EDF announces new Managing Director for Customers business
EDF is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Commaret to Managing Director of EDF Customers, overseeing the company’s diverse retail business in the UK.
Philippe joins EDF from EDF in France, where he was a Director of Sales and previously, Director General of ÉS Énergies Strasbourg, part of a majority-owned subsidiary of EDF Group, which covers electricity and gas retail, energy services and renewable generation.
Philippe succeeds Beatrice Bigois who becomes Chief Executive of EDF Trading at the end of 2019.
Simone Rossi, CEO of EDF, commented: “I am delighted that Philippe has agreed to become the new Managing Director of the Customers business. He brings extensive experience in strategy, marketing and business development and I’m sure his knowledge will help us continue to deliver quality and good value services for our customers.
“I want to take the opportunity to thank Beatrice for her leadership and vision over the past five years, delivering a new customer-focused innovation hub and driving strong performance at a time of fierce competition in the market. Under her leadership, we have achieved excellent service levels for our customers, consistently improving our ranking on Citizens Advice’s league table to be amongst the best in market, with customers rating EDF “excellent” on Trustpilot. We wish her all the best in her new role at EDF Trading.”
EDF’s retail business serves around 4.9million residential customer accounts and around 180,000 business customer accounts. The company is committed to helping its customers, both in business and at home, to sustainably power their lives. Whether it is buying an electric car, generating and storing electricity or selling energy back to the grid – the company is a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions.