The Chairman of the Board
Denis Thiery (63, French) has been Chairman of the Board of Directors for Neopost since the meeting held on 12 January 2010. He was also Chief Executive Officer from 19 June 2007 to 1 February 2018. Denis Thiery joined Neopost in 1998 as Group chief financial officer. From 1991 to 1997, he was chief financial officer and Chief Executive Officer of Moorings, a world leader in leisure boat rentals, based in the United States. From 1984 to 1991, he held a number of senior positions with Wang France before becoming chief financial officer in 1989. Having graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Denis Thiery started his career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand both in France and in the United States. He was appointed as a director by the Annual General Meeting of 10 July 2007.
His mandate was renewed at the Annual General Meeting of 1 July 2016 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2019.
The Chief Executive Officer
Geoffrey Godet (41), a dual French and American citizen and a graduate of HEC, has spent most of his career with the Flatirons and Jouve Group, an international leader in digital solutions for numerous verticals including banking, insurance, healthcare and manufacturing. From 2004 to 2017, Geoffrey was Chief Executive Officer of Flatirons Solutions, based in California, more recently appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jouve, based in Paris. Geoffrey Godet joined Neopost in February 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. His mandate as Director was approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2018 for a three-year term, i.e. until the General Meeting called to rule on the accounts of the financial period ending on January 31, 2021.
The Lead Director
In 2016, the Board of directors decided to appoint Vincent Mercier as lead director. His role is to ensure the smooth operation of governing bodies, the absence of conflicts of interests and the good consideration of the shareholders' concerns regarding governance.
Vincent Mercier (69, French), Civil Engineer of Les Mines, holds a DESS in economics and an MBA from Cornell University. Until 2014 he was Chairman of the worldwide supervisory Board of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants after having been in charge of French and Chinese operations until 2010. Vincent Mercier’s mandate as a director of Neopost S.A. was approved at the Annual General Meeting of 7 July 2009. His mandate was renewed at the Annual General Meeting of 29 June 2018 for a three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2021.
The other members of the Board of Directors
Martha Helena Bejar (57, US citizen) started her career at AT&T as a telecommunications engineer, and she then joined Nortel Networks where she held various positions reporting to the CEO. She then joined Microsoft Corp. where she was Corporate Vice President for the communications sector. She was later appointed CEO of Wipro Infocrossing Cloud Computing services. She was then appointed CEO and Director of Flow Mobile, a broad band wireless access solution provider, until she sold the operations to three local service providers in North Dakota. She was later appointed CEO of Unium Inc., a software company specialized in solving complex wireless networking problems, until March 2018 when she sold the company to Nokia Corp. Martha is the recipient of numerous industry awards including 2017 Inspiring Women of Washington State, top fifty Hispanic women in the United States by Hispanic Inc. Business Magazine. Martha received an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard University Business School. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and also holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
Hélène Boulet-Supau (51, French) graduate of ESSEC Business School. She began her career at Arthur Andersen and then joined Groupe Pierre et Vacances, where she held a number of positions between 1991 and 2000, notably as Chief Financial Officer. She went on to work as a financial consultant, before taking the helm at Larroque. Since 2007, she has been Chief Executive Officer and a shareholder of Sarenza, a leading online footwear and leather goods website. The ratification of the appointment of Hélène Boulet-Supau to the Group’s Board of Directors was approved by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 30, 2017. On the meeting held on 29 June 2018, her directorship was renewed for a period of three years, namely until the General Meeting of 2021.
Éric Courteille (51, French) has been President of New R SAS and Chief Executive Officer of La Redoute SAS since 2 June 2014. Éric Courteille is a graduate of ESCP-EAP and started his career at Arthur Andersen France, as an auditor, from 1995 to 2000. He then co-founded the company Sporever. In November 2002, Éric Courteille joined the PPR group: within the Guilbert subsidiary where he was appointed head of internal audit of Guilbert group. From 2004 to 2006, he worked in several senior roles at CFAO until he became chief financial officer of Eurapharma. At the end of 2006, he joined Redcats as chief financial and administrative officer for The Sportsman’s Guide (Redcats USA). In April 2009, he became chief financial officer and corporate secretary of Redcats SA. On 4 July 2012, the Annual General Meeting ratified the appointment by the Board of Éric Courteille as a director. His mandate was renewed at the Annual General Meeting of 30 June 2017 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2020.
Virginie Fauvel (44, French) is an engineer, a graduate of the École des Mines de Nancy, a French engineering school. She began her career at Cetelem, first in charge of the risk management before taking the lead of the e-business. In 2009, within BNP Paribas, Virginie Fauvel became manager of the online bank. She created and developed four online banks including Hello Bank!. In 2013 Virginie Fauvel joined the group Allianz as executive committee member in charge of the transformation. She is since January 2018 member of the board of directors of Euler Hermes, in charge of the transformation. Virginie Fauvel was appointed director of Neopost S.A. during the Annual General Meeting on 1 July 2016 for a three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2019.
William Hoover Jr. (68, US citizen) had been a senior partner at McKinsey for 30 years until July 2007. William Hoover Jr. holds a MA in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. He settled in Denmark in 1980 where he focused his consulting activity mainly in the fields of high technology, telecom as well as industry. William Hoover Jr.’s mandate as a director of Neopost S.A. was approved during the Annual General Meeting of 2 July 2013. His mandate was renewed at the Annual General Meeting of 30 June 2017 for a new three-year term, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2020.
Richard Troksa (56, US citizen) is responsible for executive level consulting and Board of director guidance in the field of new technologies at Gold Aspen Consulting. An engineer by training, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Engineering from Colorado State University. Richard began his career at IBM in 1984 and held numerous technical and business positions leading to a Business Line Manager executive role in 2003. He then joined Exstream Software, becoming President and CEO in 2007. In 2008, he joined Hewlett-Packard (HP) as Vice-president of Enterprise Software until 2010. Richard also possesses strong financial and managerial experiences associated with the development and deployment of new technologies in both hardware and software markets. Richard Troksa was appointed director of Neopost S.A. during the Annual General Meeting on 1 July 2016 for a three-year term. His mandate was renewed in advance during the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2018, for a period of three years, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2021.
Nathalie Wright (54, French) began her career at Digital Equipment France before joining NewBridge Networks France. She was then Country Manager and Sales Director for France at MCI, then Easynet, then Vice President of Southern Europe in charge of the Commercial Strategy for France, Italy, Spain & the Middle East on behalf of AT&T. She then joined Microsoft in 2009 as Director of the Public Sector division and then General Manager of the Large Enterprise and Strategic Alliances division. In 2017, Nathalie Wright was Vice President of Software at IBM France. Since February 2018, she is in charge of the Group's Digital & IT Transformation of the Rexel Group. The ratification of the appointment of Nathalie Wright to the Group's Board of Directors was approved by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 29, 2018. Her mandate will run through the remaining term of her predecessor, i.e. until the Annual General Meeting of 2020.