Sylvie Jéhanno appointed Dalkia Chairwoman & CEO and TIRU Chairwoman

Sylvie Jéhanno has been CEO of Dalkia since 1 January 2017 and will now combine the role with that of chairwoman. She will also chair the board at TIRU.

Dalkia's board of directors has chosen to streamline its governance by combining the roles of chairman and chief executive officer. As a result, Sylvie Jéhanno, Dalkia CEO since 1 January 2017, has been named chairwoman and chief executive officer, effective as of 10 January 2018. She replaces Jean-Michel Mazalérat.

The board of directors at Dalkia subsidiary TIRU, which specialises in turning household waste into a resource, has also named Sylvie Jéhanno as its chairwoman, effective as of 10 January 2018. She replaces Jean-Pierre Frémont, who will remain a board member. Pierre de Montlivault will retain his responsibilities as chief executive officer of TIRU, following his appointment to the position on 1 September 2017.

Dalkia is one of the leading providers of energy services in France. Thanks to specialised French subsidiaries like TIRU, the company is committed to combatting climate change. Its "Cap Dalkia" five-year corporate plan, launched in September 2017, aims to strengthen that commitment by boosting the share of renewable and recovered energy sources in the Dalkia energy mix to 50% by 2022. The company's expertise in developing local renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions for companies and local authorities will be key to meeting that target. In 2016, it achieved 4.3 TWh of energy savings and helped its customers prevent the equivalent of 3.2 Mt of CO2 emissions, akin to taking 2.5 million vehicles off the road.

A career in energy

Now 48, Sylvie Jéhanno studied at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines de Paris before joining EDF as the manager of a gas network team (then EDF GDF SERVICES). She later moved into Sales & Marketing, taking charge of a customer relations centre, then a marketing team responsible for preparing the company’s campaign for the liberalisation of the energy market in 1999. In 2005, she was appointed B2B Marketing Manager, then Vice President for Key Accounts in 2007. In late 2011, she became Senior Vice President for Residential Customers at EDF, in charge of more than 5,000 employees working for around 25 million customers. Her achievements include launching the digital transformation strategy for residential customers and leading the innovation project that established the EDF Group in the smart home market by launching the startup subsidiary Sowee and its smart energy device. She was appointed CEO of Dalkia on 1 January 2017.