Bruno Lescoeur has been appointed Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer
Marc Benayoun has been appointed Group Executive Vice President with responsibility for Gas and Italy and a member of the EDF Executive Committee
EDF has announced that as of 1 January 2016, Bruno Lescoeur will join the Group head office in Paris. Appointed Advisor to the President, Jean-Bernard Lévy, he will have responsibility for Group strategic matters pertaining the new energy sector framework resulting from COP 21 at global level, the Energy Union at European level and the Energy Transition Act in France. He will have particular responsibility for strategic assignments aimed at developing engineering services within the EDF Group's various areas of expertise which have the potential to contribute to the development of emerging economies.
As of 1 January, the Group Executive Vice President with responsibility for Gas and Italy will be Mr Marc Benayoun, who will also join the EDF Group's Executive Committee. On a proposal from EDF, he was appointed CEO from 1 January 2016 by the Edison Board of Directors met today.
On this occasion, EDF President and Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Bernard Lévy, said "At a time when Bruno Lescoeur's five-year term as CEO of Edison is coming to an end, I must applaud the success of his performance as the head of Edison, a group which has overcome difficult circumstances, strengthening not only its strategic role in the Italian energy industry but also its role as an essential part of the EDF Group. With the benefit of his broad experience within the energy sector, Marc Benayoun will continue Edison's adaptation to difficult market conditions in Italy and Europe".
About Bruno Lescoeur
Bruno Lescoeur was born in November 1953 and is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE) and of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He joined the EDF General Economic Studies Department in 1978 and became Deputy Chief Financial Officer of EDF in 1993. He was appointed President and CEO of London Electricity Group in 1998, which he developed into what is now EDF Energy. From early 2002 up to the end of 2004, he held the post of Senior Vice President, Generation, Engineering and Trading.
In 2004, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of EDF and a member of the Executive Committee, with responsibility for international operations and in 2010 he became Operating Vice President and a member of the Group Management Committee, responsible for Italy and Southern Europe.
In April 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Edison SpA, a post he held until 2012 when EDF took control of the company and made it the Group's gas hub. He was then confirmed as EDISON's Chief Executive Officer, Group Senior Vice President, Gas and responsible for Italy and Southern Europe.
He is a Knight of the National Order of Merit and of the National Order of the Legion of Honour.
About Marc Benayoun
Born in 1966, Marc Benayoun is a former student of the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales and started his career with the Paribas Group in 1989 before joining The Boston Consulting Group in 1993.
He became an Associate Director at the Paris office in 2001 and later at the Moscow office in 2008. During this period, he held a number of responsibilities including that of skills development in the natural gas sector.
In 2009, he joined the EDF Group as Senior Vice President, Economy, Tariffs and Prices. In 2012, he became Senior Vice President, Corporate and Professional Market in the Customer Division, in charge of the sale of electricity, gas and services. In this role, he managed the project relating to the end of regulated electricity tariffs for businesses and local authorities (more than 400,000 sites in total, 120 TWh of electricity consumption), with the goal of regaining a leading position in a competitive environment.
He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Trimet France, Netseenergy and ES Energies.
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