OCI N.V. (NYSE Euronext: OCI) announced today that its Board of Directors will propose the appointment of Mr. Jérôme Guiraud as Non-Executive director to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) to be held on 26 June 2014.
Mr. Guiraud (1961) is a French citizen with 30 years of banking and financial markets experience. He has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of NNS Capital Ltd, a London-based financial advisory firm, since 2008. He started his career at the French Embassy in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1985 as Deputy to the French Commercial Attaché. In 1986, he joined the Société Générale Group, where he has held various managing positions in Europe and in emerging countries initially in capital markets & investment banking activities, then as Country manager and Director of various of the Group's subsidiaries. Mr. Guiraud is a Board & Audit Committee member of Lafarge, a director of NNS Holding and a member of the Audit Committee of Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E. Mr. Guiraud holds an MBA from L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris).
Michael Bennett, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OCI N.V. commented: “We are delighted to nominate Jérôme Guiraud as a Non-Executive director of our Board of Directors. His expertise in finance and capital markets, as well as his broad experience as a director of international groups, will add relevant expertise to our Board.”
The current Board of Directors consists of Michael Bennett, Arif Naqvi, Sipko Schat, Jan Ter Wisch and Kees van der Graaf as Non-Executive directors. The Executive directors are Nassef Sawiris (Chief Executive Officer) and Salman Butt (Chief Financial Officer).
OCI N.V. previously announced its intention to propose the appointment of Mr. Robert Jan van de Kraats as Non-Executive director to the upcoming AGM. Mr. Van de Kraats has 25 years of experience in financial management and is Chief Financial Officer, Vice-Chairman and member of the Executive Board of Randstad Holding N.V.