Dalkia’s Board of Directors has decided to change the way it is managed by separating the roles of Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO.

Sylvie Jéhanno has been co-opted as a director today and appointed CEO, taking up the position on 1 January 2017 and replacing Jean-Michel Mazalérat, who will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

This decision confirms how important Dalkia is in the EDF Group’s low carbon growth strategy. One of the market leaders in terms of promoting local renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, Dalkia illustrates the EDF Group’s commitment to its clients and the geographical areas in which it works within the context of the Cap 2030 strategy.

As the news was announced, Jean-Michel Mazalérat said that he was “pleased about the arrival of an EDF Director with an excellent reputation in the energy industry, known for helping all categories of clients. Sylvie Jéhanno will help Dalkia consolidate its work supporting energy transition”.

I am delighted to be joining Dalkia and its team – I know their expertise and commitment to saving energy and improving performance for the benefit of customers,” explains Sylvie Jéhanno. “The synergies between Dalkia and the EDF Group consolidate the robustness of the strategy based on low carbon growth”.

Now 47, Sylvie Jéhanno studied at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines de Paris, before joining EDF as the manager of a gas network team (then EDF GDF SERVICES). She later moved into Sales and Marketing, taking charge of a customer relations centre, and then a marketing team responsible for preparing for the liberalisation of the energy market in 1999. In 2005, she was appointed BtoB Marketing Manager, then Vice President for Key Accounts in 2007. Since the end of 2011, she has been Senior Vice President for Residential Customers at EDF, in charge of 5,000 employees working for around 25 million customers. Her achievements include launching the digital transformation strategy for residential customers and leading the innovation project that established the EDF Group in the smart home market by launching the subsidiary start-up, Sowee and its smart energy management device. She has served as Chairman of several companies, including Sowee, Cham, Edelia and Domofinance.

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