EDF Announces Leadership Changes to Drive Renewable Energy Growth

EDF Announces Leadership Changes to Drive Renewable Energy Growth

(IN BRIEF) EDF Renewables, a prominent player in renewable energy, is proposing Béatrice Buffon as its new Chairman and CEO. This change follows the decision of Bruno Bensasson, the current Chairman and CEO, to step down to pursue other opportunities. Emmanuelle Verger will now report directly to Luc Rémont, EDF’s Chairman and CEO. These shifts aim to enhance international collaboration, organizational transparency, and coordination within the Group, as well as drive growth in decarbonized energy initiatives.

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 28-Mar-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), a French multinational electric utility company, announces that its subsidiary, EDF Renewables, a leading player in the renewable energy sector, is set to propose Béatrice Buffon as its new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer during the Board of Directors meeting on April 5, 2024. Buffon, currently serving as Group Senior Executive Vice-President overseeing the International Division, will take on this additional role while continuing her current responsibilities.

In a strategic move, Bruno Bensasson, the current Group Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of the Renewable Energies Division and Chairman and CEO of EDF Renewables, will step down from his role on April 15, 2024, to pursue new professional opportunities. Emmanuelle Verger, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Hydro, will now report directly to Luc Rémont, Chairman and CEO of the Group.

Luc Rémont expressed gratitude to Bruno Bensasson for his significant contributions over his six years with the Group, highlighting the remarkable growth in EDF Renewables’ installed capacity under his leadership. Rémont emphasized the need for enhanced international collaboration and organizational transparency to further drive the Group’s decarbonized energy initiatives. He entrusted Béatrice Buffon with the responsibility of leading EDF Renewables while spearheading efforts to streamline organizational processes and leverage synergies for optimal growth.

Regarding the upcoming changes in the French hydroelectricity sector, Rémont stressed the importance of meticulous coordination and collaboration across various Group divisions. He appointed Emmanuelle Verger to report directly to him to ensure effective management during this transformative phase.

Bruno Bensasson expressed gratitude for his tenure leading EDF’s Renewable Energies Division and praised the dedication of the division’s 10,000 employees in advancing the fight against climate change.

These leadership changes underscore EDF’s commitment to driving sustainable energy growth and fostering organizational agility to meet evolving industry demands.

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