Groupe Beneteau appoints chairwoman

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Following Groupe Beneteau’s annual general meeting on 4 June, the board of directors has elected Catherine Pourre as chairwoman of the board of Groupe Beneteau.

The board also re-elected Louis-Claude Roux as vice-chairman.

Pourre said: “I would like to thank the board of directors for the confidence they have shown in me, and I would like to pay tribute to the work carried out by Yves Lyon-Caen over the last 20 years. I am very honoured to take up this position at a time when Groupe Beneteau is celebrating its 140th anniversary. A family-run shipyard that has become a world leader, Groupe Beneteau has everything it takes to continue writing the history of yachting.”

The board of directors also renewed the chairmanships of the various specialised committees:

Chairman of the strategic committee: Louis-Claude Roux

Chairman of the CSR committee: Sébastien Moynot

Chairwoman of the audit and risks committee: Catherine Pourre

Chairwoman of the compensation, appointments and governance committee: Marie-Hélène Dick.

A member of Groupe Beneteau’s Governance bodies since 2014, Pourre began her career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where she was a partner from 1989 to 1999, then served as executive director of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young from 1999 to 2002. In 2002, she joined the Unibail-Rodamco Group as executive vice-president in charge of finance and central functions, then from 2007 to 2013 as a member of the management board of Unibail-Rodamco SE. 

Pourre is currently a member of the board of directors of SEB SA and chairwoman of its audit committee. She is also a member of the supervisory board of Unibail Roadamco Westfield NV and chairwoman of its nominations, remuneration and governance committee.

A Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite, Pourre was also made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2013. 

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