57 years old
Vice-President of the ENGIE Foundation
Director and member of the Appointments and Governance Committee and Ethics and Sustainable Development Committee of SUEZ
Date of initial appointment: July 15, 2008
Start date of current mandate: May 12, 2015
Termination date of mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.
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Valérie Bernis was born on December 9, 1958. Graduated of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Paris and Université des Sciences Economiques in Limoges, Valérie Bernis has been a member of the Office of the French Minister of Economics, Finance and Privatization (1986-1988), Director of communications at Cerus (1988 – 1993) and Press and Communication Officer for the French Prime Minister (1993-1995). She was subsequently Director in charge of communication of the Compagnie de Suez (1995 – 1997), Deputy Director for financial Communications of the Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux (1997 – 2001), Chairwoman and CEO of Paris Première television station (1999 – 2004), and Deputy CEO and member of the Executive Committee of SUEZ for Communications and Sustainable Development (2001 – 2008). In July 2008, Valérie Bernis was appointed member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ in charge of Communications and Institutional Relations (2008 – 2011). On 1st May 2011, Valérie Bernis was appointed Member of the Management Committee and Executive Vice-President of ENGIE in charge of Communications and Marketing and, in 2013, in charge of Communications, Marketing and Environmental and Social Responsability.