The Board of Directors is in charge of the strategic governance of the French Business Group.

Its members are elected or confirmed for a 2-year term during the annual assemblies.

The Executive Committee supervises the activities of the FBG, and works with the permanent team to propose and take management decisions.

Its members are elected amongst the members of the Board of Directors.

The 2019 Elected Board of Directors of the French Business Group & the Executive Committee elected amongst the Board of Directors Members: 

2019 Board of Directors

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Jameel AL RAMAHI

Mr. Hassan ABARAGH

Mr. Laurent CLEMENT

Mr. Eric COHU


Mrs. Florence FONTANI



Mr. Laurent MARIE

Mrs. Sharmila MURAT

Mr. Jimmy NERON


Mr. Sebastien CHAUVIN

Mr. Ziad Salloum

2019 Executive Committee

President: Eric Cohu

First Vice President: Arnaud Lenail-Chouteau

Vice Presidents: Sharmila Murat

Marketing Director: Franck Ladegaillerie

Finance Director: Laurent Clement

Secretary-General: Ziad Salloum

The Executive Committee

Eric Cohu
Eric CohuPresident

Head of Country & CEO – BNP Paribas UAE branches

Arnaud Lenail-Chouteau
Arnaud Lenail-Chouteau1st Vice President of FBG

SVP Business, Gas & Planning – Total E&P UAE

Sharmila Murat
Sharmila MuratVice-President

VP Tryano and Saks Fifth Avenue Middle East, Chalhoub Group

Franck Ladegaillerie
Franck LadegaillerieMarketing & Strategy

VP Sales-Energy & Infrastracture, Assystem Group

Laurent Clement
Laurent ClementFinance Director

Managing Director & CEO – EDF Middle East

Ziad Salloum
Ziad Salloum Secretary General

Partner Salloum & Partners

The Board Members

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi
Mohamed Jameel Al RamahiBoard Member

Chief Executive Officer, Masdar

Jimmy Neron
Jimmy NeronBoard Member

Director of VINCI Energies Emirates

Laurent Marie
Laurent MarieBoard Member

Executive Chairman, Trouvay & Cauvin Group

Méline SOULIEBoard Member

Group Events Director – National & Cyber Security Portfolio Reed Exhibitions Middle East

Florence Fontani
Florence FontaniBoard Member

Executive Vice-President Strategy, Communications, Environmental and Social Responsibility Engie Middle East, South & Central Asia &Turkey

Richad Soundardjee
Richad SoundardjeeBoard Member

Chief Executive Officer, Société Générale

Sébastien Chauvin
Sébastien ChauvinBoard Member

Chief Executive Officer, Veolia

Hassan Saeed Abaragh
Hassan Saeed AbaraghBoard Member

Managing Partner ICLO

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