Jean-François Allin becomes Dalkia Group Director of Communications

On 1 December 2020, Jean-François Allin was appointed Director of Communications at Dalkia (EDF Group). He replaces Renaud Czarnes who joined RTE on 1 October.

Jean-François Allin began his career in 1996 in the Rhône-Alpes region within the EDF commercial entities created to prepare for the opening up of the energy markets to competition.

In 2002, he became press officer at the EDF Group's head office, where he added to his experience, particularly in crisis communications and media relations. He then alternated between several positions as Communications Manager for EDF Group business units.

In 2014, he was appointed Deputy Director of Communications at ERDF, in particular to oversee the change of name of ERDF to Enedis in 2016 and to ensure the deployment of the new brand among customers and employees of the public electricity network operator.

In July 2017, Jean-François Allin became EDF's Deputy Director for Energy Transition on Réunion. He oversaw development of the island's major energy efficiency, renewable energy, smart grid, electric mobility and innovation projects. As such, he contributed to the work of Réunion’s Multiannual Energy Programme (MEP) in order to enable this overseas territory to achieve a 100% renewable energy mix by 2023.

Originally from Bordeaux and married with two children, Jean-François Allin is a graduate of the Grenoble School of Management and the Institut Supérieur de Publicité in Paris (Sup de Pub - INSEEC U).

"Joining this EDF Group subsidiary means a lot to me, as I am particularly attached to the values of corporate social responsibility. Dalkia plays a key role in the economic development of the territories, supporting each region in accelerating its energy transition. I am delighted to be able to dedicate my skills to Dalkia's customers and its 17,000 employees, both in France and abroad."

Jean-François Allin