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Georges Pauget Joins the Rentabiliweb Board of Directors

BRUSSELS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The Rentabiliweb Group Board of Directors has unanimously voted to appoint Georges Pauget as an Independent Director. His term of office will take effect following ratification by the Annual General Meeting to be held on 7 April 2014. Georges Pauget will also sit on the Rentabiliweb Group Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Georges Pauget is a former Chairman of the FBF (French Banking Federation) and of Finance Innovation, the Paris financial services cluster. He is currently the Honorary Chairman of LCL, the Chairman of the OIFD (International Observatory of Sustainable Finance) and heads the Économie-Finance et Stratégie corporation, the Institut pour l'Éducation Financière du Public and the Club des Dirigeants de la Banque et de la Finance. He is a Joint Scientific Director of the Amundi Chair in Asset Management at the Dauphine Foundation.

For many years, Georges Pauget was the CEO of Crédit Agricole and the Chairman of Crédit Lyonnais (now LCL) and Credit Agricole CIB.

Georges Pauget is a Doctor of Economic Sciences, teaches at the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris and is a Visiting Professor at the Beijing University. He is also the author of the report on the future of means of payment that the French government commissioned in 2012.

"His vast experience, his respectability and his unanimously recognised expertise in the banking sector make Georges Pauget one of the most eminent figures in his field. His arrival on the Rentabiliweb board is a guarantee of credibility and recognition for our shareholders, our teams and the quality of our services. His expertise in and experience of the key aspects of payment services are a major asset for Rentabiliweb's growth," announced Jean-Baptiste Descroix-Vernier, Chairman and Founder of the Rentabiliweb Group.

"A seat on the Rentabiliweb board is an interesting opportunity that I was eager to seize. Rentabiliweb is a modern company that knows how to reconcile innovation with profitability," commented Georges Pauget.

Georges Pauget will replace Eric Licoys on the Rentabiliweb Group Board of Directors as from the next General Meeting.

The entire Rentabiliweb Group thanks Eric Licoys for his contribution and his involvement in the growth of the business in recent years.

Georges Pauget will take up his position on 7 April 2014. As from this date, the members of the Board of Directors will therefore be as follows:

  • Corinne Chatal, one of the founders of Rentabiliweb and the Group Director of Human Resources (Executive Director),
  • Georges Pauget (Independent Director, member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee),
  • Jean-Marie Messier, CEO of Messier Partners (Independent Director),
  • Franck Esser, former CEO of the SFR Group (Independent Director, member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee),
  • Gilles Lioret, founder of Infogrames and Ivolution (Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee),
  • Thibaut Faurès-Fustel de Coulanges, CEO of Be2bill, Vice Chairman of the Rentabiliweb Group (Executive Director),
  • St-Georges Finances (the personal holding company of CEO Descroix-Vernier, Managing Director),
  • Jean-Baptiste Descroix-Vernier, President and Founder of the Group (Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO).

Download the press release from the Group's institutional site:

About Rentabiliweb

Founded in 2002, the Rentabiliweb Group offers businesses and webmasters a leading platform of website traffic monetisation services (e.g. payment and micropayment solutions). It has been definitively approved as a Payment Body by the Banque de France and as a member of the French Bank Card Group (Groupement Carte Bancaire) for the provision of online payment solutions, with the Be2Bill solution. It also runs affiliate programs, offers online advertising space brokerage and interactive voice services for offline media, and provides acclaimed expertise in loyalty programs and direct marketing.

Rentabiliweb is also one of the premier French-language content publishers, with a package of services spanning the full range of mass-market entertainment including astrology, community services, casual gaming, services for the general public, advice for Internet users, personal ads and dating, women's wellbeing, humour, entertainment and more.

Listed on Compartment C of the Euronext Brussels and Paris stock markets, the Group currently has 19 subsidiaries in Europe and America, with a workforce of over 230 worldwide. In 2013, Rentabiliweb's sales topped €72 million, with EBIT at €3.1 million. Rentabiliweb is a socially responsible company in its sectors of activity, and rigorously applies the 10 principles laid out by the UN Global Compact. The Group is eligible for FCPI investment funds and was awarded the OSEO "Innovative company" kitemark.


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