Born in Suresnes, France, on March 18, 1955.

He is a graduate of École Polytechnique (class of 1973) and Telecom Paris Tech.

He is an officer of the Légion d’Honneur and of the Ordre National du Mérite.

He is currently as Chairman and CEO of EDF Sa.


Professional Background

• In 1979 he began his career at France Télécom as an engineer in Angers. In 1982 he became responsible for the management of senior executives and budgets at headquarters, and was subsequently promoted Deputy Head of Human Resources.

• From 1986 to 1988 he was advisor to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Postal &Telecommunications services.

• From 1988 until 1993 he was General Manager of Matra Espace (Communications Satellites division) which became Matra Marconi Space.

• In 1993 and 1994 he served as Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Industry, Postal Services & Telecommunications, and Foreign Trade.

• From 1995 to 1998, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Matra Communication.

• From 1998 to 2002, he was Managing Partner, Corporate Finance at Oddo & Cie.

• In the summer of 2002, he joined Vivendi, a global communications and digital media company as Chief Operating Officer and from 2005 as Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until June 2012.

• From December 2012 to November 2014, he served Thales Group a leading electronics and systems industrial Group as Chairman and CEO.

• On 26th November 2014, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Sa.


Main present positions

He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Sa and Director of Société Générale Sa, listed companies.


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