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Sanofi-Aventis – Board of Directors (2009)



– Share ownership (January 2009): 11.29% by Total ; 8.99% by L’Oréal (30.8% by the Bettencourt Family, 29.6% by Nestlé).
– Share ownership (January 2008): 12.70% by Total ; 8.66% by L’Oréal.
– Share ownership (March 2007): 13.12% by Total ; 10.52% by L’Oréal.
– Share ownership (January 2006): 12.74% by Total ; 10.21% by L’Oréal.
– Share ownership (January 2005): 12.65% by Total ; 10.13% by L’Oréal.
Sanofi-Synthélabo Share ownership (January 2004): 24.35% by Total ; 19.52% by L’Oréal.
Sanofi-Synthélabo Share ownership (after the merger): 35.3% by Total ; 19.52% by L’Oréal.
– Full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.

Board of Directors

Jean-Marc Bruel (1936-)
– Board of Directors since 2004.
– President and Chairman of Firmenich S.A. and Board of Villette-Entreprises Foundation.
– Vice-Chairman (1992) and President (1987-1992) of Groupe Rhône-Poulenc.
– Board of Directors at Rhodia S.A. (2002).
– Supervisory Board of Banque Paribas.
– Director of Surveillance of Aventis, Ecole Centrale de Paris, and Institut Curie.

Klaus Pohle (1938-)
– Board of Directors since August 2004.
– Chairman of the German Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
– Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hypo Real Estate Holding AG (Germany).
– Director of Labelux Group GmbH (Austria).
– Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of DWS Investment GmbH (Germany).
– Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Coty Inc., New York.

Jean-René Fourtou (1940-)
– Board of Directors since 2004.
– Board of Directors of Nestlé (since 2006); Cap Gemini SA (since 2002), France; NBC Universal, USA; Maroc Télécom, Morocco; Schneider Electric; La Poste; Pernod-Ricard SA; and Rhodia.
– Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Canal+ Group, France.
– Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AXA Group.
– Consulting Engineer in organizational management at Bossard & Michel (1963-1972).
– CEO of Bossard Consultants (1972).
– Chairman and CEO of the Bossard Group (1977-1986).
– Chairman and CEO of Rhône-Poulenc Group (1986-1999).
– Chairman (1992-1993) and Honorary Chairman of the Association of Companies for the Environment.
– Chairman (1992-1994) and Honorary Chairman of the French Movement for Quality.
– Vice Chairman of the Management Board and Managing Director of Aventis (1999-2002).
– Director of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (2000).
– Chairman and CEO (2002-2005) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2005) of Vivendi.
– Chairman (2003-2004) and Honorary Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce.
Commander of the Legion of Honour in 2008, Officer of the Legion of Honour in 1996 and Commander of the National Order of Merit in 2003.
Commander of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Morocco, 2005) and Commander of the Order of Ouissam al Moukafaa al Watanya (Morocco, 2005).

Jean-Francois Dehecq (1940-)
– Chairman of the Board of Directors (-2010).
– President of Sanofi-Synthélabo Daiichi Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.
– General Manager of Sanofi (1973-2007); Permanent Representative of Sanofi-Synthélabo at the Board of Sanofi-Synthélabo Recherche (France); Director of Fujisawa Sanofi-Synthélabo (Japan), and Sanofi-Synthélabo Inc. (United States).
– President of The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.
– Director of Finance at Management (France), Financière Yves Rocher (France) and Laboratoires Daiichi Sanofi-Synthélabo (France).
– Chairman of Policy Committee of the French Strategic Investment Found.
– Director of Air France, Air France-KLM, (since 1995); Agence Nationale de la Recherche; Pechiney (since 1994); Balmain (Belgium); Paris EUROPLACE; and Veolia Environnement (since 2006).
– Member of IFPMA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations); and Fondation Francaise pour la Recherche sur l’Epilepsie.
– Chairman of Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique.
– Graduate and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENSAM (Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers).
– Supervisory Board of the Agency for Industrial Innovation.
– After teaching mathematics at the Saint-Vincent de Senlis Catholic College, secondary school, (1964-1965), became a trainee in scientific research in the Army’s Nuclear Propulsion Department.
– Economics departments (1965-1969) and assistant to management (1969-1970) at Elf Aquitaine.
– Operating engineer at the Lacq Factory (1970-1971).
– Managing Director (1971), Managing Director (1982-1988) and Vice-President of Sanofi.
– Executive Vice President of Health at ELF Aquitaine Group (1988).
– President and Director-General of Sanofi-Synthelabo (1999).
– President and Director-General (until December 2006) and President (January 2007) of Sanofi-Aventis.
– Former Director of Alcan France S.A.S.

Gerard Van Kemmel (1940-)
– Board of Directors since 2003.
– Director of Groupe Eurotunnel, Eurotunnel NRS Holders Company Limited (UK), and GET S.A. (since 2008).
– Audit Committee and Director of Europacorp (since 2008).
– President of Europe Middle East Africa Division (2001) and President Europe (2002-2004) of Novell Inc.
– Senior Vice President (1997-1999), Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President (1999-2001) of Cambridge Technology Partners Massachusetts Inc.
– Technical Advisor to the French Minister of Finance (1996-1997).
– Chairman of Continental Europe for Peter Chadwick Holdings Limited (1997).
– 1966-1996: Many positions at Andersen Consulting.
– Graduated from Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris and MBA from Stanford Business School.

Igor Landau (1945-)
– Board of Directors since 2004.
– Board of Directors of HSBC France.
– Supervisory Board of Adidas AG (deputy chairman) and Allianz.
– President of La Compagnie du Roneo (1968-1970).
– Consultant of McKinsey & Company (1971-1975).
– Deputy to President in health division (1975-1977), executive vice president in health division (1977-1980), president of health division (1980–1992), and president (1992–1998) at Rhône-Poulenc Group.
– President of pharmaceutical division and board member (1998-2002) and chairman and CEO (2002-2004) of Aventis.

Arthur Charles Valerian Douro (1946-)
– Board of Directors since 2002.
– Director of Pernod-Ricard SA; Compagnie Financière Richemont AG (Switzerland); GAM Worldwide (UK); and Abengeo Bioenergy (Spain).
– Commissioner of English Heritage.
– Senior Advisor of Calyon (UK).
– Chairman of Richemont Holdings Limited; Framlington Group; Kings College London; Sun Life & Provincial Holdings, AXA, (1995-2000); and Dunhill Holdings.
– Deputy Chairman of Vendôme Luxury Group.
– Non-Executive Director of Compagnie Financiere Richemont AG (2000).
– Member of the European Parliament (1979-1989).
– MA degree from Oxford University.

Owe Bicker, M.D., Ph.D. (1946-)
– Board of Directors since 2008.
– Professor of University of Heidelberg Medical School.
– Managing Director of Behringwerke AG.
– Executive Chairman of Scil Holding GmbH.
– Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dade Behring Holding GmbH (2005).
– Supervisory Board (2005) and Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board at Epigenomics AG.
– Board of the University Marburg.
– Board of Trustees of the Aventis Foundation.
– Non-Executive Director of Oxford GlycoSciences Plc.
– Board member of HoechstMarionRoussel AG; Bertelsmann Stiftung (2008); and Boehringer Mannheim GmbH (Roche AG).
– Advisory Board at CVC Capital Partners Ltd.
– Supervisory Board member of Future Capital, and Definiens AG.
– Director of MedImmune Limited (1999).

Robert Castaigne (1946-)
– Board of Directors since 2000.
– Begining Career (1972); Secretary of the Executive committee (1985-1990); Vice Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Steering committee (1990-1994); Chief Financial Officer (1994-2008) of Total S.A.
– Chairman of the Board of Directors of Total Chimie and Total Nucléaire.
– Director of Hutchinson S.A.; Petrofina; TEP Algérie; Omnium Insurance and Reinsurance Company Limited; Société Financière d’Auteuil; Eramet S.A. (1999); and Compagnie Générale de Géophysique-Veritas (1992-2004).
– Non-executive director of Vinci (2007), and Compagnie nationale à portefeuille (2008).
– Director of Total Nigeria Ltd.; Total Fina Elf Exploration Norge; Total Fina Elf Holdings UK; Total Fina Elf Exploration UK; Total Gabon; Total Gestion Filiales; Atofina Petrochemicals Inc.; Elf Aquitaine.

Thierry Desmarest (1946-)
– Board of Directors since 2000.
– Management positions (1981), President of Exploration & Production, Chief Executive Officer (1995-2007) and Chairman of Total S.A.
– Director of Bombardier Inc. (2009); Air Liquide Tunisie (1999); Paris EUROPLACE; Air Liquide Canada Inc.; Renault SAS; and Renault S.A..
– Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paulstra CRC Corporation.
– Supervisory Board of Areva.
– Advisory Council of Banque de France.
– Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Government of France.

Lindsay Owen-Jones (1946-)
– Board of Directors since 1999.
– Director of Ferrari S.P.A.; BNP Paribas (1989); and Gesparal.
– Director (1994-2001) and Vice Chairman of Supervisory Board (2001-2009) of L’Air Liquide SA.
– Chairman of Galderma Pharma SA, Switzerland.
– Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal Group and its subsidiary L’Oreal S.A. (1988-2006) and Chairman (2006).
– President of L’Oréal USA (1981-1984).
– Chief Executive of L’Oréal Italy (1978-1981).
– MBA from Oxford University in 1968.
Commander of the Légion d’Honneur and Commander and Knight Commander of the British Empire.

Serge Weinberg (1951-)
– Non-executive Chairman of the Board since May 2010.
– Member of the Trilateral Commission.
– Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schneider Electric.
– Director of Fnac, Artémis, and Gucci.
– Board of the French Association of Private Enterprises.
– Founding Member and Treasurer of the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute.
– Chairman of the Board of Corum since 2008.
– Founder of the investment firm Weinberg Capital Partners.
– Member of the “Growth Release Committee” (Attali Committee, 2007-2008).
– Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Accor Group (2006-2009).
– At Pinault Group: CEO of CFAO; Chairman and CEO of Rexel (1991-1995); Chairman of the Management Board (1995-2005) of PPR, the largest non-food retailer in Europe and the 3rd largest multibrand luxury goods company in the world.
– General Manager with investment bank Pallas Groupe (1987-1990).
– Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Havas Tourisme Group (1983-1987).
– Deputy General Manager for Finance at the French Television Channel FR3 (1982-1983).
– Civil servant in the French administration (1976-1981); Chief of Staff of the French Budget Minister (1981-1982).
– Bachelor’s degree in Law, Graduate Degree of Institut d’Études Politiques, and Graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1976).

Former Members

Gunter Thielen (1944-)
– Board of Directors (2008-2009), resigned for personal reasons.
– Chief Executive Officer of Thiel Logistik AG.
– Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann AG.
– Non-Executive Director of RTL Group S.A. (2002-2007).
– Supervisory Board of Arcandor AG; Sixt Aktiengesellschaft (2008); Leipziger Messe GmbH; Groupe Bruxelles Lambert; Hannoversche Leben VVaG; Saar LB; and Gruner & Jahr Ag & Druck-und Verlagshaus.
– Chairman of the Board and Director of Arvato AG.
– Executive Board of Berryville Graphics Inc.; Cobrhi S.A.; Bertelsmann Holding Spain S.A. (Sony Music Entertainment Inc.).
– Head of Management of Maul-Belser (1980).