Board of directors

Board of directors
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Proparco Board members as at October 4th, 2019
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  • Rémy Rioux, Directeur général

    RIOUX Rémi

    Chief Executive Officer of AFD
    Director (natural person) - Board of directors
  • WALCKENAER Bertrand

    Vice-President - Board of directors
    President (AFD Member) - The Investment advisory committee
    President - The appointments committee
  • Laurence Breton-Moyet, Directrice des opérations

    BRETON-MOYET Laurence

    Director (natural person) - Board of directors
    AFD Member - The investment advisory committee
  • Marie-Hélène LOISON

    LOISON Marie-Hélène

    Director (natural person) - Board of directors
  • LOMBARD Françoise

    Director (natural person) - Board of directors
    External member -The risk and audit committee
    AFD
  • AMAURY MULLIEZ

    MULLIEZ Amaury

    Director (natural person) - Board of directors
    Member and permanent representative - The Risk and audit committee
  • Philippe Bauduin, Directeur général adjoint

    BAUDUIN Philippe

    Director (legal person) - Board of directors
    Membrer and permanent representative - The risk and audit committee
    Member - The Appointments committee
    AFD
  • SECHAUD Philippe

    Director (natural person) - Board of directors
    External member -The investment advisory committee
  • PONSOLLE Patrick

    Director (natural person) - Board of directors
    Member - The Appointments committee
  • AKOTO Jean-Luc

    Director (legal person) - Board of directors
    BNP PARIBAS
  • BENJELLOUN-TOUIMI Brahim

    Director (natural person) - Board of directors
    BMCE
  • LANTZ Patricia

    Director (legal person) - Board of directors
    Member and permanent representative - The Risk and audit committee
    BPCE IOM
  • LAHORE María

    Director (legal person) - Board of directors
    CAF (Corporación Andina de Fomento)
  • BEBEAR Isabelle

    Director (legal person) - Board of directors
    Member and permanent representative - The Risk and audit committee
    CDC ENTREPRISES ELAN PME
  • HOTTELART Eric

    Director (legal person) - Board of directors
    External member -The investment advisory committee
    CREDIT AGRICOLE SA
  • RAKGATE Mohale

    Director (legal person) - Board of directors
    External member -The investment advisory committee
    DBSA (Development Bank of Southern Africa)
  • HISSARD Donatienne

    Advisor
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • KASSAM Lutaf

    Advisor
    AGA KHAN FUND FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • da SILVEIRA Isabelle

    Advisor
    BOAD (Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement)
  • FOUCRY Pierre

    Advisor
    BPCE
  • CLAUX Frédéric

    Advisor
    ENGIE
  • ALLAND François

    Government Commissioner
  • XXX

    Awaiting appointment - AFD works council representative
  • MORA Nicolas

    AFD works council representative
  • DE LUZE Nicolas

    Auditor
    MAZARS
  • BROUARD Pascal

    Auditor
    KPMG
REMARKABLE GOVERNANCE
The governance of Proparco is quite special. Since the opening of its capital 1990, its governance bodies have brought together:

- representatives of the Agence Française de Développement (its majority shareholder);
- representatives of French, African and Latin American public and private companies (financial and industrial);
- representatives of international financial institutions involved in development, and ethical funds;
- representatives of ministries in charge the Economy, Finance and Foreign affairs, as well as a Government Commissioner.

    s the guarantor of the transparency of its operation and good management, this diversity of participants provides Proparco with considerable expertise in strategic oversight and governance, while ensuring its true added value in its approach to financing projects.
    It also provides opportunities for collaboration and partnerships that will serve to ensure its growth and expand its areas of expertise that contribute to its pro-development mission.

    The Proparco Board of directors meets four times each year.

    THIS DIVERSITY OF PARTICIPANTS
    In 2016, Proparco had an independent external firm provide an assessment of its governance, in order to identify potential improvements that were then adopted by the Board of directors. As such, the Appointments committee was given the task of stabilizing the good governance principles involved in the organisation of the Board of directors.

    As part of this initiative, the Proparco Appointments committee adopted guidelines regarding the balanced composition of the Board of directors:
    A proportion of independent directors in order to guarantee the quality of the discussions and appropriate balance of Proparco’s powers

    44% independent members, 25% non-French directors, 31% women (in 2017)

    The Appointments committee has set down the criteria for identifying independent directors within the Board of directors, namely predefined criteria consisting of indicators of the director’s independence, that are then used by the Board in order to perform an individual review of each director’s independence, while considering the behaviour of the director in question and notably his active participation in the Board’s efforts and reflections.
    In application of these criteria, the Appointments committee drafts a list of the independent directors and ensures the adequate presence of these directors within the Board.

    The Appointments committee has defined a policy targeting gender parity between men and women within the Board of directors
    The objective of the Appointments committee is to eventually bring about equal representation between women and men within the PROPARCO Board of directors, along with intermediate objectives leading to this parity objective:

    2017: 5 women 31%
    2018: 6 women 37.5%
    2020: 7 women 44%

    The Appointments committee has prepared a tool for assessing the balanced composition of the Board of directors, that provides a snapshot of the composition of the Proparco Board of directors while accounting for the skills and characteristics of each of its members; and while setting targeted objectives to ensure balanced and diversified representation in accordance with the areas of expertise required for the tasks performed by the Board of directors.