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The Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is comprised of 19 members

Seven members are from the Banque Populaire banks, seven from the Caisses d'Epargne, three are independent members, and two employee representatives. 

Six non-voting members (censeurs) and one representative of the BPCE Works Council also attend Board Meetings in an advisory capacity.

The Supervisory Board reports on the smooth functioning of the Group, in particular to the cooperative shareholders, who are represented by the Chairmen of the Board of Directors of the Banque Populaire banks and by the Chairmen of the Steering and Supervisory Boards of the Caisses d'Epargne.

Five specialized committees assist the Supervisory Board in its deliberations and decisions. All the committees have an equal number of representatives from the Caisse d'Epargne and Banque Populaire retail banking networks.

 

Presidency

Representatives of the Banques Populaires

Representatives of the Caisses d'Epargne

Independent members

  • Valérie Pancrazi

    Executive Chairwoman of Vap Conseils

  • Anne-Claude Pont

    Executive Chairwoman of WILOV

  • Kadidja Sinz

    Head of Continental Europe, Liberty Specialty Markets

Employee representatives

  • Vincent Gontier

    CFDT

  • Frédéric Hassaine

    CFE-CGC

Censeurs (non-voting members)

The Chairman of the Fédération Nationale des Banques Populaires (FNBP) and the Chairman of the Fédération Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne (FNCE) are non-voting members as of right. The other four non-voting members are appointed by the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting: two from the Banque Populaire banks and two from the Caisses d’Epargne.

Censeurs from the Banque Populaire banks

  • Sylvie Garcelon, Chief Executive Officer of CASDEN Banque Populaire
  • Daniel Karyotis, Chief Executive Officer of Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Censeurs from the Caisses d’Epargne 

  • Pierre Carli, Chairman of the Management Board of the Caisse d’Epargne de Midi-Pyrénées
  • Joël Chassard, Chairman of the Management Board of the Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC

Censeurs as of right

  • The Chairman of the FNBP, André Joffre
  • The Chairman of the FNCE, Jean Arondel

Representative of the BPCE SA Works Council

  • Didier Giraud

Specialized committees

Five specialized committees prepare the decisions taken by the Supervisory Board and make recommendations to the board. Four of these committees are chaired by independent members; the Cooperative and CSR Committee is chaired by a Banque Populaire or Caisse d’Epargne representative.

Appointments Committee

The Appointments Committee submits proposals to the Supervisory Board concerning the selection of members of the Supervisory Board, the censeurs, members from outside the Group, in addition to the Chairman of the Management Board.
The Committee also conducts regularly reviews and appraisals of the good repute and skills of the candidates for appointment to the Supervisory Board, the censeurs and the Chairman and other members of the Management Board.
It is chaired by an Independent member.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee is responsible for submitting proposals to the Board concerning the levels and conditions of pay granted of the members of the Management Board, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and, if applicable, the Vice-Chairman, as well as the distribution of attendance fees payable to members of the Supervisory Board.
It is chaired by an Independent member.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for monitoring the process used for preparing financial information, the statutory audit of the annual and consolidated financial statements by the Statutory Auditors and their independence.
It is chaired by an Independent member.

Risk Committee

The Risk Committee is tasked with assessing the effectiveness of the internal control and risk management systems.
It is chaired by an Independent member.

Cooperative and CSR Committee

The Cooperative and CSR Committee is in charge of making proposals and recommendations aimed at promoting the cooperative and social values of long-term engagement as well as professional and interpersonal ethics. It also ensures that Group and network activities represent these values, thereby strengthening the cooperative banking model of the Group and each of the networks.
It is chaired by Jean Arondel, Chairman of the FNCE