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Gérard Mestrallet-Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ

Gérard Mestrallet

Director - Chairman of Honour of SUEZ

Date of initial appointment: December.05.2007

Start date of current mandate: April.28.2016

Termination date of current mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 31 December, 2019.

Gérard Mestrallet is Chairman of Honour of SUEZ and ENGIE. He chairs the Foundation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE) and the organization Paris Europlace (in charge of promoting Paris financial marketplace). Graduated from École polytechnique, École nationale de l’aviation civile, Institut d’études politiques de Toulouse and École nationale d’administration, he began his career in the Directorate General of Treasury. He served as technical advisor for industrial affairs in the office of the minister of Economics and Finance (Jacques Delors) before joining, in 1984, the Compagnie Financière de SUEZ. In 1991, he became Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique and became, in 1995, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de SUEZ. From July 2008 to May 2016, Gérard Mestrallet was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ (ENGIE after 2015). In addition to several other term of offices (Société Générale, Saudi Electricity Company, member of the Councils of Mayors of Beijing, Chongqing, Moscow), Gérard Mestrallet was recently appointed by the President of French Republic as Executive Chairman of the French Agency for the Development of Al Ula (in Saudi Arabia), a French organization in charge of tourism and cultural development in the area in cooperation with the Saudi Kingdom.
 Other major offices and positions held during the last five years


Director of Société Générale (France) and Saudi Electricity Company (Saudi Arabia).


Expired during the last five years

Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ (until May 14, 2019).

Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE (until May 18, 2018).

Member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG (until January 31, 2018).

Chariman and Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE (until May 3, 2016).

Director of Saint-Gobain (until June 4, 2015) and Pargesa Holding SA (until May 6, 2014).

Terms of office in various ENGIE Group and SUEZ Group companies.

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