Governance

Tarkett is a French public limited liability company (Société anonyme) legally structured with a Supervisory Board and a Management Board. Tarkett’s corporate governance processes are directed to ensure uncompromised business ethics, robust and transparent corporate supervision, risk management and regular dialogue with shareholders. Risk identification and risk management actions are among the issues reviewed by the Supervisory Board, the Executive Management Committee and the Audit Committee. Every two years, Tarkett updates its risk mapping and continues to implement action plans, significantly reducing risk exposure. Compliance with regulatory requirements and Tarkett policies is ensured through TRACE (Tarkett Risk And Control Evaluation), a systematic internal control process carried out throughout the company. Identified risk mitigation actions are tracked for completion.

In a rapidly changing world, we continuously adapt our business to thrive now and in the future, while making a positive impact for our associates and our customers, the environment and society. We call this Change to Win.

Supervisory board

The Supervisory Board is the controlling body of the Company. It ensures that Tarkett’s business strategy is strictly applied by the Management Board. In addition to the Supervisory Board meetings taking place each semester, its members meet every other month with the Management Board for a detailed review of the Group’s financial performance, operations and strategic initiatives.

The Supervisory Board is composed of 13 members of which 5 members representing the Deconinck family, 3 independent members, 2 members representing the employees and 2 observers. Eric La Bonnardière is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and is supported by Didier Deconinck as Vice Chairman. In accordance with Company’s Bylaws and Internal Regulations, the observers of the Board are appointed in accordance with the Company’s Bylaws and Internal Regulations.

Eric La Bonnardière

Eric La Bonnardière

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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Eric La Bonnardière

Eric La Bonnardière

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Eric La Bonnardière joined Tarkett’s Supervisory Board in 2013 and assumed the responsibilities of Chairman of the Board in April 2018. As the grandson of Bernard Deconinck Sr., Tarkett’s historical entrepreneur, he represents the 4th generation of the Deconinck family, majority shareholder of the Group.

Eric is also Chairman and CEO and co-founder of Evaneos, the leading European travel marketplace in its segment. Before creating Evaneos in 2009, Eric began his career in 2006 as a consultant with Capgemini and the strategy consulting firm Advancy where he carried out assignments in industry and distribution. He is a graduate of Supélec and HEC Paris.

Didier Deconinck

Didier Deconinck

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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Didier Deconinck

Didier Deconinck

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Born in 1947, Mr. Deconinck holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Zurich and received additional training in marketing at the Wharton Business School and in finance at INSEAD.

Didier Deconinck is Vice Chairman of Tarkett’s Supervisory Board, after having served as Chairman between 2005 and April 2018. He has been a member of the Management Board and of the Bureau of Shareholder Meetings (as representative of DDA) of SID, a family company holding shares of the Company, since 2013. He was a Managing Director of Société Investissement Familiale (SIF), a holding company controlling the Company, until its initial public offering in 2013. He is also the Vice President and Managing Director of Monin, a French hardware manufacturer for the building and industrial sectors, which he also co-founded.

From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Deconinck was the Managing Director of Allibert-Mobilier-de-Jardin, a garden furniture manufacturer. He then became Managing Director of the Video division of Thompson and an executive officer of its German holding company, DAGFU, until 1987, then, until 1990, General Manager of Domco, a company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the largest Canadian flooring manufacturer. Mr. Deconinck is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Conseil International de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage and the Musée de l’Armée.

Julien Deconinck

Julien Deconinck

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Julien Deconinck

Julien Deconinck

Member of the Supervisory Board

Julien Deconinck is a graduate of HEC.

He is a founding partner of Clermount, a financial advisory firm specialized in impact investing. He began his career in 2002 as an analyst in mergers and acquisitions at Lazard. He then joined the Tarkett Group, where he held several positions in marketing development and project management from 2003 to 2006. From 2006 to 2009, he was a mergers and acquisitions associate at HSBC, then director of equity investments at the investment firm Parcom Capital, and then a director at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.

Nicolas Deconinck

Nicolas Deconinck

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Nicolas Deconinck

Nicolas Deconinck

Member of the Supervisory Board

Nicolas Deconinck graduated from Sciences- Po and the University of Paris Dauphine.

He is currently Advisory Director at Publicis Sapient, a global agency specialised in Digital Transformation. He supports key accounts in their digital transformation through innovation, marketing and management drivers.

He began his career in 2003 as a marketing analyst with Orange, and then became IT Strategy consultant at BearingPoint. In 2006, he founded his own company, Attractive, later renamed SoActive, an international e- business platform specialised in sports equipment, which he sold to Bentley Hall Ivts fund in 2015.

Florent Jannier

Florent Jannier

Member representing the employees

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Florent Jannier

Florent Jannier

Member representing the employees

Since 2019, Florent Jannier has held the position of Group Compliance Officer. As such, he is in charge of the deployment of the Anticorruption, Competition, International Sanctions and Duty of Vigilance programs.

Florent Jannier held the position of Senior Intellectual Property Lawyer (2012-2019).

On December 2, 2021, he was appointed member of the Board representing the employees by the Economic and Social Committee of Tarkett.

Florent Jannier began his career at Gameloft where he protected the innovations and artistic creations of the group.

He holds a Master 2 Research in Intellectual Property.

Véronique Laury

Véronique Laury

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Véronique Laury

Véronique Laury

Member of the Supervisory Board

Véronique Laury joined Leroy Merlin where she carried out various marketing and commercial activities for around fifteen years.

In 2003, she joined Kingfisher, a European leader in the DIY sector and parent company of B&Q, Brico Dépôt, Castorama and Screwfix.

She worked in the Sales and Marketing Departments of the French company Castorama and the British company B&Q before being appointed Director of Sales and Marketing Strategy for the group in charge of its purchasing programmes and trademark development.

In 2013, Véronique Laury was appointed Managing Director of Castorama France. In September 2014, she was appointed Managing Director of Kingfisher, a company listed on the UK stock exchange (FTSE100), where she remained until September 2019. She has been a board member of the company Sodexo since 2020.

Françoise Leroy

Françoise Leroy

Independent member of the Supervisory Board

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Françoise Leroy

Françoise Leroy

Independent member of the Supervisory Board

Born in 1952, Mrs. Leroy holds a degree from the École Supérieure de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises de Reims.

Françoise Leroy began her career in 1975 as Secretary General of the Union Industrielle d’Entreprise.

She joined Elf Aquitaine in 1982, where she held various positions in financial management. In 1998, she became the Director of Financial Communications, and then, in 2001, she became Director of Chemical Subsidiaries Operations in the finance department of Total following its merger with Elf Aquitaine. She has also been the secretary general of Total’s Chemical division since 2004 and a member of its Steering Committee since 2006.

From January 2012 to June 2013, she was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions-Disposals.

Didier Michaud-Daniel

Didier Michaud-Daniel

Independent member of the Supervisory Board

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Didier Michaud-Daniel

Didier Michaud-Daniel

Independent member of the Supervisory Board

Didier Michaud-Daniel has been Managing Director of Bureau Veritas, a company listed on the SBF 120, since March 2012. He began his career in 1981 at Otis, where he held several positions in the Sales and Operations Department. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 1998.

He was then successively Managing Director of Otis UK and Ireland, Chairman of Otis UK, Germany and Central Europe Region, becoming Chairman of Otis Elevator Company in May 2008.

Didier Michaud-Daniel is a graduate of the Poitiers École Supérieure de Commerce and of INSEAD business school. He is also a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.

Sabine Roux de Bézieux

Sabine Roux de Bézieux

Independent member of the Supervisory Board

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Sabine Roux de Bézieux

Sabine Roux de Bézieux

Independent member of the Supervisory Board

Sabine Roux de Bézieux is a graduate of ESSEC. Following two years as an investment banker, she spent 13 years with the Andersen group in London and Paris. From 2002 to 2012, she managed her own advisory firm, Advanceo, before joining the boards of directors of several listed companies and becoming the CEO of Notus Technologies.

Ms. de Bézieux has been involved in charitable foundations for ten years, first with the ARAOK foundation, which she created with her husband in 2005, and then by creating Un Esprit de Famille (Family Spirit), which brings together French family foundations. She is also active in the non-profit arena, as chairwoman of United Way France, Espoir Niger, and Fondation de la mer.

Ms. Roux de Bézieux is an independent Board Member of three listed companies: ABC Arbitrage, Altur Investissement, and ANF Immobilier.

Caroline Tith

Caroline Tith

Member representing the employees

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Caroline Tith

Caroline Tith

Member representing the employees

Since 2019, Caroline Tith has been a technical-functional BI (Business Intelligence) analyst in the areas of sales, finance and budget of Tarkett Group.

She previously held various positions in Data since 2014: data manager and biostatistician in a clinical organization, then Big Data consultant.

On December 2, 2021, she was appointed member of the Board representing the employees by the Economic and Social Committee of Tarkett.

Caroline Tith holds a bachelor’s degree in biology-chemistry, a master’s degree in bioinformatics and bio-statistics from the University of Sciences of Orsay, co-accredited by École Polytechnique.

Also graduated in Production Manager for Artistic Projects and trained in Digital Strategy at the Institut d’Études Supérieur des Arts (IESA), Caroline Tith is a pianist engaged as secretary-founder of Ensemble Iliade, a semi-professional choir.

Agnès Touraine

Agnès Touraine

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Agnès Touraine

Agnès Touraine

Member of the Supervisory Board

Agnès Touraine is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, has a law degree, and holds an MBA from Columbia University.

She is currently Chairwoman of the Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA) and is also a founder and Chairwoman of Act III Consultants, a management consulting firm dedicated to digital transformation. Previously, she was the Chairwoman and CEO of Vivendi Universal Publishing, after spending 10 years at the Lagardère Group and five years at McKinsey.

Bernard-André Deconinck

Bernard-André Deconinck

Observer of the Supervisory Board

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Bernard-André Deconinck

Bernard-André Deconinck

Observer of the Supervisory Board

Born in 1944, Mr. Deconinck holds a degree from the École Centrale de Paris.

Bernard-André Deconinck is an observer of the Company’s Supervisory Board. Since 2013, he has been Chairman of the Management Board and member of the Bureau of Shareholders’ Meetings (as the representative of Heritage Fund) of SID, a family company holding shares of the Company. He was a member of the Management Board of Société Investissement Familiale (SIF), a holding company controlling the Company, until its initial public offering in 2013.

He began his career with the Group in 1969 as an engineer, then held positions in operational management (factories and divisions), then in as vice-president of purchasing, investing, style, research and Group development.

Josselin de Roquemaurel

Josselin de Roquemaurel

Observer of the Supervisory Board

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Josselin de Roquemaurel

Josselin de Roquemaurel

Observer of the Supervisory Board

Josselin de Roquemaurel is Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of Wendel. He is also member of the Investment and Management Committee of Wendel, Board member of Constantia Flexibles, Cromology and Tarkett Participation and observer of the Company’s Supervisory Board since July 2021.

Before joining Wendel in 2018, he was a member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) in London where he worked between 2005 and 2017, most recently as a Director responsible for PE activities in France.

He started his career in 2001 at JPMorgan in London as an Analyst and then as an Associate in Corporate Finance.

He is a graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure (Fontenay / Saint-Cloud) and HEC.

In line with standard governance practices, the Supervisory Board has established three committees which focus on specific and complex aspects of its supervisory responsibilities. These committees have an advisory role.

  • The Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee has three members (Françoise Leroy, Sabine Roux de Bézieux and Julien Deconinck) and is chaired by Françoise Leroy, an independent member of the Supervisory Board.
  • The Appointments, Compensation and Governance Committee has three members (Didier Michaud-Daniel, Françoise Leroy and Agnès Touraine) and is chaired by Didier Michaud-Daniel, an independent member of the Supervisory Board.
  • The CSR Committee is composed of three members (Sabine Roux de Bézieux, Véronique Laury and Nicolas Deconinck) and chaired by Sabine Roux de Bézieux, an independent member of the Supervisory Board

Management board

The Management Board ensures the administration and the management of the Company. It is overseen by the Supervisory Board.

Fabrice Barthélemy – CEO of Tarkett
Raphaël Bauer – Chief Financial Officer

Executive Management Committee

The Group Executive Committee is led by Fabrice Barthélemy, CEO. This international and entrepreneurial team is composed of experienced leaders who share the Group’s interest and values, while ensuring operational agility through a decentralized organization.​

Fabrice Barthélemy

Fabrice Barthélemy

CEO of Tarkett

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Fabrice Barthélemy

Fabrice Barthélemy

CEO of Tarkett

Fabrice Barthélemy was officially appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tarkett on January 11, 2019. He has served as interim Chairman of the Management Board since 2018, in addition to his duties as President of Tarkett in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, having joined Tarkett in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board. He had previously held distinguished roles at Valeo, helping to turn around Valeo’s Lighting Division in France, before becoming global finance director of Valeo Connective Systems and, subsequently, finance director of Valeo Wiper Systems. Fabrice began his career as an industrial controller with Safran and joined Valeo in 1995 as divisional financial controller in the United Kingdom. He is a graduate of the ESCP-Europe business school.

Eric Daliere

Eric Daliere

President of Tarkett North America and Tarkett Sports

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Eric Daliere

Eric Daliere

President of Tarkett North America and Tarkett Sports

Eric Daliere, American, has been the President of the Tarkett Sports division since 2009. In July 2020, Eric expanded his responsibilities, taking on the role of President for Tarkett North America and Tarkett Sports. He previously spent ten years leading business improvement initiatives for KKR Capstone, having begun his career with the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Slavoljub Martinovic

Slavoljub Martinovic

President Tarkett Eastern Europe & Asia

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Slavoljub Martinovic

Slavoljub Martinovic

President Tarkett Eastern Europe & Asia

Slavoljub Martinovic, Serbian, has been President of the Group’s Eastern Europe division since January 2013. Previously, he worked for Sintelon from 1996, until its acquisition by the Group in 2002. He holds a degree from the Novi Sad Technological Faculty.

Francesco Penne

Francesco Penne

President of EMEA, LATAM and ANZ*

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Francesco Penne

Francesco Penne

President of EMEA, LATAM and ANZ*

Francesco Penne is President of EMEA and LATAM since October 2019. He began his career in 1988 at Usinor (now Arcelor) before moving to Air Liquide in 2004, where he was notably Vice-President for Central Europe from 2016 to 2019. Francesco is a graduate of the Milan Polytechnic School and Ecole Centrale of Paris. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Bocconi Business School.

*Australia / New-Zealand.

Raphaël Bauer

Raphaël Bauer

Chief Financial Officer

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Raphaël Bauer

Raphaël Bauer

Chief Financial Officer

Raphaël Bauer, French, was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group in February 2017. Previously Group Financial Controller, Raphaël Bauer joined Tarkett in 2010 as Financial Controller for the EMEA division, and subsequently took responsibility for the Pacific and Latin America regions. Prior to this, he held finance and management roles at Rexam (2007-2010) and Valeo (2002-2007). Raphaël is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris.

Audrey Dauvet

Audrey Dauvet

Group General Counsel

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Audrey Dauvet

Audrey Dauvet

Group General Counsel

Audrey Dauvet joined Tarkett as Group General Counsel in June 2020 and also holds the role of Secretary of Tarkett’s Supervisory Board. She has previously run her own [legal] consultancy, advising companies in the US and Europe, after holding senior roles at the Pernod Ricard Group, including Vice President in charge of Legal Affairs, Public Affairs, CSR and Compliance for Pernod Ricard Americas. She began her career as an attorney with the law firm Bird and Bird in 2000. Audrey holds Master’s degrees from the University of Pantheon Assas and the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris. She is also a member of the Paris bar.

Séverine Grosjean

Séverine Grosjean

EVP of Group Human Resources & Communications

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Séverine Grosjean

Séverine Grosjean

EVP of Group Human Resources & Communications

Séverine Grosjean has been Executive Vice President of Group Human Resources since October 2019, having joined Tarkett in 2017 as EMEA & LATAM HR Vice President. She most recently held the role of Vice President HR of Schneider Electric’s Industry commercial organisation, and previously worked in various positions in Human Resources management in France and North America at the Alstom Group for 15 years, after beginning her career at Philips in 1996. Séverine Grosjean is a graduate of Science Po Paris and IAE Paris, and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Kent.

Arnaud Marquis

Arnaud Marquis

Group Sustainability & Innovation Officer

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Arnaud Marquis

Arnaud Marquis

Group Sustainability & Innovation Officer

Arnaud Marquis joined Tarkett in July 2016 as Vice President Hardflooring EMEA. He had previously worked at the Ahlstrom Group, a leading player in fibre products, for more than 20 years, in different international business roles related to Sales, Marketing and Operations. He is a graduate of Grenoble engineering school (INPG) – Pagora and holds an Executive MBA from EM Lyon Business School.

Carine Vinardi

Carine Vinardi

Group R&D and Operations EVP

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Carine Vinardi

Carine Vinardi

Group R&D and Operations EVP

Carine Vinardi joined Tarkett in July 2020 as Group R&D and Operations EVP. She had previously worked for General Electric Renewable Energy for three years, where she was in charge of Lean & Digital Transformation. Prior to that, she worked in diverse industries including automotive (10 years with Plastic Omnium, Faurecia and Peugeot Citroën) and aeronautics (4 years at Zodiac Aerospace), in both operational and functional roles. Carine began her career in 1997 at Moulinex, after gaining a degree in Engineering, Plastics Processing from ITECH Lyon and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne.

Hervé Legrand

Hervé Legrand

Group Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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Hervé Legrand

Hervé Legrand

Group Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Hervé Legrand was appointed as Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) in April 2021. He was previously Group CIO of ArcelorMittal for ten years, where he also held the position of Group Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to this, Hervé held various positions in information systems at Pechiney, Alcan, Novelis, supporting the digital transformation of the aluminium industry. He has operated in different parts of the world (Luxembourg, USA, Switzerland and France). Hervé is a graduate of the University of Mulhouse, France.

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Company Profile

Our 34 industrial sites, 12,000 employees and sales 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day in 100+ countries put us in close contact with customers and suppliers everywhere in the world. We combine the strengths of global strategy with the hands-on expertise of local teams to manufacture and design products and services suited to local customer needs and trends. Entrepreneurship is part of Tarkett’s DNA: continuous flooring innovations and acquisitions have marked our 140-year history. Today we continue to foster an entrepreneurial mindset to leadership, empowering our teams and encouraging agility and accountability in decision-making.

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Tarkett Human-Conscious Design®

Tarkett Human-Conscious Design® is our commitment to stand with present and future generations. To create flooring and sports surfaces that are good for people and for the planet. And to do it every day.

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Our Strategy

In a rapidly changing world, we continuously adapt our business to thrive now and in the future, while making a positive impact for our associates and our customers, the environment and society. We call this Change to Win. We aim to be the global leader in commercial flooring and sports surfaces. We will change the game through the circular economy.

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