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Bruno Bensasson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renewables & EDF Group Senior Executive Vice President, Renewable energies

Born in Paris in 1972, Bruno Bensasson studied engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines in Paris. He began his professional career in 1998 at the Autorité de Sureté Nucléaire (the French Nuclear Safety Authority) as regional manager (Lower and Upper Normandy) then as the CEO's Chief of Staff. Between 2004 and 2006 he held the position of technical advisor responsible for the environment, new energies and nuclear energy at the Ministry of Industry, and then technical advisor to the President of France responsible for industry, the environment and transport.

Born in Paris in 1972, Bruno Bensasson studied engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines in Paris. He began his professional career in 1998 at the Autorité de Sureté Nucléaire (the French Nuclear Safety Authority) as regional manager (Lower and Upper Normandy) then as the CEO's Chief of Staff. Between 2004 and 2006 he held the position of technical advisor responsible for the environment, new energies and nuclear energy at the Ministry of Industry, and then technical advisor to the President of France responsible for industry, the environment and transport.

He joined SUEZ in 2007 as Director of Economic Studies in the Development and Strategy Department. In 2011, he joined the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ as Director of Strategy and Sustainable Development; and CEO of GDF SUEZ Energie France at the beginning of 2013 before becoming Executive Vice President in charge of the development and production of renewable energy at GDF SUEZ Energie Europe in July 2014. In 2016 he was appointed CEO of Engie Africa.

Since April 2018, Bruno Bensasson has been EDF Group Senior Executive Vice President, Renewable Energies and Chairman & CEO of EDF Renewables. He is member of the EDF Executive Committee and of the boards of Luminus and EDF Trading.

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Bruno Fyot

Chief Operating Officer

Bruno Fyot started his career at EDF in 1988 as Field Manager within the distribution network business.

Bruno Fyot started his career at EDF in 1988 as Field Manager within the distribution network business.

In 1994 he joined EDF GDF Services as an advisor for IT strategy to the executive committee.

In 1997 he became head of a local distribution and supply business unit in the Lorraine region.

In 2000 he joined EDF Energy in the UK where he was responsible for the integration of SWEB and London Electricity Group supply businesses, following their acquisition by EDF. He then became Director for Call Centre Operations and finally Managing Director for B2B in 2002.

On his return to the EDF Group in 2005 he was appointed Program Director, responsible for preparing the Customers business to deregulated B2C markets.

Between 2008 and 2011 he was Director for B2B supply at EDF, leading 8 regional sales and customer services business units.

In 2011, he was appointed CEO of Électricité de Strasbourg Group, a listed subsidiary of EDF, and EDF Group regional representative in Alsace.

Since 2015 he serves as Chief Operating Officer of EDF Renewables.

Bruno graduated from Telecom Bretagne, and holds an MBA from the Theseus Institute (EDHEC Business School)

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Frédéric Belloy

Executive Vice-President, International operations

He started his career at JP Morgan in London as M&A analyst in 2000.

He started his career at JP Morgan in London as M&A analyst in 2000.

He joined EDF in 2003 as M&A manager. In 2007, he joined EDF Renewables as Project Director of PV Business Development and Structured Assets Sales. He became in 2010, CEO of EDF Renewables in French Overseas and VP in charge of Business Development in Africa and South America.

In 2015, he was appointed Executive VP of EDF Renewables in charge of Onshore France and member of the Executive Committee.

Since 2016, he is Executive VP for International operations (except North America) and oversees EDF Renewables’ activities in key areas: South America, Europe (except France), Africa, Middle East and Asia.

He holds a master degree in Banking and Finance at Paris Dauphine University. Otherwise, he participated to the JP Morgan Analyst Training Program in New York City.

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Cédric Le Bousse

Director of Renewable Marine Energies France

Cédric Le Bousse holds an engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and began his career at EDF Renewables (formerly Energies Nouvelles) in 2006.

Cédric Le Bousse holds an engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and began his career at EDF Renewables (formerly Energies Nouvelles) in 2006.

As project manager, he took part in the development of our first offshore wind projects in France. He was particularly involved in matters such as dialogue and negotiation with local stakeholders (mayors, government representatives, associations, fishermen, unions, etc.). He also was EDF EN representative regarding the construction of offshore projects in Belgium (Thorntonbank wind farm) and followed the construction of Teesside wind farm in the United Kingdom.

From 2009, he created and structured the Israeli subsidiary of the group. There, he was in charge of negotiating partnerships with local developers, securing financing and developing the solar portfolio. From 2012, as Project Manager and then CTO of the Polat Energy subsidiary in Turkey, he was in charge of the engineering, contracting and construction of the company’s wind projects. He was responsible for delivering the Geycek onshore wind project (168MW) through all stages from permitting to commissioning.

Back to France in 2014 as Deputy VP Industry for offshore and marine projects, he contributed to the structuring of our teams and offshore projects in France, as well as to the launch and construction of the Blyth project in the United Kingdom.

Since 2016, he has been Vice President Asia within the International Division where he manages the activity in China, India, South-East Asia and Australia. He recently worked on the creation of a joint venture with China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy) to build and operate the Dongtai offshore wind farm. This success allows EDF Renewables to enter the Asian offshore wind market, EDF Renewables becoming the first foreign offshore wind developer to join the Chinese market.

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Nicolas Couderc

Executive Vice-President, France

Nicolas Couderc joined the EDF Group in 2008, at the Corporate Strategy division; he then became Head of Portfolio Structuring for Europe within the Optimization and Trading division in 2010.

Nicolas Couderc joined the EDF Group in 2008, at the Corporate Strategy division; he then became Head of Portfolio Structuring for Europe within the Optimization and Trading division in 2010.

In 2014, he first became advisor to the CEO of EDF Renewables, then Head of Strategy and M&A.

In 2016, Nicolas Couderc is appointed as Executive VP, France. He is responsible for all EDF Renewables onshore activities in France (wind and PV plants) and is a member of EDF Renewables Executive Committee.

Nicolas Couderc is also a Board member of the Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables, the leading renewable energy professional association in France and of WindEurope.

Prior to EDF, Nicolas Couderc spent several years in the finance sector as a university teacher and researcher, then as a market economist. He has been an associate professor since 2008 of Finance at ESCP Europe and he keeps on teaching regularly.

Former student at École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud, Nicolas Couderc graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holds a Doctorate in Economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

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Antoine Genevois

Group General Counsel

Antoine Genevois began his career in 2000 as a legal counsel at Thales. He contributed to drafting and implementing the Thales Values and Compliance Charter within the group and was involved in issues surrounding anti-bribery laws in international business.

Antoine Genevois began his career in 2000 as a legal counsel at Thales. He contributed to drafting and implementing the Thales Values and Compliance Charter within the group and was involved in issues surrounding anti-bribery laws in international business.

In 2003, he joined Areva NC as a legal counsel where he was managing all legal and compliance issues for the Enrichment Business Unit.

In 2006, he was posted by Areva to the USA, where he stayed until 2012, during which period, as well as day-to-day management of strategic legal aspects, he was appointed General Counsel for North America. In this role, he was responsible for designing a new organization for Legal Areva’s activities in North America.

In 2012, he was appointed General Counsel and Compliance Officer at Framatome, where he piloted all Framatome’s legal functions and headed its legal teams in France, Germany, the USA and China. He was also involved in the program to restructure Framatome prior to its sale to EDF.

He has a PhD in business law and wrote a thesis on the international efficiency of anti-bribery laws in international business transactions.

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Tristan Grimbert

Executive Vice-President, North America

His career began in 1990 as Regional Director at Invest in France Agency, a French ministry of Foreign Affairs subsidiary promoting foreign investments. In 1992, he joined the Sales and International Consultancy group at Advans international and later was promoted to partner. From 1997 to 2004, he was President and CEO of Mensi SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF. Mensi was sold to Trimble Navigation Ltd in 2003.

His career began in 1990 as Regional Director at Invest in France Agency, a French ministry of Foreign Affairs subsidiary promoting foreign investments. In 1992, he joined the Sales and International Consultancy group at Advans international and later was promoted to partner. From 1997 to 2004, he was President and CEO of Mensi SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF. Mensi was sold to Trimble Navigation Ltd in 2003.

He joined EDF Renewables in 2004 as President and Chief Operating Officer of EDF Renewables US, its American subsidiary. He was appointed CEO in July 2008 and later that same year was named CEO of both EDF Renewables Canada and EDF Renewables Mexico, as he led the expansion into both countries.

Tristan Grimbert leads EDF Renewables’ renewable energy operations in North America which includes EDF Renewables US, EDF Renewables Canada, EDF Renewables Mexico, and groSolar.

He is a board member of EDF Inc., the holding company encompassing all other EDF entities in North America. He also serves as Chairman on the Board of Directors for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and is a Board Member of DK Energy, a U.S. subsidiary of Dalkia and the EDF Group affiliate focused on distributed energy services.

He is a graduate of Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (now AgroParisTech) and holds a management degree from INSEAD.

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Nathalie Guyot

Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Before joining EDF Renewables in 2002, Nathalie Guyot worked in the publication office at the European Movement, in particular for issues related to professional training and social news. Then she joined APICS (European leader in Lean Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management training) to develop training programmes.

Before joining EDF Renewables in 2002, Nathalie Guyot worked in the publication office at the European Movement, in particular for issues related to professional training and social news. Then she joined APICS (European leader in Lean Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management training) to develop training programmes.

She set up the Human Resources department for EDF Renewables during a strong growth period in France and abroad and in 2006, she was in charge of the Employee Offering during the IPO.

She manages social relations, the remuneration policy and employee benefits, training, professional development, recruiting, social responsibility, HR monitoring, HR coordination within EDF Renewables and since 2013, health and safety.

Nathalie is a member of EDF Renewables Executive Committee and a member of EDF Group HR Steering Committee.

She has a double Masters II degree in Germanic Studies and European Studies.

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Aymeric Ducrocq

Group Chief Financial Officer

Aymeric Ducrocq’s career started in 2004 at the French Ministry of Finance, Treasury Directorate. For four years he worked in the treasury’s International Department, first on trade negotiations conducted within the framework of the WTO, then on financing development aid in collaboration with multilateral development banks.

Aymeric Ducrocq’s career started in 2004 at the French Ministry of Finance, Treasury Directorate. For four years he worked in the treasury’s International Department, first on trade negotiations conducted within the framework of the WTO, then on financing development aid in collaboration with multilateral development banks.

In 2008, he was sent to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he was appointed Adviser to the Executive Director for France, then the Alternate Executive Director for France from 2009 to 2011. He took part in the reform of IMF governance and lending toolkit during the global financial crisis and performed an oversight role in the IMF's financial assistance programmes to the many Member States affected by the crisis.

In 2011, he joined the Ministry of Finance’s State Shareholding Agency (APE). At the outset, he managed State-owned companies in the transport, infrastructure and audio-visual sectors, then became Director for the industry portfolio. In this role, he carried out oversight of various companies in the defence, aeronautics and automotive sectors, served on the board of directors for certain companies and conducted numerous market operations on behalf of the State as a shareholder.

In 2016, he came on board the EDF Group’s Finance Department as Group Head of M&A. He has led various asset acquisition and disposal programmes in a variety of Group business lines (nuclear services, mobility, power transmission, services, renewable energies, storage, LNG infrastructure, etc.). Since 2017, he has also served as Head of Investor Relations, responsible for all Group relations with financial markets, including monitoring all financial publications and supporting dialogue with debt and equity investors.

Aymeric Ducrocq graduated from the Institut d'études politiques (IEP) in Paris and was a student at the Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA).

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Jean-Philippe Salomé

Executive Vice-President Industry

He started his career as being in charge of Asset Management at Cogetherm (CPH Plant & Utilities) and then, worked for a company specialized in SCADA system as Project Manager.

He started his career as being in charge of Asset Management at Cogetherm (CPH Plant & Utilities) and then, worked for a company specialized in SCADA system as Project Manager.

Joining EDF Renewables in September 2002, he became head of engineering in 2005.

Since 2013, he is VP in charge of Industry and member of the Executive Committee. Leading a 150 engineers’ team, he covers the complete value chain for new build assets: Engineering Procurement Construction and Innovation. His technical perimeter includes all technologies on which EDF Renewables is active (wind on-shore, wind off-shore, photovoltaic power plants, concentring solar power (CSP), storage…). He follows EDF Renewables activities everywhere in the world except in North America.

He is a graduate of École des Mines de Douai engineering school with a specialization in Energy Engineering.

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