was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and
Legal Counsel in July 1997. Since that date, Mr. Maynial has
also served as Corporate Secretary of Thomson S.A. From August
1996 to April 1997, he was a judge at the French Cour de Cassation.
From 1994 to 1996, he was General Manager of the Gendarmerie
Nationale, the French national police force. From 1991 to
1994, he was President of the Cour d'Appel de Paris. From
1988 to 1991, he was Vice President of the Tribunal de Grande
Instance de Paris. From 1986 to 1988 he was Technical Counsel
for the French Defense Ministry. From 1982 to 1986, he was
the Examining Magistrate of Paris courts. From 1976 to 1982,
he held various positions in the French Justice Department.
Mr. Maynial is a graduate of the École Nationale de