Gérard Mestrallet is Honorary Chairman of ENGIE, Honorary Chairman of SUEZ, Executive Chairman of AFALULA, Non-Executive Director on the Board of Societe Generale SA, Board member of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Electricity Co. and Co-Chair of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.
Gérard has held various positions at the Treasury Department and as a staff member for the Minister of Economy and Finance (J. Delors).
He joined Compagnie Financière de SUEZ in 1984. In 1991 he was named Chairman of the Management Committee of Societe Generale de Belgique. In 1995, Gérard became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de SUEZ. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE) when SUEZ merged with Gaz de France on July 2008.
Gérard is Chairman of Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE). He is a member of the Board of Societe Generale, of Saudi Electric Company (Saudi Arabia), and of the Shanghai and Beijing Mayors’ International Economic Advisory Council, and Chairman of the Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council. He is also a member of the International Council of JP Morgan Chase.
Gérard has recently been appointed by the President of France as Executive Chairman of the French Agency for the cultural, heritage and tourism development of AlUla (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) in cooperation with the Kingdom.