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EDF Energies Nouvelles appoints Carmelo Scalone to head up the New Business department

  • Corporate

EDF Energies Nouvelles has announced the appointment of Carmelo Scalone as Director of New Business with effect from January 13th, 2014. In this role, he will also be joining EDF Energies Nouvelles’ Executive Committee.

Carmelo Scalone’s primary duties with EDF Energies Nouvelles, which conducts internationally over 80% of its activities in 18 countries, will be to:

  • execute the company’s international expansion strategy and extend its positions to new and existing energy segments in new geographical regions;
  • oversee partnerships and subsidiaries in new countries as they start up their operations

Since 2007, Carmelo Scalone has been Director of Business Development at the renewable subsidiary of Portuguese energy group EDP.

A graduate of the IESE Business School in Barcelona and Bocconi University in Milan and a qualified electrical engineer, he has held various management positions in Italy, Spain and Sweden in the renewables industry and with international energy groups.

Commenting on the appointment, Antoine Cahuzac, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energies Nouvelles, said: “Carmelo Scalone’s extensive knowledge of the renewable energies sector and the development skills he has gained throughout his international career represent key strengths that will help to maintain EDF Energies Nouvelles’ expansion drive into new high-potential countries.”

Carmelo Scalone is joining the Executive Committee which for the record, has the following members:

  •        Jean-Louis Mathias, Chairman of the Board
  •        Antoine Cahuzac, Chief Executive Officer
  •        Yvon André, Chief Operating Officer – France
  •        Bénédicte Gendry, Secretary General, Head of Legal
  •        Nathalie Guyot, Head of Human Resources
  •        Emmanuel Jaclot, Executive VP – Strategy, M&A and DSSA
  •        Laurence Juin, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Europe
  •        Olivier Paquier, Chief Operating Officer – Distributed Energies
  •        Denis Rouhier, Chief Financial Officer
  •        Jean-Philippe Salomé, Head of Industry
About EDF Energies NouvellesEDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.

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