Ghislain Lescuyer appointed chairman of Saft board

The members of Saft Groupe’s supervisory board are pleased to announce the appointment of Ghislain Lescuyer to chairman of the management board.

This appointment follows a rigorous and comprehensive selection process carried out by the Remuneration and Appointment Committee with the assistance of a leading global executive search and evaluation firm.

Lescuyer has been a member of Saft Groupe’s supervisory board for 10 years and chairman of its Strategy and Technologies Committee and has worked closely with the current management team. He is now senior vice president of the Alstom Group in charge of information systems and technology.

He will begin this new role May 4, 2015. Group Financial Director Bruno Dathis has been acting chairman of the management board since John Searle’s sudden death in September and will continue in this role until that date.

“We are delighted to welcome Ghislain Lescuyer in this executive role at Saft,” said Yann Duchesne, chairman of the supervisory board. “We are extremely confident that his international management background, his in-depth knowledge of many industry segments and his strategic, forward-looking vision will enable the group to successfully accelerate its profitable growth and bring greater value to our customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.”

Lescuyer has an engineering degree from Télécom ParisTech and an MBA from INSEAD.

He joined Alstom/Areva T&D in 2007 as executive vice president of the grid products business and held that role until June 2010 when he was appointed senior vice president of strategy and development for the Alstom Group. In May 2012, he became Alstom’s chief information officer.

From 2003 to 2007, he was senior executive vice president of Thomson Multimedia and president of the systems and equipment division based in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he held various general management positions including managing director of Europ@web and chairman of Bull Services, and between 1989 and 1994 he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.

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