EDF Management Team in North and South America
INTERNATIONAL DIVISION SEVP IN CHARGE OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
Philippe has worked in the energy business for 30 years and has held numerous management positions in the areas of generation, commerce, networks, finance, strategy, and business development.
Most recently, Philippe served as Chief Executive Officer of EDF Polska in Warsaw, Poland from 2008 to 2014. In that role, he oversaw operations providing 10% of electricity consumed in Poland and 15% of the heat delivered to district heating systems.
Previously, Philippe worked at EDF Energy in the United Kingdom where he was responsible for the largest sales operations to business consumers. He also served as Head of Corporate Finance and M&A for this subsidiary.
He was appointed in 1994 to the World Bank in Washington, D.C. as a Project Manager in the Africa Region Infrastructure Department.
Castanet graduated as a Power Engineer, specialized in Nuclear Physics, from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.
EVP FINANCE NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
He was previously Chief Financial Officer at UniStar Nuclear Energy LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF, a venture developping new nuclear reactors in the USA.
Before joining UniStar in 2008, Patrick was head of business intelligence for EDF Group’s risk management division, and General Secretary of the Group’s Emergency and Crisis Situation Room.
Previously, Patrick held positions within the Group as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Senior financial advisor for Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Advisor for project finance and Head of the French franc treasury desk for EDF’s cash management division.
Prior to joining EDF in 1990, Patrick was deputy treasurer for Western Europe for General Electric Medical Systems in Paris.
Patrick has a MBA from the McComb Business School at the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Graduate from the EM Lyon Business School in France. He has also served as lieutenant commander in the French Naval Reserve Forces, and is based in Houston.
CEO EDF Chile
In 2003, he joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Paris for three years where he carried out a wide variety of projects in various sectors including energy.
Jean-Lorain was appointed in 2006 as Managing Director of a French engineering school (ISAT) which specializes in the automotive and transportation sectors, located in Nevers / Magny-Cours (center of France).
In 2009, he joined the EDF Group. His first appointment was with Enedis, the French Disco subsidiary in charge of operating 95% of the medium and low voltage electrical grids in France, with 36,000 employees and €13 billion in revenues, as Deputy Regional Director in charge of operations in the Lyon area (south-east of France). In 2013, he became Business Development Manager for Turkey and the MENA area at EDF-IN, which provides technical assistance to electrical distribution companies worldwide. In 2015, Jean-Lorain became Customers & Territories Director at Enedis for North-West of France, and public spokesperson for the company’s Linky Project, a smart meter project in France. In 2017, Jean-Lorain was promoted to Regional Director for Picardy, one of the 25 Regions of Enedis in France, reporting to the ExCom of Enedis.
Jean-Lorain took over as Senior VP of the Andean Region & CEO of EDF Chile in August 2020.
SVP Business Development North America
Ed joined EDF in 2008 as Senior Vice President Projects with Unistar Nuclear Energy, LLC and as General Manager of the proposed new nuclear reactor.
Ed served as senior consultant to PPL Development Company from 2004 through 2008 and previously as Senior Vice President Marketing & Business Development at PG&E National Energy Group from 2001 through 2003 where he managed US gas marketing and power generation development activities.
Prior to that he was Vice President at Columbia Electric Corporation from 1997 to 2001 where he was responsible for all fuel, power sales, and gas fired generation development. From 1992 to 1997, he served as Group Manager for Destec Energy’s domestic and international development activities in the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, and Australia.
Ed held various engineering, planning, and marketing assignments early in his career with Tenneco Gas and United Gas Pipeline based in Houston, TX.
He earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Rutger’s University and a M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston.
CEO EDF Norte Fluminense
Emmanuel joined EDF in 1993 and his first experience in the Brazilian market was between 2004 and 2006, as Technical Superintendent of Light S.A., distributor of electricity in the State of Rio de Janeiro, then a subsidiary of EDF. He later migrated to ENGIE in France, and returned to Brazil in 2016, where he actively contributed to the growth of the ENGIE Group, with extensive experience in regulatory matters and business development in the gas market, which culminated in the acquisition of TAG (Transportadora Associada de Gas) in 2019, which he joined to structure the company as Chief Operating Officer.
Engineer graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble (ENSIEG) and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG). He speaks French, English and Portuguese.
General Counsel North America
Michael Hill is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of EDF Inc. and DK Energ...
Michael Hill is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of EDF Inc. and DK Energy U.S., LLC, where he is responsible for all aspects of legal and regulatory affairs related to the EDF Group’s nuclear business in the U.S., and the EDF Group’s energy efficiency and distributed energy services businesses in the U.S. conducted through DK Energy and Groom Energy Solutions. In January 2022, Michael became General Counsel of Framatome, a company owned by EDF at 75% and providing nuclear reactor and nuclear fuel design, manufacturing and services.
Michael has over fifteen years of experience providing legal and strategic advice to public and private companies. Prior to joining EDF Inc. in December 2011, he practiced law for ten years in the Washington, D.C. of Baker Botts L.L.P., where his practice was concentrated in merger and acquisition, joint venture, and financing transactions for a range of foreign and domestic clients, primarily in the energy, mining and defense sectors.
Michael holds a B.A. in American History and Geology from Washington & Lee University, a M.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. from the University Of Maryland School Of Law.
Vice President R&D - Director of EDF Innovation Lab
Prior to this role, Julien has held various positions at EDF since he joined in 2001, he was notably Director of the Smart Grid Department at EDF Lab in France with a team of 120 people with strong expertise (network development and advanced automation, quality of electricity supply and integration of new customer trends such as electric vehicles, advanced metering infrastructure, operational security, asset reliability and optimized maintenance, cybersecurity,...). Julien has been working for more than 20 years to assess notably large-scale integration of renewables and new usages in power systems.
He holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, 2001, from the Ecole Centrale Marseille. He later completed HEC's School of Management Executive Program in 2013. He has published multiple articles related to energy and power systems and has taught more than 600 hours in top engineering schools in France.