Rachel Picard has served as a member of our Board of Directors and as chairwoman of the nomination and corporate governance committee since June 2017, and has served as chairwoman of our Board of Directors since July 2020. From October 2014 through February 2020, Ms. Picard was the Chief Executive Officer of SNCF Voyages. Prior to that, Ms. Picard was the Chief Executive Officer of SNCF Gares & Connexions at SNCF Group from June 2012 to September 2014. From October 2010 to April 2012, Ms. Picard was with Thomas Cook Group, first as Deputy General Manager of Tour Operating and Marketing, and subsequently as Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Cook. Ms. Picard has been a member of the supervisory Board of Rocher Participations since April 2020, and a member of the Board of Directors of AXA S.A., a French multinational insurance public company, since April 2022. Ms. Picard was a member of the Board of Directors of Compagnie des Alpes, a French public company, from 2010 to March 2022, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Unibail Rodamco for a short period in 2012. Ms. Picard has a Master’s Degree from HEC Paris. The Board of Directors believes that Ms. Picard’s extensive experience in developing and transforming large business entities and in managing digital companies, especially in e-commerce, as well as her strong relationships with French regulatory and political authorities, qualify her to serve on, and will allow her to make valuable contributions to, the Board of Directors.
James Warner has served as vice chairman of our Board of Directors since July 2020 and as chairman of the compensation committee since February 2013, and was our lead independent director from December 2013 until July 2020. He has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2013. Since January 2009, he has been a Principal of Third Floor Enterprises, an advisory firm specializing in digital marketing and media. From January 2000 until December 2008, Mr. Warner served in various leadership roles at aQuantive Inc., including as Executive Vice President at Razorfish Inc. (formerly Avenue A), which was acquired by the Microsoft Corporation in August 2007. Prior to aQuantive, he held leadership positions at HBO, CBS and Primedia. Mr. Warner has served as a member of the board of directors for Merkle, Inc., Invision, Inc., Zoom, Inc., MediaMind, Inc., Healthline Networks, Inc. and Talix, Inc. and is currently a member of the board of directors of Ansira, Inc. Mr. Warner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Yale University and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Warner’s experience in the consumer and digital marketing and media industries allows him to make valuable contributions to the Board of Directors.
Nathalie Balla has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2017. Since September 2014, Ms. Balla has been the General Manager of New R SAS, and since January 2018 Ms. Balla has served on the supervisory board of La Redoute, as permanent representative of New R SAS. Since October 2023, Ms. Nathalie Balla has served as member of the Board of Directors of Edenred SE, and since June 2021, Ms. Balla has also been on the supervisory board of IDI, a listed company in Paris. From June 2021 to June 2023, Ms. Balla served on the supervisory board of DEE Tech. From June 2014 to March 2022, Ms. Balla served as Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of La Redoute and Relais Colis, and from 2009 to 2014, Ms. Balla served as Chief Executive Officer of La Redoute, a subsidiary of Kering. Ms. Balla served on the board of directors of Solocal Group SA from July 2014 to June 2017. Ms. Balla has a Bachelor’s Degree from École supérieure de commerce (ESCP-EAP) of Paris and a PhD in Business Administration from Sankt Gallen University. The Board of Directors believes that Ms. Balla’s extensive experience in developing and transforming e-commerce companies allows her to make valuable contributions to the Board of Directors.
Marie Lalleman has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2019 and also serves as chairwoman of the nomination and corporate governance committee. Since January 2021, Ms. Lalleman has acted as senior advisor to the CEOs and C-Suite of various global Media, Retail and Data Analytics companies, and has been a member of the External Advisor Global Network of Bain & Company for the Customer/Marketing (CME), Data and Retail practices since July 2023. From 2017 to January 2021, Ms. Lalleman was Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Partners, at The Nielsen Company, leading commercial strategies with e-retailers and e-media clients. From 2007 until 2017, Ms. Lalleman held various other executive and leadership positions for Nielsen Europe and Nielsen Global Retailer Executive Teams. Since September 2023, Ms. Lalleman has been a member of the board of directors of PayFit SAS, and chairwoman of the remuneration committee. Ms. Lalleman was appointed in October 2021 as a member of the board of directors of Patrizia SE, and chairwoman of the nomination & remuneration committee. Ms. Lalleman also previously served as a director of Mediametrie/Netratings SAS JV until January 2021. Ms. Lalleman received a business degree from ESC business school in Marseille. The Board of Directors believes that Ms. Lalleman’s experience in and knowledge of the diverse markets in which we operate, understanding of our business environment from various industry perspectives, and strong strategic thinking qualify her to serve on, and will allow her to make valuable contributions to, the Board of Directors.
Edmond Mesrobian has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2017. From August 2018 to October 2022, Mr. Mesrobian has served as Chief Technology Officer of Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion retailer. Prior to that, Mr. Mesrobian served as Chief Technology Officer of Tesco PLC, a grocery and general merchandise retailer, from June 2015 to August 2018. From January 2011 to September 2014, Mr. Mesrobian served as Chief Technology Officer of Expedia, Inc., an online travel company. Mr. Mesrobian holds a B.S. degree in math and computer science, an M.Sc. degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and computer vision, all from University of California, Los Angeles. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Mesrobian’s extensive experience as an information technology executive, including for retailers, and his service on the Board of Directors of technology companies qualify him to serve on, and allow him to make valuable contributions to, the Board of Directors.
Hubert de Pesquidoux has served as a member of our Board of Directors and chairman of the audit committee since October 2012. Mr. de Pesquidoux is currently Executive Partner at Siris Capital, a private equity firm focused on making control investments in data/telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service companies. Since September 2021, Mr. de Pesquidoux has also served on the board of Tarana Wireless, a telecommunications company. Until 2009, Mr. de Pesquidoux spent 21 years in various roles as a senior executive of Alcatel-Lucent SA. His last position was Chief Financial Officer of Alcatel-Lucent and President of its Enterprise Business Group. Mr. de Pesquidoux served as chairman of the board for Tekelec from May 2011 to January 2012 and served on the Board of Directors of Mavenir Systems from January 2012 to February 2015. He is currently the executive chairman of Mavenir Systems, Inc. and the chairman of the audit committee and member of the board of directors of Sequans Communications S.A. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. de Pesquidoux’s experience and knowledge in the high-tech industry, as well as his broad financial expertise, allow him to make valuable contributions to the Board of Directors.
Frederik van der Kooi has served as an observer with our Board of Directors since February 2023, and has been appointed as director on June 13, 2023. From December 1999 until December 2021, Mr. van der Kooi served in positions of increasing responsibility with Microsoft Corporation, including as the Chief Operating Officer of its Online Services Division, and culminating in his service as the Corporate Vice President managing Microsoft’s global advertising business (Microsoft Advertising) from May 2010 through Microsoft’s acquisition of Xandr in December 2021. Mr. van der Kooi also served as the executive sponsor of the Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) employee resource group from September 2017 through April 2022. From July 2010 until February 2022, Mr. van der Kooi served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in the United States, the national trade association for the digital media and marketing industries, including as its Chairman from February 2019 through February 2021. Mr. van der Kooi has a Master of Business Administration from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Nyenrode University in The Netherlands. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. van der Kooi’s expertise in digital advertising and experience developing and executing search, native and display advertising business strategies will allow him to make valuable contributions to the Board.
Megan Clarken was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer effective November 25, 2019, and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2020. Since May 2023, Ms. Clarken has been a member of the Board of Directors of Capgemini SE, a multinational information technology (IT) services and consulting company, headquartered in Paris, France. From 2004 to 2019, Ms. Clarken held numerous senior positions at Nielsen in both commercial and product leadership, including Chief Commercial Officer of Nielsen Global Media, President of Watch, Nielsen’s Media Measurement services, and President of Product Leadership. Ms. Clarken’s previous roles at Nielsen include Managing Director of Media Client Services in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Managing Director of Nielsen’s digital business across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Nielsen, she held senior leadership positions for large publishers and online technology providers, including Akamai Technologies and ninemsn in Australia. The Board of Directors believes that Ms. Clarken’s leadership expertise, extensive knowledge of the Company as our Chief Executive Officer and prior industry experience qualify her to serve on, and allow her to make valuable contributions to, the Board of Directors.