The shareholders of Orpea will meet in Paris for the first time since the publication of the shocking book “Les Fossoyeurs” which seriously tarnished the model, the practices and the image of a group present in 23 countries and which manages more than 350 establishments for dependent elderly people in France.

Orpea intends to turn the page on this crisis through this GA which is planning a major change in governance in the midst of around forty resolutions.

Shareholders will vote on the appointments of five new directors, including those of Laurent Guillot, the new CEO of Orpea, and Guillaume Pepy, the former CEO of SNCF, who will take over the chairmanship of the board of directors, if he is elected.

The three other directors proposed are Isabelle Calvez, director of human resources for the Veolia Group, John Glen, chairman of the board of directors of Bic until May, and David Hale, managing director of Guerbet.

The shareholders will also decide on the remuneration of the group’s managers.

The board of directors recommended voting against the variable compensation of the former managing director Yves Le Masne, which would amount to 563,666 euros for the year 2021. He had been dismissed at the end of January after the revelations of the “Fossoyeurs “.

Since then, justice has opened an investigation: Orpea is suspected of institutional abuse and financial offences.

The board of directors also proposed granting exceptional compensation in the form of shares to Philippe Charrier, chairman of the board of directors, who also acted as general manager of the group after the scandal, in order to “reward” his “exceptional mobilization”.