EDF Group has announced several appointments within its Group Finance Division and two of its affiliates’ Executive Teams: EDF Renewables, EDF Group’ subsidiary for the development of renewables and Dalkia, EDF Group’s main subsidiary for energy services.
Emilio Zito is appointed Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for the EDF Group. He is taking over Aymeric Ducrocq who is appointed Chief Financial Officer of EDF Renewables. Denis Rouhier, his predecessor, is appointed Chief Financial Officer of Dalkia.
These appointments are effective as of 1 November 2020.
Emilio Zito, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions of EDF Group
Emilio Zito joined EDF in 2008 as an M&A and investment manager and since he originated, led and executed a wide range of greenfield and brownfield transactions across the energy chain and related infrastructure.
Between 2011 and 2018, he relocated in London taking on the M&A activity for EDF’s UK subsidiary, EDF Energy. Among other things, he led the equity raise for nuclear Hinkley Point C project in England and related partnership negotiation, as well as the entry of third party investors in the Group’s renewables assets in the country.
Emilio started his career in investment banking in London and Procter & Gamble in Geneva. He studied between Milan, Paris and the USA, holding a double MSc in General Management from Milan Bocconi University and HEC Paris respectively, and a Graduate Certificate in Finance from the University of California San Diego.
Aymeric Ducrocq, Chief Financial Officer of EDF Renewables
Aymeric Ducrocq studied at the National Administration School (ENA) and graduated from the IEP Paris Political Science Institute. His career began in 2004 when he joined the General Directorate of the Treasury at the French ministry for the Economy and Finance.
In 2008, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he was involved in governance reform and arrangements for the IMF’s intervention in response to the global financial crisis.
In 2011, he joined the Government Shareholding Agency (APE), also part of the French Finance ministry. In that role, he oversaw the various shareholdings owned by the French state. He was then appointed Head of Industry Shareholdings to direct a number of capital transactions on behalf of the French state.
In 2016, he joined the EDF Group’s finance division as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. He led acquisitions and asset disposals across the Group’s various business lines, including renewable energies and storage. Since 2017, he has also had responsibility for investor relations and markets and overseen all the Group’s financial reporting, as well as relations with its debt and equity investors.
Denis Rouhier, Chief Financial Officer of Dalkia
Denis Rouhier started his career in 1990 at Cegelec where he acquired the experience of monitoring turnkey projects in engineers operational environment, through internal audit, then as Unit Financial Controller (Dispatching export).
In 1999, he joined EDEV, Financial Holding of EDF and enhanced his skills in the area of “corporate” including consolidation and IFRS (Clemessy, Tiru, ASA Austria), and in the equity financing transactions and investments.
At the end of 2005, he joined EDF Renewables to prepare the company to IPO which happened in November 2006. He is in charge of the Controlling Department which he structures and animates to meet the requirements of a group listed on SBF 120 in a context of strong growth of international business.
In October 2012, he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer at EDF Renewables. Besides the Controlling function, he is in charge of Tax Department, Treasury and Structured Finance Department and since 2017 of M&A – DSSA Department, particularly with the recent acquisition in France of Futuren for onshore wind and of Luxel for solar as part of the EDF Group Solar Plan.
Denis Rouhier graduated from the Paris Graduate School of Management.