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Edouard SauvageEdouard Sauvage



Edouard Sauvage graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He started his professional career as a civil servant in 1990 for industrial development in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

From 1993 to 1995, he worked for the French Administration for Regional Planning and Action (DATAR) and then for the French Prime Minister Alain Juppé as a Technical Advisor.
In 1997, he joined EDF GDF Services - at that time the French gas and electricity DSO, where he held various management responsibilities.

In 2002, he was appointed Deputy for Strategic and European Affairs within the Gaz de France Strategy Division during the negotiations of the 2nd European Directive on gas and electricity and the implementation of the first directive by French Parliament.

In 2003, he was appointed co-Director of the International Division of Gaz de France supervising European distribution subsidiaries and development projects notably the acquisition of Distrigaz Sud the Romanian gas distribution of Bucharest and south Romania.
In 2005, he was appointed Head of Natural Gas Supplies at Gaz de France and was in charge of long-term gas contracts negotiations and LNG operations. After the merger with Suez he oversaw Gas Supply for the group.

Edouard Sauvage was appointed Director of Strategy of GDF SUEZ on February 11, 2013 and joined the executive committee where he assisted the CEO and the Board to define ENGIE new strategy adapted to the Global Energy Transition.

Since 24th of November 2015, he is Chief Executive Officer at GRDF, the main French gas Distribution System Operator supplying 11 million customers with a turnover around 3.5 billion euros.

Takes part in

Jan, 19 2:00 PM CET
Main Stage

Gas Grids: a Key Enabler of the Energy Transition

Gas grids were invented to push forward the decarbonization of the global energy system. In order to eliminate carbon energy usage, renewable gases such as biogas or hydrogen from power-to-gas plants need to be integrated. Meanwhile, grid operators face a lot of challenges on this path, both in terms of gas appliances and correct billing for the energy supplied.
Edouard Sauvage CEO at GRDF