Président-directeur général (France)

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In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board.wikipedia
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Chairperson

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The président-directeur général combines the functions of chair of the board of directors and general director (DG) within the company.
This position is equivalent to the position of président-directeur général in France.

S.A. (corporation)

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In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board. In France, the creation of the position of PDG dates to the Vichy Regime, who reformed the law of 1867 on the operation of sociétés anonymes by reinforcing the personal responsibility of the chairman of the board of directors (law of September 18, 1940) and especially by creating the function of président-directeur général, who assumes authority in the company by mixing the control functions of the president and the functions of general management, replacing the former chair of the board with a generally honorific role (Laws of November 16, 1940 and March 4, 1943).
* Président-directeur général (France)

Director general

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The président-directeur général combines the functions of chair of the board of directors and general director (DG) within the company.
In France, the similar word président-directeur général (PDG) means the highest person in a company, who is at the same time chairman (président) of the board of directors and CEO (directeur général).

France

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In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board.

Quebec

QuébecProvince of QuebecQC
In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board.

New Brunswick

NBProvince of New BrunswickNew Brunswick, Canada
In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board.

Sweden

SwedishSWEKingdom of Sweden
In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board.

Board of directors

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In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board.

Supervisory board

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In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board.

Shareholder

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The PDG carries out his or her duties under the control of the - assemblée générale - general assembly - which is composed of the board of directors and the shareholders.

CAC 40

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According to a study by the firm Proxinvest, published in 2018, 57.5% of CAC 40 companies are headed by a PDG, against only 10% of companies in the STOXX Europe 600 index.

STOXX Europe 600

According to a study by the firm Proxinvest, published in 2018, 57.5% of CAC 40 companies are headed by a PDG, against only 10% of companies in the STOXX Europe 600 index.

Vichy France

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In France, the creation of the position of PDG dates to the Vichy Regime, who reformed the law of 1867 on the operation of sociétés anonymes by reinforcing the personal responsibility of the chairman of the board of directors (law of September 18, 1940) and especially by creating the function of président-directeur général, who assumes authority in the company by mixing the control functions of the president and the functions of general management, replacing the former chair of the board with a generally honorific role (Laws of November 16, 1940 and March 4, 1943).

Golden parachute

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The "ad nutum" revocation prerogative recognized by the board of directors is sometimes mitigated by a so-called "golden parachute" clause included in the contract concluded between the company and its PDG, providing for automatic compensation in case of revocation.

Pierre Simon (1885–1977)

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Pierre Simon (1885–1977), was the first président-directeur général (PDG) of Électricité de France (EDF) and a member of the French Resistance.

Pussy bow

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Meg Whitman, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard, explained in a documentary that women began wearing the lavallière in place of a tie when entering the workforce in the 1960s.