Our Supervisory Board is a corporate body composed of at least three members elected by the shareholders. The Supervisory Board members are appointed based on objective criteria such as their expertise, competences, experience, diversity and independence.

The main role of our Supervisory Board is the permanent supervision of the management of the company; additionally, it shall equally supervise implementation of the policies implemented by the Group Management Board, advising the Group Management Board on global corporate strategy, monitoring compliance by the company with applicable rules and regulations.

The Supervisory Board is assisted by three dedicated sub-committees, each acting within their specific areas of expertise. The permanent sub-committees of our Supervisory board are: the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, the Audit Committee and the Strategy Committee.

Our Supervisory Board currently consists of six members and comprises a chairman and vice-chairman.

Alexander Sator

Nominations and remunerations Committee (Chairman)

Chairman of the Supervisory Board since September 2018
German – Independent Member

Alexander Sator has a degree in physics and is an inventor of several renowned laser technologies. In 1996, he founded Sator Laser, a company specialized in industrial laser systems and became group technical director when it was acquired by Domino Printing Science, Plc in 2001. In 2005, he became CEO of 4G Systems before selling it to Deutsche Telekom in 2006. He then founded Sapfi Kapital Management, a family office that invests in the telecommunications industry. At the same time, he was active as a strategy advisor for Deutsche Telekom and chairman of Cinterion Wireless Modules, a Siemens spin-off. In 2018, Alexander Sator founded 1nce in joint-venture with Deutsche Telekom,  first major IoT operator, of which he  has been its CEO ever since. 

Caroline Tissot

Strategy Committee

Member of the Supervisory Board since May 2017
French – Independent Member

Caroline Tissot is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a master’s degree from the Université Paris Dauphine. She started her career in 1995 as a consultant with Deloitte France before joining General Electric’s Brussels-based European head office in 2003 where she spent nearly ten years in procurement gaining expertise in this field as well as extensive international experience. In 2012, she was appointed chief procurement officer of Bouygues Telecom, a French telecommunications operator. In September 2016, she moved to AccorHotels to head up their group procurement.

Francesco Serafini

Strategy Committee
Nominations and remunerations Committee

Member of the Supervisory Board since May 2017
Italian – Independent Member

Francesco Serafini joined Hewlett-Packard in 1981 where he spent most of his career. Until 2005, he held senior positions in the group such as senior vice president for HP Services and senior vice president of HP Technology Solutions Group for Europe and the Middle East. In 2005, he became head of Hewlett-Packard European operations, and in 2009, became the group’s executive vice president in charge of emerging markets.

Paul Raguin

Audit Committee

Member of the Supervisory Board since April 2018

Paul Raguin holds a degree from the Institut de Hautes Finances de Paris and an MBA from Laval University in Quebec. He is an engineer economist at CNAM, a winner of the Sully Olivier de Serres prize, an expert topography geometrist and an ITM/ICM city planner. In 1986, he founded EOLANE Group and ran it as CEO until 2017. Today, he acts as chairman for their supervisory board. Previously, he held various positions in the sales, operations and financial departments at Vilmorin Group, the Lepage business incubators and the Institut Français de Gestion, and was administrator of the insurance group La Mondiale AG2R for 14 years. Paul Raguin is a Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honor.

Jean-Paul Cottet

Strategy Committee (Chairman)

Member of the Supervisory Board since April 2018
French – Independent Member

A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Mines ParisTech, and Telecom ParisTech, Jean-Paul Cottet started his career in the nuclear industry, then worked for France Telecom/Orange as network operations director in Marseille. He has held a variety of management positions, including a position on the Paris executive management team, sales director for France and director of public tenders. He also worked as network operations director for France. He then moved into various positions on the group’s executive committee as general secretary, CIO, head of the international division and head of marketing for innovation and content activities. He currently works as a management consultant for new technologies.

Yves Kerveillant

Audit Committee (Chairman)
Nominations and remunerations Committee

Member of the Supervisory Board since May 2019
French – Independent Member

Yves Kerveillant is a graduate of HEC and holds the diploma of Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining the Equideals consulting firm and taking over its presidency in 2009, Yves headed for over 20 years a leading group of accounting firms. In parallel, he is the statutory auditor of 80 companies, several of which are listed on the stock market. His areas of expertise include business development assistance, advice on M&A related to small or medium firms as well as the elaboration of recovery and restructuring plans.

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