Members of the Management Committee

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Born April 1, 1949.

Education

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

Professional experience

  • 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 of GDF SUEZ Energy Services**, SUEZ Environnement Company** (France), GDF SUEZ Rassembleurs d’Energies SAS (France)**, Electrabel and GDF SUEZ Energy Management Trading**(Belgium)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aguas de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Director of Saint-Gobain* (France), International Power** (United Kingdom)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG* (Germany)

* Listed Company
** GDF SUEZ Group

 

 

Isabelle Kocher

Isabelle Kocher

Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer

Born December 9, 1966

Education

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

Professional career

  • 2011-2014: 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-President of GDF SUEZ Energie Services (France) and Electrabel (Belgique)**
  • Administrator of GDF SUEZ, SUEZ Environnement Company (France)** and International Power (United Kingdom)
  • Administrator AXA Group*.

* Listed Company
** GDF SUEZ Group

Dirk Beeuwsaert

Dirk Beeuwsaert

Executive Vice-President, in charge of the Energy Europe business line

Born on January, 1948

Education

  • Civil electromechanical engineer
  • Graduate of CEDEP (European Center for Executive Development, Fontainebleau)

Professional career

  • 2013: Officer in charge with the Chief Executive Officer; Vice-President and Chief Executive of Electrabel
  • 2012-2013: Executive Vice-President, in charge of the Energy International business line.
  • 2009-2012: Executive Vice-President, in charge of the Energy Europe & International business line.
  • 2008-2009: Member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ, in charge of the Energy International division, and Deputy of the Energy Europe & International business line.
  • 2003-2008: SUEZ Executive Vice-President in charge of SUEZ Energy International
  • 2000-2003: CEO of Tractebel Electricity and Gas International and a member of Tractebel’s Management Committee.
  • 1990-2000: Member of the Executive Committee of Electrabel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Laborelec and Recybel, and director of several companies, including Synatom Belgonucléaire Twinerg (Luxembourg), Rosen and Alpenergie (Italy), and Electrabel Nederland (Netherlands).
  • 1971-1991: Management positions at power plants in Baudour, Ruien and Zwevegem.
  • 1971: Integrated Intercom, one of three original Electrabel companies.

Principal other memberships and offices held:

  • Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the Board of Electrabel (Belgium)**.
  • Chairman of International Power ltd (United-Kingdom)**.
  • Executive Director of Tractebel Energia (Bresil)** and GDF SUEZ Energy Management Trading (Belgium)**.

* Listed Company
** GDF SUEZ Group

 

 

Valérie Bernis

Valérie Bernis

Executive Vice-President in charge of Communications, Marketing and Sustainable Development

Born on December 9, 1958.  

Education

  • Graduate of the University of Limoges in Economics and of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris)

Professional career

  • 2008-2011: Member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ, in charge of Communication Management, Financial Communication and Institutional Relations
  • 2001-2008: Executive Vice-President of SUEZ, in charge of Communications and Sustainable Development and member of the Executive Committee
  • 1999-2004: Chief Executive Officer of cable channel Paris Première
  • 1997-2001: Senior Vice-President for Financial and Corporate Communications and Special Advisor to the President of Suez Lynonnaise des Eaux
  • 1995-1997: Communications Director at Compagnie de Suez
  • 1993-1995: Press and Communications Officer for Paris Representative Edouard Balladur
  • 1988-1991: Communications Director at Cerus
  • 1986-1988: Member of the office of the French Ministry of Economics, Finance and Privatization

Other memberships and offices held

Independant Director:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Euro Disney. Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Board of BULL. Member of the Audit Committee

Other memberships held:

  • Director of SUEZ-Tractebel
  • Director of Société Monégasque d’Electricité et de Gaz (SMEG)
  • Director of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT
  • Director of SUEZ Energy Resources NA (SERNA)

 

Jean-Marie Dauger

Jean-Marie Dauger

Executive Vice-President, in charge of the Global Gaz & LNG Business Line

Born April 27, 1952.

Education

  • Graduate of the HEC business school

Professional career

  • 2007-2008: Chief Operating Officer of Gaz de France and Head of the Global Gas & LNG Business Line of Gaz de France
  • 2004-2007: Executive Vice President of Gaz de France in charge of energy supply, production and trading for the Group and of International development
  • 2000-2004: Executive Vice President of Gaz de France
  • 1995-2000: Head of the Strategy and Control of Gaz de France
  • 1991-1995: Head of the Gas Supply Division of Gaz de France
  • 1985: joined the Gas Supply Division of Gaz de France
  • 1978-1985: Production and Transmission Division of Gaz de France

Jean-Marie Dauger began his career in different positions at Péchiney, Trad Bank (Lebanon) and in the Finance Division of EDF.

Other memberships and offices held

  • President of the France-Algeria Council of Chief Executives – MEDEF International

 

Jean-Claude Depail

Jean-Claude Depail

Executive Vice-President, in charge of the Infrastructures Business Line

Born in 1949.

Education

  • Degree in Engineering at ENSEM in Nancy (France’s elite school of electricity and mechanics)
  • Master’s degree in physical sciences
  • Master’s degree in Economics

Professional career

  • 2007-2010: Chief Operating Officer of the Global Gas & LNG Business Line
  • 2003-2007: Head of the France Négoce in charge of gas supplies, responsible for optimizing natural gas management and for sales to major clients in Europe
  • 2000-2003: Head of Sales and Marketing for France Négoce
  • 1999-2000: Head of Key Accounts for Gaz de France
  • 1998-1999: prepares the sales organization of Gaz de France for major accounts following the adoption of the first gas directive
  • 1993-1998: joins the Sales Division, in charge of relations with major industrial accounts
  • 1990-1993: Head of the Normandy Region of the Transportation Production Division of Gaz de France
  • 1986-1990: Regional Delegate to Angoulême for the Compagnie Française du Méthane, a subsidiary of Elf, Total and Gaz de France
  • 1983-1986: Head of the Research Department in charge of designing the transportation network
  • 1978-1983: joins the Transportation Production Division of Gaz de France
  • 1973-1978: joined the Economic Research Department of the Economic and Commercial Division of Gaz de France

Other memberships and offices held

  • President of the European Association of Infrastructure Operators

 

Henri Ducré

 

Henri Ducré

Executive Vice-President, in charge of Group Human Resources

Born on April 14, 1956.   

Education

  • Graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers

Professional career

  • 2012 : President in charge of the Energy France Branch
  • 2008-2012: Member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ in charge of the Gaz de France Energy France Branch
  • 2007-2008: Director of the Gaz de France Energy France Branch
  • 2004-2007: Director of EDF Gaz de France Distribution
  • 2002-2004: Director of Distribution and Sales of EDF’s Americas Division
  • 2001-2002: General Manager of Edenor (an EDF subsidiary in Argentina)
  • 1979: Joins Gaz de France

Autres fonctions et mandats en cours

  • President of GDF SUEZ IT (France) and GDF SUEZ Management Company Belgium (Belgium)**
  • Administrator  of GDF SUEZ University, GDF SUEZ Company Foundation (France) and GDF SUEZ Energy España (Spain)
  • Manager of GDF SUEZ Management Company SNC (France)

** Groupe GDF SUEZ

 

 

Jérôme Tolot

Jérôme Tolot 

Executive Vice-President, in charge of the Energy Services Business Line

Born on January 4, 1952.

Education

  • Graduate of INSEAD and l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
  • Holds a DESS in Economics

Professional career

  • 2005: Executive Vice-President of SUEZ Energy Services
  • 2002: Executive Vice-President of SUEZ and member of the Executive Committee
  • 1982: joins Lyonnaise des Eaux after working as a consultant with McKinsey. Serves successively as Senior Vice President of Degrémont, Senior Executive Vice President of GTM Group, then Vinci. Chairman and CEO of SITA

Other memberships and offices held

  • Director of Société Monégasque d’Electricité et de Gaz (SMEG), GDF SUEZ  Energy Services International and Cofely Fabricom (Belgium).
  • Director of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT company, GDF SUEZ Energy Services, GDF SUEZ New Ventures, Cofely Ineo, GDF SUEZ University, GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation (France), Tracatabel Engineering (Belgium), Cofely España (Espagne) and Cofely Italia SPA (Italie)


 

Willem van Twembeke

Willem van Twembeke

Executive Vice-President, in charge of the Energy International business line

Born in 1965.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, 1994, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)
  • Postgraduate in de Bedrijfskunde, 1992, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)
  • Master in Engineering, major Nuclear Science, 1990, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York (U.S.A)
  • Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering, major Electrical Power, 1988, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)

Professional career

  • 2011-2013: President & CEO GDF SUEZ Energy Asia
  • 2010-2011: COO GDF SUEZ Energy Latin America
  • 2006-2010: Deputy General Manager Trading and Portfolio Management, Electrabel (Belgium)
  • 2004-2006: CEO SUEZ Energy Peru and EnerSur (Peru)
  • 2004-2005: CEO of Gas Natural de Lima y Callao (Peru)
  • 2001-2004: Chief Executive Officer of Electroandina S.A. (Chile)
  • 2000-2001: Commercial director EnerSur (Peru)
  • 1997-2000: Site manager of the Nehuenco power plant and Site manager /Operations manager of the Tocopilla power plant (Chile)
  • 1991-1997: Tractebel Energy Engineering (Belgium)

Other memberships and offices held

  • Exectutive Officer d’International Power Ltd (United-Kingdom)
  • Administrator of Tractabel  Engineering (Belgium)** and Tractabel Energia SA (Brazil)