Jurgen van Breukelen
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. van Breukelen is a Dutch national, and holds a Master Degree in Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Having spent his military service as a lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Army, he joined KPMG in 1994. In 2000, at the age of 31, he became partner at KPMG, and from 2003 to 2007, he was Head of Corporate Finance in the Netherlands. In 2007 he joined the Board of Management of KPMG, being responsible for Advisory as well as for Clients & Markets. From 2012 to 2014 he acted as CEO and Country Senior Partner of KPMG in the Netherlands. During his professional career Mr. Van Breukelen has held a number of senior executive roles at KPMG International, including serving on the boards of KPMG Europe, Middle East & Africa and then, until 2014, as a member of the Global Executive Team and Global Board of KPMG International. At the Global Board he chaired KPMG’s Global Quality & Risk Committee. He is a member of the supervisory board of Alzheimer Nederland and chairman of the board of Bosal Nederland B.V. In addition, he is a Senior Adviser at the private equity fund Permira Advisers LLP, a Senior Adviser to the Investment Bank of Barclays Bank PLC, an Advisory Board Member of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and an Advisory Board Member of Ponooc B.V.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Sauvaire has been a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of EUROCEMENT Holding AG since April 2008. In 1989, Mr. Sauvaire started his career within the tax and legal department of KPMG S.A., where he gained the management of the Geneva tax and legal department in 1995. Mr. Sauvaire was appointed in the partnership in 1997. In addition, he was elected at the board of directors of this company in 2002, and was a member of the remuneration committee, until its resignation in March 2008, after more than 18 years of service.
Mr. Sauvaire was involved in acquisition and financing of large stakes in listed companies. During his career, he was advising and structuring various investments and divestments in Switzerland and abroad, mainly on the tax side, and was participating to many due diligences and merger process.
Mr. Thierry Sauvaire is a graduate from the Geneva law school, a Swiss attorney-at-law and a Swiss certified tax advisor.