Chairman and CEO
Jean-Bernard Lévy, 59, is a graduate of École Polytechnique (class of ...
Jean-Bernard Lévy, 59, is a graduate of École Polytechnique (class of 1973) and Telecom Paris Tech. He began his career at France Télécom in 1979 as an engineer in Angers. In 1982, he became responsible for the management of senior executives and staff budgets at headquarters, and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Head of Human Resources.
Starting in 1986, he served as an advisor to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Postal Services & Telecommunications.
From 1988 to 1993, Jean-Bernard Lévy led the Telecommunications Satellites division of Matra Espace, which became Matra Marconi Space. In 1993 and 1994, he served as Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Industry, Postal Services & Telecommunications, and Foreign Trade. In 1995, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Matra Communication. In 1998, he became CEO, then managing partner at Oddo & Cie. In the summer of 2002, Jean-Bernard Lévy joined Vivendi, where he was CEO until April 2005. Starting in April 2005, he was Chairman of its Management Board, a position he held until June 2012. From December 2012 until November 2014, he served as Chairman and CEO of Thales Group, which is specialised in the aerospace and defence industries Jean-Bernard Lévy is Chairman and CEO of EDF Group since 26 November 2014. Jean-Bernard Lévy is married with four children and is a Knight of the French Legion of Honour.
Group Executive Vice President with responsibility for Gas and Italy
Marc Benayoun joined EDF in 2009. As a first assignment, he led the creation, in the Commerce division, of the Economics, tariffs and prices Direction. In this role, he worked with Pierre Lederer on the implementation of the Nome law. Main goal of this initiative was to build a level-playing field created by the “ARENH” : baseload supply for all competing suppliers.
In March 2012, he becomes Director of the B2B market in France, with a scope ranging from SME to very large accounts, and a turnover of € 14 Bn (power, gas and related service sales). Under his leadership, the B2B market has experienced a period of major customers’ reconquest, a development of gas sales and is facing the end of regulated tariffs, due end 2015, with the strong support of all the commercial forces of the market.
Marc Benayoun is a board member of Trimet France (aluminium production, € 500 M turnover, JV between EDF and Trimet Deutschland), ES Energies, and Netseenergy (energy management systems, EDF 100% subsidiary).
Marc Benayoun is a graduate of ESSEC (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, 1989). He is a frequent speaker in conferences, or Universities (Dauphine, IEP Paris), on Energy markets and Energy regulation.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, Renewable Energies
After initially working as an engineer for the French ministry of transport, he joined EDF’s Studies and Research department in 1982.
In 1985, he joined Crédit Commercial de France’s (CCF) swaps department, taking over as its head from 1988 till 1991. After three years at Vinci where was special advisor to the CEO, he returned to CCF in 1994, where he successively held various positions in CCF’s then HSBC’s investment banking unit from 2000.
From May 2011 till February 2012, he was in charge of HSBC’s private banking activities in France. He was also a member of HSBC France’s Executive Committee for a number of years.
In February 2012, he became the CEO of EDF Energies Nouvelles.
He is now in charge of the organization improvements concerning renewable energies.
Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the Human Resources
He joined the company in 1982, and has held a number of management positions in Departmental, Regional and Inter-Regional Units for electricity and gas distribution.
In 2007, he was appointed to head up the project to create a new Shared Services Division for the EDF Group, which he then went on to manage.
From 2014 to 2017, he was Director for Human Resources, Health & Safety and Transformation at Enedis.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, Group Finance
Xavier Girre is also Director and head of audit comitee in RATP and Française des Jeux boards. Xavier graduated HEC and is ENA alumni.
EDF GROUP SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT-TRANSFORMATION AND OPERATIONNAL EFFECTIVENESS
She joined EDF on 1 December 2016 as Senior Executive, Transformation and Operational Efficiency and is a member of Executive Committee. She is tasked with overseeing the Group’s activities in the areas of information systems, purchasing, property and shared services.
Véronique Lacour, 52, holds a postgraduate diploma in Information Systems from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, Customers, Services, and Regional Action
Henri Lafontaine, a graduate of the Supélec Engineering School with a ...
Henri Lafontaine, a graduate of the Supélec Engineering School with a Master's in Mathematics, joined EDF in 1983 where he had a wide range of responsibilities in the Distribution Division. In 1997, he became Deputy Executive Vice President of the Distribution Division in Corsica, then Director of the Distribution Division in Marseilles in 2000. In 2002, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Edenor, the largest distributor of electricity in Argentina with 25 % of the market. Edenor was one of the EDF Group's main international subsidiaries.
In 2005, he went on to become Director of the project to create a subsidiary for Distribution, which led to the creation of ERDF, then Director of EDF Island Power Systems in 2007, before being made Director of EDF Entreprises in the Commerce Division in 2010. In December 2011, Henri Lafontaine was appointed as the Director responsible for coordinating the EDF Group's activities in Commerce, Optimisation/Trading and mainland Europe. Since September 2012, Henri Lafontaine has held the post of Senior Executive Vice President responsible for Commerce Optimisation/Trading and Island Energy Systems. He is also on the board of several companies, namely Dalkia, EDF Energy, Fenice, Electricité de Strasbourg and EDF.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, in charge of the International Division
Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Innovation, Strategy and Planning
Cédric Lewandowski is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP), and holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) in Advanced Geopolitical Studies from the University of Paris-VIII.
In May 2012, Cedric Lewandowski was named Chief of Staff of both the civil and military branches of the French Ministry of Defense. He was formerly Director of the EDF Territorial Authorities Division of EDF Commerce from 2008 to 2012, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the H4 Corporation from 2009 to 2012, Director of the SAFIDI Corporation from 2009 to 2012, and Chairman of the Board of the TITU Corporation, also from 2009 to 2012.
Cédric Lewandowski began his career at EDF in 1998 as the president’s Chief of Staff from 1998 to 2004, and later served as Director of the Electric Transport and Vehicles Division from 2005 to 2008.
Cédric Lewandowski is Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, Nuclear and Thermal
He joined EDF as an engineer in 1982, swiftly rising to head the maintenance department of the division in charge of operating French nuclear and thermal power stations. Nearly one-third of the currently running power stations went into service during this period.
Mr. Minière was involved in starting up the Golfech nuclear power station (Tarn-et-Garonne), from 1986 to 1989, and the Daya Bay nuclear power station in China, from 1993 to 1997. That year he joined the team at the Cattenom power station (Moselle), becoming the director in 1999.
From 2002 to 2013 Mr. Minière successively held the positions of Assistant Director and Director of the Nuclear Production Division, which oversees EDF’s 58 nuclear power stations in France.
In March 2013 he became Deputy Director of the Generation Division, which is responsible for all of EDF’s nuclear, thermal and hydroelectric power stations.
Since January 2015 Mr. Minière has been a member of the Group’s Executive Committee, where, in addition to his previous duties, he is in charge of thinking about changes in the organisation of existing nuclear facilities and fossil-fuel-powered stations.
Vincent de Rivaz
Chief Executive Officer of EDF ENERGY
In 1977, he joined EDF’s Exterior Engineering Centre within the International Affairs Division. From 1985 to 1992, he participated in EDF’s development in China within the International Division, of which he became Director of the Far East Division in 1989. From 1992 to 1994, he was the Head of the National Center of Hydro Equipment within the Equipment Division. He was appointed Deputy Head of the International Division in 1995 and became Head of Projects in 1996. He joined the Finance Department in 1999 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and became Head of Financial Strategies and Operations in 2000. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the London Electricity Group in early 2002. He led the merger transactions of companies acquired during the first six months of 2002 (Eastern and Seeboard networks) and created in mid-2003 EDF Energy and has since been its Chief Executive Officer.
Mr de Rivaz was awarded The Energy Institute’s 71st Melchett Award in June 2006. He was named National Ambassador by HRH the Prince of Wales, in July 2009, for his significant contribution to the Prince’s Business in the Community projects. In November 2009 Mr de Rivaz became an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers as recognition for the major contribution he has made to engineering. He is Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, Group General Secretary
From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Todorov was the Accor Group’s General Secretary. He then became a partner with Hogan Lovells. In 2011 he joined PSA Peugeot Citroën, where he served as the Corporate Secretary until September 2014.
Mr. Todorov has been appointed CEO of EDF. He is joining the Group’s Executive Committee and will become its General Secretary.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, New Nuclear Projects and Engineering
Mr. Ursat is on the Board of Directors of ONEMA (Office National de l'Eau et des Milieux Aquatiques, National Office of Water and Aquatic Environments), EDF New Energies and EDF Norte Fluminense. He is also a member of the National Water Committee and the World Water Council’s Board of Governors.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, and will be designated as the Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy as from 1 November 2017
Executive Committee Secretary