Board changes at Orpea

Following the appointment of Laurent Guillot as chief executive of Europe’s largest for-profit care home operator Orpea, its board is appointing new directors for a four-year term, four of which will be independent.

The independent directors to be voted on by the shareholders on 28 July and are: Guillaume Pepy, chairman of Initiative France and former chairman and chief executive of SNCF; Isabelle Calvez, director of human resources at the Veolia Group; John Glen, who was chairman of BIC until May; and David Hale, chief executive of the Guerbet Group.

Bertrand Finet, chief executive of Peugeot Invest Assets, will succeed Thierry de Poncheville as the permanent representative of Peugeot Invest Assets on Orpea’s at its annual general meeting on 28 July.

Philippe Charrier, who chaired the board and was Orpea’s provisional chief executive from February to June this year, has decided to step down as a director at the AGM.

Moritz Krautkrämer and Jean-Patrick Fortlacroix are stepping down as directors.

Pepy will be proposed to chair the new board.

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