The Board of Directors oversees the ambitions and solidity of Edify’s development strategy. It takes the final decision on the invesment proposals presented by the investment team. Its decisions aim in particular to guarantee the consistency of these acquisitions with Edify’s strategy. The Board consists of individuals possessing extensive managerial experience, all at industrial and financial firms, with an international profile.
The Board of Directors
Jean Guillaume Despature
Chairman of Board of Directors.
Chairman of Board of Directors of Somfy and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Damartex.
Wilfrid Le Naour
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Edify.
Previously CEO of Somfy.
Paul Georges Despature
Previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of Edify, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Somfy and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Damartex.
Former member of the Supervisory Board of Somfy, and Chairman of the MCSA group.
Former member of the Executive Committee of MDO Management Company SA and former Chartered Director of MDO Management Company SA.
Former member of the Management Board of Eurazeo.
Former Associate Director of Wendel.
The Board is assisted by two specialised committees:
THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
The Investment Committee’s role consists in an in-depth review of the deals brought by the investment team. It then submits an opinion to the Board of Directors.
It has three members: Wilfrid Le Naour, Chairman; Jean Guillaume Despature; and Anthony Stahl.
THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
The Audit Committee reviews the consolidated accounts and ensures compliance with accounting standards and principles. It submits Edify’s internal risk management and internal control policy to the Board of Directors.
It is chaired by Victor Despature and also includes Agnès Laruelle and Paul Georges Despature.
The Board of Directors’ work is prepared by Edify’s Corporate Secretary, Ingrid Motch.