Sylvia Jay, CBE, age 72, has served as a director of Lazard Ltd and Lazard Group since March 2006. From June 2011 until July 2013, Lady Jay was Chairman of L’Oréal UK. From September 2005 until June 2011, she was Vice Chairman of L’Oréal UK. From January 2001 until August 2005, she was the Director General of the Food & Drink Federation, a U.K. trade body. Lady Jay joined the United Kingdom Civil Service in 1971. Her civil service career, until she resigned in 1995, mainly concerned government financial aid to developing countries, including being a non-executive director of the Gibraltar Ship Repair Company. She also worked in the Civil Service Selection Board to recruit fast stream administrators and diplomats; the French Ministère de la Coopération; and the French Trésor. Lady Jay also was a member of a small international team that set up the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Lady Jay is a member of the board of directors of Groupe Casino. Lady Jay was a member of the board of directors of Alcatel-Lucent from November 2006 until April 2014, and was a member of the board of directors of Saint-Gobain from 2002 until 2016. Lady Jay also was Chairman of Food from Britain from 2005 until 2009. Lady Jay is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee and the Workplace and Culture Committee of the Board of Directors.