Background Louis CHAMPEL
Born in 1944, Louis Champel has been an independent director since August 27, 2009.
A graduate of the IEP (Political Science - Paris), he began his career at Rhone- Poulenc in 1970, Team head responsible for Asia, then CEO of the pharmaceutical subsidiary of the Group's Indonesian business, then as Director General of the subsidiary Rhodia-Merieux in Brazil and CEO of Rhone Merieux France. In 1997, he was instrumental in setting up Merial and became its CEO.
In 2002, having been an advisor to Aventis, he became CEO of Lyon 3 Valorisation SA (as "LV3 Conseil”).
He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of Vétoquinol SA.