Directors elected by the General Shareholders’ Meeting

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Born April 1, 1949.

Education

  • Graduate of the École Polytechnique.
  • Graduate of the École Nationale d’Administration.

Professional experience

  • 2008-2016: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE.
  • 2001-2008: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ.
  • 1997-2001: Chairman of the Executive Board of SUEZ Lyonnaise des Eaux.
  • 1995-1997: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Suez.
  • 1991-1995: Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique.
  • 1986-1991: Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of industrial affairs of SUEZ.
  • 1984-1986: Special Advisor at Compagnie financière de SUEZ.

Principal other memberships and offices held

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors at ENGIE E.S**, SUEZ Environnement Company* (France) and Electrabel** and GDF SUEZ E.M.T** (Belgium)
  • Director of Société Générale* and International Power** (UK)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG* (Germany)
  • Chairman of Paris EUROPLACE (France)
  • Chairman of the FACE (Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion) Foundation and the ENGIE Corporate Foundation ** (France)
  • Member of the European Round Table of Industrialists
  • Honorary Chairman of the Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council
  • Member of the Shanghai and Beijing Mayors’ International Economic Advisory Councils
  • Director of Tongji University (Shanghai)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa at Cranfield University (UK)

* Listed company
** GDF SUEZ Group

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Isabelle Kocher

Isabelle Kocher

Chief Executive Officer

Born on December 9, 1966.

Education

  • Isabelle Kocher is a graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure, one of the most prestigious Ivy League French school.  Isabelle Kocher is a Graduate from the Corps des Mines Engineering School.

Professional career

  • 2011-2014: Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of GDF SUEZ.
  • 2007-2011: Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux (subsidiary of Suez Environnement) before becoming Managing Director of Lyonnaise des Eaux, as well as Executive Vice President in charge of the development of water activities in Europe within Suez Environnement.
  • 2005-2007: Senior Vice President in charge of Performance and Organization programs of SUEZ.
  • 2002-2005: Strategic and development department of SUEZ.
  • 1999-2002: Industrial Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of France.
  • 1997-1999: Director of the postal and telecommunication budgets, followed by the defense budget at the French Budget Department.
  • 1992-1993: Mergers and acquisitions Department of the Compagnie Financière de Rothschild before becoming Director of the industrial inspection department at the Ile-de-France regional department of industry, research and environment division.
  • 1991-1997: Project Manager for the reorganisation of production workshops within the Société Européenne de Propulsion.

Other memberships and offices held

  • Vice-Chair of Electrabel (Belgium)**
  • Director of AXA*, ENGIE E.S**, SUEZ Environnement Company* (France) and International Power (UK)**
  • Director of the ENGIE Corporate Foundation **

* Listed company
** GDF SUEZ Group

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Ann-Kristin Achleitner

Ann-Kristin Achleitner*

Chair of the Committee for Ethics, the Environment and Sustainable Development

Born March 16, 1966.

 

* Independent Director

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Edmond Alphandéry

Edmond Alphandéry*

Chairman of the Strategy, Investment and Technology Committee

Member of the Audit Committee

Born September 2, 1943.

 

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Fabrice Brégier

Fabrice Brégier

Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Born July 16, 1961.

Education and professional career

A graduate of the École Polytechnique, and former Ingénieur en chef au Corps des Mines, Fabrice Brégier began his career in the Regional Directorate for Industry and Research (DRIRE) for the region of Alsace (Ministry for Industry) before being appointed as Deputy Director of Economic and Financial Affairs with the Ministry of Agriculture in 1989. Having been Advisor to several French Ministers, Fabrice Brégier joined Matra Défense in 1993, initially as Chairman of Franco-German ventures, and then as Stand-Off activities at Matra BAe Dynamics. In 1998, he became CEO of Matra BAe Dynamics, before being appointed CEO of MBDA, the leading European missile systems company, in 2001. At the beginning of 2003, he joined Eurocopter, becoming its Chairman and CEO in April of that year. He was appointed in 2005 as Head of the Eurocopter division and a member of the EADS Executive Committee. In 2006, he was appointed Airbus Chief Operating Officer and a member of the EADS Executive Committee. Fabrice Brégier was appointed as Chairman and CEO of Airbus in 2012.

Other memberships and offices held

Chairman and CEO of Airbus*

* Listed company

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Aldo Cardoso

Aldo Cardoso*

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Member of the Strategy, Investment and Technology Committee

Born March 7, 1956.

 

 

* Independent Director

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Barbara Kux

Barbara Kux*

Member of the Ethics, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee

Born February 26, 1954.

* Non-executive director

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Françoise Malrieu

Françoise Malrieu*

Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Comittee

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Committee for Ethics, the Environment and Sustainable Development

Born February 7, 1946.

* Independent Director

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Marie-José Nadeau

Marie-José Nadeau*

Member of the Audit Committee

Born May 28, 1953.

* Non-executive director

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Sir Peter Ricketts

Sir Peter Ricketts*

Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Born September 30, 1952.

Education and professional career

Graduate and Master of Arts (MA) in English Literature from Pembroke College, Oxford University, Honorary DLC from the University of Kent and Honorary LLD from the University of Bath, Peter Ricketts began his career at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1974. In 1975, his first posting was as Political Attaché in Singapore, followed by a stint in Brussels as a member of the UK Delegation to NATO, before rejoining the FCO and spending the two years from 1983 as Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe. In 1985, he was appointed First Secretary at the British Embassy in Washington, followed by Head of the Hong Kong Department in 1990, Counsellor (Finance and Economic) with the British Embassy in France in 1995, and Deputy Political Director at the FCO 1997. In 2000, he was seconded to the Cabinet Office as Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, before returning once more to the FCO in 2001 as its Political Director. The period from 2003 to 2006 saw Peter in Brussels as UK Permanent Representative to NATO. After that came four years as Permanent Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service, beginning in July 2006. From 2012 to January 2016, he was British Ambassador to France and Monaco.

* The appointment of Sir Peter Ricketts will become effective on August 1, 2016 on his acceptance of the appointment, and subject to the agreement of the British authorities that the appointment complies with the rules applying to British former senior civil servants.

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State representatives of the French government

Bruno Bézard

Bruno Bézard**

Executive Director of the Treasury

Born May 19, 1953.

 

 

 ** Appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting having been proposed by the French State

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Catherine Guillouard

Catherine Guillouard**

Deputy CEO of Rexel
Member of the Strategy, Investment and Technology Committee

Born January 23, 1965.

** Appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting having been proposed by the French State.

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Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière

Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière**

Senior Executive Vice-President Innovation, Marketing and Technologies and Executive Committee member at Orange Group
Member of the Ethics, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee

Born March 13, 1968.

(1) Listed company

** Appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting having been proposed by the French State.

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Lucie Muniesa

Lucie Muniesa

Deputy General Manager of the French Government Shareholding Agency (APE)

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Strategy, Investment and Technology Committee

Member of the Nomination and Compensation Comittee

Born February 22, 1975.

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Stéphane Pallez

Stéphane Pallez**

Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of La Française des Jeux (French National Lottery)

Born August 23, 1959.

See Stéphane Pallez’s Biography in the 2015 Registration Document

** Appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting having been proposed by the French State.

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Directors representing employees

Alain Beullier

Alain Beullier

Presented by the Chemical Energy Federation – CFDT trade union

Member of the Committee for Ethics, the Environment and Sustainable Development

Born March 26, 1964.

 

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Philippe Lepage

Philippe Lepage

Presented by the National Federation of electric, nuclear and gas energy unions – CGT

Member of the Strategy, Investment and Technology Committee

Born June 17th, 1964.

 

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Anne-Marie Mourer

Anne-Marie Mourer

Presented by the Federation of electrical and gas industries – CFE-CGC trade union

Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Born April 20, 1959.

 

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 Director representing employee shareholders

Caroline Simon

Caroline Simon

Member of the Audit Committee

Born November 3, 1968.

 

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Commissioner of the French Government

Laurent Michel

Laurent Michel

Commissioner of the French Government – Department of Climate and Energy at France’s Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

 

 

 

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Florence Tordjman

Florence Tordjman

Substitute Commissioner of the French Government – Department of Climate and Energy at France’s Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

 

 

 

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