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GovernanceA flexibly-structured, family-owned group


Private, family-owned group ever since its inception, Sonepar, electrical equipment distributor, is supported by a network structure that mobilizes our specialists in each sector. At the group's helm is a close-knit management team backed by a concentrated holdingcompany structure.

A flexible organization, a family-owned private shareholder base

Sonepar's family shareholders and future shareholders are closely involved in the group and are encouraged to become intimately acquainted with its business activities. Shareholders are active members of the Boards of Directors of group operating companies and regularly attend annual general meetings and other Sonepar events. They actively support the growth policy pursued by the general management by accepting a conservative dividend distribution policy.

An experienced board

In all, the eleven members of Sonepar's “Conseil d'Administration” have acquired 275 years of experience in the world of business and 150 years of membership on corporate boards.

The “Conseil d'Administration” operates smoothly, with at least four meetings each year featuring in-depth, well-structured presentations, useful discussions among members, and a regular flow of information between meetings.

Strict observance of corporate governance principles

The work of the audit and remuneration committees lays the groundwork for and feeds into full board meetings. Particular attention is paid to the internal control mechanism adopted by the group and applied in all countries where it operates.

General management

The Sonepar Executive Comittee (SEC) is the instance of the General Management led by Franck Bruel, CEO of Sonepar. The SEC proposes and implements, with the approval of the Executive Chairman, Marie-Christine Coisne Roquette, and the Board of Directors, the strategic choices that guide the development and evolution of the group.

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