The Chairman & Chief Executive Officer is assisted by an Executive Committee which includes representatives of all the Group’s lines of business.

 

Luc Rémont

Luc Rémont

Chairman and CEO

Marc Benayoun

Marc Benayoun

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Customers & Energy Services

Bruno Bensasson

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Renewable Energies, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renewables

Brice Bohuon

Brice Bohuon

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Group General Secretary

Béatrice Buffon

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, International Division

Caroline Chanavas

Caroline Chanavas

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Xavier Girre

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Group Finance

Véronique Lacour

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Transformation and Operational Effectiveness

Thierry Le Mouroux

Executive Vice-President responsible for the advance planning of the future Nuclear Projects and Construction Division

Cédric Lewandowski

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Nuclear and Thermal

Simone Rossi

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy

Alain Tranzer

General Deputy Head of Industrial Quality and Nuclear Skills

Xavier Ursat

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, New Nuclear Projects and Engineering & Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategy

Chloé Pfeiffer

Chloé Pfeiffer

Group Executive Coordination Director

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Chairman and CEO

A graduate 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 professional organisation which brings together 230 companies providing power and automation solutions for the energy, building, industry and infrastructure markets. Between 2014 and 2020, he also was board member of Naval Group, a naval defence European leader. He is currently Non-Executive Director for Worldline, a European leader in secured payments and digital transactions. As of 23 November 2022 Luc Rémont is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EDF. Luc Rémont is married and has 4 children.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Customers & Energy Services

 Marc Benayoun

Marc Benayoun, a graduate of ESSEC Business School, started his career in the Paribas Group in 1989, before joining The Boston Consulting Group in 1993. He became Associate Director at the Paris office in 2001, then at the Moscow office in 2008. During this period, he took on various responsibilities, including the development of the company’s natural gas expertise and activities. He also spearheaded the expansion of the Paris office into government consulting (with clients including the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy and Transportation, and the Ministry of Health). In 2009, he joined the EDF Group as Tariffs & Prices Director, at the Commerce Division. He was notably in charge of discussions related to changes in the French regulated electricity tariffs. In 2012, he became Director, Business Customers Market. In this role, he managed the project to end regulated electricity tariffs for companies and local communities, which resulted in EDF regaining its leadership position in a competitive environment. In 2016, Marc Benayoun was appointed Member of the Executive Committee of the EDF Group, Gas and Italy. As such, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Edison, the third-largest Italian energy company. He also oversaw gas procurement activities for the EDF Group, and managed its portfolio of long-term contracts for the transport of natural gas by pipeline and by sea, as well as the assets needed to transport the gas to the delivery points. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Marc Benayoun also speaks regularly at colleges and universities (Mines ParisTech, Paris-Dauphine University, Bocconi University in Milan), where he discusses the structure of the electricity and gas industries, the regulations that govern them, as well as the topic of leadership in the energy transition. In 2018, he received the Economist of the Year award from the Italian Association of Energy Economists. In July 2019, Marc Benayoun was appointed Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Customers & Energy Services. In this capacity, he is heading the Commerce Division and supervises energy services related entities, including Dalkia. Marc Benayoun also serves as a member of the EDF Trading Board of Directors, Chairman of the Edison Board of Directors, and supervises the EDF Group’s gas procurement platform in Italy.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Renewable Energies, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renewables

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Bruno Bensasson

Bruno Bensasson is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and École des Mines of Paris. He started his career in 1998 at the Autorité de Sureté Nucléaire (French nuclear security authority) as head of a Regional Division (Lower and Upper Normandy) then as became the Chief of Staff of the CEO. From 2004 to 2006, he was the technical adviser responsible for the environment, new energies and nuclear energy at the office of the Minister of Industry, then adviser at the General Secretariat of the office of the President of the Republic in charge of industry, the environment and transport. He joined SUEZ in 2007 as Director of economic studies at the Department of development and strategy. In 2011, he became a member of GDF SUEZ's Executive Committee as Director for strategy and sustainable development. He was appointed CEO of GDF SUEZ Energie France in early 2013 and, in July 2014, became the Vice-President of GDF SUEZ Energie Europe in charge of development and renewable generation. In 2016, he became the CEO of Engie Afrique. In May 2018, Bruno Bensasson became the Group Senior Executive Vice-President responsible for Renewable Energies and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renewables.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Group General Secretary

Brice Bohuon is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines of Paris and the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and an Ecole Nationale d’Administration alumnus. He began his professional career in 2007, working in the Conseil d’État (Council of State) as judge and Government adviser, taking up the post of Deputy General Secretary there in 2010. In 2013, he joined SNCF Transilien, serving successively as General Secretary and then Marketing and Services Director. In 2017, he was appointed General Director of the Energy Regulation Commission, before joining Transdev France in 2019 as Deputy General Director. In 2021, he was appointed Deputy General Director for the Île-de-France region. Brice Bohuon joined EDF in April 2023 as Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Group General Secretary. 

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, International Division

Béatrice Buffon began her career as Finance Manager at COGETHERM, an EDF subsidiary specialized in the development of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects. In 2001, she joined SIIF Energies, which later became EDF Renewables, where she would take up office as Project Director in 2003. Her activities focused on developing onshore wind farm and biomass projects, as well as offshore wind farm projects in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. From 2007 to 2009, she undertook the functions of Deputy Executive Director of POWEO Renewable Energies. She returned to EDF Renewables in 2010 as Director of Development for large-scale, ground-mounted solar power projects; then in 2011, she became Director of Development for Offshore Wind Power France. In April 2012, her team was awarded the contract for three offshore projects in France, representing a total generation capacity of 1500 MW. The development phase of these projects is now complete and, in August 2019, construction began of the first offshore wind farm in France, with a further two due to kick-off this year. In June 2019, she and her teams were also awarded the contract for the construction and subsequent operation of the Dunkirk offshore wind farm in the Northern part of France. Her team is also working on a pilot project for a floating wind farm in the Mediterranean. In 2014, Béatrice Buffon became Executive Vice-President of EDF Renewables, in charge of renewable marine energies and a member of the EDF Renewables Executive Committee. She is a graduate from both the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. She is Chevalier de l'Ordre National Du Mérite, a distinction awarded by the President of France for distinguished civil and military achievements.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Caroline Chanavas holds Master’s level degrees in multilingual engineering from the Institut national des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco) and from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and a Master’s degree in Chinese. She has also been a senior fellow of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN). She began her career in China, in 1990, as Sales Manager at Imaje-Jingling. In 1995, she joined Sema Group (now SchlumbergerSema) and created the Chinese subsidiary of which she subsequently became General Manager. On her return to France, she became Alliances and Partnerships Director for SchlumbergerSema. In 2003, Caroline Chanavas was appointed Vice-President for Asia-Pacific Strategy at Bull, before joining the Air Operations Division of Thales in 2006, where she held in turn the positions of Vice-President for Sales, then for Commercial Operations, and then for Strategy and Marketing. In 2013, Caroline Chanavas joined Naval Group as Director of Procurement in the Services Division, responsible for the maintenance and modernization of warships and combat systems, then, in 2017, as Naval Group Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. Since July 1st 2023, she has been appointed as EDF Group Executive Vice-President, Human Resources.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Group Finance

 Xavier Girre

Xavier Girre is a graduate of HEC and of the Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris (IEP), and an alumni of ENA. He also holds a Master’s degree in business law. Xavier Girre began his career at the French National Audit Office in 1995, before joining the Veolia Environnement group in 1999 where he spent twelve years and notably held the positions of Group Risk and Auditing Director of Veolia Group, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance of Veolia Transportation then of Veolia Environmental Services. From 2011 to 2015, he was Deputy CEO, CFO of La Poste Group and then XAnge Private Equity CEO. Xavier Girre joined EDF in 2015 as France CFO, before being appointed Group Senior Executive Vice-President, responsible for the Finance Division. Xavier Girre is, in addition, Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of La Française des Jeux.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Transformation and Operational Effectiveness

 Véronique Lacour

Véronique Lacour holds a postgraduate diploma in Information Systems from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. Véronique Lacour started her career at Thales in 1987, where she gained solid experience in Information Systems, before taking up the position of Chief Information Officer for a new Division of Thales in 2004. Between 2007 and 2009, she managed the HR information systems shared services of such Division. She moved to Safran in 2009 where she held the position, first, of Chief Information Officer for Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly Snecma), and later, in 2013, Vice-President Improvement Initiatives, where she managed continuous improvement and transformation initiatives. She went on to become Vice-President Programs for Safran Analytics, and was involved in the creation of this new Big Data-focused entity as part of the Group’s digital transformation strategy. She joined EDF on 1 December 2016 as Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Transformation and Operational Effectiveness and is a member of the Executive Committee. She is tasked with directing the Group’s activities in the areas of information systems, purchasing, property, consultancy and tertiary services and IT.

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Executive Vice-President responsible for the advance planning of the future Nuclear Projects and Construction Division

Thierry Le Mouroux is graduated in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the ESTP engineering school and holds an MBA in project management. He began his career in the United States in 1989, in charge of the development of a startup specialising in broadband technology. He joined the Eiffage Group in 1990, and then became the CEO of Forclum Littoral in 1995. Between 2000 and 2010, he occupied several management posts in the Suez Eau France company. In 2010, Thierry Le Mouroux was appointed CEO of Endel Engie, where he was closely involved in operations for the construction of the Flamanville 3 EPR and the Grand Carenage. In 2013, he became Chairman and CEO of Endel Engie, and drove the company’s growth in the civil nuclear and energy sectors, as well as in the space industry and naval shipbuilding sector. From 2016 to 2020, he held several key positions at Framatome. And in 2020, Thierry Le Mouroux joined Areva as Deputy CEO in charge of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project. He led in particular a functional reorganisation of the project that ensured its delivery on time and on budget. Thierry Le Mouroux has proven experience in industrial and nuclear sector projects. As of January 1st 2024, he joined the EDF Group as Executive Vice-President responsible for the advance planning of the future Nuclear Projects and Construction Division.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Nuclear and Thermal

 Cédric Lewandowski

Cédric Lewandowski is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and graduate of Advanced Studies (DEA) of Geopolitics (Paris-VIII), Cédric Lewandowski began his career at EDF in 1998 as Chief of Staff of the President of EDF from 1998 to 2004, then Director of Transport and Electric Vehicles of Electricity of France from 2005 to 2008. He was Director of EDF Collectivités at the Trading Department of EDF from 2008 to 2012, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company H4 from 2009 to 2012, Director of the Safidi Company from 2009 to 2012, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tiru Company from 2009 to 2012. He was then appointed Director of the Civil and Military Cabinet of the Minister of Defense in May 2012 to mid-2017. From July 2017 to mid-2019, he was Executive Director of the EDF Group in charge of the Innovation, Strategy and Programming Division, Chairman of the Executive Committee of EDF Pulse Croissance Holding, and member of the Board of Directors of Enedis, as well as, Vice-President of the World Energy Council (2018-2019). He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Electricité de Strasbourg (since February 2018) and President of the Association française de l’éclairage (lit. French Association for Lighting, AFE) since June 2018. Cédric Lewandowski is a "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur", a Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit, and an Officer of the National Order of Mali.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy

Simone Rossi graduates of the University of Bocconi (Milan) in business administration. Simone Rossi began his career as a consultant, firstly at KPMG Consulting in corporate finance, then from 1996 at McKinsey & Company, where he mainly specialised in the sectors of energy, financial institutions, and information and communication technologies. In 2004, he joined Edison SpA in Milan (Italy) as Head of Strategy, before being promoted to become Director of Planning, Control and IT in 2007. At the end of 2009, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), a company based in Baltimore in the United States. He then became Chief Financial Officer of EDF Energy in April 2011. In March 2015, Simone Rossi was appointed EDF group Senior Executive Vice-President, International Division. Since 1 November 2017, he is the Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy and Group Senior Executive Vice-President of EDF.

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General Deputy Head of Industrial Quality and Nuclear Skills

Alain has been graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris. He began his career in 1991 within the PSA Group. After 5 years in chassis engineering, he successively held the positions of sub-system technical manager, plant quality director, chief engineer for Peugeot 407, then head of Peugeot 208-2008 program. He has acquired strong skills in managing industrial projects, from initial design to industrial launch, and has been awarded Project Director of the Year in 2013 by Automotive News Europe. In 2013, Alain Tranzer was appointed Senior Vice President, head of platforms, modules and advanced projects, involving project management of complex features such as autonomous, connected, electric and hybrid cars. Since 2018, he has been Senior Vice President, in charge of energy transition and contracting of associated technological bricks such as new CO2 efficient engines and architectures.​ Since April 2020, Alain Tranzer is in charge of the "excell" plan, which aims to strengthen the industrial quality, skills and governance of the EDF Group's large nuclear projects.

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Group Senior Executive Vice-President, New Nuclear Projects and Engineering & Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategy

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Xavier Ursat

Since March 2015, Xavier Ursat has been EDF Group Senior Executive Vice-President, New Nuclear Projects and Engineering. He is also in charge of Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategy, since December 2023. He joined EDF in 1991, where he first held various positions in hydraulic engineering until 2002. Among his responsibilities, he was in charge of implementing EDF hydropower command centers and took part in international projects, mainly in South America. From 2002 to 2005, he was an advisor to the EDF's Executive Vice-President in charge of Generation and Engineering. From 2005 to 2007, he was Deputy Director of the Alpes generation entity in Grenoble and from 2007 to 2010, Director of the generation entity in Toulouse. Between 2010 and 2015, he was Deputy Director and subsequently Managing Director of the Hydro Generation and Engineering Division. Chairman of the Strategic Committee for the French Nuclear Sector (CSFN) and of the French Nuclear Energy Industry Organization (GIFEN), he is also the Chairman of the Edvance Supervisory and Orientation Committee and a member of the Framatome Supervisory Board. He is also the outgoing Chairman of the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN) and a Honorary Governor of the World Water Council. Xavier Ursat is a graduate of École Polytechnique and Telecom Paris.

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Group Executive Coordination Director

Chloé Pfeiffer is graduated from Polytechnique and Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech. She began her career at Renault in 2004 before shifting to the energy sector, first, at Engie, where she was Executive Secretary of the Finance Department from 2007 onwards, during the preparation for the merger between Gaz de France and Suez. Still at Engie, she then became Senior Business Developer for solar power working on the Group’s solar power strategy and the development of smart business offers. In 2014, she joined the EDF Group by joining Enedis as Deputy Technical Director for the Mediterranean to lead smart grids projects. She then worked on the company’s digital transformation as Digital Innovation Director. In 2019, she was appointed Director of Enedis Paris. Since March 2023, she has been tasked with the business project for the EDF Group’s chairmanship. She is managing the Group’s executive coordination since 1st July 2023.

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