Each brand has a well-defined identity, with a specific values which are reflected in the product offering, features and design, as well as in appropriate communication mechanics.
We remain convinced that our balanced business model, combining profitable growth and a resolutely responsible approach, creates value for all and plays a full part in our contribution to better living in households around the world.
The Board of Directors of SEB S.A. is a collegiate body representing all the shareholders and acting in the interest of society and the group. The Board rules on the group's strategic directions and deliberates on management structures and external growth transactions. It also carries out the controls and checks that it deems fit. It is informed of the course of business and performance of the group as well as trends in the market and competitive environment at its meetings.
At the end of 2017, a year in which a number of adjustments were made, the Board was composed of 14 Directors with four-year terms: the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise, seven Directors representing the family group, four Independent Directors (consistent with the Afep-Medef Corporate Governance Code) and two Employee Directors, both of whom appointed in 2017. The Board is comprised 46% of women.
The diversity of the Directors and their complementary fit (retail, communication and finance specialists, directors of French and international companies, Group employees) bring the Board an extended vision underpinned by their respective expertise.