Jean-Bernard LÉVY, Chairman and CEO of the EDF Group, has made several appointments to the Executive Committee to take effect as from 17 July 2017.
Simone ROSSI has been appointed as Group Senior Executive Vice President, and will be designated as the Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy as from 1 November 2017. He was previously the Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the International Division.
Marianne LAIGNEAU has been appointed as the Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the International Division. She was previously the Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources.
Christophe CARVAL has been appointed as the Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources. He was previously the Human Resources Director of ENEDIS.
Cédric LEWANDOWSKI has been appointed as the Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Innovation, Strategy and Planning. He was previously Director of the Minister of Defence Cabinet.
Jean-Bernard Lévy, the Chairman and CEO of EDF stated: “I am delighted to welcome to the Executive Committee Christophe Carval and Cédric Lewandowski, two senior directors who have demonstrated solid strategic and operational skills during their career with the Group. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Philippe Torrion, who will shortly be retiring, for his flawless commitment and his outstanding contribution throughout his career at EDF.”
The following members of the Executive Committee remain in their current capacity:
- Marc BENAYOUN, Group Executive Vice President with responsibility for Gas and Italy.
- Antoine CAHUZAC, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Renewable Energies. In addition, he is the CEO of EDF Energies Nouvelles.
- Xavier GIRRE, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the Group Finance.
- Véronique LACOUR, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Transformation and Operational Effectiveness.
- Henri LAFONTAINE, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Customers, Services and Regional Action.
- Dominique MINIERE, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Nuclear and Thermal Power
- Until 31 October 2017, Vincent de RIVAZ, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy.
- Pierre TODOROV, Group Senior Executive Vice President Group General Secretary
- Xavier URSAT, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of New Nuclear Projects and Engineering
Alexandre PERRA, Director in charge of Executive Coordination and Governmental Relations, acting as Executive Committee Secretary.
A key player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading, energy services. A global leader in low-carbon energies, the Group has developed a diversified generation mix based on nuclear power, hydropower, new renewable energies and thermal energy. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 37.1 million customers, of which 26.2 million in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €71 billion in 2016. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.
Born in 1960, Christophe CARVAL graduated as an engineer from the HEI Engineering School of Lille.
He has held management positions in electricity and gas distribution entities on the behalf of EDF and GDF, at the departmental level as Director of the Calvados and Pyrénées Gascogne Centres and then Centre Group Director for the Central Region.
In 2007, he managed the project setting up the Joint Services Division at EDF SA in charge of driving operational performance breakthrough and headed up the Division until 2010.
In 2011, he was appointed as the Transformation Director of ERDF.
In January 2014, he was appointed as the Human Resources Director of Enedis, responsible for management of the organisational, working mode and governance transformation projects for the electricity distributor.
Cédric LEWANDOWSKI born in 1969 is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Paris and holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) in geopolitics. He joined EDF in 1998 to take up the function of Director to the Chairman, François Roussely.
In 2004, he was appointed as Director in charge of Transports and Electrical Vehicles and chaired the two companies, SODETREL and E-LEASE.
In 2008, he joined the EDF Customers Division as Local Authorities Director and created the brand EDF Collectivités. He was appointed as Chairman of the TIRU Company.
In 2012, he was appointed as Director of Civil and Military Minister of Defence Cabinet, a post that he held up to May 2017.