The Management Committee is in charge of managing ENGIE Global Markets. It makes strategic decisions for the company based on the guidelines defined by the Board of Directors.
Chief Executive Officer
Philippe Vedrenne has been with the Group since 1997 when he joined Gaz de France as Key Account Manager. In 1999, he took part in the Gaz de France-Société Générale partnership by implementing hedging products within the Gaz de France sales contracts. He was appointed Head of Sales with Gaselys when the company was set up in June 2001 and became Deputy CEO of Gaselys in March 2005. Philippe received an engineering degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris and completed the management program at the Collège des Ingénieurs.
Jean Pierre François
General Manager in charge of Trading
Jean-Pierre holds more than 20 years of experience in the energy business. He started his career at Electricité de France, as a manager of uranium enrichment contracts. As of 1999, he took an active part in the partnership between Gaz de France and Société Générale which paved the way for the creation of their common energy trading subsidiary, Gaselys, in May 2001. During this period he worked as an oil and gas trader at Société Générale. As of 2001, he held several managerial positions within Gaselys then GST, across the energy complex. Jean-Pierre graduated in Energy Engineering from INSA Lyon and holds Masters degrees in Finance from HEC and in Economics from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mircea Caratas joined Gaselys in 2001 as Energy Derivatives Senior Sales before being appointed Head of European Sales & Origination in 2005. In 2009 he became Chief Commercial Officer of Gaselys and then of GDFSUEZ Trading. He has been a member of ENGIE Global Markets General Management since 2012. Prior to Gaselys, he spent four years at Société Générale, where he was in charge of developping gas and power risk management for the utilities sector. Mircea holds a degree in Oil & Gas Engineering and an International Finance MBA from the Sorbonne University.
General Manager in charge of Support Functions
Before joining SUEZ in 2006, Jean-Baptiste Devalland had already acquired considerable expertise in corporate finance while working in the financial consulting sector for over ten years (Arthur Anderson, Ernst & Young). He was later appointed Deputy CFO of BEE as Head of Business Control. His background as a hydraulic engineer makes him ideally suited to the environment, energy and utilities business in Europe. Jean-Baptiste graduated in engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, and holds an MBA from IAE Paris at the Sorbonne University.
Chief Risk Officer
Ken Robinson joined ENGIE in 2015 with over twenty years of accumulated energy and risk experience across commodities and markets. Ken acquired his comprehensive know-how serving as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for several major energy players, including El Paso Corp. (2004), BP as Global Head of Market Risk and later CRO North America Gas & Power (2007, 2011), and Calpine (2013). His expertise has been recognized as chair of several industry working groups and White papers with the Committee of Chief Risk Officers.Ken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.