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Board of Directors

The Carrefour Foundation is administered by a nine-member Board of Directors made up of three founder members, a staff representative and four qualified outside public figures.

 

The Board of Directors meets three times a year. It determines the strategic orientations

of the Foundation’s actions, validates its budget and ensures that it is executed properly.

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M. Alexandre Bompard

 Chairman of the Carrefour's Foundation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Carrefour's Group

Chairman of the Carrefour's Foundation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Carrefour's Group

Alexandre Bompard is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Institute of Political Studies) in Paris, with a degree in Public Law and a postgraduate degree in Economics, and is also a graduate of the Ecole Nationale de l’Administration (ENA - National School of Administration) (Cyrano de Bergerac class). After graduating from the ENA, Alexandre Bompard joined to the French General Inspectorate of Finance (1999-2002). He went on to become the technical advisor to François Fillon, then Minister for Social Affairs, Labor and Solidarity (April-December 2003). From 2004 to 2008, Alexandre Bompard held several positions within the Canal + Group. He was Director of Chief of Staff for President Bertrand Méheut (2004-2005), and then Director of Sport and Public Affairs within the Group (June 2005 to June 2008). In June 2008, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Europe 1 and Europe 1 Sport.

In January 2011, he joined the Fnac Group where he was appointed Chairman and CEO. Upon his arrival, he undertook an ambitious plan to transform the company, called “Fnac 2015”, to meet the challenges posed by the digital revolution and the changing needs of customers. On June 20, 2013, Alexandre Bompard also launched Fnac’s IPO. In the fall of 2015, Fnac offered to take over the Darty Group and on July 20, 2016 Alexandre Bompard became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the new Fnac-Darty Group. On July 18, 2017, Alexandre Bompard was appointed Chairman and CEO of Carrefour.

Born on October 4, 1972 in Saint Etienne, Alexandre Bompard is married and has three children. He is a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature) of France.

 
 
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M. Laurent Vallée

General Delegate of the Carrefour's Foundation and General Secretary of Groupe Carrefour

General Delegate of the Carrefour's Foundation and General Secretary of Groupe Carrefour

46-year-old, graduated from ESSEC, Institut d’Etudes Politique and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He began his career as a member of the Conseil d'État, France’s administrative supreme court, where he was notably Government Commissioner and Constitutional Adviser to the General Secretary of the government. In 2008 he joined the law firm Clifford Chance.

In 2010 he was appointed director of civil affairs at the Justice Ministry. From 2013 to 2015 he served as general counsel at Canal + group. In 2015 he was appointed general secretary of the Conseil Constitutionnel, France’s constitutional court. 

In 2017, he joined the Groupe Carrefour as General Secretary.

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Dr Xavier Emmanuelli

 Chairman and Founder of SAMU Social International and SAMU Social de Paris

Chairman and Founder of SAMU Social International and SAMU Social de Paris

An anaesthetist and hospital practitioner since 1997, in 1971 he was the co-founder of Médecins sans Frontières, of which he was Chairman and Honorary Chairman for 15 years. From 1998 to 1992, he was head doctor at the Fleury Merogis (Essonne) detention centre. In 1993, he founded Samusocial de Paris, which he still chairs today, before joining the government as Secretary of State for Emergency Humanitarian Action from 1995 to 1997. In 1998, he established Samusocial International, which he currently chairs.

He also presides over numerous other organizations he has helped to create, including the High Commission for the Accommodation of Disadvantaged People since 1997, the Groupement d'Intérêt Public Traces de Pas since 1999, the Maison Ouverte association since 2003, and the Fondation Médéric Alzheimer since 1999.

He has published a large body of work, including essays related to his experiences and his analyses of emergency situations and exclusion.

 

 

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M. Xavier Fontanet

Founder of the "Fondation Fontanet", former chairman and executive officer of Essilor

Founder of the "Fondation Fontanet", former chairman and executive officer of Essilor

Xavier Fontanet (a graduate of the Ponts et Chaussées institute of science, engineering and technology in 1971 and then MIT) began his career as vice-chairman of the Boston Consulting Group, before becoming managing director of Bénéteau in 1981. Between 1986 and 1991, he managed food service operations for the Wagons-Lit group. He joined Essilor in 1991 as Managing Director, and then served as CEO from 1996 to 2009. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors until January 2nd 2012.

In 2013, under the auspices of the HEC Foundation (where he is an associate professor), he set up the “Fontanet Foundation”. Its mission is to develop ideas about a competitive economy among politicians, managers, journalists, religious people and students, and to support teaching and corporate strategy research initiatives, as well as helping students from all backgrounds get into the HEC Paris business school.

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M. Guy Paillotin

Honorary President of the INRA and Permanent Secretary of the Académie d'Agriculture de France

Honorary President of the INRA and Permanent Secretary of the Académie d'Agriculture de France

A graduate of the École Polytechnique and a biophysics researcher, Guy Paillotin started his career at the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA), and worked as Assistant General Manager of the INRA between 1984 and 1989 before being appointed Chairman (1991 to 1999). He was the Assistant General Manager of the CEA between 1989 and 1994, and Chairman of the French National Research Evaluation Committee from 1992 to 1994.

He is currently a member of the Ethics and Safety Committee on Agricultural Research Applications (COMEPRA). He was the Chairman of CIRAD between 1992 and 1999, and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the INA-PG since 1999, as well as various other bodies devoted to research, the environment and food.

Paillotin has published numerous scientific articles and works for the general public. He is the Permanent Secretary of the Académie d’Agriculture de France.

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Mme Marie-Noëlle Brouaux

Communication Executive Director

Communication Executive Director

Marie‐Noëlle Brouaux is a Specialist in Institutional Communications and Public Relations. She started her career in 1985 in the communications department of Crédit Local de France ‐ Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.

In 1987, she was appointed External Relations Advisor to Michel Giraud, President of the Ile‐de‐France Regional Council (from 1987‐1993 and 1995‐1998) and accompanied him as his Cabinet Advisor when he became Minister of Labour, Employment and Professional Training, (1993‐1995). Since 1999, she has been a Partner at Euro RSCG C&O (Havas Worldwide Paris), a subsidiary of the Havas Group.

Marie‐Noëlle Brouaux graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Metz.

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M. Noël Prioux

Executive Director France

Executive Director France

Noël Prioux, a French national, joined Carrefour in 1984 as Assistant and then Head Accountant for the hypermarket in Rennes (Alma shopping centre). From 1989 to 1995, he held a number of operational positions in the Western Region Division of Hypermarkets in France: Regional Human Resources Manager, Fresh Products Department Manager, and then Manager of the stores in Angers St Serge and Venette. In 1996, he became head of S2P Financial Services in France, and then of In-Store Services.

In 1998, he was appointed Executive Director Turkey, a position he held until 2001, when he became Director of Hypermarkets in France. In 2004, he joined the Latin America team as Executive Director Colombia, and then from 2006 to 2008 he was Executive Director South Asia. In February 2008, he was appointed Executive Director Spain.

On 1 May 2011, Noël Prioux was appointed Executive Director Europe, thus becoming a member of the Carrefour Group’s Executive Board.

On 16 June 2011, Noël Prioux was appointed Executive Director France, thus becoming a member of the Carrefour Group’s Executive Board.

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Mme Martine Saint-Cricq

Carrefour employees representative

Carrefour employees representative

After studying photography and working several years as a designer in an engineering firm, Martine Saint Cricq joined the appliances department of the Carrefour hypermarket in Labège (Toulouse region) when it opened in 1983.
Her humanism and commitment to justice soon led her to take action in defense of employee rights. Elected to the Labège store’s works committee in 1991, she became its secretary in 1992, then secretary of the Sogara central works committee in 1995.
She became a member of Carrefour’s European committee in 1996. In 2004, her trade union named her central union representative for Sogara establishments. She joined the Carrefour Group committee the following year.
In 2008, she was appointed by the French union federation Force Ouvrière to sit on the women’s committee of the Union Network International (UNI).
She also conducted successful negotiations with Carrefour management on behalf of Force Ouvrière concerning the establishment of an agreement for sales staff and another agreement on workplace equality.
She is known especially for her constant efforts to help the weakest and most disadvantaged. Her candidacy to sit on the board of the Carrefour Foundation is therefore the logical continuation of all her noteworthy commitments, especially as all the trade unions have agreed to have her represent the employees.

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M. Jean-Michel Severino

Former CEO of the French Development Agency (AFD)

Former CEO of the French Development Agency (AFD)

A graduate of ESCP business school, the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the École nationale d’administration, Jean-Michel Severino began his career with the Ministry of the Economy and Finances as an inspector. He was then appointed head of International Development at the French Ministry of Cooperation. Thanks to the experience he had acquired within various French development organisations, Jean-Michel Severino was appointed Director for Central Europe at the World Bank (1996-97), before becoming Vice President for Asia (1997-2000). In 2001, he was appointed Director of France's International Development Agency until 2010. In 2007, he launched the “Ideas4development” blog alongside a number of authors who wanted to share their visions of the major challenges facing developing countries and their solutions for tackling them. Then in 2011, he took over as CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires, continuing with his commitment to Africa.