simon has served as Member of the Executive Committee and Head of France at Atos SE since May 22, 2013. Prior to this, he was Director of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee of Atos SE from 2007. From 2005 to 2007, he was Director of Human Resources for France, Germany and Central Europe. Prior to joining the Company, he was Managing Director in charge of Research and Development of production centers of Schlumberger. He held various posts in Indonesia and Norway, and also served as Director of Information Technology of the Petrol Division of Schlumberger for three years.

Simon Walsh

Mr. Simon Walsh serves as Head of North America and Member of the Executive Committee of ATOS SE. Before joining Atos he was Chief Operations Officer at Vitustream, the cloud business of Dell Technologies, where he contributed to the expansion of the company internationally and assisted the Chairman and CEO in the day-to-day execution of the company's strategy. Prior to Virtustream, Simon was Deputy General Manager and Director of Operations at EMC EMEA. He also spent 17 years at Computacenter PLC, including the last four years as Director of Operations UK & Ireland, providing IT services and solutions in this region. Simon is president of Beds on Board, a startup specializing in yacht accommodation.

Roland Busch

Dr. Roland Busch has been Director at Atos SE since July 1, 2011. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. He has been Member of the Management Board of Siemens AG (Germany). During the past five years, Mr. Busch was appointed Chairman of Infrastructure & Cities and Chief of Strategy with Siemens AG in Germany. Mr. Busch is a graduate of Friedrich-Alexander-University where he received a Ph.D. in Physics and of the University of Grenoble. Moreover, he has been Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee of OSRAM Licht AG.

Jean Fleming

Ms. Jean Fleming has been Director - Employee Shareholder Representative at Atos SE since May 26, 2009. She is Operations Director, Business Process Services at Atos IT Services UK Ltd (United Kingdom). Ms. Fleming is a graduate of the London South Bank University where she obtained Master of Science degree in Human Resources and of Brunnel University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Marie-Christine Lebert

Ms. Marie-Christine Lebert has been Director, Employee Representative at Atos SE since December 18, 2017. She is Member of the CSR Committee. She joined Atos as Programmer analyst in 1986, in the payment sector. She has acted as international Project Leader, with over 20 years of experience in project and application portfolio management in payment area, as well as team management. From 2000, Marie-Christine Lebert has engaged herself in employee representation having high level of responsabilities as successively chair and treasurer of local and national Works Councils. From 2001 to 2017, Marie-Christine Lebert assumed the highest function vice-secretary and secretary of the European Works Council of Atos Group, after having initiated and taken part to the prior negotiations to the establishment of this European social dialog.

Aminata Niane

Ms. Aminata Niane has been Director of Atos SE since May 24, 2017. She was Member of the Audit Committee at the Company from December 22, 2011 to May 24, 2017. After getting a Bachelor in high school John F. C Kennedy in Dakar, Ms. Niane left to continue her studies in Toulouse, Rennes and Montpellier in France. These studies have been finalized by a Master in Chemistry and an Engineering Degree in Science and Technology of Food Industries. Then she started her career in 1983 as an engineer in big Senegalese companies in food-processing sector (SIPL and SONACOS). This experience continued in 1987 in the Senegalese administration (Ministry of Commerce, Senegalese Institute for Standardization), then in 1991 in the first structures supporting the private sector, financed by the French Cooperation and the World Bank (Support Unit to the Business Environment and Private Sector Foundation). Finally, after several years of entrepreneurial experience in strategy consulting, she was appointed in 2000 Managing Director of APIX, National Agency for Investment Promotion and Major Projects. She handled the creation and the management until May 2012. Then, she was Special Advisor of the President of the Republic of Senegal until May 2013. Currently, she is International Consultant, after being with the African Development Bank, Lead Advisor-Office of the Vice-President Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration, and Manager for the return of the Bank to its registered offices in Abidjan.

Nicolas Bazire

Mr. Nicolas Bazire has been Independent Director of Atos SE since February 10, 2009. He is Chairman of the Company's Remuneration and Nominating Committee. He was a magistrate at the Court of Auditors, then an auditor and chief clerk. In 1993 he became Cabinet Director for Prime Minister Edouard Balladur. He was Managing Partner at Rothschild & Cie Banque from 1995 to 1999. He has been Member of the Supervisory Board of Montaigne Finance SAS, Semyrhamis SAS and Lyparis SAS; Director of Ipsos SA, Marignan Investissements SA, Tajan SA and Go Invest SA; Vice-President of the Supervisory Board of Les Echos SAS; Deputy CEO of Groupe Arnault SAS, among others. He is a graduate of Ecole Navale and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, as well as Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He is Officer of the National order of Merit and Knight of the legion of Honor.

Valerie Bernis

Ms. Valerie Bernis has been Independent Director at Atos SE since April 15, 2015. She is Chairwoman of company's CSR Committee. She has been Executive Vice-President of Engie in charge of Communications, Marketing, Environmental & Societal Responsibility. She is a graduate of the Institut Superieur de Gestion and Universite des Sciences Economiques in Limoges. In 1996 she joined Compagnie de Suez as Executive Vice-President – Communications, and then in 1999, she became Executive Vice-President Financial and Corporate Communications and Sustainable Development. During the same period, she served for five years as Chairman and CEO of Paris Premiere, a French TV channel. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Suez Environnement Company, and l’Occitane (since 2013).

Bertrand Meunier

Mr. Bertrand Meunier has been Independent Director of Atos SE since February 10, 2009. He is also Member of the Company's Remuneration and Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee. He previously served as a Member of the Company’s Supervisory Board from July 3, 2008 until February 10, 2009. He was a Member of the Executive Committee of PAI Partners, in charge of all investments. He joined PAI partners in 1982 where he held different positioning, being in charge of investments in the ICT sector and then in the agro-food industry; he also managed the consuming goods and services, and industry goods and products teams. He has been actively involved in several transactions, notably Atos, Equant, Bouygues Telecom, Panzani, Amora-Maille, William Saurin, United Biscuits and Yoplait. He joined CVC Partners in 2012 as Managing Partner. He served as President of Financiere le Play SAS. He has also served as Director at Parex, Vedici, CVC Group Ltd (Luxembourg) and Continental Foods (Belgium). He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique with a Masters degree in Mathematics, 1977 and of Paris VI University.

Colette Neuville

Ms. Colette Neuville has served as Independent Director at Atos SE since May 30, 2012. She is a law graduate and a graduate of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds a post-graduate degree in economics and political science. She served as an Economist for NATO, the Moroccan administration (National Office for Irrigation), and the Loire-Bretagne agency. Ms. Neuville is the founding Chairman of ADAM (Association de Defense des Actionnaires Minoritaires) and member of the commission “Epargnants et Actionnaires Minoritaires” (Retail Investors and Minority shareholders) of the Autorite des Marches Financiers (French Financial Markets Authority). She is the Lead Director of the Board of Directors, Member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee of Groupe Eurotunnel SA. She is Member of the Governance Committee of the Paris “Ecole de Droit et de Management”. She is Member of the Board of Directors of the FAIDER and the ARCAF.

Lynn Paine

Ms. Lynn Sharp Paine has been Independent Director of Atos SE since May 29, 2013. Since May 24, 2017 she has been also Member of Company's Audit Committee. She is Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School where she is former chair of the general management unit and a specialist in corporate governance. She currently teaches corporate governance in both the MBA and executive programs. She co-founded and chaired the “Leadership and Corporate Accountability” required courses, which she has taught in the MBA program as well as the Advanced Management Program. Ms. Paine has also taught in numerous other executive programs including the Senior Executive Program for China and, currently, Leading Global Business. In addition to providing executive education and consulting services to numerous firms, she has served on a variety of Advisory Boards and panels. In particular, she was a member of the Conference Board Commission on Public Trust and Private enterprise and the Conference Board’s Task Force on Executive Compensation. She holds Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School (1979), Ph.D. degree from Oxford University (1976) and B.A. from Smith College (1971).

Vernon Sankey

Mr. Vernon Louis Sankey has served as Independent Director of Atos SE since February 10, 2009. Since December 17, 2018 he has been Member of company's CSR Committee. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Company. He previously served as an Independent Member of the Supervisory Board from 2005 until February 10, 2009. He joined Reckitt and Coleman in 1971, and became Chief Executive Officer in Denmark, France, the United States and the United Kingdom. He was Chief Executive Officer of the group from 1992 to 1999. He he has held several positions as Chairman or Board member (Pearson plc, Zurich AG, Taylor Woodrow plc, Thomson Travel plc, Gala plc, Photo-Me plc, Firmenich SA, etc.) and was a Member of the Management Board of the FSA (Food Standards Agency) UK. Mr. Sankey holds a Master of Arts Degree in Modern Languages from Oriel College, Oxford.