Paris, January 19, 2011 -- CARMAT (FR0010907956, ALCAR), the designer and developer of the world's most advanced total artificial heart, today announced the appointment of Henri Lachmann, Chairman of the Supervisory
Board of Schneider Electric, to its Board of Directors. Henri Lachmann is Chairman of the Board of
Marie Lannelongue Surgical Centre (a private, not-for-profit healthcare establishment specializing in
heart surgery and located in Le Plessis-Robinson, near Paris). Marie Lannelongue Surgical Centre
invested in Carmat when the company floated on the stock market.
"We are delighted to welcome a world-famous businessman like Henri Lachmann to Carmat's Board
of Directors. His exceptional experience in publicly listed multinationals, his network of high-level
contacts, his knowledge of the heart surgery industry and his strategic international vision are going
to help Carmat to reach its forthcoming development milestones", commented Carmat Chairman
Henri Lachmann started his career in 1963 at the international auditing firm Arthur Andersen. In
1970, he joined the Strafor Facom and was appointed as Chairman in 1981. As a Director of
Schneider Electric SA since 1996, Henri Lachmann was appointed as the company's Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer in 1999. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Group since 2006.
Henri Lachmann holds several other important positions: Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of
Vivendi, Member of the Supervisory Board of Groupe Norbert Dentressangle, Member of the Board
of Axa Mutuelles, Chairman of the Board of Marie Lannelongue Surgical Centre (since 2006),
Chairman of the Foundation for Continental Law, Chairman of Télémaque Foundation, non-voting
Director at Fimalac, Member of the Board of the Foundation Entreprendre, President of the Advisory
Board of Campus of Excellency at the Commissariat Général à l’Investissement (Grand Emprunt),
Vice-President and Treasurer of Institut Montaigne and member of the Steering Committee of the
Institut de l’Entreprise.
Henri Lachmann is also an Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur, an Officer of the French Order of
Academic Palms and a Commander in the National Order of Merit.
Henri Lachmann is graduated of HEC Paris Business School (1961) and is qualified as a chartered
accountant. He was born in 1938 in Colmar (France).
About CARMAT: CARMAT, the world’s most advanced total artificial heart project
The only credible response for all cases of end-stage heart failure, which is a real public health issue:
CARMAT’s aim is to be able to provide a response to a major public health issue associated with heart disease,
the world’s leading cause of death: chronic and acute heart failure. Indeed, this disease currently affects over
100 million patients in developed countries. By pursuing the development of its total artificial heart, CARMAT
intends to overcome the well-known shortfall in heart transplants for the tens of thousands of people suffering
from heart failure.
The result of the combination of two types of unique expertise: the medical expertise of Professor Carpentier,
known throughout the world for inventing Carpentier-Edwards® heart valves, which are the most used in the
world, and the technological expertise of EADS, world aerospace leader.
Imitating the natural heart: given its size, its weight, the choice of structural materials and its innovative
physiological functions, CARMAT’s total artificial heart could, assuming upcoming clinical trials are successful,
potentially benefit the lives of tens of thousands of patients a year whilst ensuring there is no risk of rejection
and providing them with an unparalleled quality of life.
A project leader acknowledged at a European level: with the backing of the European Commission, CARMAT
has been granted the largest subsidy ever given to an SME by OSEO; a total of €33 million.
Substantial involvement of prestigious founders and shareholders: Truffle Capital, the leading European
venture capital firm, EADS, the Foundation Alain Carpentier (Carmat’s co-founder) and thousands of
institutional and individual shareholders who have also shown their confidence in CARMAT.
Carmat's Board of Directors is constituted by André-Michel Ballester, Jean-Claude Cadudal (Chairman),
Professor Alain Carpentier, Michel Finance, Henri Lachmann and Philippe Pouletty MD.
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