EDF announces new Executive VP of Human Resources: Caroline Chanavas

EDF announces new Executive VP of Human Resources: Caroline Chanavas

(IN BRIEF) Caroline Chanavas is set to join EDF as Executive Vice-President of Human Resources on April 17, 2023, to succeed Christophe Carval, who will retire in the coming months. Chanavas, who is currently the Executive Vice-President of Human Resources at Naval Group, started her career in China in 1990 and later served as the Director of Procurement in the Services Division at Naval Group in 2013. Meanwhile, Christophe Carval, who has been the Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources Division, since 2017, will retire from EDF in the coming months.

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 14-Apr-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Caroline Chanavas, 57, holds Master’s level degrees in multilingual engineering from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) and from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), and a Master’s degree in Chinese. She has also been a senior fellow of the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN).

She began her career in China, in 1990, as Sales Manager at Imaje-Jingling. In 1995, she joined Sema Group (now SchlumbergerSema) and created the Chinese subsidiary of which she subsequently became General Manager.

On her return to France, she became Alliances and Partnerships Director for SchlumbergerSema.

In 2003, Caroline Chanavas was appointed Vice-President for Asia-Pacific Strategy at Bull, before joining the Air Operations Division of Thales in 2006, where she held in turn the positions of Vice-President for Sales, then for Commercial Operations, and then for Strategy and Marketing.

In 2013, Caroline Chanavas joined Naval Group as Director of Procurement in the Services Division, responsible for the maintenance and modernisation of naval systems for marine forces.

She has been Naval Group Executive Vice-President, Human Resources, since 2017.

Caroline Chanavas will join EDF on 17 April 2023 as Executive Vice-President, Human Resources, with a view to succeeding to Christophe Carval when he retires in the next few months.

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources Division, since July 2017, Christophe Carval holds a degree in electrical engineering from HEI Lille. In 1982, he joined the EDF Group and Gaz de France, where he held numerous management positions, as unit director and then as regional director, in business activities from network operations to management of concessions and customers. In 2007, he was in charge of creating the project of EDF Group’s new Shared Services Division, which he subsequently headed until 2011. He was appointed as Transformation Director in 2011 and then in 2014 Human Resources Health and Safety and Transformation Director at Enedis.

About EDF

As a major player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated energy company active in all businesses: generation, transmission, distribution, energy trading, energy sales and energy services. EDF group is a world leader in low-carbon energy, having developed a diverse production mix based mainly on nuclear and renewable energy (including hydropower). It is also investing in new technologies to support energy transition. EDF’s raison d’être is to build a net zero energy future with electricity and innovative solutions and services, to help save the planet and drive well-being and economic development. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 40.3 million customers (1), of whom 30.3 million in France (2). It generated consolidated sales of €143.5 billion
in 2022. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

(1) Since 2018, customers are counted per delivery site. A customer can have two delivery points: one for electricity and another one for gas.
(2) Including ÉS (Électricité de Strasbourg) and SEI.

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