During its meeting on February 10, 2017, Rexel’s Board of Directors, acting on the recommendation of its Nomination and Compensation Committee, unanimously agreed to co-opt Agnès Touraine as independent director.
Agnès Touraine replaces Marianne Culver, who stepped down from her position as director of Rexel in November 2016.
Ian Meakins, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: ” We are very pleased to welcome Agnès Touraine as a new independent Board member. Her background, rich professional experience and skillset will be strong assets to support the Group’s development and the implementation of its strategy.”
This appointment will be subject to approval at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be held in Paris on May 23, 2017.
Touraine is President of the French Institute of Directors’ (IFA).
She is also the founding CEO of Act III Consultants, a management consulting firm dedicated to digital transformation. She previously was Chairwoman and CEO of Vivendi Universal Publishing after 10 years with the Lagardère group and 4 years with McKinsey. She holds a degree in Law, graduated from the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques and has an MBA from Columbia University Business School, New York.
Touraine currently sits on the Board of Proximus and the Supervisory Board of Tarkett. She previously was non-executive director of Cable & Wireless (UK), Neopost and Darty PLC. She is also a board member of several non-profit organizations such as IDATE and the French American Foundation.
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