Saint-Gobain has created the position of lead independent director, which will be filled by Jean-Dominique Senard, independent director since 2012.
Jean-Martin Folz, who has chaired the Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee since 2013, will not seek renewal of his term of office at the next Annual General Meeting to be held on 8 June next year, due to his potential reach of the age limit provided by the company's by-laws in the event his term of office would be renewed.
The board of directors has therefore decided to appoint:
. As chairman of the Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee: Jean-Dominic Senard, who currently chairs the Audit and Risk Committee;
. As chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee: Philippe Varin, independent director since 2013, who currently chairs the Nomination, Remuneration and Governance Committee;
. As chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee: Anne-Marie Idrac, independent director since 2011, who is currently a member of this Committee.
These appointments will take effect at the close of the Annual General Meeting to be held on 8 June next year, subject to its approval of the renewal of the terms of office proposed on its agenda.
Data from just-auto's QUBE service shows Saint-Gobain is present in the automotive industry with Saint-Gobain Sekurit, employing 12,900 people in 21 countries and 35 plants, of whom 600 are employed in research and development.
The company's glazing business operates in three markets:
Automotive glass originally installed by vehicle makers (OEM);
Automotive glass replacement (aftermarket);
Glass for transport vehicles (buses, lorries, aeronautics).