La Française welcomes Philippe Marini and Jean-Baptiste de Franssu to its Supervisory Board
Since 2006, La Française has implemented a governance structure based on an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board. In order to meet the strictest governance requirements, La Française is opening its Supervisory Board to two independent specialists of the property and financial sector.
Jean-Baptiste de Franssu and Philippe Marini now form part of the La Française Supervisory Board, joining forces with André Halipré, Vice Chairman of the Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe Federation, and Eric Charpentier, Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe.
Philippe Marini is the Mayor of Compiègne, President of the Greater Compiègne urban community (ARC) and President of the Syndicat Mixte de la Vallée de l’Oise (SMVO, Joint Union of the Oise Valley). He has served on the Gimar et Cie Supervisory Board since 1999 and became Chairman of their Management Board on 8 January 2015.
A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Philippe Marini also holds a law degree from the Université Paris II and graduated from the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He worked at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), serving both as Deputy Director (1979-1982) and Director of Financial Services (1982-1989). At the same time, he was Financial Director of CEA Industrie. Within the private financial sector, he then became a member of the Executive Board of Arjil bank (1989-1994), Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kleinwort-Benson-Gimar et Cie, a lawyer at the Paris bar, and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Euroarbitration centre specialised in settling disputes in market transactions. Philippe Marini also served on the Supervisory Board of Guyenne et Gascogne S.A. until April 2010.
A Senator of Oise from 1992 to 2015, Philippe Marini was rapporteur general of the Senate Finance Committee from 1998 to October 2011, after which he became Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee until October 2014. Philippe Marini resigned as Senator on 7 January 2015.
Jean-Baptiste DE FRANSSU
Jean-Baptiste de Franssu is the Chairman of INCIPIT, a Mergers & Acquisitions advisory and consulting firm which he founded in 2011. He is non-executive director of ACOFI SCA, Petercam S.A. and Tages LLP. He has been President of the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR) since July 2014.
A graduate of the ESC Group Business School in Reims and holder of a degree in actuarial science from the Institut Pierre et Marie Curie, Jean-Baptiste de Franssu began his career as a financial editor with the French business publication Investir. As of 1987, he served as Director at TGF, a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (a French public financial institution). In 1990, he took over the management of Invesco Europe and became a member of the Invesco Worldwide management committee in 2000 until October 2011.
In 2007, Jean-Baptiste de Franssu was elected Vice-President of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), over which he then presided from 2009 until 2011.