Hélène Ploix (1944) was appointed to the Lafarge Board of Directors in 1999.
Mrs. Ploix is Chairman of Pechel Industries SAS and of Pechel Industries Partenaires SAS. She is also Chairman of FSH SAS. She was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (France) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CDC Participations from 1989 to 1995, Chairman of the Caisse Autonome de refinancement and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CDC Gestion.
She previously served as Special Counsel for the single currency at KPMG Peat Marwick from 1995 to 1996 and as Director of Alliance Boots plc (United Kingdom) from 2000 to July 2007. She is a member of the Supervisory Board of Publicis groupe, a non-executive Director of BNP Paribas, Sofina (Belgium), Genesis Emerging Markets Fund Limited (Guernesey) and, as Pechel Industries Partenaires' permanent representative, she is also a Director of SES (Store Electronic System).
Independent Director, Hélène Ploix in particular brings to the Board her recognized expertise in finance and her experience as an executive officer and Director of international industrial groups. The Board also benefits from her extensive knowledge of the Group, which she accompanies since 1999.
Mrs. Ploix holds 2,883 Lafarge shares.