Virginie Calmels joins the Assystem Board of Directors
Paris, 24 March 2016 - Today, Assystem S.A. (ISIN: FR0000074148 - ASY), a leading player in engineering, announced that Virginie Calmels was appointed as a member of its Board of Directors on 9 March 2016. Her appointment is subject to ratification by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting due to be held on 24 May 2016.
Virginie Calmels is Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux in charge of the Economy, Employment and Sustainable Growth and Vice-President of the Urban Community of Bordeaux. She is also a regional councillor and heads a parliamentary group for the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes region.
As well as holding these elected offices, Virginie Calmels is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Euro Disney, a director and Chairman of the Nominations and Compensation Committee of Iliad (Free), and a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Technicolor. She is also the founder and Chairman of SHOWer Company.
She began her career in 1993 at the audit firm Salustro Reydel before becoming Chief Financial Officer of the Dutch start-up Sky Gate BV in 1999. She then joined the Canal+ group where she successively held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Deputy CEO and joint Chief Operating Officer between 2000 and 2002. She joined Endemol France in 2003 as CEO and was appointed Chairman and CEO in 2007. She then became Chief Operating Officer of the Endemol Group worldwide in 2012 while remaining Chairman of Endemol France. She left the Endemol Group in 2013.
A French national, Virginie Calmels is a graduate of the Toulouse Business School and the Advanced Management Program of INSEAD. She is also a qualified accountant and auditor.
Assystem is an international group specialised in engineering. As a key participant in the industry for 50 years, Assystem supports its clients in developing their products and managing their capital expenditure throughout the product life cycle. Assystem employs 11,500 people worldwide and generated EUR908 million in revenue in 2015. Assystem SA is listed on Euronext Paris.
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