Gérard Mestrallet is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d’Administration. Mr. Mestrallet joined Compagnie Financière de SUEZ in 1984, as a project manager. In 1986, he was appointed Executive Vice-President for industrial affairs. In February 1991, he was appointed Deputy Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique. In 1995, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de SUEZ, then, in June 1997, Chairman of the Management Board of SUEZ Lyonnaise des Eaux. On May 4th, 2001, Mr. Mestrallet was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ, a position he held until he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ when SUEZ merged with Gaz de France on July 22nd, 2008. He is also the President of Association Paris Europlace.
L'équation énergétique européenne est marquée par trois contraintes: sécurité d'approvisionnement, lutte contre le réchauffement climatique et compétitivité. Mais elle se complique avec les choix allemands sur le nucléaire, l'arrivée des gaz de schiste, l'avènement des énergies renouvelables, la montée en puissance des grands émergents. Quelles conséquences pour l'Europe, et pour les poids lourds du secteur?
The European energy equation is defined by three constraints: security of supply, fighting against climate change, competitiveness. It is complicated with the German choice on nuclear power, the arrival of shale gas, the rise of renewable energy, the impact of large emerging countries on the energy markets. What does it change for Europe and its industrial heavyweights?