At its meeting on June 23, 2016, the Board of Directors of Rexel has decided to adopt a new governance structure and split the duties of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Rudy Provoost relinquished his positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer as of June 30, 2016.
I intend to build on all the experience I have gained during my 13 years at the company to accelerate its growth, capitalizing on Rexel’s leading market positions, strong relations with clients and suppliers, industrial expertise and highly competent teams. I look forward to working with Rexel’s women and men and Board of Directors to take the company forward in a rapidly-evolving energy world.
Rexel is a leader in its field with strong potential for further profitable growth. I am convinced that Patrick Berard and I bring complementary experience and skills to the table that will drive superior returns for shareholders.
*François Henrot, Deputy-Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the Board of Directors, has been nominated by the Board of Directors as its Chairman on an interim basis until October 1st, 2016.
**Previously Senior Vice President Europe of the Rexel Group.