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Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Experienced Chairman: CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50, SBF 120, Public Sector, Private Sector, Charities
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 29 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge of the utility sector, finance, industrials, insurance, government, manufacturing and construction
  • Experience as Governance Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Compensation Committee member, Finance Committee member, Investment Committee member, Management Development Committee member, Strategy Committee member
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Current Positions

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.

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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.

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Steven (Steve) Gregg

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Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby is the Chair of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc and is Senior Independent Director and chair of the Remuneration Committee at Diageo. She is Non-Executive Director  of BHP, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee, and of Unilever  and the UKʼs National Health Service (NHS-England). She is also a member of The Takeover Panel in the UK.

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Charles (Chad) Holliday

Chad Holliday is Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and serves as the Lead Independent Director at Deere & Company and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He previously served as CEO and then Chairman of Dupont, Chairman of the Bank of America Corporation, The Business Council, Catalyst, the National Academy of Engineering, the Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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