Administrative Board

Rules of Procedure for the Administrative Board:

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Jean-François Palus (Chairman of the Administrative Board)
Group Managing Director of Kering, Paris, France
Jean-François Palus

Jean-François Palus began his career with Arthur Andersen as an auditor and financial advisor after graduating from France’s HEC business school in 1984. Before joining the Artemis Group in 2001, Mr. Palus spent ten years with the Kering Group, where he held several positions, including Deputy CFO for the timber division of Pinault SA, Group Financial Control Director, store manager at FNAC, and Corporate Secretary and member of Conforama’s Executive Board from 1998 to 2001. Since 2005, Mr. Palus has been responsible for managing Kering's mergers and acquisitions, reporting to Francois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering. He has been Kering’s CFO from 2005 to 2010 and is Deputy CEO since 2008. Jean-François Palus joined the Kering Board in 2009 and he is a member of the Supervisory Board of PUMA SE.

François-Henri Pinault (Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Board)
Chairman of the Board and CEO (Président Directeur Général) of Kering, Paris, France
François-Henri Pinault

François-Henri Pinault has been the Chairman and CEO of Kering since 2005. In addition to his position as Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Board of PUMA SE, Pinault is a member of the Board of Directors of Bouygues. Furthermore, he has been Chairman of the Artemis Group since 2003.

Thore Ohlsson
President of Elimexo AB, Falsterbo, Sweden
Thore Ohlsson

Thore Ohlsson has been President of the Elimexo AB since 1990. Aside from his position as a member of the Administrative Board of PUMA SE, he is Chairman of the Board of Bastec AB, Thomas Frick AB and T.M.C AB. In addition, Ohlsson is also a member of the Elite Hotels, Nobia Group, Tretorn AB and COBRA-PUMA GOLF Boards.

Todd Hymel
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Sport & Lifestyle division of Kering, Paris, France
Todd Hymel

Todd Hymel, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Kering’s Sport & Lifestyle division since January 2012, joined Kering in 2008 and was previously responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions. In addition to his current role, he is a member of the Administrative Board of PUMA SE and the Board of Volcom.

Jean-Marc Duplaix
Chief Financial Officer of Kering, Paris, France
Michel Friocourt

Jean-Marc Duplaix began his career at Arthur Andersen as Project Coordinator and later Director from 1994 to 2004. In 2005, Jean-Marc joined the M6 Group (Métropole Télévision the third most watched television network in the French-speaking world) as Deputy Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. Jean-Marc Duplaix is a graduate of HEC and holds a DESCF Degree in Accounting & Finance.

Michel Friocourt
Director Legal (Directeur Juridique) of Kering, Paris, France
Michel Friocourt

Michel Friocourt has been Legal Director of Kering since 1990. In addition to his position as a member of the Administrative Board of PUMA SE he is also Director of Sapardis S.A..

Bernd Illig (Employees’ Representative)
Specialist IT User & System Support of PUMA SE, Herzogenaurach, Germany
Bernd Illig

Bernd Illig started working at PUMA in 2005 within the IT department, where he is responsible for User & System Support. In 2007 he was elected to the PUMA Works Council.

Martin Köppel (Employees’ Representative)
Administrator IT Microsoft Systems of PUMA SE, Herzogenaurach, Germany
Martin Köppel

Martin Köppel joined PUMA in 1999. After working in the PC Support for three years he joined the network organisation department and is now operating as an IT Administrator.

Guy Buzzard (Employees' Representative)
Key Account Manager (Sales) of PUMA United Kingdom Ltd., Manchester, England
Guy Buzzard

Guy Buzzard joined PUMA UK's sales team in October 2003 and is now employed as Key Account Manager in the Sports team. He was elected to the European Works Council of PUMA in 2011.