Keyrus adheres to the highest standards of ethical business practices, as governed by our code of conduct. To ensure transparency, two independent directors sit on the Group's Audit Committee.
The Keyrus Board of Directors collectively represents all shareholders and is obliged to act in the company's best interests. The Board of Directors is committed to corporate governance best practices and constant progress. As of January 1, 2015, the board consists of five members. Directors are appointed for a renewable term of six years. Keyrus' bylaws provide that the board consists of between 3 and 18 members, subject to the exemption provided by law in the event of a merger. To date, the board is composed of two independent directors, Claude Benmussa and Philippe Lansade.
Board Chairman, Founder & CEO of Keyrus Group
Eric Cohen is the President and Founder of the Keyrus Group. With a postgraduate degree in Business Informatics from Paris Dauphine University, he began his career in 1989, helping to launch a software engineering company that he then actively developed as co-director. In 1996, he created Keyrus, an IT consulting and services firm specializing in new information and communications technology. The Group was listed on the stock exchange in 2000 and is now one of the top 50 IT services companies in France.
Eric Cohen also holds the following positions:
President of Absys Cyborg and Keyrus España
Director of Keyrus Benelux, Keyrus Belgium, Keyrus Luxembourg, Keyrus do Brazil, Absys Cyborg Tunisia (Keyrus Group companies)
Administrator of Middlenext and MEDEF Paris
Board Member, Chief HR & Legal Officer
Rebecca Meimoun holds a Master's degree in Business Law from Panthéon Sorbonne University. She began her career in 1993 as an in-house lawyer at the Commercial Union Group. She joined Keyrus in 1997 as Legal Officer and Employee Relations Manager, then rose to the position of Legal and Human Resources Director of the Group.
Rebecca is also a director of Keyrus Benelux, Keyrus Belgium, Keyrus Luxembourg, Keyrus Canada, and Keyrus España.
Board member, Head of Keyrus Foundation
Laetitia Adjadj holds a Master's Degree in Corporate Finance from Paris Dauphine University. She began her career at the L'Oréal Group in the financial department of Lancôme. For several years now she has devoted herself to various social and cultural activities on a voluntary or self-employed basis.
Laetitia is also a director of Keyrus Benelux, Keyrus Belgium, Keyrus Luxembourg, and Keyrus Canada.
Independant Board Member
A graduate of ESC Reims, Claude Benmussa began his career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. He then acceded to the position of Chief Financial Officer with the Compagnie Générale du Jouet (CEJI) before joining the Thomson CSF Group as Chief Financial Officer of their subsidiary, Thomson LGT. He then joined the France Télécom Group in 1991, where he in turn held the positions of Chief Financial Officer of EGT, Deputy CEO of FTMS and Management Control, and Accounting Director of the France Télécom Group.
Claude has also been a director of Telmex in Mexico, Mobistar in Belgium, and Transpac in France, as well as Chairman of the Audit Committee of TPSA in Poland.
He is currently Senior Advisor at PwC, and an audit committee member and Senior Advisor at Eaton Towers.
Independent Board Member
A graduate of IEP Paris, Philippe Lansade began his career in 1990 as Financial Analyst with Lehman Brothers International in Paris, London, and then in New York within the Mergers & Acquisitions department. Two years later, he joined the Securities branch of Crédit Lyonnais in London as an associate, and then rose to the position of Manager of the Mergers & Acquisitions department. In 1997, he joined Rothchild & Cie in Paris, again in the Mergers & Acquisitions branch, to take over its management.
Today he is president of the Studio M International group.
The Audit Committee oversees the preparation of financial information, the effectiveness of internal controls and risk management systems, and the audit of the annual consolidated financial statements by the Statutory Auditors.
The committee is chaired by two independent directors, Claud Benmussa, a financial expert and former Deputy Chief Financial Officer of France Telecom, and Philippe Lansade, a former financial analyst and former head of the Mergers & Acquisitions department of several major banks.