Maisons du Monde is a limited liability company with a Board of Directors that reviews and approves all strategic decisions of the company. The Board of Directors is assisted by two permanent specialist committees - the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Compensation Committee – and relies on an Executive Committee, composed of an experienced leadership team.

The company has decided to separate the functions of Chairman and CEO. This creates a clear distinction between their respective missions: the Chairman of the Board of Directors organises and directs the Board's work and reports on this to the Shareholders’ meeting. He ensures that company bodies are running smoothly and, in particular, that Directors are able to perform their duties. The CEO manages the company and represents it with respect to third parties, he is in charge of operational functions.

The company refers to the AFEP-MEDEF Code for its corporate governance.

The Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of 8 members including 5 independent members.

Sir Ian Cheshire : Chairman of the Board of Directors and Independent Director
Michel Plantevin : Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Gilles Petit : Director
Sophie Guieysse : Independent Director
Marie-Christine Levet : Independent Director
Nicolas Woussen : Independent Director
Marie Schott : Independent Director
Mustapha Oulkhouir : Director representing the employees

The Board of Directors is assisted by two permanent specialist committees - the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Compensation Committee

The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in its mission of approving the individual and consolidated accounts and in preparing the information to be delivered to the shareholders and to the market. The Audit Committee ensures that the  internal control systems and the risk management procedures of the Group are effective and efficient. It also monitors questions relating to the preparation and control of the accounts and financial information, as well as the legal control of the accounts.

The Audit Committee composition:

President:

  • Nicolas Woussen - Independent Director

Members:

  • Marie-Christine Levet - Independent Director
  • Sir Ian Cheshire - Independent Director

The Nomination and Compensation Committee is a specialised committee whose principal duty is to help the Board of Directors in the composition of the management bodies of the Company and the Group and in determining and regularly evaluating the compensation and benefits granted to Group executives (including all deferred benefits and/or compensation for voluntary or involuntary departures from the Group). 

The Nomination and Compensation Committee composition:

President:

  • Sophie Guieysse - Independent Director

Members:

  • Sir Ian Cheshire - Independent Director
  • Michel Plantevin - Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Executive Committee

Maisons du Monde relies on an experienced leadership team, headed by our CEO, Julie Walbaum, and executives ensuring the daily operations of the Group. Their mission is to continue to ensure the development of Maisons du Monde using a multichannel and international approach, constantly offering a unique and inspirational product range, and making customer satisfaction a key factor in all decisions.

Julie Walbaum has been CEO of Maisons du Monde since 1 July 2018. She was previously Executive Director, Digital, Customer Marketing, Customer Care and Shipping, in charge of all Maisons du Monde’s web shops, marketing activities for the web and stores, before and after sales customer relationships and store and customer shipping. Julie joined the company in 2014. She previously worked for 2 years at the Rocket Internet e-commerce incubator, where she developed and managed the French subsidiary of Westwing, an online shopping club specialized in home and living. She also has 11 years of experience in management consulting, having spent 2 years at Deloitte Consulting, then 9 years at McKinsey&Company, at their Paris and London offices, specialising in retail. Julie began her career at a start-up offering online market surveys, developing its initiatives in France and in Spain. Julie is a graduate of ESSEC and holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

 

Anne-Laure Couplet Brand Executive Director

Anne-Laure Couplet

Brand Executive Director
Arnaud Louet Chief Financial Officer

Arnaud Louet

Chief Financial Officer
Yohann Catherine Store Sales and Network Operations Director

Yohann Catherine

Store Sales and Network Operations Director
Philippe Chaumais European Real Estate Director

Philippe Chaumais

European Real Estate Director
Stéphane Mortelette Human Resources Director

Stéphane Mortelette

Human Resources Director
Julien Vigouroux Directeur logistique

Julien Vigouroux

Logistics Director
Catherine Filoche

Catherine Filoche

General Counsel and Head of Franchising and B2B
Guillaume Apostoly

Guillaume Apostoly

Chief Information Officer