Gérard Mestrallet

67 years old

French

Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Strategy Committee of SUEZ

 

Date of initial appointment: December 5, 2007

Start date of current mandate: April 28, 2016

Termination date of mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.

Others titles and positions held (excluding Group): 

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE;
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE Energy Services, Electrabel (Belgium) and GDF SUEZ Energy Management Trading (Belgium);
  • Director of International Power (United Kingdom) and of Société Générale;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG.

BIOGRAPHY

Gérard Mestrallet, born on April 1, 1949, is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d’Administration. After occupying various positions in the Trasury Department and in the office of the Minister of Economics and Finance, Mr. J. Delors, Gérard Mestrallet joined the Compagnie Financière de SUEZ in 1984 as a Project Manager. In 1986, he was appointed Executive Vice-President for industrial affairs. In 1991, Mr. Mestrallet was appointed Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique. In 1995, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de SUEZ. Gérard Mestrallet was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE) following the merger between SUEZ and Gaz de France on July 22, 2008. In 2016, he is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE. He is also President of the Association Paris EUROPLACE, Member of the International Councils of the Mayor of Shanghai and Beijing, Director of Tongji University (Shanghai) and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Cranfield University (UK).