2019 Universal Registration Document (PDF)
Éric Pasquier has been a member of the Board of Directors of Sopra Steria Group since 2014 and is Managing Director of Sopra GMT, the holding company that takes an active role in managing Sopra Steria Group and Axway Software.
After completing his engineering studies at EPITA, he joined Sopra Steria Group in 1999, handling the operational management of major IT projects.
In 2004, he became head of the Group’s operations in Spain to define its delivery model there, which would later be rolled out across the entire Group. He was then appointed Managing Director of the Spanish subsidiaries, where he oversaw their growth and profitability in a difficult economic context.
Éric Hayat has been Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sopra Steria Group since 3 September 2014, the date of Sopra Steria Group’s successful public exchange offer for Groupe Steria SCA.
Éric Hayat was co-founder and then Deputy CEO of Steria SA. He holds an engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique.
Currently Finance Director of Sopra Steria Benelux with over 30 years of experience in three regions, Astrid Anciaux has been a member of the Board of Directors since 3 September 2014, the date of Sopra Steria Group’s successful public exchange offer for Groupe Steria SCA.
After studying at EPHEC (École Pratique des Hautes Études Commerciales) in Brussels, she gained professional experience at an accounting firm before joining the finance department at Steriabel, Steria’s first Belgian subsidiary, in 1987.
Solfrid Skilbrigt currently oversees Sopra Steria’s Human Resources, Strategy, Marketing and Communications department in Scandinavia.
She has a Masters of Management from the Norwegian Business School specialising in knowledge management, change management, information management and business intelligence.
She has been with Steria Group since 2001, holding a variety of positions in human resources in Scandinavia, as well as at the same time taking charge of social and environmental responsibility at Group level, until the tie-up with Sopra in 2015.
From 1986 to 2001, she worked for the Bull group in Norway as Business Director, head of the infrastructure unit and Human Resources Director.
Michael Gollner has been a member of the Board of Directors of Axway Software since 24 May 2012.
Since 2013, he has been Executive Chairman of Madison Sports Group, promoter of the Six Day Series professional cycling events.
He is also Managing Partner of Operating Capital Partners, an investment firm that he founded in 2008.
He previously served as Managing Director – Europe for Citigroup Venture Capital (and then its successor, Court Square Capital) from 1999 to 2008.
Before that he had worked for several investment banks: Marine Midland Bank from 1985 to 1987, Goldman Sachs International from 1989 to 1994 and Lehman Brothers International from 1994 to 1999.
Jean-Luc Placet is a partner at PwC and Chairman of IDRH SA. After graduating from the ESSEC business school, he began his career with Saint-Gobain’s marketing department and then L’Expansion magazine before joining IDRH in 1981.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDRH from 1992 to 2016, he helped a number of government ministries (notably including infrastructure and finance) and French multinationals (including Lafarge, Michelin, BNP Paribas and France Télécom) run projects in the areas of strategic analysis, organisation, management and human resources. He is a member of the Statutory Committee of MEDEF.
Sylvie Rémond has been Group Chief Risk Officer of the Société Générale Group since May 2018. She has been a member of the Société Générale Group’s Executive Committee since January 2011.
She joined Société Générale in 1985 and held various different positions in the Individual Client Division and the Large Corporate Division. In 1992, she joined the Acquisition Finance team within the Structured Finance business. Subsequently in 2000, she was appointed as co-head of the Corporate and Acquisition Finance syndication team.
She joined the Risk Division in 2004 as co-head of credit risk for the Corporate and Investment Banking unit, before becoming Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer in January 2010. In January 2015, she was appointed Co-Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking Division, a position she held until May 2018. Sylvie Rémond is a graduate of the ESC Rouen business school.
Currently serving as advisor to the President at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Marie-Hélène Rigal-Drogerys was a consulting partner with ASK Partners.
With a PhD in mathematics, she began her career as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Montpellier and then at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
She then joined Mazars as Senior Manager, where she notably managed Sopra Group’s financial audit. Since 2009, she has worked in strategic and organisational consulting.
Jean-François Sammarcelli is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and spent his entire career at Société Générale.
In particular, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Retail Banking in France from 2010 to 2014, his last positions before his retirement in 2015.
He also was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crédit du Nord and has been a Director of Banque Tarneaud and Amundi Group.
Jessica Scale runs digitfit, a hub that advises senior executives on the opportunities provided by the digital transformation.
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holder of a PhD in political science, she has taught at Sciences Po Paris since 1990.
Having begun her career in strategy consulting (at Bossard and PwC), she held operational management and executive management positions at tech companies (including IBM Global Services, Unisys and Logica-CGI).
She has been involved in international entrepreneurship networks and in campaigns promoting women in business. She has also written books on strategy, communication and marketing.
An alumnus of the École Supérieure d’Électronique-Informatique-Automatique, Jean-Bernard Rampini is currently Innovation Executive Manager at Sopra Steria Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Soderi.
He is also the founder and a Director of the Sopra Steria – Institut de France Foundation.
Jean-Bernard Rampini has been with Sopra Steria Group for over 38 years.
He became Chief Operating Officer at Steria after having led and developed Steria’s Transport and Manufacturing vertical markets for over 20 years, both in France and abroad, first as Deputy Director and then as Director of Steria’s Transport and Industry business unit, and Chief Executive Officer of Steria’s Singapore subsidiary.
He gained an independent director qualification awarded by IFA-Sciences Po in 2017.
Hélène Badosa, currently a testing specialist for one of Sopra Steria’s large client accounts, began her professional career as an IT specialist. After running a department in EDS’ data processing centre in north-eastern France, she resumed her studies at the age of 37 and specialised in production management, going on to become an SAP ERP consultant. In the last 19 years with Sopra Steria, she has worked on numerous engineering projects, both in France and abroad.
Gustavo-Alberto Roldan de Belmira has spent his entire career with Sopra Steria Group and has held a number of elected positions on employee represented bodies.
He joined the Group in 1985 after graduating with qualifications in civil engineering and urban planning. He was soon running key programmes in banking and insurance, giving him in-depth knowledge of electronic payment systems, lending, tools and practices in this strategic vertical market for the Group. In particular, he ran the Sopra-Atos consortium that managed migration for Crédit Agricole’s regional banks in western France.
Technical Director of Services for key banking clients since 2012, Gustavo-Alberto Roldan de Belmira is also highly committed to serving the Group in elected office. His constant concern for social issues and employees’ interests has seen him hold a number of offices including Works Council treasurer, member of the La Défense Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee and member of the Group’s Board of Directors from 2015 to 2018.
He also has experience of starting and running a family-owned business in South America, enabling him to maintain his in-depth knowledge of Hispanic cultures.
Gustavo-Alberto Roldan de Belmira joined the Group’s Board of Directors as Director representing the employees (an office he had already held from 2015 to 2018) in 2020. He brings his vision of an employee close to day-to-day reality on the ground and committed to employees’ involvement in the Group’s governance.
René-Louis Gaignard (02/01/2020)Javier Monzón (1/09/2019)
With regard to certain topics, discussions by the Board of Directors are prepared by specialised committees composed of members of the Board of Directors appointed by this body. These committees do not have decision-making authority but examine issues falling within their remit and submit their opinions and proposals to the Board of Directors.There are three permanent committees:
The Board of Directors may also establish one or more ad hoc committees.
The Audit Committee is composed of at least three members appointed by the Board of Directors.
The Audit Committee Charter gives a precise definition of the Committee’s remit and explicitly states the principal matters excluded from that remit. The Committee’s main responsibilities include:
The Compensation Committee is composed of between three and six members appointed by the Board of Directors.
The Committee’s main responsibilities are as follows:
The Nomination, EGovernance, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Committee is composed of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and between three and six other members appointed by the Board.The Committee’s main responsibilities are as follows: