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Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade

Experienced Chairman: CAC All-Tradable, Euronext 100, SBF 120, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 28 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in utilities, building, government, oil & gas
  • Experience as Appointments Committee member, Management Development Committee member, Remuneration Committee member, Strategy Committee member
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Current Positions

Jean-Louis Chaussade serves as a Chairman of JLCH Conseil, Special Advisor of Accuracy (large French consulting firm), Chairman of the Strategic Committee for Waste Processing and Recovery (CSF), Chairman of the Board of the Université Technologique de Compiègne, Non-Executive Board member of Kaufman & Broad SA. He is a Director of Criteria Caixaholding SAU, Co-Chairman of the France-China Committee, a member of the Board of the Institut du Capitalisme Responsable (ICR), a Member of the Chongqin Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Board (CMIA) and SIBAC Vice Chair.

Industry Knowledge

Jean-Louis was Chairman of Suez, the world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, after having been its CEO for 15 years. Prior to this he was Chairman and CEO of Degrémont and served as CEO of Dumez Copisa (Spain). Throughout Jean-Louis’ career he has served on a number of external public and private organisations.

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Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

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 Company and Co-Chair of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

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Sir John Manzoni

Sir John Manzoni

John Manzoni is the incoming Chairman of SSE, the UK utility, Chair Elect of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, a non- departmental UK Government body central to the UK’s nuclear defence strategy and Continuous at Sea Deterrent. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc, and serves on the Global Leadership Council of the Said Business School.

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Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc, a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-Executive Director of the Economist and a member of the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. Vindi sits on the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the Global Leadership Council of the Saïd Business School, Oxford.

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Dame Clara Furse

Dame Clara Furse

Dame Clara Furse is Chairman of HSBC UK plc and a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group plc and Amadeus IT Group SA. She is also a member of the Panel of Senior Advisors to Chatham House, and a member of Bocconi University’s International Advisory Council.

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