Corporate Governance

Technip continually improves its corporate governance practices. As part of this ongoing improvement, the Board of Directors has drawn up a charter defining the rights and duties of Board members, as well as a set of internal rules for the Board itself and for its committees.

In addition, at the end of 2008, Technip declared it was voluntarily referring to and applying the entire Afep / Medef corporate governance code for listed companies.

All Technip’s activities are governed by the Group Values and the six charters that explain them in more detail, particularly the Ethics charter.

A specific charter setting out the rules governing the behavior of Technip directors was put in place in April 2003 and was last updated on February 23, 2016.

Director's Charter

Internal Rules of the Board of Directors


The Board of Directors as of February 23, 2016

Thierry Pilenko (Chairman and CEO)
Pascal Colombani* 
Leticia Costa*
Marie-Ange Debon
C. Maury Devine (Senior Independent Director)*
Manisha Girotra*
Alexandra Bech Gjørv*
Gérard Hauser*
Didier Houssin

John O’Leary*
Joseph Rinaldi*
Pierre-Jean Sivignon*

* Independent directors

The Board of Directors determines the Company’s strategic directions and monitors their implementation. In making decisions, the Board takes into account the recommendations of its four specialized committees.

In accordance with its internal rules, the Board must evaluate its operating policies at intervals of no more than 3 years.

In this regard, the Board of Directors, with the assistance of an external consultant, carried out a comprehensive assessment 2011. The Board of Directors took note of the findings in the consultant’s report, which portrays a very positive assessment of the functioning of the Board of Directors with a collegial atmosphere of complete trust and transparency in relations with the Company’s senior management, as well as proposed recommendations in order to pursue improvements.

> Information Regarding the Compensation of the Chairman and CEO


Board of Directors - Specialized Committees

The Board of Directors have decided upon the composition of its Committees as follows:

Audit Committee

The Committee comprises: Pierre-Jean Sivignon (Chairman), Alexandra Bech Gjørv, Marie-Ange Debon, Pascal Colombani and Joseph Rinaldi.

The role of this committee is to enable the Board to ensure the quality of internal controls as well as the integrity of the information disclosed to shareholders and financial markets.

Internal Rules of the Audit Committee


Nominations and Remunerations Committee

The Committee is made up of Gérard Hauser (Chairman), C. Maury Devine and John O’Leary.
The purpose of this committee is to make recommendations to the Board on the appointment of directors and to examine the policy regarding compensation of Executive Committee members and top management within the Group.

Internal Rules of the Nominations and Remunerations Committee


Strategic Committee

Members of the Committee are: Pascal Colombani (Chairman), Joseph Rinaldi (Vice Chairman), Olivier Appert, Manisha Girotra, Gérard Hauser and John O’Leary. The main role of this committee is to examine Technip’s overall strategy (strategic orientations, plans and budgets, investments, acquisitions and disposal of assets) as proposed by the Company’s Chairman and CEO.

Internal Rules of the Strategic Committee


Ethics and Governance Committee

Members of the Committee are: C. Maury Devine (Chairman), Olivier Appert, Leticia Costa and Alexandra Bech Gjørv. The role of this committee is to promote best practices regarding governance and ethics within the Group.

Internal Rules of the Ethics and Governance Committee


Statutory Auditors

Titular Auditors

  • Ernst & Young and Others
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers Audit

Alternate Auditors

  • Cabinet Auditex
  • Mr Yves Nicolas

The auditors’ current 6-year term is due to expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders convened to approve the accounts for the 2015 financial year.