Supervisory Board

Our Supervisory Board oversees and advises our Management Board on matters affecting Sucden’s vision and strategy. It monitors the appropriateness of the actions taken to implement our strategy and also considers our behaviors with regard to regulatory compliance

Max Behamou

Honorary President

After working as a sales executive, he became Finance Director and CEO of the holding company CFSD in 1959, then Chairman and CEO of the Management Board in 1981. He left the Group in 1988 before returning in 1991 as Chairman and CEO.

Since 1996, he has been Chairman then Vice-Chairman of the Group’s Supervisory Board. He became Honorary President in 2017.

Sami Demal

President of the Supervisory Board

Sami Demal

Sami Demal served as an advisor to Sucden’s Chairman before becoming a member of the Group’s Management Board from 2003 to 2017. Previously, Sami worked for 15 years as a Management Board member and as Co-Chairman of Cocoa Barry Group. He is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines in Nancy, one of the leading Engineering schools in France, and also has an MBA from Cornell University.

Supervisory board members

  • Jean-Pierre Mabilon, Vice-President of the Supervisory Board
  • Patrick Bendavid
  • Matthieu de Boisséson
  • Luce Gendry
  • François Lasry
  • Alain Lévy
  • Vincent Mercier
  • John Porter
  • Tong Shao Ming
  • Jacques Veyrat, Non-voting member (Censor) of the Supervisory Board

Management

(Left to right standing): François Lasry, Vincent Mercier, Jacques Veyrat, Jean-Pierre Mabilon, Alain Lévy, Thierry Bourvis, Auke Vlas, Luce Gendry, Thierry Songeur, Patrick Bendavid, Matthieu de Boisséson, John Porter

(Left to right seated): Max Behamou, Serge Varsano, Sami Demal