Chairman and CEO
A former student of École Polytechnique (graduating in 1973) and Telecom Paris Tech, Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career at France Télécom in 1979 as a works engineer at the Angers Division.
In 1982, he became responsible for managing executive managers and HR budgets at head-office, then assistant to the head of HR.
In 1986, he was appointed Technical Advisor to the office of Gérard Longuet, Minister for Postal Services and Telecommunications.
From 1988 to 1993, Jean-Bernard Lévy 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.
In 1995, he was appointed Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Matra Communication.
In 1998, he joined Oddo & Cie as Chief Executive Officer then Managing Partner. In summer 2002, Jean-Bernard Lévy joined Vivendi. He served as its Chief Executive Officer until April 2005 and became Chairman of its Executive Board in April 2005, until June 2012.
From December 2012 to November 2014, he was Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Thales defence and aerospace group.
EDF director since 23 November 2014, Jean-Bernard Lévy has been the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer since 27 November 2014.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Gas and Italy, Chief Executive Officer of Edison
Marc Benayoun is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC). He began his career at Paribas Group in 1989, before joining the Boston Consulting Group in 1993. He became Partner and Managing Director at the Paris office in 2001 then at the Moscow office in 2008 and during this period held a range of responsibilities, including the development of skills in the natural gas sector. He imitated the development of the Paris office in the government council (Ministry of Finance, Energy and Transport, Health).
In 2009, he joined the EDF group as Economics, Tariffs and Prices Director. In this context, he was in charge of discussions on the evolution of Regulated Sales Prices.
In 2012, he became Director of the B2B Market Director within the Trading Division. In this role, he supervised the project linked to the end of regulated electricity tariffs for businesses and local authorities, with the objective of regaining a leading position in a competitive environment.
In 2016, Marc Benayoun becomes Group Executive Director in charge of the Gas Sector and Italy. In this capacity, he is the Managing Director (CEO) of Edison, the third Italian energy company. He also manages the group's gas supply business, and manages the portfolio of long-term pipeline and sea liquefied gas contracts, as well as the assets needed to transport them to the points of consumption.
In addition to his operational responsibilities, Marc Benayoun regularly intervenes in the academic world (IEP Paris, Paris-Dauphine University, Bocconi in Milan) on the themes of the electricity's and gas sector's organisation, its regulation, as well as on the theme of leadership in the energy transition. Marc received the "Economist of the Year" award from the Italian Association of Energy Economists in 2018.
Since July 2019, Marc Benayoun is in charge of Customers, Services and Regional Action. He is Trading Director. He oversees Dalkia and Citelum.
He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Edison and oversees the activities of the group's gas platform, based in Italy.
He is also responsible for the development of the local energy management sector and oversees Agregio and Store & Forecast.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Renewable Energies, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renouvelables
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 Renouvelables.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources
Since July 2017, he holds the position of Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources Division.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Group Finance
Xavier Girre is, in addition, Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of La Française des Jeux.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Transformation and Operational Effectiveness
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.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, International Division
She is also an administrator of Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris and President of the alumni, students and friends’ association of the Ecole Normale Supérieure.
Marianne Laigneau is a "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur" and recipient of the French National Order of Merit.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Nuclear and Thermal
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.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Innovation, Strategy and Planning
He joined EDF as Executive Director attached to the Chairman and CEO of EDF. In this capacity, he was in charge of executive coordination and governmental relations. He took part in the definition of the 2030 horizon, the company’s strategy, first implemented in 2015, and worked on several strategic matters for the Group.
In 2017, Alexandre Perra worked on EDF’s strategy in electricity storage. Since then, he has been in charge of the Electricity Storage Plan, which aims to increase the Group’s storage capacity up to 15GW up to 2035, by doubling EDF’s investments in research and development in this area. In 2017, he launched project Y, which mobilizes young employees under the age of 35 to accelerate EDF's digital transformation.
Alexandre Perra is also Citelum’s administrator and part of the audit committee since 2018.
He is a member of the Franco-British Young Leaders since 2017. Alexandre Perra is married and has 2 children.
Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy
Group Senior Executive Vice President, Group General Secretary
Pierre Todorov has been EDF group General Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee since 2 February 2015.
Group Senior Executive Vice President, New Nuclear Projects and Engineering
Xavier Ursat is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and Télécom Paris. Xavier Ursat joined EDF in 1991, first holding various positions in the hydraulic engineering department until 2002. He oversaw the construction of EDF’s hydraulic engineering centres and contributed to international projects, especially in South America. From 2002 to 2005, he was a special advisor to EDF’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Generation and Engineering. From 2005 to 2007, he was Assistant Director of the Alps Generation Unit in Grenoble and from 2007 to 2010, Director of the Southwest Generation Unit in Toulouse. From 2010 to 2014, he was successively Deputy Manager and Manager of the Hydraulic Generation & Engineering Division. Since March 2015, Xavier Ursat has been Group Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of New Nuclear Projects and Engineering.
He is also a director of EDF Renouvelables, chairman of the Supervisory and Steering Committee of EDVANCE and a member of the Supervisory and Steering Board of Framatome. He is also chairman of the SFEN.
Executive Coordinator to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Government Relations and Secretary of the Executive Committee
In 2012, he joined the Inspection Générale des Finances, the government body in charge of auditing all the departments within the French Ministry of Finance. He will be entrusted with various auditing and counselling missions.Paul-Marie DUBÉE joined the EDF Group in 2014 as deputy to the CAP 2030 Project Manager.
In 2016, he joined Enedis as head of customer relations and then head of the operations department for the Languedoc Roussillon business unit (1,8 million customers). Paul-Marie Dubée graduated from the École Polytechnique, Télécom Paris and the Paris School of Economics.