Born November 27, 1942. Mr Steichen became a director on June 1, 1995. He was elected Chairman on April 15, 1996. Prior to that time, he was a member of the Luxembourg government (1984–1993) and member of the European Commission (1993–1995). He is currently an attorney at law in Luxembourg. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of SES ASTRA and Chairman of the Board of Luxconnect S.A. Mr Steichen studied law and political science in Aix-en-Provence and Paris. He holds a doctorate in law and also earned the final degree in economics and finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris. Mr Steichen is the Chairman of the Board as well as of the company’s Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Mr Steichen is a Luxembourg national. He is not an independent director because he represents an important shareholder.