Chairman and CEO of ENGIE
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Gérard Mestrallet was born in Paris in 1949, was educated at the Ecole Polytechnique, is a civil aviation engineer, an alumnus from the National School of Administration (ENA), and was Civil Administrator at the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1978. In 1982, he joined the office of Jacques Delors, Minister of the Economy and Finance, as technical advisor for industrial affairs. In 1984, he was a project officer at the Compagnie Financière Suez, and in 1986 was subsequently appointed as Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of industrial affairs. In 1991, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale in Belgium. He restructured this bank and in 1995 became CEO of Compagnie de Suez, which merged with Lyonnaise des Eaux. He was CEO of Suez in 2001 and reorganized the company to make it a world leader in energy and the environment and conducted the merger with Gaz de France. Since July 2008, he has been Chairman and CEO of GDF SUEZ, which has been renamed ENGIE, and is the world’s third largest group in the energy sector.