Valérie Bernis

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.

Others titles and positions held (excluding Group):

  • Director of Atos and Occitane International SA;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurodisney SCA


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.