Governance

The board of directors of the SQLI group has 7 members: Philippe Donche-Gay, its chairman, and 6 members of the board.

Philippe Donche-Gay, Chairman

Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Stanford University (California), Philippe Donche-Gay began his career in 1982 at IBM.

He joined the Management Team at Capgemini in 1984 and helped to set up Capgemini Telecom & Media and was appointed CEO in 2001. He was appointed CEO of Capgemini France in 2004, then Capgemini for Western Europe in 2007.

In 2008, he became COO of Bureau Veritas. He was named Chairman of the Marine & Offshore Division in 2013 before becoming the Group’s Executive Vice-President in 2017 - a post he held until early 2019.

Philippe became Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SQLI Group in June 2019.

Hervé de Beublain, Member of the Board

Graduate of ESSEC (1981) and ENA (1986), Hervé de Beublain worked at the French Ministry of Industry for four years, as Deputy then Head of the Economic and Financial Department of the Oil & Gas Directorate.

In 1990, he became Deputy Director, then a Partner, of Baring Brothers, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions in France and overseas.

In 1995, he founded FD5, an investment fund with equity of €60 M, of which he is still the Chairman. In 2004, Hervé became Managing Director and Partner of NextStage.

Nathalie Mesny, Member of the Board

Graduate of ESSEC and holder of a Master’s degree from INSEAD, Nathalie Mesny began her career at Unilever before joining Carrefour France in 1998 as CEO (Food) before becoming Marketing, Communications and Brand Manager in 2005.

From 2011 to 2015, she managed Oxybul Eveil et Jeux then took charge of Carrefour’s non-food e-commerce division, managing the rueducommerce.fr site.

Since 1 April 2019, Nathalie Mesny has been Executive VP of Monoprix Online.

Nathalie is also a member of the Carmignac Board of Directors (since July 2018) and a member of the Damartex supervisory board (since May 2017).

Véronique Reille Soult de Dalmatie, Member of the Board

A specialist in reputation management and conversational strategies, and an expert in opinion management, online crisis communication and change management, Véronique Reille Soult supports companies and their management in the definition and implementation of strategies for developing their reputational assets.

Before the founding of Dentsu Consulting, in 2016, she was Executive Vice-President of Elan Edelman, founder of agence 910 and Managing Director of the Hopscotch Group.

Since 2011, Véronique has made weekly appearances on BFM TV, France24, Europe 1, LCI, Public Senat, France Télévision, Arte and France Infos.

Ariel Steinmann, Member of the Board

Graduate of ISC Paris, Ariel Steinmann began her career at various consulting and communications agencies in France and the US. She has since gained extensive experience in Marketing, Communications & Digital Technologies by managing large-scale projects for major groups such as Bouygues Telecom and ING Direct France.

Ariel Steinmann is currently Marketing, Communications and Digital Technologies Manager for Retail activities at the BNP Paribas group, which she joined in 2011.

Since 2013, Ariel has been Head of Digital Marketing at the retail bank in France for both  BNP Paribas and Hello bank! brands.

Diederik Vos, Member of the Board

Diederik Vos was CEO of SQS from 2012 to 2018. SQS is a leading provider of software testing and quality assurance services. He previously had executive responsibilities at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, AVAYA and International Network Services. As a Director of various firms, Diederik has gained in-depth experience of the digital service sector.

Iltay Sensagir, Member of the Board

Iltay Sensagir is a member of the DBAY Advisors investment committee. Graduate of EBS Business School (Oestrich-Winkel, Germany), he began his career at Goldman Sachs, in the Investment Banking Division in London. Iltay was formerly at Kartesia, an investment fund active on several markets in Europe.