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  HERIGE company press release from 15/09/2020

  15/09/2020 - 18:00

Change in corporate governance

Following the Supervisory Board meeting on September 4, 2020, HERIGE announces the appointment, as of today, of Benoît Hennaut, as member and Chairman of the Executive Board, replacing Alain Marion who has resigned.

In addition, the Supervisory Board appointed Alain Marion as censor for a term of 2 financial years. The Board will thus be able to immediately benefit from its expertise, after more than 30 years within the Group.

Benoit Hennaut, Chairman of the Executive Board of HERIGE, said: “ I would like to thank the Supervisory Board for its confidence in this very special period and I am grateful to Alain Marion for his support over the past two months. I am proud to take the leadership of a Group united by shared values, a corporate culture and deep commitment. The agility, solidarity and resilience demonstrated during this very special period of health crisis strengthen my determination and my confidence in HERIGE's future.”

Trained as a nuclear engineer with a management degree from the University of Leuven in Belgium, 59-year old Benoît Hennaut has solid experience in the construction and building industry.

He began his career in 1988 with the Ariston Thermo Group, an Italian family-held business specialized in thermo-sanitary segment (heating and air conditioning). Benoît held several executive positions within the company in Belgium, France and Italy, before joining the Lafarge group in 1992, where he was in charge of development, innovation, marketing and performance for the group's Roofing division, based in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2006, Benoît relocated to Southeast Asia to head up operations in the area, before becoming Chairman for the entire Asia-Pacific region, including China and India. In 2010, he moved back to France where he was appointed as Chairman of Lafarge France.

In 2013, Benoît joined the Aliaxis Group, a world leader in plastics specialized in water and energy management, where he was responsible for the Building division in Europe, before leading all operations, including Building, Industry and Infrastructure, in France, Benelux, Morocco and Greece. 

Since 2018, Benoît Hennaut has also been the Chairman of the Federation of Plastics and Composites, and a member of the strategy committee at the French Association of Industries and Construction Products (AIMCC).

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HERIGE Group focuses on three sectors of the building industry: Building Materials Trading, the Concrete Industry and Industrial Joinery. Originally based in the Vendée region, HERIGE currently employs more than 2,300 people and has a strong presence in Western France.

HERIGE is listed on Euronext Growth
PEA/PME eligible
ISIN FR000 0066540, Ticker: ALHRG, Reuters ALHRG.PA

Benoît Hennaut - Chairman of the Executive Board
Caroline Lutinier - Head of Group Communication
Tel.: +33 (0)2 51 08 08 08
E-mail: [email protected]

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