Executive team

Board of directors

Board of directors

  • Xavier Girre, Chairman, EDF Trading Board, Group SEVP, Group Finance, EDF

    Xavier Girre

    Chairman, EDF Trading Board, Group SEVP, Group Finance, EDF

  • John Rittenhouse, Chief Executive, EDF Trading

    John Rittenhouse

    Chief Executive, EDF Trading

    John Rittenhouse is the Chief Executive of EDF Trading and EDF Trading North America. Supported by the executive team, he is responsible for the development and implementation of EDF Trading’s strategy in its role as the wholesale market interface for the EDF Group and its third party customers. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive in July 2008, he has held the roles of Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. He joined EDF Trading at its inception in 1998 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2006. John has an MBA from Fordham University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Marc Benayoun, Chief Executive, Edison S.p.A.

    Marc Benayoun

    Chief Executive, Edison S.p.A.

  • Marianne Laigneau, Group SEVP, International Division, EDF

    Marianne Laigneau

    Group SEVP, International Division, EDF

  • Bruno Bensasson, Group SEVP, Renewable Energies, EDF

    Bruno Bensasson

    Group SEVP, Renewable Energies, EDF

  • Robert Guyler, Chief Financial Officer, EDF Energy

    Robert Guyler

    Chief Financial Officer, EDF Energy

  • Laurent Reber, EVP, Operations Centre (COPM), EDF

    Laurent Reber

    EVP, Operations Centre (COPM), EDF

  • Magali Viandier, Senior VP Accounting, Tax & Group Reporting, Finance Department, EDF

    Magali Viandier

    Senior VP Accounting, Tax & Group Reporting, Finance Department, EDF

  • Sabine Le-Gac, General Counsel, Supply Optimisation and Trading, Legal Division, EDF

    Sabine Le-Gac

    General Counsel, Supply Optimisation and Trading, Legal Division, EDF

  • Stanislas Martin, Chief Risk Officer, EDF

    Stanislas Martin

    Chief Risk Officer, EDF

  • Stéphanie Roger-Selwan, Director, Finance, Optimisation and Trading, EDF

    Stéphanie Roger-Selwan

    Director, Finance, Optimisation and Trading, EDF

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

  • John Rittenhouse, Chief Executive, EDF Trading

    John Rittenhouse

    Chief Executive, EDF Trading

    John Rittenhouse is the Chief Executive of EDF Trading and EDF Trading North America. Supported by the executive team, he is responsible for the development and implementation of EDF Trading’s strategy in its role as the wholesale market interface for the EDF Group and its third party customers. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive in July 2008, he has held the roles of Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. He joined EDF Trading at its inception in 1998 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2006. John has an MBA from Fordham University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Justin Rowland, Chief Financial and Risk Officer

    Justin Rowland

    Chief Financial and Risk Officer

    Justin Rowland is Chief Financial and Risk Officer at EDF Trading.  Prior to that, he was Chief Commercial Officer responsible for EDFT's trading activities. He joined in May 2001 as Head of Risk Management and succeeded John Rittenhouse as Chief Financial Officer in April 2005. He became Chief Operating Officer in September 2008. In January 2010 Justin took on the additional responsibility of head of front office risk management. He has a first class BEng in Aeronautics and is a Chartered Accountant.

  • Philipp Büssenschütt, Chief Commercial Officer

    Philipp Büssenschütt

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Philipp Büssenschütt is Chief Commercial Officer responsible for all aspects of EDF Trading's commercial operations.  He joined EDF Trading in 2002 and in 2009 moved to Houston as Head of Origination and Business Development for EDF Trading in North America. He was appointed to the Executive Committee and became Global Head of Origination in January 2010, Chief Commercial Officer, Origination and Business Development in October 2013 and he assumed his current role in January 2019. Philipp has an MSc in mining engineering and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Frédéric Mayoux, Chief Operating Officer

    Frédéric Mayoux

    Chief Operating Officer

    Frédéric Mayoux is Chief Operating Officer at EDF Trading.  He joined in July 2015 from EDF Energy where he was Director of Optimisation.  Frédéric has been involved with EDF for the past 27 years.  He has held a number of roles in the optimisation and trading function, supporting the EDF Group expansion in Europe, structuring agreements with major counterparts and managing the commercial activities of EDF SA's long term power contracts. He is graduate from IEP Paris and holds a Masters in Law.

  • Guido Santi, Chief Legal Officer

    Guido Santi

    Chief Legal Officer

    Guido Santi is Chief Legal Officer at EDF Trading.  He joined in April 2019 from EDF Energy where he was Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, a position he held since 2010.  Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Edison covering a number of roles in the legal department supporting the re-organisation of the Edison Group after its acquisition by EDF and a number of international transactions and arbitrations.  At EDF Energy, he was a member of the Executive Team and involved in several high profile transactions including the negotiations with the UK Government and Chinese investors which led to a final investment decision for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.  Guido has a law degree from Trento University and a Masters degree in International Company Law from LUISS Guido Carli, Rome.

     

  • Mary Anne Brelinsky, President, EDF North America

    Mary Anne Brelinsky

    President, EDF North America

    Mary Anne Brelinsky is President of EDF North America (EDF Trading North America and EDF Energy Services).  Mary Anne joined EDF Trading in 2006.  Former roles within EDF Trading have included President of EDF Energy Services, Managing Director of EDF Trading North America, Head of Retail for Gas and Power and Head of North American Power Origination.  She is a Board Member of the Gulf Coast Power Association and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.  She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Women’s Energy Network and the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board. Mary Anne has an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Houston.

Business Heads

Business Heads

  • Marcello Romano, Head of Trading, Europe

    Marcello Romano

    Head of Trading, Europe

    Marcello Romano is Head of Trading, Europe at EDF Trading, a position he assumed in January 2016.  He joined the company in April 2011 as Head of Flow Trading focused on developing the flow business and extending EDFT's services in the longer-term market. He became Head of European Gas and Flow Trading in June 2014 leading the company's European gas trading activities. He graduated from Strathclyde University and holds an LLB (Hons) in Law. Marcello also has an ACA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

  • Jason Earnheart, Chief Commercial Officer - EDF North America

    Jason Earnheart

    Chief Commercial Officer - EDF North America

    Jason Earnheart is Chief Commercial Officer for EDF North America (EDF Trading and EDF Energy Services) responsible for all commercial aspects of the Company, a position he assumed in January 2019.   Prior roles have included Head of Origination, Mid-Marketing and Business Development as well as Head of North American Power and Gas Origination.  Jason joined EDF Trading in 2010 from JP Morgan Commodities.  He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.

  • Deborah Merril, Head of Retail, North America

    Deborah Merril

    Head of Retail, North America

    Deb Merril is President, Retail for EDF in North America.  She joined EDF in January 2019 from Drysdale Insights where she was President and Founder.  Prior to that, she was with Just Energy for 16 years as a founder and entrepreneur, ultimately leading the company as President and Co-CEO.  Deborah currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Women's Energy Network and the Hawthorn Club.