5 Corporate governance Composition and operation of the governing bodies SAINT-GOBAIN UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2021 157 JEAN-FRANÇOIS CIRELLI Independent Director Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee Principal office held: Chairman of BlackRock France, Belgium and Luxembourg(1) BlackRock France – 16 rue du 4 Septembre – 75002 Paris, France 63 years old Nationality: French Number of shares held: 800 Date of first election: June 2020 Term start date: June 2020 Term end date: General Shareholders’ Meeting convened to approve the financial statements for fiscal year 2023 Expertise and experience Mr. Jean-François Cirelli began his professional career at the Treasury Department of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, holding several positions, from 1985 to 1995. In 1995, he was appointed Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic. In 2002, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, more specifically in charge of economic, industrial and social issues. Mr. Jean-François Cirelli was appointed Chairman and Chief executive officer of Gaz de France in 2004, a mandate he held until 2008. From 2008 to 2014, he was Vice-Chairman and Chief operating officer of GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE). From 2012 to 2014, he also manages all of GDF SUEZ’s Energy activities in Europe. Since 2016, he has been Senior Advisor at Advent International and Chairman of BlackRock France, Belgium and Luxembourg. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Idemia since 2017. He is also a member of the Orientation Board of Sonepar SAS and a member of the Supervisory Board of Saur SAS since 2018 as well as a member of the Board of Directors of MET Holding AG since 2019. Mr. Jean-François Cirelli has been a Director of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain since June 2020. Offices and duties held outside the Group Chairman of BlackRock France, Belgium and ■ Luxembourg Senior Advisor, Advent International ■ Chairman of the Board of Directors of Idemia ■ Director of MET Holding AG** (Switzerland) ■ Other offices held outside the Group and expired over the past five years Member of the Supervisory Board of Uniper SE* ■ (Germany) (2017-2020) Member of the Vallourec* Supervisory Board and ■ Strategy Committee (2009-2016) (1) Board Member as an individual, and not as a BlackRock representative, Mr. Jean-François Cirelli does not represent BlackRock on the Board of Directors. * Listed company ** Non-listed foreign company LYDIE CORTES Employee Director Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee Principal office held: Product Safety Coordinator Saint-Gobain Weber France – D 1083 – Le Grand Étang – 01960 Servas, France 50 years old Nationality: French Number of shares held: 2,202 Date of first election: May 2018 Term start date: June 2018 Term end date: General Shareholders’ Meeting convened to approve the financial statements for fiscal year 2021 Expertise and experience Mrs. Lydie Cortes joined the Saint-Gobain Group in 1992, working at the Saint-Gobain Weber research and development laboratory on the Servas site, where she performed various functions, first as a color development and control technician, then as a technician for the development of control methods for finished pulp goods. From 1999 to 2012, she was an R&D technician for the formulation of finished powder goods. Since 1996, Mrs. Lydie Cortes has held various elected and union offices, including member of the Works Committee, Employee Representative and member of the Saint-Gobain Weber CHSCT, and, since 2004, CFDT Central Trade Union Representative. Since 2007, Mrs. Lydie Cortes has been a member of the Company’s Works Council, and in 2010, she was elected Secretary of the European Convention and to the Saint-Gobain Select Committee. Mrs. Lydie Cortes has been the Product Safety Coordinator (management and assessment of product hazard classes, awareness and prevention of the use and handling of chemicals) at Saint-Gobain Weber France since 2012. Mrs. Lydie Cortes has been a Director of Compagnie Saint-Gobain since June 2018. Offices and duties held outside the Group None. Other offices held outside the Group and expired over the past five years None.