Executive committee

Pascal Lebard

Pascal Lebard Chairmand and Chief Executive Officer of Sequana, CEO of Antalis and Arjowiggins

Pascal Lebard began his career in 1986 at Crédit Commercial de France in London and Paris. In 1988, he joined UK private equity firm 3i group plc, where he was successively Business Manager, Director of Investments and Associate Director of the Paris office. He joined the Exor Group (part of the Agnelli Group) as Director of Investments in 1991.

In 2004, he was appointed as member of the Executive Board of Sequana (formerly Worms & Cie), and later Deputy Managing Director in May 2005. Pascal Lebard was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sequana in July 2007 and has held the office of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer since June 2013.

He is also CEO of Antalis and Arjowiggins and Director on the Board of SGS.

Born in 1962, Pascal Lebard is a graduate of EDHEC business school.

Hervé Poncin

Hervé Poncin Senior Executive Vice-President of Sequana and Antalis Chief Operating Officer

Hervé Poncin began his career with Renault Automation Germany in 1986. He joined Arthur Andersen & Cie in 1988 as consultant in organization. In 1990, he became Marketing Manager in the large accounts customers division for Apple France, then for Apple Europe.

Hervé Poncin joined Arjomari Diffusion in 1994 as Marketing Manager and later on as Managing Director. He was successively appointed Director of the Print Services sector for Europe, group Marketing and Purchasing director, France & Benelux Managing Director, Western Europe Managing Director. Appointed Antalis EVP in November 2007, he became COO in September 2009 and on 30 Jully 2014, Senior Executive Vice-President of Sequana.

Born in 1964, Hervé Poncin is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris.

Xavier Roy-Contancin

Xavier Roy-Contancin Group CFO and Antalis CFO

Xavier Roy-Contancin began his career in 1982 with Price Waterhouse where he held different positions in Paris, London and New York. In 1994 he joined Carnaud Metalbox, first as head of Consolidation and in 1996 as Finance Director for their Plastic Closures operation in Europe. In 2000 he joined DeLaval, a subsidiary of Tetra Laval, as their Chief Financial Officer based in Sweden.

Xavier Roy-Contancin became Antalis’ Chief Financial Officer in November 2002 and was appointed Group CFO in April 2009.

Born in 1958, Xavier Roy-Contancin holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris. He also holds a degree in law from the Université-Paris Panthéon Sorbonne and is a chartered accountant.

Antoine Courteault

Antoine Courteault Company Secretary

In May 2005, Antoine Courteault was appointed Company Secretary of Sequana.

Antoine Courteault began his career in 1982 at law firm Courteault, Lecoq, Ribadeau-Dumas. In 1984, he joined the Finance department of Banque Indosuez as Assistant to the Financial Operations and Business department. In 1987, he joined Cerus – Compagnies Européennes Réunies (part of the Benedetti Group), where he was General Secretary and Director of legal and employment affairs. In 1998, he moved to Alcatel as Secretary of the board of directors and Legal director (company law, M&A, finance law).

In May 2005, he was appointed Company Secretary of Sequana.

Born in 1957, Antoine Courteault holds a post-graduate diploma in private law.