D’Ieteren will hold its Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meetings on May 31, and among the items on the agenda is a proposal to appoint two new non-executive independent directors, Cécile Bonnefond and Sophie Gasperment.
Bonnefond holds an MBA degree from the European Business School (Paris/London/Frankfurt) and an executive MBA degree from IMD (Switzerland). She held various marketing and sales positions at Danone between 1979 and 1984, followed by 10 years at Kellogg’s where she held various management positions including CEO of Italy, Greece and Cyprus. In 1995, Bonnefond joined Grand Metropolitan/Sara Lee where she acted as CEO of Grand Metropolitan Foods France, then Sara Lee Bakery Europe. Starting in 2001, she spent 9 years with LVMH, the nr 1 worldwide Luxury Group, where she held the position of CEO for Veuve Clicquot Champagne, then briefly joining Le Bon Marché retail branch. In 2011, she created her own consulting company. She now provides consulting services to various companies and sits on several Boards including Vandemoortele, Château Dauzac and non-profit organizations.
Gasperment is a graduate of ESSEC business school and Insead. She joined L’Oréal in 1986. After 14 years in operational and strategic marketing positions, she was appointed general manager for L’Oréal in the UK. She remained UK-based for the following 14 years, notably as chairwoman and chief executive officer of The Body Shop International. Since 2014, she has served as the L’Oréal Group general manager leading financial communication and strategic prospective. She was appointed French Foreign Trade Advisor in 2005, elected to the UK executive board, and has contributed to the Business Advisory Council of Said Business School, Oxford University. Gasperment has been a non-executive director of AccorHotels since 2010 and chairs the Nominations and Remunerations Committee. She also serves on the supervisory board of Cimpress N. V., a NASDAQ-listed technology company.