Jean-Bernard Lévy

Électricité de France (EDF)

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

A former student of École Polytechnique (class of 1973) and Telecom Paris Tech, Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career at France Télécom in 1979 as a works engineer at the Angers Division. First in charge of the management of the executive managers and human resources budgets at the headquarters in 1982, he was then appointed as Deputy Head of human resources. In 1986, he became Technical Advisor to the office of Gérard Longuet, Minister for Postal Services and Telecommunications. From 1988 to 1993, he managed the telecommunications satellite activity of Matra Espace, now Matra Marconi Space. From 1993 to 1994, he ran the office of Gérard Longuet, Minister for Industry, Postal Services and Communications and Foreign Trade. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matra Communication In 1995. In 1998, he joined Oddo & Cie as Chief Executive Officer and later became Managing Partner. In summer 2002, he joined Vivendi serving as Vivendi’s Chief Executive Officer until April 2005 and as Chairman of the Management Board between April 2005 and June 2012. From December 2012 to November 2014, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thales defense and aerospace group. Director of EDF since 23 November 2014, Jean-Bernard Lévy has been the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since November 2014.

Sessions With Jean-Bernard Lévy

Thursday, 10 March