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Renationalisation of EDF: the next CEO will be appointed early, announces Bercy


“I hope that the new management of EDF will be operational from the start of the next school year”, specified on Europe 1 the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire.

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Soon a new boss at the head of EDF. The Ministry of the Economy announced, Thursday, July 7, to launch “now” the succession process for EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy, in order to “rapidly” implement the renationalisation of the energy company desired by the government.

“While large-scale projects will be launched by the company in the coming months, the State and Jean-Bernard Lévy have agreed to immediately launch the process of succession of the latter at the head of EDF”, said Bercy. The mandate of Jean-Bernard Levy should end no later than March 18, 2023.

“The new Chairman and CEO of EDF may be appointed before this deadline so that the new manager is quickly able to implement the strategic and industrial projects announced by the President of the Republic”underlined Bercy, citing “notably the launch of the construction program for six EPR 2 nuclear reactors and EDF’s contribution to the accelerated development of renewable energies”.

“I hope that the new management of EDF will be operational from the start of the next school year”, said on Europe 1 the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced the government’s intention to renationalize 100% of the energy company EDF, heavily in debt and challenged to launch a new nuclear program.



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