Annette Messemer
  • Independent Director
  • Member of the Risk Committee and of the Compensation Committee

Year of first appointment and year in which current mandate will expire: 2020-2024

A German citizen, Annette Messemer holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Bonn (Germany), a Master in International Economics from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (US) and a degree from SciencesPo Paris.

She began her career in investment banking at JP Morgan in New York in 1994 before working in Frankfurt and London. She left JP Morgan as Senior Banker in 2006 to join Merrill Lynch as Managing Director and member of the German subsidiary’s Executive Committee.

In 2010, she was appointed to the Supervisory Board of WestLB by the German Ministry of Finance before joining Commerzbank in 2013, where she was a member of the Group’s Executive Committee and Board member for corporate and institutional clients until June 2018.

Other mandates held in French listed companies
Director: Savencia S.A. (since 2020); Imerys S.A. (since 2020); Vinci (since April 2023).

Other mandates held in foreign unlisted companies
Member of the Supervisory Board: Babbel AG (Germany) (since 2021). 

Other offices and positions held in other companies in the past five years
Director: Essilor International SA (from 2016 to 2018), Essilor International SAS (from 2018 to 2020), EssilorLuxottica S.A. (from 2018 to 2021).
Member of Supervisory Board: K+S AG (Germany) (from 2013 to 2018).


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