November 25, 2021
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain's Board of Directors
co-opts Ms. Lina Ghotmeh, French-Lebanese architect,
as an independent director
Based on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Board of Directors decided today to co-opt Ms. Lina Ghotmeh as an independent director to replace Mr. Denis Ranque, who has resigned, for the remainder of the latter's term of office, i.e., until the close of the Shareholders General Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the year 2022. This cooptation, which takes effect today, will be submitted for ratification at the Shareholders General Meeting on June 2, 2022. The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Denis Ranque, who significantly contributed to the Board's discussions and decisions throughout the years of his term of office based on his experience and judgement.
Ms. Lina Ghotmeh, 42, is an internationally renowned architect. She leads her own studio of architecture named "Lina Ghotmeh - Architecture" in Paris and produces architectural designs in France and abroad with her multicultural team. She has been honored with numerous awards, including the French Ministry of Culture AJAP Prize 2008, the French Academy DEJEAN Prize 2016, the Grand Prix Afex 2016, the Pierre Cardin Prize 2019 from the Paris Academy of Fine Arts, and most recently, the 2020 Tamayouz "Woman of Outstanding Achievement" Award and the Schelling Architecture Prize 2020. She has been nominated for the Moira Gemmill English Prize. Her work is exhibited at the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice and is frequently published, notably in Phaidon and RIBA books, or in the magazines AA, Domus and Architectural Record. She holds teaching positions at Yale School of Architecture in the United States, University of Toronto in Canada and she has taught at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture. She has lectured in various institutions including Columbia University in the United States, the Parsons School in France and the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom.
Her commitment to innovation for sustainable architecture, and her work on materials and circular economy will be a valuable contribution to the Board of Directors and the implementation of the Group's strategy as a global leader in sustainable construction.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions for the construction, mobility, healthcare and other industrial application markets. Developed through a continuous innovation process, they can be found everywhere in our living places and daily life, providing wellbeing, performance and safety, while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and the fight against climate change. This strategy of responsible growth is guided by the Saint-Gobain purpose, "MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME", which responds to the shared ambition of all the women and men in the Group to act every day to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place to live in.
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