Annual Report 2023

68. Knowledge and Experience in Remuneration Policy Issues by Members of the Remuneration Committee

The Members of this Committee have extensive knowledge and international experience in management and remuneration policies, which gives them the necessary skills to perform their duties adequately and effectively.

Jorge Ponce de Leão has a Law degree, having worked in the Labor Law area since the beginning of the 70’s as external legal advisor, as well as in-house in some Portuguese companies. He worked as Head of Legal and Tax Services (Jerónimo Martins Group – industrial area), and was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Company during the 1990’s. He also held management duties in the HR area of Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, was CEO of SAIP SGPS and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, and of NAV – Navegação Aérea de Portugal, E.P.E..

Chittaranjan Kuchinad has an academic background in statistics (a degree in Statistics/Economics in the University of Bombay, India, and a Masters in Statistics in the Marquette University, United States of America). He has extensive experience in the design and funding of compensation and benefits programs in Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. He started his career as a consultant at Wyatt and at Towers Perrin. He provided services to a broad spectrum of mid-size to large global companies and was the primary consultant to major clients, namely, IBM Asia/Pacific, IBM Latina America, Coca-Cola, Gillette, InchCape and Citibank. He was Director of International Compensation of McDonald’s Corporation, Senior Director of Human Resources of Nike, Inc. Asia/Pacific, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Senior Vice President of Total Pay of Starbucks Coffee Company, Chief People Officer of ASDA (Walmart), of Guess?, Inc., and of Jacobs Douwe Egberts. He has been performing the duties of Chief People Officer of Save The Children.

Erik Geilenkirchen has an academic background in Engineering, having worked for more than 30 years in both positions of responsibility in the Human Resources area and in commercial areas. In Asia Pacific, where he worked for over 15 years, he held the role of CHRO of Royal Ahold Asia and Philips Electronics Asia Pacific, as well as the role of CEO of Philips Domestic Appliances. He was Purchasing Director for Techtronics in Hong Kong before joining the Board of Directors of one of Europe’s largest private family-owned companies, owned by the Brenninkmeijer family in Switzerland. He now runs his own software company, IntelligentBoardRoom, and serves on the Advisory Board of EMK Capital, a London-based mid-cap private equity firm.

The members of the Remuneration Committee have received during the year, and on a regular basis, information from the several Group’s companies as to its businesses, allowing the Committee to assess if the remuneration policies in force and strategies defined are aligned with a competitive position in relation to the reference market, in the scope of assessing the individual performance objectives of the CEO of the Company.

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