3.2.2Management Board

The Management Board manages the Company and is responsible for the continuity of the Company and its business. The Management Board focuses on long-term value creation for the Company and its business and takes into account the relevant stakeholders’ interests. In fulfilling its responsibilities, the Management Board is guided by the interests of the Company and its business.

Each year, the Management Board presents to the Supervisory Board the strategy of the Company including the operational plan for the following financial year. The financial and operational objectives that allow quantification and progress measurement of the strategy implementation are regularly reviewed. Both the strategy and the operational plan are adopted after the Supervisory Boards’ approval.

The Management Board is responsible for determining the Company’s risk profile and policy, which are designed to realize the Company’s objectives, to assess and manage the Company’s risks and to ensure that sound internal risk management and control systems are in place. The Management Board monitors the operation of the internal risk management and control systems and carries out a systematic assessment of their design and effectiveness at least once a year. This monitoring covers all material control measures relating to strategic, operational, financial, compliance and reporting risks. Among other considerations, attention is given to observed weaknesses, instances of misconduct and irregularities and indications from whistle blowers. A regular risk report is provided to the Supervisory Board.

The Management Board adopted corporate core values that contribute to a culture focused on long-term value creation for the Company. These values are Integrity, Care, Entrepreneurship and Ownership and are regularly discussed with the Supervisory Board. The Management Board encourages behavior that is in keeping with the values and propagates these values through leading by example. The Management Board is responsible for the incorporation and maintenance of the values. The Management Board has drawn up a Code of Conduct and monitors its effectiveness as well as compliance with this Code. Findings and observations in this context are shared with the Supervisory Board.

The Management Board is accountable to the Supervisory Board and the General Meeting for the performance of its management tasks.

The Management Board currently consists of four members: the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Governance and Compliance Officer. Management Board members are appointed and can be suspended or dismissed by the General Meeting. Further information about the appointment and dismissal of Management Board members can be found in SBM Offshore’s articles of association.

Section 3.1 lists the material mandates of the Management Board outside SBM Offshore. Management Board members shall inform the Supervisory Board before accepting positions outside the Company and shall not accept such position prior to the approval of the Supervisory Board. Mandates are discussed annually in the Supervisory Board meeting. The Company is therefore compliant with best practice 2.4.2 of the Corporate Governance Code. Members of the Management Board may also be appointed to the statutory board of the Company’s operational entities.