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Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, earning educational background on science from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and in engineering from the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées, has started her career in the scientific research area at the French National Research Institute and the French Atomic Energy Commission on nuclear energy, before joining the World Bank in Washington D.C. as a consultant.
She also worked for the Service of the Prime Minister in France within the General Secretary for European affairs with responsibility for energy and competitiveness matters, and as the advisor for various ministers (European Affairs State Secretary, M. Jean-Pierre Jouyet – 2008/2009 ; State Minister responsible for Energy and sustainable development, M. Jean-Louis Borloo – 2009/2010).
In the course of 2010, she joined GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE) as Senior Vice-President for European and Regulatory Affairs. On January 1st, 2016, she became Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE France Renewable Energy (2,200 people working on hydro, on-shore wind, solar, biomethane and offshore wind, 6 000 MW installed achieving 900 M€ of revenues in 2018). From May 2019 until March 2021, she was a member of the Executive Committee of ENGIE Group responsible for the Renewables Global Business Line and Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE North America (6,500 employees working in the U.S. and in Canada, achieving $5.0 billion of revenues in 2019), based in Houston.
She joined Schneider Electric as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy in March 2021, based in Boston. Since April 2022, she is Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric. She also serves on the Board of Air France - KLM since May 2021.
About Schneider Electric:
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, their technology, software and services improve the way their customers manage and automate their operations. Their connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, they call this Life Is On.