Jacques Veyrat

Independent Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fnac Darty – French – Date of first appointment: 2013

A graduate of both the École Polytechnique (class of 1983) and the Collège des Ingénieurs (class of 1989), Jacques Veyrat also holds an engineering degree from the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées (class of 1988). He was appointed to the French Treasury where he was as a rapporteur for the CIRI (Comité Interministériel de Restructuration Industrielle — the interministerial committee on industrial restructuring) from 1989 to 1991, following which he served as deputy secretary general of the Paris Club from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 to 1995, Jacques Veyrat worked as a technical adviser to the office of the French minister for infrastructure, transport, tourism and the sea. In 1995, he joined the Louis Dreyfus Group as the Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (1995–1998), before serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Communications (subsequently renamed Neuf Cegetel) from 1998 to 2008, and then as Chief Executive Officer of the Louis Dreyfus Group from 2008 to 2011. He has been Chairman of Impala since 2011.