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 Jean-Bernard Levy, the Board of Directors is composed as follows.

Directors appointed by the EDF' Shareholders' Meeting

Jean-Bernard Levy

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

François Delattre

Secretary General of the ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Gilles Denoyel

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dexia

Marie-Christine Lepetit

Head of Inspectorate General of Finance reporting to Minister for the Economy, Finances and the Recovery

Colette Lewiner

Professional director

Claire Pedini

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

Philippe Petitcolin

Corporate director

Michèle Rousseau

Chairman of the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

Representative of the French State

Céline Fornaro

Céline Fornaro

Head of Finance Department at the French Government Shareholding Agency

Directors elected by the employees

Claire Bordenave

Sponsored by CGT

Karine Granger

Sponsored by CGT

Sandrine Lhenry

Sponsored by FO

Jean-Paul Rignac

Sponsored by CGT

Vincent Rodet

Sponsored by CFDT

Christian Taxil

Sponsored by CFE-CGC

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF

A former student of École Polytechnique (class of 1973) and Telecom Paris Tech, Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career at France Télécom in 1979 as a works engineer at the Angers Division. First in charge of the management of the executive managers and human resources budgets at the headquarters in 1982, he was then appointed as Deputy Head of human resources. In 1986, he became Technical Advisor to the office of Gérard Longuet, Minister for Postal Services and Telecommunications. From 1988 to 1993, he managed the telecommunications satellite activity of Matra Espace, now Matra Marconi Space. From 1993 to 1994, he ran the office of Gérard Longuet, Minister for Industry, Postal Services and Communications and Foreign Trade. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matra Communication In 1995. In 1998, he joined Oddo & Cie as Chief Executive Officer and later became Managing Partner. In summer 2002, he joined Vivendi serving as Vivendi’s Chief Executive Officer until April 2005 and as Chairman of the Management Board between April 2005 and June 2012. From December 2012 to November 2014, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thales defense and aerospace group. Director of EDF since 23 November 2014, Jean-Bernard Lévy has been the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since November 2014.

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 the EDF since July 2021.

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.

Secretary General of the ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Graduate from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP) and the National School of Administration (ENA), François Delattre started his career as Second Secretary at the French Embassy in Germany. After spending two years at the Strategic affairs and Disarmament Department of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1993, he became a Special Advisor in Defence and European and Transatlantic Security in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Alain Juppé in 1993, before being in charge of these issues within the diplomatic team of the President of the French Republic Jacques Chirac from 1995 to 1998. He was appointed head of the Press and Communication Service at the French Embassy in Washington in 1998, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dominique de Villepin in 2002 and then Consul General in New York in 2004. France’s Ambassador to Canada from 2008 to 2011, and to the United States from 2011 to 2014, he was appointed Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in September 2014. He is General Secretary of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs since the 1rst of July 2019. François Delattre has been a Director of EDF since June 2019.

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.

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.

Head of Inspectorate General of Finance reporting to Minister for the Economy, Finances and the Recovery

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.

Professional director

A former student of the École Normale Supérieure and holder of an Agrégation degree in physics and Doctorate in science, Colette Lewiner joined Électricité de France in 1979. In 1989 she created the Development and Commercial Strategy Division, thus becoming the first woman appointed Executive Officer at EDF. From 1992 to 1998, she was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of SGN, a subsidiary of AREVA-Orano. In 1998, she joined Capgemini to create and manage the Global Energy and Utilities division until June 2012. Since July 2012, she has been, as Manager of Cowin, a Consultant in the energy field. Non-executive Chair of TDF (SAS) from 2010 to 2015, she is a member of the National Academy of Technologies of France since 2002. Colette Lewiner has been a Director of EDF since April 2014.

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.

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.

Chairman of the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

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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Head of Finance Department at the French Government Shareholding Agency

Graduate from the French National Civil Aviation School ENAC and holding a Master Degree of Science in Air Transport Management from the Cranfield University (United Kingdom), Céline Fornaro started her career in 2000 as a Marketing & Products Manager at Embraer. In 2004, she joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she held the position of Managing Director, in charge of the Equity Research Aerospace and Defence Team. In 2016, she was appointed Managing Director, Head of European Industrials Equity Research at UBS bank and lead the Industrial Equipment Goods, New Energies and Aerospace division. Céline Fornaro is Head of Finance Department at the French Government Shareholding Agency since the 1rst of June 2022. She has been a Director of EDF since June 2022.

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Director sponsored by CGT

Graduate from the ESSEC Business School (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) and holding a Master’s degree from the Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires, Claire Bordenave began her career in the Electricity and Gas Industries (IEG - Industries Electriques et Gazières), in 1988, at the Economic and Commercial Division of Gaz de France as a Business Engineer. She was in charge of developing and negotiating projects both in France and at an international level while leading strategic and economic studies. She is currently a research officer at the Strategy Division of EDF, member of the Conseil Supérieur de l’Energie since 2011, member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council since 2018 and President of the Environment & Energy Transition Commission of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of the Ile de France Region. In 2021, she obtained the Company Director Certificate jointly issued by the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (i.e. French Institute of Political Studies) and the Institut français des administrateurs (French Institute of Directors). Sponsored by the CGT union, Claire Bordenave has been a Director elected by the employees of EDF since November 2019.

Director sponsored by CGT

Graduate from the Institut Universitaire de Technologie du Creusot, Karine Granger began her career in 1987 at the Optronics and Avionics Laboratory of SAT SAGEM. After incorporating the GEC ALSTOM Group, she joined, in 1992, the Thermal Engineering Center of EDF. In 2004, she is temporarily assigned to EDISON by EDF in order to join the team in charge of constructing a gas-fired combined cycle power station in Calabria. As she returns to France, she is in charge of assessing the costs of investments at the Hydraulic Engineering Center of EDF which leads her to implement and coordinate a network of estimators coming from different backgrounds of activity within the Generation and Engineering Division. In 2014, in the context of a public-private partnership, she is appointed Executive Director of EDF Cameroon and conducts the development of a hydroelectricity facility project of 420 MW. In 2016, she is appointed French Foreign Trade Advisor in Cameroon by the French Prime Minister. After returning to France, she becomes Energy Advisor in charge of the industrial issues at the Fédération CGT des Mines et de I'Énergie (FNME CGT) Union. In 2020, she obtained the Company Director Certificate jointly issued by the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (i.e. French Institute of Political Studies) and the Institut français des administrateurs (French Institute of Directors). She is also a member of the Conseil Supérieur de l’Energie. Sponsored by the CGT union, Karine Granger has been a Director elected by the employees of EDF since November 2019. 

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 currently in charge of the Corporate Social Responsibility activities at the Communication & CSR Department of Enedis. Sponsored by the FO union, Sandrine Lhenry has been a Director elected by the employees of EDF since July 2021.

Sponsored by CGT

Holder of a Doctorate in energy from the Institut National Polytechnique in Toulouse, Jean-Paul Rignac joined EDF in 1991. He served as Secretary of EDF Research & Development’s joint generation Committee for five years. He is currently a research engineer at EDF’s Research & Development Division (Renardières Centre), and works on energy efficiency in the heating/air-conditioning of industrial buildings and clean rooms. Sponsored by the CGT union, Jean-Paul Rignac has been a Director elected by the employees of EDF since November 2007.

Director sponsored by CFDT

Holding a Master degree in organizational sociology from the Lyon II University, Vincent Rodet started his career in 1987 as a Computer Engineer studing energy movements at Réseau de transport d’électricité (RTE) and joined in 1995 the consultancy service department of RTE that was, at the time, a service provider for both EDF and Gaz de France. From 2007 to 2014, he is appointed Central Union Representative for the CFDT union at EDF and CFDT Coordinator for the EDF Group. On this basis, he served at the France Group Committee and at the European Works Council’s. From 2014 to 2018, he steers the CFDT delegation in charge of the social dialogue at the branch level for the Electricity and Gas Industries (IEG - Industries Electriques et Gazières). Member of the Nuclear Sector Strategic Committee (CSFN), he participates to the studies lead on the reconsolidation of the French nuclear sector and more generally fallows the process of the Multi-year energy plan (Programmation Pluriannuelle de l’Energie - PPE) for the CFDT Union. In 2020, he obtained the Company Director Certificate jointly issued by the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (i.e. French Institute of Political Studies) and the Institut français des administrateurs (French Institute of Directors). Sponsored by the CFDT union, Vincent Rodet has been a Director elected by the employees of EDF since November 2019.

Sponsored by CFE-CGC

Graduate from the ESCP Europe School, holding an Executive MBA diploma, and from the École des Mines in Douai, Christian Taxil began his career in 1999 at EDF Gaz de France Distribution in customer, local authority and concession management positions. From 2004 to 2008, he was in charge of electricity and gas industry social dialogue on the Fédération CFE-CGC Énergies union’s management team. In 2008, he joined the EDF group Audit division before being elected, from June 2009 to September 2014, General Secretary of the Fédération CFE-CGC Énergies union. He is currently manager of Key Accounts at the Dalkia’s Trading & Marketing Division. In 2018, he obtained the Company Director Certificate jointly issued by the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (i.e. French Institute of Political Studies) and the Institut français des administrateurs (French Institute of Directors). Sponsored by the CFE-CGC trade union, Christian Taxil has been a Director elected by the employees of EDF since November 2014.

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