Board of Directors

Carole Piwnica

Carole Piwnica

Founder and director of Naxos UK Ltd.
Date of birth: February 12, 1958
Nationality: Belgian
First elected: May 2010
Last reappointment: May 2016
Term expires: General Meeting 2020
Business address: 54, rue la Boétie – 75008 Paris (France)

Independent director

Directorships and appointments outside the Sanofi Group

Directorships as of 12/31/2017

  • Director and Chairwoman of the Nomination and Governance Committee of Eutelsat Communications* (France)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board and member of the Audit Committee and the Strategy Committee of Rothschild & Co* (France)
  • Naxos Group:
    • Director of Amyris Inc.* ((United States), Big Red (United States), Elevance (United States) and i2O (United Kingdom)

Past directorships expiring within the last five years

  • Director of Louis Delhaize* (Belgium) and RecyCoal Ltd. (United Kingdom)

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.

Education and business experience

Carole Piwnica holds a degree in law from Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Masters in law from New York University.

She is founder and director of Naxos UK Ltd. since 2006 and holds various directorships in Naxos Portfolio companies in the US and the UK.

Member of the bar of New York and Paris, Carole Piwnica started her career in 1985 at Proskauer Rose, New York, before joining the merger & acquisitions department of Shearman & Sterling, Paris, in 1987. She was General Counsel at Gardini et Associés from 1991 to 1994 when she joined Amylum Group where she was Chairman from 1996 to 2000. Between 1996 and 2006, she was Vice-president and Board Member of Tate & Lyle Plc, a world leader in sugar derivatives.

Since 2010 she has served as an independent Director of Eutelsat Communications and is chairing the Board's committee for Governance, Remuneration and Selection. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board, the Audit Committee and the Strategy Committee of Rothschild & Co.