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Appointment of Bruno Bensasson to the EDF Group’s Executive Committee

  • Corporate

Bruno Bensasson will be re-joining EDF on 16 April as Group Senior Executive President responsible for Renewable Energies and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energies Nouvelles.

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 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. He was appointed 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. Since 2016 he has been CEO of Engie Africa.

Bruno Bensasson takes over from Antoine Cahuzac, who wanted to exercise his right to retire. At Jean-Bernard Lévy’s request and to make sure the transition is as smooth and efficient as possible, Antoine Cahuzac has agreed to take on the role of advisor to the CEO until the end of the year.

On the release of this announcement, Jean-Bernard Lévy stated: “I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to Antoine for his contribution to strategy and operations which has been key to the undeniable success of EDF’s Renewables division. I am delighted that Antoine has agreed to continue to help the group for a few months during this transition phase. I know that all the teams will join me in welcoming the arrival of Bruno Bensasson, a real expert when it comes to renewable energy in France as well as internationally, and an experienced manager.”   

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About EDF

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 35.1 million customers, of which 26.5 million in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €70 billion in 2017. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

About EDF Energies Nouvelles

EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 10 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, China, India, or South Africa, and North Africa and Gulf Cooperation Council regions. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, distributed energies and energy storage. 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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