Non-Executive Chairman of the BoardMr. Frank L. V. Meysman is NonExecutive Chairman of the Board of Thomas Cook Group PLC. Frank enjoyed a successful executive career in dynamic global brand companies, including Procter Gamble between 1977 and 1986, Douwe Egberts between 1986 and 1990, and the Sara Lee Corporationrationration between 1990 and 2003 where, from 1997, he was Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. Since leaving Sara Lee, Frank was a NonExecutive Director, including Chairman, of a number of public and private international companies. He is Chairman of JBC N.V. He is also an Independent Representative Director of Warehouses De Pauw and Spadel S.A.
Age: 64 Chairman Since 2011Meysman has a track record in international companies, both at the operational management and strategic levels. His particular strength is in marketing and he is known for his achievements in both brand building and product innovation. His executive career concluded at The Sara Lee Corporationrationrationration, where he was Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. He has experience as a nonexecutive Director and Chairman of international companies. In the past these have included Zeneca Group plc and Corporationrationrationrate Express, where he was Chairman. He currently holds a small number of nonexecutive Directorships and Chairman roles in European based international companies.