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Pernod Ricard is the world’s leader in the Premium spirits industry. It operates in more than 85 affiliates and 100 production sites. Pernod Ricard has chosen to focus on sustainable growth through a large portfolio of international brands and a high-end strategy, known as Premiumisation.

Board of Directors' Committees

The Board of Directors delegates its responsibility to 4 specialised committees for the preparation of specific topics submitted for its approval: the Strategic Committee, the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominations, Governance and CSR Committee.

STRATEGIC COMMITTEE

The Strategic Committee meets at least twice a year. Its main missions include reviewing the key strategic issues of the Company or the Group, drawing up and giving its prior opinion on any significant transaction and more generally dealing with any strategic issue regarding the Company or its Group.

Members of the Strategic Committee:

  • Alexandre Ricard (Chairman)
  • Wolfgang Colberg*
  • Ian Gallienne*
  • César Giron
  • Anne Lange*
  • Pierre Pringuet

* Independent Director  

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee meets at least 4 times a year. It shall oversee the preparation of financial information and it shall monitor the effectiveness of internal control and risk management. It notably examines the Group’s draft annual and half-year accounts before they are submitted to the Board of Directors as well as reviewing the internal audit plans and actions. 

Members of the Audit Committee:

  • Wolfgang Colberg* (Chairman)
  • Gilles Samyn*
  • Kory Sorenson*

* Independent Director 

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE 

The main missions of the Compensation Committee include studying and drafting the elements of the compensation due to Executive Directors and proposing the aggregate amount of Directors’ fees allocated to the Board. It also approves all the information published to comply with the Say on Pay principle. 

  • Nicole Bouton* (Chairwoman)
  • Ian Gallienne*
  • Pierre Pringuet
  • Kory Sorenson*
  • Manousos Charkoftakis** 

* Independent Director
** Employee Director

NOMINATIONS, GOVERNANCE AND CSR COMMITTEE

The main missions of the Nominations, Governance and CSR committee include drawing up proposals concerning the selection of new directors and periodically evaluate the functioning of the Board of Directors. It is also in charge of reviewing the relevance of the Company’s commitments to corporate and social responsibility (CSR) and ensuring the follow up on implementing CSR commitments at Group level.

Members of the Nominations, Governance and CSR Committee:

  • Nicole Bouton* (Chairwoman)
  • Wolfgang Colberg*
  • César Giron

* Independent Director