The Board of Directors consists of 3 to 18 members. It determines the Company's business policies and ensures that these policies are implemented. The Board deliberates on all Company's or Group's strategic, economic, financial or technology policies, as well as on matters that the law expressly entrusts to the Board or that the Board has reserved for itself.

Composition of the board

Chaired by Luc Rémont, the Board of Directors is composed as follows.

Directors appointed by the General Meeting

Luc Rémont

Luc Rémont

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF

Nathalie Collin

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer in charge of General public and Digital Technology of La Poste group

Bruno Cremel

General Partner at Partech

Gilles Denoyel

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dexia

Anne-Marie Descôtes

Anne-Marie Descôtes

Secretary-General of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Bruno Even

Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Helicopters 

Marie-Christine Lepetit

Inspector General of Finance

Claire Pedini

Senior Vice-President in charge of Human Resources of Saint-Gobain

Philippe Petitcolin

Corporate director

Representative of the French State

Alexis Zajdenweber

Alexis Zajdenweber

Commissioner for French Government Shareholding Agency

Directors elected by the employees

Christophe Beguinet

Christophe Beguinet

Sponsored by CFDT

Aurélie Frionnet

Aurélie Frionnet

Sponsored by CFE-CGC

Fabrice Guyon

Fabrice Guyon

Sponsored by CGT

Gérald Lacoste

Gérald Lacoste

Sponsored by CFE-CGC

Sandrine Lhenry

Sponsored by FO

Cécile Pichot

Cécile Pichot

Sponsored by CGT

All biographies

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF

Graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA Paris), Luc Rémont began his career in 1993 as an engineer at the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). In 1996, he joined the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. He held several positions there, first in the Treasury department where he supervised relationships with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank, and later government equity interests in transportation companies. He then served as a Technical Investment Advisor on shareholding matters, and later Deputy Chief of staff to the French Ministers of Economy, Finance and Industry from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, he joined Merrill Lynch and became in 2009 Country Executive and Managing Director of the Corporate and Investment Bank at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in France. In April 2014, he joined Schneider Electric and became President of Schneider Electric France. In April 2017, he was appointed Schneider Electric Executive Vice President, International Operations, in charge of South America, Africa and Middle East, India, and East Asia Japan & Pacific. Moreover, from 2015 to 2018, Luc Rémont was Chairman of Gimelec, a group which brings together 230 French companies providing power and automation solutions for the optimised and safe management of energies in buildings, industry and digital infrastructures. He also was a member of Naval Group’s board, European leader for naval defence between 2014 and 2020 and he is currently director of Worldline, European leader in secured payments and digital transactions. Luc Rémont has been a director and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF since November 2022.

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer in charge of General public and Digital Technology of La Poste group

Holding a Master degree in Business and fiscal Law from the Pantheon-Assas University and graduated from École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), Nathalie Collin was a consultant at Arthur Andersen from 1987 to 1990, then from 1992 to 1993. Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Cité Mondiale des Vins et Spiritueux from 1990 to 1992, she is nominated Chief Financial Officer for France at Interleaf in 1993, before becoming Chief Financial Officer for Europe and Executive Vice President Finance in 1995. From 1997 to 2009, she holds several positions within EMI Music France, becoming Chairwoman of the Management Board in 2002. She is Co-Chairwoman of the Management Board of Libération from 2009 to 2011, and then Executive Vice President of Le Nouvel Observateur press group from 2011 to 2014. In 2014, she joins La Poste group as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Digital Technology and Communications, before becoming Chief Executive Officer in charge of General public and Digital Technology in March 2021. Nathalie Collin is a director of the board of la Banque Postale and Geopost. She has been a director of EDF since July 2021.

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General Partner at Partech

A graduate from the École Centrale de Paris, the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP), and the National School of Administration (ENA), Bruno Crémel started his career as a Finance Inspector, before joining the Ministry for the Economy, Finance, and Industry as head of the Public Banks and Insurance Office, State Participations Department. From 1998 to 2000, he held various positions in the Kering group, especially as Chairman of the Management Board of PPR Interactive. From 2000 to 2002, he was Chief of Staff of Laurent Fabius, Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry. From 2002 to 2006, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FNAC France. From 2006 to 2012, he was General Partner and member of the Executive Committee of the LBO France investment fund. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darty France in 2012. He joined in May 2014 the Partech investment fund first as a partner, then a General Partner of Partech since May 2016. Bruno Crémel has been a Director of EDF since May 2019.

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Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dexia

Graduate as a General Engineer from the Mines ParisTech, the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP) and the National School of Administration (ENA), Gilles Denoyel was appointed as a Finance Inspector at the Ministry for the Economy and Finance in 1981 before joining the Treasury Department in 1985, where he held various positions until 1996. He joined the CCF group in 1996 as Chief Financial Officer, then General Secretary in charge of Strategy and Operations, before serving as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance. After participating to the merger of CCF and HSBC, he is nominated as Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of HSBC France in 2004. In 2012, he became Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for assisting the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC France. From 2015 to 2017, he was HSBC's International Institutional Relations President for Europe. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dexia and Dexia Crédit Local since May 2018. Gilles Denoyel has been a Director of EDF since May 2019.

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Secretary-General of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the French National School of Public Administration (ENA), Anne-Marie Descôtes is also qualified as German teacher, holds a post-graduate diploma in Germanic studies and a bachelor’s degree in history of art. After teaching German for two years, she worked for three years as a cultural attaché at the French Embassy in Bonn (1987-1990). After graduating from ENA, she was appointed to the European Cooperation Directorate at the Ministry of foreign affairs where she worked on issues such as extra-community relations and then intra-community affairs (1994-1997), before becoming a technical advisor in the office of Pierre Moscovici, Minister Delegate for European Affairs (1997-2001). From 2001 to 2005, she held the positions of special advisor for Central and South-Eastern European enlargement at France’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels. She was then appointed special advisor for Europe and the ex-USSR in Washington from 2005 to 2008, Director of the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) from 2008 to 2013 and Director-General for Global Affairs, Culture, Education and International Development from 2013 to 2017. After holding the position of French Ambassador to Germany from 2017 to 2022, Anne-Marie Descôtes was nominated Secretary-General of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs on 30 August 2022. She was elevated to the dignity of Ambassador of France on 25 November 2020. Anne-Marie-Descôtes has been a Director of EDF since November 2022.

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Chief Executive Officer d’Airbus Helicopters 

A graduate from the École Polytechnique and of the Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SupAéro), Bruno Even began his professional career in 1992 at the French Ministry of Defence, where he was in charge of developing the space component for the Helios II satellite. In 1997, he transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become technical advisor for the Director of Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament. Joining Safran in 1999, he holds various management positions at the Helicopter Engines and Electronic & Defence businesses before becoming CEO of Safran Electronics & Defence (exSagem) in 2013 and serving as Chief Executive Officer of Safran Helicopter Engines (ex-Turbomeca) strating 2015. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters in April 2018 and is a member of the Airbus Executive Committee. He has been a Director of EDF since the 11th of June 2024.

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Consultant

Engineer from l’École Polytechnique and l’École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a gratuate of the MBA of the Collège des ingénieurs, Delphine GÉNY-STEPHANN started her career in 1994 at the Treasury Department of the Ministry for the Economy & Finance. In 1999, she joins the French State Shareholdings Agency and sits on the board of directors of several public companies. She joins in 2005 the High performance material Department of Saint Gobain where she holds consecutively the positions of Development Managing Director, Financial Director of the Ceramics activity and Group External Venturing Director. In 2014, she becomes Managing Director of Planning and Strategy for Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, member of the General Management Committee of the Group, before becoming Chief Executive Officer of the Silicon Carbide and Quartz activity. In november 2017, she is appointed Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance, position which she holds until October 2018. Delphine GENY-STEPHANN is a consultant since 2019. She is also member of the Boards of directors of Thales (France) and Eagle Genomics Ltd (UK), member of the Steering Committee of GENEO Partenaires SAS and member of the Supervisory Committee of the Holding d’infrastructures des métiers de l’environnement SAS (controlling the Saur Group). She has been a Director of EDF since May 2022.

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Inspector General of Finance

A former student of the École Polytechnique and the National School of Administration (ENA), Marie-Christine Lepetit joined the General Inspectorate of Finance in 1987, where she held auditing and advisory positions. After being appointed by Jean Lemierre in 1991, to introduce management control within the General Inspectorate of Finance, she became in charge in January 1995 of synthesis work at the Tax Legislation Department, before joining the office of the Prime Minister, Alain Juppé, as technical advisor, first in taxation and macroeconomic studies, then in taxation and SMEs from 1995 to 1997. She continued her career at the General Directorate for Tax, working to improve service quality. She was appointed Director of Tax Law at the Ministry for the Economy and Finance in 2004 and used this role to push through tax reforms from 2004 to 2012, co-chairing at the same time the working group on the reform of the financing of social welfare and co-signing the report by the conference of experts on the “energy-climate contribution” chaired by Michel Rocard. Since March 2012, she has been Head of the General Inspectorate of Finance. Marie-Christine Lepetit has been a Director of EDF since May 2012.

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Senior Vice-President in charge of Human Resources of Saint Gobain

Graduate from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales and holding a Master’s degree in media management from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, Claire Pedini joined Total in 1988 as Corporate Controller. She assumed responsibility for Total’s admission to trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 1991, and became President of Investor Relations in 1992, Vice-President of Media Relations in 1994 and President of New Information Technologies in 1997. In 1998, she joined Alcatel as Chief of Financial Information and Shareholder Relations, becoming successively Vice-President, Investor Relations and Public Affairs in 2001, Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2004, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications and member of the Executive Committee in 2006, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Real Estate in 2007, and Executive Vice-President, Human Resources and Transformation, of Alcatel-Lucent in 2009. Since June 2010, she has served as Senior Vice-President Human Resources and Digital Transformation for the Saint-Gobain Group. Claire Pedini has been a Director of EDF since May 2016.

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Corporate director

Graduated in mathematics and from the Centre de perfectionnement aux Affaires (CPA), Philippe Petitcolin began his career in 1978 as export manager for Europrim, then became export zone manager for Filotex, before becoming Head of the export department in 1984. From 1988 to 1995, he held various commercial positions at the Labinal group, before becoming Head of the Aeronautical Systems Division in 1995. From 1999 to 2001, he was head of Labinal's Filtrauto division and Head of the Friction Materials business. In 2001, he became Chief Executive Officer of Safran Electrical & Power, and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in November 2004. In 2006, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Safran Aircraft Engines. After having held several positions as executive manager between 2011 and 2015 in the Safran group, he was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of Safran in April 2015, position he has held until the 31 december 2020. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of KNDS since the 1rst of march 2021. Philippe Petiticolin has been a Director of EDF since May 2019.

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Director

Graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and a General Engineer from Mines, Michèle Rousseau started her career at the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Regional Directory for Industry, Research and the Environment (DRIRE) as Head of the Environment Division. She joined the Ministry of the Environment where she was responsible for waste issues, and later the Ministry of Industry where she held the post of Deputy Director of the Nuclear Installation Safety Directorate with responsibility for oversight of EDF's nuclear fleet. She then moved to the French research and innovation agency, ANVAR, as Deputy Director General where she conducted policies supporting innovative SME projects, and later to the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry as Director with responsibility for energy demand and markets. Here, she was tasked in particular with developing a new legislative and regulatory framework in the wake of the opening up of European electricity and gas markets and the development of energy conservation and renewable energy. Secretary General of the Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, she became in 2008, Director, Deputy Commissioner General for Sustainable Development, with particular responsibility for implementing the Grenelle Environment initiative. In 2011, she was appointed Director General of the Seine-Normandie Water Agency before returning in 2016 to the General Council for Environment and Sustainable Development where she heads the Haut-de-France Regional Environmental Authority (MRAe). Head of the Geological and Mining Research Institute since March 2017, Michèle Rousseau has been a Director of EDF since September 2016.

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Commissioner for French Government Shareholding Agency

Graduate from the Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Paris, and the Ecole nationale d'administration, Alexis Zajdenweber began his career in 2003 as Deputy Head of the savings and financial markets office of the Treasury department at the ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry. In 2006, he became Deputy Head of the financing and companies development office of the Treasury and economic policy department. In 2007, he was seconded as competition and state aid, company law and corporate governance Advisor to the economic, financial and monetary affairs Office at the permanent representation of France to the European Union in Brussels. He returned to the Directorate General of the Treasury department in 2009 as Head of banking services and payment means office and in 2011 as Head of the investments, fight against financial crime and sanctions office. In July 2012, he was appointed Advisor in charge of the financial sector at the office of the minister of Economy and Finance. In 2014, he joined the French Government Shareholding Agency (APE) as Deputy head of the office in charge of Energy shareholdings. In May 2017, he joined the Presidency of the French Republic as economic, finance and industry advisor. Alexis Zajdenweber has been appointed Commissioner for French Government Shareholding Agency and Head of the APE since September 2022. He has been a Director of EDF since September 2022.

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Director sponsored by CFDT

Graduate from the Institut National des Sciences et Techniques du Nucléaire and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique of Grenoble (France), Christophe Béguinet began his career in 1991 in the R&D activities for the nuclear industry. He then contributed to the implementation of the first European energy policies leading to separate the electricity transmission networks and the energy producers. He then joined the EDF GDF Services Division before being part of the task force, in 1999, within the Strategy Department, in charge of adapting the company to the development of Internet. In 2001, he joins the Commerce Division of EDF and works on the preparation of the energy market opening, primarily for the BtoB market and then the BtoC market. In 2013 he becomes head of the SME-Pro Division for the Centre Val de Loire, Poitou-Charentes and Limousin territories before joining Enedis as a member of the supervisory board elected by the employees from 2017 to 2022. Project manager at the Talent and Dynamic Management Department of Enedis, Christophe Béguinet is also lecturer at the Montpellier University in the Energy Economy Master. He has been a director of EDF since November 2023.

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Director sponsored by CFE-CGC

Engineer graduated from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) of Lyon and holding a post-graduate diploma in civil engineering, Aurélie Frionnet began her career as a work engineer at OTV, subsidiary of the Vivendi group in charge of building wastewater treatment and drinking water plants. In 2001, she joins the Centre National d’Equipements de Production d’Electricité (CNEPE) of EDF as a project engineer in charge of reexamining the safety of EDF’s nuclear fleet after the 1999 storm. In 2005, she joins the Centre National d’Equipement Nucléaire (CNEN) where she holds successively the position of studies engineer and manager in civil engineering and nuclear safety activities relating to the EPR projects in France and in the United Kingdom. In 2015, she is nominated at the EDF Group Strategy Division as a strategic research officer in the fields of nuclear, hydraulic and fossil-fired power plants activities. Since 2021, she is advisor (chargée de mission) at the Nuclear and fossil-fired power plants Division and works on the topic of resilience and adaptation of the nuclear fleet to long-term climate change hazards. She has been a director of EDF since November 2023.

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Director sponsored by CGT

Holder of an industrial control and automatic regulation HND (BTS CIRA), Fabrice Guyon started his career at EDF by joining the nuclear power plant of Chinon in 1992 as an apprentice in the plant operation division. From 1994 to 2012, he held various positions within the operation division of the Chinon power plant such as operator, nuclear unit steering operator, consignment officer, technical manager and chief deputy operating officer. Union representative since 2012, he was successively local Union representative, Vice Secretary of the European Works Council, coordinator for the French Committee Group and coordinator at the Nuclear and Thermal Generation Division of EDF between 2012 and 2023. He is a member of the EU Sectoral social dialogue of electricity. Fabrice Guyon is currently employed by the Chinon power plant operation division. Sponsored by the CGT trade Union, he has been a Director elected by the employees of EDF since February 2023.

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Director sponsored by CFE-CGC

Holding a BTS Action Commerciale (Business BTEC Higher National Diploma), Gérald Lacoste began his career at EDF-Gaz de France Services in the customer services sector in 1998. In 2003, after graduating from the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion, specialized in particular in audit and accounting, he joins the EDF Group Procurement Department where he holds several position in finance and management. Starting 2016, he is elected as a Union employee representative and he pursues his Union experience at the EDF headquarters becoming successively Secretary of Social & Economic Committee, CFE-CGC coordinator for the France Committee Group and member of the European Works Council. He is part of the federal team of the CFE-CGC Energies Union from 2019 to 2023. Gérald Lacoste is Steering and Support Project manager at the Corporate Communication Department of EDF. He has been a director of EDF since November 2023.

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Sponsored by FO

Graduate from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) and holding a Master’s degree in HR & CSR from the Institut d’administration des entreprises (IAE) of Paris Sorbonne, Sandrine Lhenry began her career in the Electricity and Gas Industries (IEG - Industries Electriques et Gazières) in 1999 at EDF Gaz de France Distribution in the customer services sector. In charge of the social dialogue of the IEG branche, within the managing team of the national FO Energies et mines federation between 2014 and 2017, she later became Deputy General Secretary of the FO federation from 2017 to 2020. She is Project manager in the Nuclear and Thermal Fleet Department of EDF. Sandrine Lhenry has been a Director elected by the employees of EDF since July 2021.

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Director sponsored by CGT

Cécile Pichot began her career in 1997 as quality manager at Delattre Levivier SCTN, a logistic company specialized in asbestos or radioactive environments in which she set up a quality organization that lead to the certification “Asbestos”. In 1998, she is appointed as a customer advisor at the EDF Commerce Division for the agencies of the French geographic West and Central areas. She then joins the Chinon powerplant where she holds several positions and performs in particular audit missions within the Safety Quality Division for the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 project. In 2005, she is appointed radioactive transport account manager and then quality facilitator in 2009. Having passed the Safety Transportation Advisor diploma for the transportation of hazardous goods in 2013, she becomes in charge of these issues as an environment transportation and radioprotection engineer for the Safety Quality Division of the Chinon powerplant, the EDF Industrial Division and the EDF Decommissioning and Waste projects Division. She is graduated in 2020 of the Health Security and Environment Master degree of the Nantes University. She is currently in charge of the qualification of a supplier portfolio for the existing nuclear fleet and the new nuclear projects. She has been a director of EDF since November 2023.

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