People: Electricite de France SA (EDF.PA)
19 Dec 2014
Mr. David Azema has been a Representative of the French Government on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since November 9, 2012. He is also a Member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Strategy Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He started his career in 1987 at the government accounting office. From 1991 to 1993, he worked at the General Directorate of the National Police and then held several positions in the staff of Martine Aubry, Minister of Labour, Employment and Vocational Training. In 1993, he joined SNCF, the French railway company, where he served in Strategy, as Advisor to the Chairman and as Director of Subsidiaries and Participations. In 1998, he moved to the UK to take up the position of Chairman of Intercontinental and Regional Rail, and then became Chairman and CEO of Eurostar Group Ltd., a joint company of SNCF, SNCB Belgian Railways and Eurostar UK, in charge of managing the Eurostar high speed rail service. In 2002, he joined Vinci as President of Vinci Concessions and became Member of Vinci Group Executive Committee in 2006. Rejoining SNCF in June 2008, he became Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Finance and then Deputy Director General in 2011. In June 2012, while remaining Member of SNCF Group Executive Committee, he took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Keolis, a subsidiary of SNCF specializing in passenger public transport in France, Europe and worldwide. On September 1, 2012, he was appointed Commissioner for State Participations (APE) at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Minister for Economic Regeneration. He also holds other mandates, including Director of Air-France-KLM, Fonds Strategique d’Investissement and Renault, and Member of the Supervisory Board of Areva. Mr. Azema holds a Law Degree and obtained a degree from Ecole Nationale d'Administration in 1987, as well as a degree from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
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