Corporate governance

1. Alain Dinin
Chairman and CEO of Nexity as of 25 April 2020
Chairman of the Strategy and Investment Committee
Date first appointed 
28/09/2004 – Reappointed 22/05/2019
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year endend 31/12/2022
Bio 
Chairman and CEO of Nexity as of September 2004 until 22 May 2019 and Chairman of the board of directors until 25 April 2020, Alain Dinin began at the George V group (Groupe Arnault) in 1979 as a controller and subsequently held various other positions before becoming Chief Executive in 1985. He served as CEO of CGIS (Vivendi) from 1995 to 2000, then Vice-Chairman, Chairman of the Management Board and finally Chairman and CEO of Nexity. He is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Lille (now called SKEMA Business School).
2. Luce Gendry
Vice-Chairman
Senior Independent Director
Chairman of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Member of the Strategy and Investment Committee
Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment; Governance; CSR – Energy and environment
Date first appointed 
21/02/2012
 
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2019
 
Bio 
Luce Gendry began her career in the Générale Occidentale group as Company Secretary and then Chief Financial Officer. She later joined the Bolloré group as Deputy Managing Director before moving to Banque Rothschild, where she was a managing partner until mid-2011. Currently, she is Senior Advisor at Rothschild et Compagnie, member of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild Martin Maurel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IDI, director of FFP (Peugeot family group), director of Sucres et Denrées (Sucden) and Chairman of Cavamont Holdings Ltd.
3. Jean-Pierre Denis
Director
Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Member of the Strategy and Investment Committee
Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment; Governance; Real estate and real estate financing; IT and digital; Financial services (banking and insurance)
Date first appointed 
23/07/2015
 
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2019

Bio
Jean-Pierre Denis is Chairman of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa. He began his career as an « inspecteur des finances » (State finance inspector) and subsequently served in various civil servant positions, including deputy secretary-general at the Presidency of the French Republic. He then held various executive management positions at Dalkia, Veolia and OSEO (now BPI France).

4. Charles-Henri Filippi
Independant Director
Chairman of the Remuneration, Appointments and CSR Committee
Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment; Governance; Real estate and real estate financing; Financial services (banking and insurance); CSR – Energy and environment
Date first appointed 
15/12/2016
 
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2022
 
Bio
Charles-Henri Filippi is managing partner of Banque Lazard. He was previously Chairman of Citigroup France with effect from 1 January 2011. After holding several positions in French government agencies and ministerial departments, he joined CCF in 1987 and became its Chief Executive Officer in 1998. In 2001, he was appointed to HSBC’s Executive Committee, with responsibility for major client activities across the entire group. He was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC France in March 2004, then non-executive chairman from August 2007, a position he held until 31 December 2008. He was also Senior Advisor at CVC Capital Partners France until 31 December 2010, Partner at Weinberg Capital Partners until 31 December 2011, and founded the asset management companies Octagones and Alfina, serving as Chairman of both from 2008 to 2012. Charles-Henri Filippi is also a director of Orange.
5. Jérôme Grivet
Director
Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Member of the Strategy and Investment Committee
Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment; Governance ; Real estate and real estate financing; Financial services (banking and insurance)
Date first appointed
23/07/2015
 
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2019
 
Bio 
Jérôme Grivet is Deputy Managing Director of Crédit Agricole SA in charge of Finance for the Crédit Agricole group. He began his career as an inspector of finance, then served as a member of several French ministries before holding a number of positions at Crédit Lyonnais and the Crédit Agricole group.
6. Soumia Belaidi-Malinbaum
Independent Director
Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Member of the Remuneration, Appointments and CSR Committee
Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment; Governance; IT and digital; CSR – Energy and environment
Date first appointed 
24/03/2015
 
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2020
 
Bio 
Soumia Belaidi-Malinbaum has been Business Development Director at Keyrus since 2008. Between 1991 and 2006 she was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Specimen, Sales Director France for Hommes et Techniques de l’Informatique (HTI) and Account Manager in financing and leasing at International Brokerage Leasing (IBL).
7. Agnès Nahum
Independent Director
Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Member of the Startegy and Investment Committee
Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment ; Governance ; Financial and services (banking and insurance) ; CSR – Energy and environment
Date first appointed 
19/05/2015
 
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2022
 
Bio 
Since December 1998, Agnès Nahum has been co-founder and Managing Partner of investment company Access Capital Partners, which specialises in managing European private equity, infrastructure and private debt funds. Previously she was Senior Vice-President of Business Development at BNP Paribas Private Equity, Business Development Director at Financière Saint Dominique and Head of Investment and Development at MAAF.
8. Magali Smets
Independent Director
Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment; Governance; CSR – Energy and environment
Date first appointed 
31/05/2016
 
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2019
 
Bio 
Magali Smets is the Chief Executive Officer of France Chimie (formerly U.I.C.). She began her career in 1999 as a consultant and active member of the Energy practice at McKinsey & Company. In 2001, she joined the Strategy Department of Alstom Transmission & Distribution, later becoming Chief Strategy Officer of Areva Transmission & Distribution. Ms Smets joined Areva’s representative office in Brussels in 2007 and became its manager in 2011, advocating the company’s positions before the EU institutions. In January 2013, she became Director, reporting to the Chairman, and Executive Secretary of Areva’s Management Board, before she became Areva’s Chief Strategy Officer in 2015.
9. Jacques Veyrat
Director
Member of the Remuneration, Appointments and CSR Committee
Member of the Strategy and Investment Committee
Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment; Governance; IT and digital; CSR – Energy and environment
Date first appointed 
23/05/2013
 
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2020
 
Bio
Jacques Veyrat began his career with the French Ministry of Finance (Treasury Department), where he served from 1989 to 1993, and then went on to work with the Ministry for Infrastructure from 1993 until 1995. He was next appointed Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. In 1998, he founded Louis Dreyfus Communications, which would become Neuf Cegetel. He was Chairman of Groupe Louis Dreyfus from 2008 to 2011. In 2011, he created Impala, a holding company and principal shareholder of some twenty companies mostly active in the energy sector, including Direct Énergie and Neoen.
10. Bruno Catelin
Director representing employees
Member of the Remuneration, Appointments and CSR Committee
Expertise: Real estate and real estate financing; IT and digital
Date first appointed 
01/01/2017
Date of term expiry 
31/12/2020
 
Bio
Bruno Catelin is the director representing the Group’s employees. He has been an employee of Nexity Group since March 1991. He has in charge of management tools training within the residential real estate division since 01 September 2018.
11. Pascal Oddo
Non-voting member Expertise: Finance; Strategy and investment; Real estate and real estate financing ; IT and digital; Financial services (banking and insurance)
Date of term expiry 
At the end of the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the financial year ended 31/12/2021
 
Bio 
Pascal Oddo holds a master’s degree in management from Paris-Dauphine University (Paris IX). Before working as a partner at LBO France from 1997 to 2017, Pascal Oddo spent more than 20 years developing Oddo & Cie. He was also a founding member of Euronext and the Conseil des Bourses de Valeurs. Pascal Oddo is currently Chairman of Vasgos SAS, which he founded in 1997.
12. Emmanuel Brie
Workers council representative
THE BOARD'S COMMITTEES :
The Audit and Accounts Committee
The Audit and Accounts Committee actively monitors issues relating to the preparation and control of accounting and financial information (management control, internal control, reliability of reported financial information, etc.)
CHAIRMAN
Luce GENDRY (Independent Director)
 
MEMBERS
Jean-Pierre DENIS
Jérôme GRIVET
Soumia BELAIDI-MALINBAUM (Independent Director)
Agnès NAHUM (Independent Director)
Magali SMETS (Independent Director)
 
Strategy and Investment Committee
The Strategy and Investment Committee’s duty is to render opinions on acquisitions or disposals of equity interests or assets in material amounts liable to modify the Company’s balance sheet structure, including any acquisitions or disposals of equity interests or assets amounting to a value of €10 million or more, with a growing formalism described in the Board’s internal rules and regulations.
CHAIRMAN 
Alain DININ
 
MEMBERS 
Jean-Pierre DENIS
Luce GENDRY (Independent Director)
Jérôme GRIVET
Agnès NAHUM (Independent Director)
Jacques VEYRAT
The Remuneration, Appointments and CSR Committee
The Remuneration, Appointments and CSR Committee reviewed the composition of the Board of Directors, that of its various committees, and the appointment of these committees’ members, and made its recommendations to the Board of Directors. On 20 February 2018, the remit of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee was expanded to include CSR responsibilities.
CHAIRMAN
Charles-Henri FILIPPI (Independent Director)
 
MEMBERS 
Jacques VEYRAT
Soumia MALINBAUM (Independent Director)
Bruno CATELIN (Director representing the employees)

 

Documentation related to the Board of Directors 

  1. Board’s internal rules and regulations (in French)
  2. Regulated agreements' charter (in French) – Press release of 26 March 2020
  3. Change in Nexity's governance
  4. Evolution on Nexity's Board of Directors (in French) - Press release of May 22, 2019 
  5. Press release on end-of-service benefits (in French)
  6. Insider trading Guide (in French)

 

Alain Dinin
Chairman and CEO of Nexity since 25 April 2020

Chairman and CEO since 25 April 2020, Alain Dinin was Chairman of the Board of Directors since 22 May 2019 and previously had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2004, Alain Dinin began at the George V group (Groupe Arnault) in 1979 as a management controller and subsequently held various other positions before becoming Chief Executive in 1985. He served as CEO of CGIS (Vivendi group) from 1995 to 2000, then Vice-Chairman, Chairman of the Management Board. He is a graduate of École Supérieure de Commerce de Lille (now called SKEMA Business School).

 

Julien Carmona
Deputy CEO, in charge of Internal Clients
Company Officer
Julien Carmona started his career at the French Economy and Finance Ministry before working at BNP Paribas. In 2004, he was appointed economic adviser to the French President. In 2007, he became a member of the executive board and Chief Financial Officer at Groupe Caisse d'Épargne (now BPCE), a position that he had throughout the financial crisis. In 2009, he was recruited by SCOR SE as member of the Executive Committee and Chief Operating Officer. He joined Nexity’s team in January 2014 as Deputy Managing Director, Head of Finance, Strategy and Digital Technology. Julien Carmona has served as Nexity’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Internal Clients since January 2017.
He is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), holds an agrégé postgraduate degree in history and is a qualified State Finance inspector (Inspecteur des Finances).
Véronique Bédague
Deputy CEO in charge of Commercial and Local Authority Clients
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, the ESSEC business school and the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), Véronique Bédague-Hamilius, served as the Nexity group’s Deputy CEO in charge of Commercial and Local Authority Clients starting in 2019, then Institutional Clients from July 2020. She has also been Chairman and CEO of Nexity Immobilier d’Entreprise since March 2018. She joined the Nexity group in 2017 as Company Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee.
Before joining the Nexity group, Véronique Bédague-Hamilius pursued a career as a senior civil servant. From 1994 to 1997 she worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington; from 2000 to 2002 she served as an adviser to Laurent Fabius, the French Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry; from 2002 to 2007 she worked as Director of Finance for the City of Paris; from 2008 to 2014 she served as Secretary General of the City of Paris under Bertrand Delanoë; and from 2014 to 2016 she was Chief of Staff for French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
Frédéric Verdavaine
Deputy CEO, in charge of Individual Clients
Frédéric Verdavaine began his career as a strategic and organisational consultant at Quaternaire, then joined Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (now known as Kering) as Deputy Director of Human Resources. He next worked for Johnson Diversey, where he served as Deputy CEO with responsibility for France and Vice-President of Human Resources with responsibility for Southern Europe. After his first experience in the real estate sector as Managing Director of GHI, he served as Managing Director of Nord de France Immobilier (NDFI). Frédéric Verdavaine joined the Nexity group in September 2014 as Deputy Managing Director of Real Estate Services to Individuals, of which he became Deputy CEO in June 2015; he was then made Deputy Managing Director in charge of Nexity’s Individual Clients and Chairman of Nexity’s Real Estate Services to Individuals business, followed by Deputy CEO in charge of Nexity’s Individual Clients starting in March 2018. Frédéric Verdavaine has served as Chairman and CEO of the Serviced Residences division since July 2020.
He is a graduate of the Institut de Haute Finance Internationale, and also holds an MBA from the advanced business studies centre (CPA) at HEC Paris and a master’s in human resource development.
Fabrice Aubert
Group General Secretary
Fabrice Aubert began his career as an auditor (auditeur) and then a master of petitions (maître des requêtes) at the French Council of State (Conseil d’Etat), before serving as a legal adviser to Pierre Moscovici’s cabinet at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance (2013-2014), then legal adviser to Michel Sapin’s cabinet at the Ministry of Finance and Public Accounts. He joined Nexity in January 2016, first as a project manager in the Strategy Department and then as the head of new business lines. From May 2017 to May 2019 he was an adviser to French President Emmanuel Macron on public institutions, public policy and the digital transition. Fabrice Aubert has been Company Secretary of Nexity since May 2019.
He is a graduate of the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA), Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University, studied at the University of Chicago and served as a member of the French Council of State.
Helen Romano
Managing Directors of the Residential division
Helen Romano began her career at the Eiffage Group in 1987, where she was Director of Residential/Office Programmes and Director of Residential Real Estate for the inner suburbs of Paris (Immobilier IDF), then Director of PPP Project Management at the Eiffage Concessions subsidiary. She joined Nexity in 2008 as Managing Director of the Féréal subsidiary (Greater Paris), of which she became Chairman in 2012. She was also made Regional Director and appointed as Deputy CEO of Nexity’s Residential Real Estate division in 2017, then Vice-Chairman. Helen Romano has been a Managing Director of Nexity’s Residential division since July 2020.
She holds an advanced degree (DESS) in economics and international business from Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1) and a DESS in management from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises.
Cyril Ferrette
Managing Directors of the Residential division
Cyril Ferrette began his career with the Nexity Group in 1991 at Férinel Habitat Paris and Apollonia, a subsidiary focused on major projects, where he successively served as a manager, programme director and branch manager (in charge of project structuring and production). From 2003 to 2005 he coordinated activities in the Eastern Paris region at Les Nouveaux Constructeurs before returning to the Nexity group as an Agency Manager for the Domaines subsidiary specialising in grouped single-family homes. In 2009 he became its Managing Director before being appointed head of the Normandy subsidiary followed by Brittany and several others. In 2017 he was named Deputy CEO of Nexity’s Residential Real Estate division, then Vice-Chairman in March 2018. Cyril Ferrette has been a Managing Director of Nexity’s Residential division since July 2020.
He is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Professions Immobilières.
Jean Benucci
Managing Directors of the Residential division
Jean Benucci began his career in 1984 at the Moulet Group in Nantes as head of business development. In 1993, he joined Foncier Conseil – part of CGIS, which later became the Nexity group – to create Général Foy Investissement, a new property development subsidiary. In 2009, he became Chairman of Foncier Conseil and GFI, which he oversaw along with the Atlantic and Brittany subsidiaries from 2014. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Nexity’s Residential Real Estate division in 2015, then Deputy CEO of Nexity Residential Real Estate in 2017. In this capacity, since March 2018 he has been in charge of the Atlantic, Brittany, Normandy, Foncier Conseil and Conseil et Patrimoine subsidiaries, as well as the Production and Cost Control Department. Jean Benucci has been a Managing Director of Nexity’s Residential division since July 2020.
He is a graduate of Audencia Business School.
Jean-Claude Bassien
CEO of Nexity Solutions Entreprise
Jean-Claude Bassien held a number of senior management positions at Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux from 1991 to 2010, before becoming its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He built up extensive expertise in European equity brokerage for an array of international institutional investors. He also served as Deputy Managing Director of the “Equities and Derivatives” business line and, from 2008 to 2012, was a member of the Executive Committee of Crédit Agricole CIB, the corporate and investment banking arm of the Crédit Agricole group. In 2012, he started KUBX SAS, an investment holding company, through which he invested in high-tech startups and businesses in the creative industry. He joined Nexity in March 2019 as Deputy CEO of Nexity Enterprise Solutions. He has been CEO of Nexity Enterprise Solutions since July 2020.
He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holds a master’s degree in public law.
Jean-Luc Porcedo
Chairman of Nexity Villes & Projets
Jean-Luc Porcedo has devoted his entire career to urban affairs. After several experiences with local authorities developing public initiatives for troubled neighbourhoods, in 1992 he took part in founding Banlieuscopie, an urban sociology research group, and from 1995 to 2008 served as an elected official in the Val-d’Oise department (north of Paris). In 1998, he joined the cabinet of the Ministry of Urban Affairs as a technical adviser. In 2001, he was appointed as Chief of Staff for the city of Pantin, then in 2004 Chief of Staff to the President of the Oise General Council, and starting in 2008 Chief of Staff for the Seine-Saint-Denis General Council. In June 2012, he was appointed as Chief of Staff to the President of the French National Assembly, Claude Bartolone. He joined Nexity in February 2017 as Director of Smart Cities, before becoming Managing Director of Nexity Villes & Projets in March 2018, then Chairman in June 2019.
Véronique Creissels
Director of Communications, brand and Client Engagement
Véroniques Creissels, began her career as a strategic planner at an advertising agency, before joining the Alstom group in 1991 as Director of External Communications. From 2003 to 2006, she was Vice-President of Communications at automotive supplier Faurecia. She then worked as the Director of Communications for aeronautics at Thales from 2006 to 2010. From 2011 to 2013, she was the Director of Communications at Vallourec. She then joined Airbus as Senior VP of Communications from 2013 to 2019.
Véronique Creissels has been Nexity’s Director of Communications, Brand Strategy and Client Engagement since 1 July 2020.
She holds a master’s degree in law and political science, a bachelor’s degree in history and a postgraduate degree in information management.
Régine Engström
Who will head up the new Department of Partnerships and Corporate Social Responsibility
Régine Engström began her career in 1987 as a senior civil servant at the Paris City Council, where she held a number of positions, including in the Environmental Protection Department and the Finance Department, before becoming the Director of Parks, Gardens and the Environment in 2009. In 2014, she became Managing Director of the Eau de Paris municipal water company, and was appointed Secretary General of the French Ministry for an Inclusive Green Transition and the Ministry for Regional Cohesion and Relations with Local and Regional Authorities in 2016. She joined Nexity in November 2019 as Director of Strategic Partnerships within Nexity Enterprise Solutions. Régine Engström has been the Director of Nexity’s Department of Partnerships and Corporate Social Responsibility since July 2020.
She was named a Chevalier (Knight) of the French Legion of Honour.
She is a graduate of the EIVP (Paris School of Urban Engineering) and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Stéphanie Le Coq de Kerland
Director of Legal Affairs

Stéphanie Le Coq de Kerland, began her career at Fidal in the Technical Department followed by the International Department, then joined Nexity in 2012 as Head of Business Law, before being appointed as Legal Director for Nexity’s Services and Distribution Networks division in 2015, then Nexity’s Director of Legal Operations since May 2019. She has also been the Group’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) since May 2018.
She holds a master’s degree in law, a specialised master’s degree in general business law and is a graduate of the EFB law school (Ecole de Formation Professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris).

THE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
As an extension of the Strategic Committee, an operational management committee was created in 2019. This Committee brings together 25 executives representing the main operational and functional divisions of the group. The purpose of this committee is to define strategic priorities and monitor major transversal projects and projects. Its mission is to support organizational changes and facilitate the mobilization of management and employees by promoting the sharing of best practices and the adaptation of tools and procedures to the needs of operational teams.
 
THE "CLUB 1797"
The "Club 1797" is made up of Nexity’s main operational and functional managers. It meets at least twice a year. It is informed of changes to the Group and is involved in defining its strategy. Nexity has been developing a proactive policy of improving women’s access to governing bodies, and has decided to adopt an indicator relating to the proportion of women in the “Club 100”. Women made up 28% of the “Club 100” at the end of 2017, compared with 23% in 2016. The target is set to 35% by 2020. The "Club 1797" replaces the former « Club 100 » since of May 2019.