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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Johann Rupert

68 2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jerome Lambert

49 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director

Josua Malherbe

63 2013 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

Burkhart Grund

53 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director

Sophie Guieysse

55 2018 Group Human Resources Director, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director

Nicolas Bos

47 2017 President & Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels, Member of the Group Management Committee, Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director

Cyrille Vigneron

57 2016 President & Chief Executive Officer of Cartier Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director

Emmanuel Perrin

49 2017 Head of Specialist Watchmakers Distribution, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee

Eric Vallat

48 2018 Head of Fashion & Accessories Maisons, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee

Frank Vivier

61 2017 Chief Transformation Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee

Swen Grundmann

50 Company Secretary

Clayton Brendish

71 2017 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Nikesh Arora

50 2017 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Jean-Blaise Eckert

55 2013 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Keyu Jin

36 2017 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Ruggero Magnoni

67 2006 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Jeff Moss

48 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Vesna Nevistic

53 2017 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Guillaume Pictet

68 2010 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Alan Quasha

69 2000 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Maria Ramos

59 2011 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Anton Rupert

31 2017 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Jan Rupert

63 2012 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Gary Saage

58 2017 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Sophie Cagnard

Group Corporate Communications Director

Biographies

Name Description

Johann Rupert

Mr. Johann P. Rupert has been Chairman of the Board of Directors at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since April 1, 2013. He was first appointed to the Board in 1988 and served as Chairman from 2002 to 2013. Following a sabbatical year, he was reappointed Chairman in September 2014. He is Chairman of the Nominations Committee and the Senior Executive Committee. Mr. Rupert is the Managing Partner of Compagnie Financiere Rupert. He studied economics and company law at the University of Stellenbosch. After working for the Chase Manhattan Bank and Lazard Freres in New York, he founded Rand Merchant Bank in 1979. In 1985, he joined Rembrandt. He founded Richemont in 1988 and became Group Chief Executive. He also served as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2004 and from 2010 to 2013. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Remgro Limited and Chairman of Reinet Investments Manager S.A., the management company of Reinet Investments S.C.A. Mr. Rupert holds honorary doctorates in Law, Economics and Commerce, is the Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch and is Chairman of the Peace Parks Foundation.

Jerome Lambert

Mr. Jerome Lambert has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 10, 2018. He was Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA from November 10, 2017. He was Head of Operations, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee of the Company from April 1, 2017 and was appointed Executive Director on September 13, 2017. He was Head of Operations, Member of the Group Management Committee. He was Chief Executive Officer - Montblanc from July 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Group, he held financial roles in Switzerland’s public postal and telecommunications service. Mr Lambert joined Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1996 as the Manufacturer’s financial controller and became Chief Financial Officer three years later. In 2002, he was appointed its Chief Executive Officer and served in that role until June 2013. Mr. Lambert then served as Chief Executive Officer of Montblanc until March 2017. In addition, Mr. Lambert has served as Chairman of A. Lange & Soehne since 2009 and served as its Chief Executive for two years. He graduated from ESG Management School, Paris and completed postgraduate studies at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration.

Josua Malherbe

Mr. Josua Malherbe has been Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 2013. He was appointed to the Board in 2010. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Strategic Security and Nominations Committees. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and worked with the predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Rand Merchant Bank in 1985. In 1990 he joined Rembrandt Group Limited and was involved with Richemont at that time. Since its formation in 2000, he served first as Chief Executive Officer and then as Deputy Chairman of VenFin Limited until 2009 when that company was acquired by Remgro Limited. Mr. Malherbe continues to serve as a director of Richemont Securities S.A., Remgro Limited, Reinet Investments Manager S.A., Pension Corporation Group Limited, and Renshaw Bay Limited.

Burkhart Grund

Mr. Burkhart Grund has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 13, 2017. He has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee since August 2017. He is a graduate in Business Administration of Georgia Southern University, and completed his graduate studies in International Finance at Muenster University, Germany. Prior to joining the Group, he held various positions in the Finance department at Wella AG and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Wella subsidiary in Chile in 1996. He moved to Richemont in 2000 to be Chief Financial Officer of Montblanc France, a position which he held until 2006 when he joined Van Cleef & Arpels as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2016, He was appointed Group Deputy Finance Director, and became a member of the Group Management Committee. In August 2017, he was appointed Group Chief Finance Officer.

Sophie Guieysse

Ms. Sophie Guieysse has been Group Human Resources Director, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 2018. She has been Group Human Resources Director, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee since October 1, 2017. She is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees and holds an MBA from the College des Ingenieurs. Ms. Guieysse began her career holding operational functions at a number of French Ministries. From 1997 until 2005, she held various human resources roles at LVMH. Her ultimate role there was as Director of Human Resources of the LVMH group. In 2005, Ms. Guieysse joined Canal + group where she spent ten years as Human Resources Director and member of the Executive Committee. Since 2016, Ms. Guieysse had been advising Dior on the future of luxury in a connected world. Ms. Guieysse serves on the Board of Directors of Maisons du Monde and is Chairman of its Nominations & Compensation Committee. In addition, Ms. Guieysse is a member of the Remuneration Committee of Paris 2024 Olympic Games Organizing Committee and of the 2023 Rugby World Cup Organizing Committee.

Nicolas Bos

Mr. Nicolas Bos has been President & Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels, Member of the Group Management Committee, Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 13, 2017. He has been President & Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels, Member of the Group Management Committee, Senior Executive Committee since April 2017. He was Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels, Member of the Group Management Committee of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since April 1, 2014. He graduated from the ESSEC business school. He joined Richemont in 1992, initially working with the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris. In 2000, he joined Van Cleef & Arpels as International Marketing Director. In 2009, he became Vice President and Creative Director and in 2010 was also appointed President of Van Cleef & Arpels, Americas. In January 2013, he became global President and Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Cyrille Vigneron

Mr. Cyrille Vigneron has been President & Chief Executive Officer of Cartier Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee, Executive Director of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 14, 2016. He graduated from ESCP (Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris). On January 1, 2016, he succeeded Mr. Stanislas de Quercize as Chief Executive Officer of Cartier. Prior to his new role, Mr. Vigneron was President of LVMH Japan and worked with Richemont from 1988 to 2013: principally with Cartier, rising to become Managing Director of Cartier Japan, President of Richemont Japan, and finally, Managing Director of Cartier Europe.

Emmanuel Perrin

Mr. Emmanuel Perrin has been Head of Specialist Watchmakers Distribution, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since November 8, 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund and holds Bachelor degree in International Business Administration (B.B.A.). from the ESSEC business school. Prior to his current role Mr. Perrin was EVP of Sales - International Commercial Director of Cartier in Switzerland and prior to that, President & CEO of Cartier in North America.

Eric Vallat

Mr. Eric Vallat has been Head of Fashion & Accessories Maisons, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since June 1, 2018. A graduate from the HEC business school (France), he brings over 20 years of managerial experience across Louis Vuitton Europe, Christian Dior Couture Japan, Bonpoint and J.M. Weston and, since 2014, Remy Martin as Chief Executive Officer. In his latest position, Mr. Vallat was also Member of the Remy Cointreau Group’s Executive Committee and, since 2016, Chairman of Mount Gay Rum.

Frank Vivier

Mr. Frank Vivier has been Chief Transformation Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee and Senior Executive Committee of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since April 1, 2017. He was Chief Transformation Officer, Member of the Group Management Committee from November 2016. He has over 25 years of experience in E-Commerce businesses, venture capital, corporate strategy and business re-engineering. He is a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Natal (BA Hons. Strategic Studies), and Unisa. Mr. Vivier currently serves as Richemont’s representative on various joint venture boards, such as Montblanc India JV with Titan, part of the Tata group (chairman). Since 2003 Mr. Vivier was the Group Director for eBusiness at Richemont. During that period he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Venture Capital at Richemont, until 2008. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Vivier worked in South Africa and Europe as a consultant, specializing in corporate strategy and business process re-engineering for international corporations. He was also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of several start-up companies including CommsCo International and Destiny E-Commerce.

Swen Grundmann

Clayton Brendish

Mr. Clayton M. (Clay) Brendish has been Non-Executive Lead Independent Director at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 13, 2017. He also serves as the Chairman of the Strategic Security and Compensation Committees and is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees. He is a graduate of Imperial College, London and is a Chartered Engineer. His professional background is in the Information Technology and communications industry, having founded Admiral plc in 1979 (now part of CGI UK). He was a former Non-Executive Director of BT plc and Chairman of the Met. Office. He was also a Trustee of the Economist Newspaper. Prior to his nomination to the Board of Richemont, Mr. Brendish served as an advisor to Richemont’s Strategic Security Committee.

Nikesh Arora

Mr. Nikesh Arora has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 13, 2017. He is a member of the Nominations Committee. He holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Boston College, and Northeastern University. In the United States, Mr. Arora has held a number of senior positions in the finance and technology sectors. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google until 2014. He was most recently President and COO of Softbank, the global telecommunications company and technology investor. Prior to that Mr. Arora has worked at Deutsche Telekom, Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments.

Jean-Blaise Eckert

Mr. Jean-Blaise Eckert has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 13, 2013. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees. He graduated from Neuchatel University, Switzerland, and holds an MBA from Berkeley, University of California. He Eckert has been a practising lawyer since 1989 and a Partner of Lenz & Staehelin since 1999, advising on national and international corporate, commercial and tax law. He Eckert serves on the board of several Swiss companies, including Laduree International SA and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) AG, and on the board of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Fondation pour la Musique et la Culture, Geneve. He is also a member of a number of Swiss and international professional organizations.

Keyu Jin

Dr. Keyu Jin has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 13, 2017. She is a member of the Nominations Committee. She is a Tenured Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. She holds a BA, MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Ruggero Magnoni

Mr. Ruggero Magnoni has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 2006. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees. In 2006, he became a Partner of Compagnie Financiere Rupert. He graduated from Bocconi University, Italy and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He joined Lehman Brothers in 1977 and held a number of senior roles across that firm’s international activities. In 2000, he became Head of the European Private Equity division and Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers Inc and in 2002, Chairman of Lehman Brothers International Italy. Between 2008 and 2013, Mr. Magnoni served as Chairman of Nomura International plc’s Investment Banking division for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was a member of the Board of Overseers of Reinet Investments S.C.A. up to September 2009. He is involved with various philanthropic activities, including Fondazione Laureus Italia. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bocconi Foundation.

Jeff Moss

Mr. Jeff Moss has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 14, 2016. He is member of the Nominations Committee and the Strategic Security Committee. Mr. Moss is a computer and internet security expert, and is the founder of the Black Hat Briefings and DEF CON. Previously he has served as Chief Security Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (‘ICANN’) and as a director at Secure Computing Corporation. He currently serves as: a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; among others.

Vesna Nevistic

Dr. Vesna Nevistic has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 13, 2017. She is member of the Nominations Committee. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zuerich. She has gained international experience in consulting and investment banking, having been a Partner at McKinsey and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Nevistic was a Group Managing Director and Head of Corporate Development at UBS, where she was part of the senior executive team that restructured the bank’s operations following the financial crisis. She currently runs her own advisory boutique, focusing on corporate strategy and business transformations, and also serves as a Non-Executive Director at Samskip BV and Samskip hf. Dr. Nevistic supports various non-profit organizations and is a member of the Finance Committee of the Swiss Study Foundation, and was a trustee at the Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art New York.

Guillaume Pictet

Mr. Guillaume Pictet has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since 2010. He is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominations Committees. He is a graduate of HEC, Lausanne University. His career in private banking has included membership of Darier Hentsch & Cie’s senior management. He has also served as an international economist in Switzerland’s Federal Department of Economic Affairs. Since 1996, Mr. Pictet has been Founding Partner and Vice Chairman of de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie SA. He also serves as Chairman of Secheron SA.

Alan Quasha

Mr. Alan G. Quasha has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since 2000. He is a member of the Nominations Committee. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and New York University Law School. After practicing law, he moved into commerce and since 1987 has been President of Quadrant Management Inc. Mr. Quasha served as a director of Richemont SA, Luxembourg from 1988 until 2000. He was Chief Executive Officer of North American Resources Limited between 1988 and 1998. He was a member of the Board of Overseers of Reinet Investments S.C.A. up to September 2009; he has indirect interests in certain investments held by Reinet and is involved as a manager of a fund in which Reinet has invested. He was a director of American Express Funds, a former Governor of the American Stock Exchange, and a former Chairman of the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs. Mr. Quasha is currently Managing Partner of Vanterra Capital; Chairman of Brean Murray; Carret & Co; and Carret Asset Management Group LLC. He is also Chairman of the Brain Trauma Foundation.

Maria Ramos

Ms. Maria Ramos has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since 2011. She is a member of the Compensation and Nominations Committees. She holds degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of London, and is a member of the Institute of Bankers. She also holds honorary doctorates from the University of Stellenbosch and Free State University. Previous positions held by Ms. Ramos include Director-General of the National Treasury of South Africa and Group Chief Executive of Transnet Limited. She has also served as a Non-Executive and Independent Director on the boards of Sanlam Limited, SABMiller PLC, and Remgro Limited. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Africa Group, a diversified financial services group with operations in twelve African markets. In addition, she is the current Chairman of the Banking Association of South Africa and serves on the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council and the Global Board of Advisors Council on Foreign Relations (US). She is also a member of the Group of Thirty.

Anton Rupert

Mr. Anton Rupert has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since September 13, 2017. He is a member of the Strategic Security and Nominations Committees.

Jan Rupert

Mr. Jan Rupert has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since 2012. He is a member of the Strategic Security and Nominations Committee. He joined the Group as Manufacturing Director in 1999 and served as an Executive Director from 2006 to 2012. He is a graduate in mechanical engineering from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and has had an career in production management in the tobacco and watchmaking industries. Prior to joining Richemont, he was Manufacturing Director of Rothmans International.

Gary Saage

Mr. Gary Saage has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA since August 1, 2017. He served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA from September 8, 2010. He is Member of the Company's Nominating Committee. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Following an early career in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand, he joined Cartier’s US business in 1988. Between 1988 and 2006, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Richemont North America and of Alfred Dunhill in London. From 2006 to 2010, he served as Group Deputy Finance Director, subsequent to which he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from 2010 to 31 July 2017. Since 1 August 2017, he has been serving as a Non-Executive Director. In addition, he is the Chairman of Richemont North America and a Director of Peter Millar LLC. Mr. Saage is also a Non-Executive Director of Arendale Holdings Corp.

Sophie Cagnard