Albioma attaches a significant importance to ensuring effective governance of the Group at the very highest level, and we make certain that we apply the best practices set out in the Code of Governance for Listed Companies published by the business associations AFEP and MEDEF.
The Board of Directors
Of the 8 Directors serving on our Board of Directors, 5 are independent Directors who offer the Group top-level skills and experience gained in a diverse range of business environments. They provide permanent ongoing supervision of our business activities, and work with the Chief Executive Officer to determine our strategic focus and priorities.
Frédéric Moyne, born on 15 October 1975, is a graduate of the Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) business school. Frederic started his career at Air Liquide in 1998. In 2001, he joined Séchilienne-Sidec, which became Albioma, where he was in charge of Financing and Purchasing, then Director of Financing and Investor Relations. In 2012, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in charge of Renewable Energies and Group strategy. He has been in charge of the Group's activities in Brazil since July 2013, and has been nominated Chief Executive Officer in June 2016. He joined the Board on 31 May 2017.
Jean-Carlos Angulo was born on April 13, 1949. He is a graduate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy (1971) and Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires. He was Project Engineer at Société Européenne de Propulsion (SEP) from 1971 to 1974, and then joined the Lafarge group in 1975. He served as Project Director before taking responsibilities in a number of subsidiaries and areas of activities in Brazil (Manager of Lafarge Consulteria e Estudos, 1981-1984, Chief Executive Officer of Cimento Mana and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge for the South corner of Latina America, 1990-1996). Jean-Carlos Angulo was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Ciments France from 1996 to 1999, and then was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Lafarge Group in 2000. In 2007, he became a member of the Lafarge Group Executive Committee and then in 2012 Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Operations. He joined Albioma as Director on May 30, 2013.
Pierre Bouchut, born 22 August 1955, is a graduate of HEC, holds a master's degree in Applied Economy from Paris Dauphine University, and is a French Navy reserve officer. He has extensive professional experience in various sectors, particularly in finance, retail and industry. After starting his career at Citibank and McKinsey, he was notably Chief Financial Officer, then Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Casino group, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Schneider Electric, Chief Financial Officer of the Carrefour group, Chief Financial Officer of Delhaize Group and Member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer of the European activities of Ahold Delhaize. He is now an advisor of Ahold Delhaize and Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Hammerson PLC (UK) and Firmenich SA (Switzerland). He joined Albioma’s Board of Directors in 2018.
Born 5 April 1971, Marie-Claire Daveu began her career as a senior civil servant in the field of agriculture and the environment, serving as a Technical Adviser to Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin before being appointed Principal Private Secretary to Serge Lepeltier, Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development, in 2004. She joined Sanofi-Aventis Group in 2005 as Head of Sustainable Development. From 2007 to 2012, she served as Principal Private Secretary to Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, first within the Ministry of Ecology, then the Ministry of Forecasting and the Digital Economy, and lastly, within the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing. In September 2012, Marie-Claire Daveu was appointed to her current position as Chief Sustainability Officer, Head of International Institutional Affairs at Kering group. She is also a member of Kering group’s Executive Committee. Marie-Claire Daveu, who is 44, is a graduate of the Paris Grignon National Institute of Agronomy (INA PG) and of the National School of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (ENGREF). She also holds a DESS advanced studies degree in Public Administration from Paris Dauphine University. She joined Albioma as a Director on 28 May 2015.
Born on 18 August 1964, Frank Lacroix is an engineer and a graduate from the École Centrale de Marseille. He joined SNCF in 2016 where he is Head of Regional Train Operations at SNCF Mobilités. Following a long career in the energy sector, Frank Lacroix was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dalkia Group from 2011 to 2014, and a member of the Executive Committee of Veolia, where he held the positions of Head of Low Current and Public Lighting, Regional Operations Manager, Chief Operating and Technical Officer for Dalkia Group and CEO France for the same group. In July 2014, upon termination of EDF's and Veolia’s strategic partnership with respect to Dalkia, he joined EDF Group and held the positions of Vice-President for R&D and Vice-President Europe in the International Division.
He joined Albioma as a Director on 27 May 2019.
Florence Lambert joined CEA in February 2000 and covered different managerial roles linked to energy storage systems and renewable energies. From 2006 she joined the National Institute for Solar Energy (CEA-INES) and initiated the first stationary storage research platform in Europe. From 2009 she developed CEA-LITEN’s transport division, focusing on the development and integration of two key components: lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells; she played a key role in different developments in low-carbon emission vehicles in France. Since 2013, as CEO for LITEN (1,000 researchers), she has been heading a team covering different technological domains including solar, transport, hydrogen, biomass and nanomaterials. From 2013 to 2018, she was also in charge of the national industrial plans for energy storage, under the responsibility of the ministry of economy and the ministry of ecology. In June 2018, Florence Lambert was appointed as Head of the Innovation, Employment and Industry Committee within the SER (French Renewable energy professional union) Board of Directors. In 2019, Florence Lambert is appointed as Chairman of the international EUPVS Conference.
She joined Albioma as a Director on 27 May 2019.
Sébastien Moynot, born on 29/02/1972, studied at École Normale Supérieure in Paris, holds a postgraduate diploma in Probabilities, is a qualified mathematics teacher and a graduate of the ENSAE data science academy. He has been a member of the Management Board at Bpifrance Investissement's Development Capital division since 2013, with particular responsibility for equity investment in mid and large cap businesses. He joined the strategic investment fund at its inception in 2009, in the role of Investment Director. Previously, Sébastien Moynot had held several positions at the French Finance Ministry's Treasury Department; in particular, he was responsible for transport sector businesses at Agence des Participations de l’État. Prior to that, he had worked as a Strategy Manager and later a Market Deals Manager at Agence France Trésor. He has also been and continues to serve as a director of a number of non-listed companies. With effect from 29th January, 2019, he represents Bpifrance Investissement on the Albioma Board of Directors.
Ulrike Steinhorst dedicates at present most of her time to her non-executive Board memberships of Valeo (where she also chairs the Governance and Remuneration Committee) and Mersen (where she also chairs the Strategy Committee). Aged 65, of German nationality, she started her career in France as an advisor to the French Minister of European Affairs, in charge of relationships with Germany, during the German re-unification process. Between 1990 and 1998, she held different positions at the French utility EDF, both functional and operational. She changed the company and the industrial sector when joining the German chemical group Degussa in Germany in 1999. Head of human resources of one of the 3 Divisions during 2 years, she was appointed head of leadership development at Group level in 2001. She took over the responsibility for the French affiliates of Degussa Group in 2003 and headed also the representative office of the Group in Brussels. From April 2007 to May 2012, Ulrike Steinhorst worked closely with CEO Louis Gallois as his Chief of Staff at the helm of EADS. In June 2012, she joined the Corporate Technical Office as Head of Strategy, Planning and Finance. Her last assignment at Airbus was SVP, Senior Advisor to the Corporate Technical Officer. Ulrike Steinhorst is a German lawyer (Ass. Iur.) and holds a master in business administration from CPA/HEC. Graduated from the University Paris II Panthéon in public law, she is also a former student of École Nationale d’Administration. She joined Albioma as Director on September 19, 2017.
The specialized Committees
The work of the Board of Directors is prepared by the specialized Committees stemming from the Board, all of which are chaired by independent Directors.
The Commitments Committee prepares resolutions to the Board of Directors regarding company engagements and developments. It is chaired by Jean-Carlos Angulo.
The Audit, Accounts and Risks Committee has responsibility for reviewing the Group’s financial statements and addressing the major accounting and financial issues involved. It also plays an important role in monitoring risks and our internal compliance and audit systems. This Committee is chaired by Pierre Bouchut.
The Nomination, Remuneration and Governance Committee plays a decisive role in reviewing the remuneration paid to executive Directors, as well as general pay policy throughout the Group. It also consults on major governance issues and contributes to the process of appointing Directors and senior executives. It is chaired by Ulrike Steinhorst.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee monitors the major issues relating to the Group’s social and environmental responsibilities. This Committee is chaired by Marie-Claire Daveu.