Faurecia appoints Jean-Bernard Lévy as new Board member and chairman of the Governance, Nominations and Sustainability Committee
Faurecia announced today that Jean-Bernard Lévy has joined its Board of Directors as an independent member, effective from February 19, 2021.
Jean-Bernard Lévy will serve as Chairman of the Governance, Nominations and Sustainability Committee, the name of which has been revised to better reflect the extension of its duties to social and environmental responsibility. He succeeds Michel de Rosen, who remains a member of the Committee.
Jean-Bernard Lévy is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF. His experience as a senior officer of a listed company, together with his vision and knowledge of industrial and strategic issues, will be an asset to the Board of Directors. His experience in the energy sector is also important given Faurecia's commitments in new forms of mobility, and notably hydrogen. The approval of his cooptation will be submitted to the next Annual General Meeting.
We are pleased to welcome Jean-Bernard Lévy to our Board of Directors. I confidently hand over to him the chairmanship of the Governance, Nominations and Sustainability Committee. His arrival is consistent with the Board's commitment to further strengthening its independence, initiated as part of the distribution of Faurecia shares by Stellantis.
Following the cooptation of Jean-Bernard Lévy, Faurecia's Board of Directors is composed of 13 members, 82% of whom are independent (excluding the two directors representing employees).
Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career at France Télécom in 1979 as a works engineer at the Angers Division. In 1982, he became responsible for managing executive managers and HR budgets at head office, and then deputy to the head of the HR department. In 1986, he was appointed Technical Advisor to the office of Gérard Longuet, Minister for Postal Services and Telecommunications. From 1988 to 1993, Jean-Bernard Lévy managed the Telecommunications Satellites activity of Matra Espace, now Matra Marconi Space. From 1993 to 1994, he was the Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, Minister for Industry, Postal Services, Telecommunications and Foreign Trade. In 1995, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matra Communication. In 1998, he joined Oddo et Cie as Managing Director, then Managing Partner. In summer 2002, Jean-Bernard Lévy joined Vivendi. He served as its Chief Operating Officer until April 2005 and became Chairman of its Management Board and CEO in April 2005, until June 2012. From December 2012 to November 2014, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thales defense and aerospace group. Jean-Bernard Lévy has been EDF’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since November 27, 2014. Jean-Bernard Lévy is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and of Télécom Paris Tech.