The daughter of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, founder of Publicis, Ms. Badinter is a philosopher, the author of numerous books, and has been a lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. She has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 1987 and its Chair since 1996.
The granddaughter of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, founder of Publicis, and the niece of Elisabeth Badinter, Ms. Dulac began her career as the founder and managing director of a recruitment counseling company and has been Chair of the movie-theater company Les Ecrans de Paris since 2001. She also manages Sophie Dulac Productions (film production) and Sophie Dulac Distribution (film distribution).
The son of Elisabeth Badinter, Simon Badinter joined Médias & Régies Europe in 1991, where he has held several positions, including Chairman & CEO. He currently manages MRE North America and is a member of the Management Board of Médias & Régies Europe.
Claudine Bienaimé joined Publicis in 1966 in the department of Technical Management. She was promoted Financial Controller before becoming General Secretary of Publicis Conseil (1978) and President of the French media department (1995). Named General Secretary of Publicis Groupe in 2001, and member of the Management Board from 2004, she supervised the Groupe's HR, legal and internal audit functions until the end of 2007. Since June 2008 she has been on the Supervisory Board and on two of its committees.
Jean Charest trained as a lawyer, and was first elected to the House of Commons in 1984. At age 28 he became Canada's youngest-ever cabinet member, as Minister for Youth. He has also been Minister of the Environment (he led Canada's delegation at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit), Minister of Industry, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was Prime Minister from 2003 to 2012. He is currently a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.
In the course of his career, Michel Cicurel has served in numerous capacities notably at the French Ministry of Finance (Treasury), at Compagnie Bancaire (founder of Cortal), and within the Danone Group and Cerus. He has also been Chairman of the Management Board of Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild Banque. He is currently Chairma of Michel Cicurel Conseil and a member of several supervisory boards, including the boards of Bouygues Télécom and of the Société Générale. He is also Vice-President of Coe-Rexecode.
An attorney at the Geneva bar, Michel Halpérin was first a member of the Bar Council and subsequently President of the Geneva bar. He has occupied several political positions, notably within the Grand Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, which he has presided. In addition he is an independent director on the Board of several different companies, including his Vice-Presidency of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas (Switzerland).
Marie-Josée Kravis is an economist specialized in public policy analysis and strategic planning. She is the Chair of the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and a member of several boards including the Board of the Hudson Institute and that of the Qatar Museum Authority.
Marie-Claude Mayer began her career at Publicis Conseil in 1972. Since then, she has held several different management positions within the agency. In 1998, she was named Worldwide Account Director for the L'Oréal Group, supervising the L'Oréal brands managed by the Publicis network in more than 70 countries.
After serving in the French civil service as an Inspecteur des Finances, Véronique Morali joined Fimalac in 1990. Today she is Chair of Fimalac Développement and a member of the Board and Vice-Chair of Fitch Group. She is also a member of the Board of Fimalac, Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild, Coca-Cola Entreprises, Publicis Groupe and the Women's Forum. She is the founder and President of Terrafemina.com, of the association Force Femmes and the co-founder of Women Corporate Directors Paris.
Hélène Ploix is Chair of Pechel Industries Partenaires, a Pechel fund manager and, since 1997, Chair of Pechel Industries SAS investment firm. Ms. Ploix previously held several senior positions notably with BIMP, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and the Caisse Autonome de Refinancement. She has also been an advisor to the French Prime Minister and a director of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
In addition to chairing the Supervisory Board of PAI Partners, Amaury de Seze is Vice Chairman of Power Financial Corporation of Canada and a member of the Board of several major companies, including Carrefour, Thales, GBL and Pargesa. He was previously a member of the Executive Committee of Volvo Group (Volvo AB).
Henri-Calixte Suaudeau became a member of the Board of Publicis Conseil after holding several management positions within the Groupe. He also oversees the Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet pour la Vocation.
Gérard Worms is Vice Chairman of Rothschild Europe and Senior Advisor of Rothschild & Cie. He is also Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Following a number of positions within the Hachette group and Rhône-Poulenc, Mr. Worms was named CEO of the Compagnie de Suez and of Banque Indosuez.