Jean-Bernard LEVY, 
Chairman and CEO,

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Jean-Bernard Lévy is Chairman and CEO of EDF, having been appointed in November 2014.

He began his career at France Télécom in 1979 as an engineer in Angers, and was later promoted to Deputy Head of Human Resources.

From 1988 to 1993, Jean-Bernard led the Telecommunications Satellites division of Matra Espace, and was then appointed as Chairman and CEO of Matra Communication. In 1998, he became CEO, then managing partner at Oddo & Cie after which he joined Vivendi as CEO until becoming Chairman of their Management Board. He then served as Chairman and CEO of Thales Group, specialising in the aerospace and defence industries, until 2014.

Jean-Bernard’s education includes graduating from École Polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech. He is married with four children and is a Knight of the French Legion of Honour.