Executive team

Board of directors

Board of directors

  • Xavier Girre, Chairman, EDF Trading Board, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Group Finance, EDF

    Xavier Girre

    Chairman, EDF Trading Board, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Group Finance, EDF

  • Béatrice Bigois, Chief Executive, EDF Trading

    Béatrice Bigois

    Chief Executive, EDF Trading

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

    Marc Benayoun

    Chief Executive, Edison S.p.A.

  • Bruno Bensasson, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Renewable Energies, EDF

    Bruno Bensasson

    Group Senior Executive Vice President, Renewable Energies, EDF

  • Béatrice Buffon, Group Senior Executive Vice President, International Division

    Béatrice Buffon

    Group Senior Executive Vice President, International Division

  • Robert Guyler, Chief Financial Officer, EDF Energy

    Robert Guyler

    Chief Financial Officer, EDF Energy

  • Laurent Reber, Executive Vice President, Operations Centre (COPM), EDF

    Laurent Reber

    Executive Vice President, Operations Centre (COPM), 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

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

    Stéphanie Roger-Selwan

    Director, Finance, Optimisation and Trading, EDF

  • Stanislas Martin, Chief Risk Officer, EDF

    Stanislas Martin

    Chief Risk Officer, EDF

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

  • Béatrice Bigois, Chief Executive

    Béatrice Bigois

    Chief Executive

    Béatrice Bigois is Chief Executive of the EDF Trading group, a position she assumed in January 2020.  Prior to that, she was Managing Director, Customers at EDF Energy, a post she held since 2014. Béatrice first joined EDF Trading in 2006 to set up and manage its Paris trading office. She was then appointed CFO and Executive Director of EDF Trading in October 2008.  Béatrice has been with the EDF Group since 1994 in a variety of roles within Finance, Risk Management and Asset Optimisation.  She is currently a non-executive Director of Edison Spa.  Béatrice graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1992) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1994).

     

     

  • 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.

     

  • Jean-Benoȋt Ritz, Chief Technology Officer

    Jean-Benoȋt Ritz

    Chief Technology Officer

    Jean-Benoȋt Ritz is Chief Technology Officer at EDF Trading, a position he assumed in September 2020.  He joined the Company from EDF Energy where he was Director of Innovation and Blue Lab.  Prior to this, he was founder and Director of EDF Energy’s R&D UK Centre, supporting the company in its generation business and commercial activities. Jean-Benoȋt has over 15 years experience in the energy sector and has led on innovation and data for EDF Energy's customers business in the UK.  He holds a PhD in Computational Physics (Computational Fluid Dynamics) with numerous patents and publications in the energy sector.  He began his career in the aerospace field working in a start-up designing engines for rockets.  He has been teaching innovation and energy in French schools of engineering and universities for more than 10 years.

  • John Flynn, Chief Risk Officer

    John Flynn

    Chief Risk Officer

    John Flynn is Chief Risk Officer at EDF Trading, a position he assumed in March 2020.  John joined EDF Trading in 2006 holding a number of roles in product control and risk.  He relocated to Houston in 2009 for a two year assignment as Head of Risk and Product Control, on returning to London in 2012 he assumed the role of Front Office Market Risk Manager and became Global Head of Front Office Risk in 2016. John graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a BA in Economics and holds a Masters of Business Studies in Finance and Management from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. He is also a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA).

  • 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.

  • Terry Nutt, Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Terry Nutt

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Terry is Interim Chief Financial Officer, a position he assumed in March 2020.  He is also Chief Financial Officer for North America.  Terry joined EDF in March 2018 and is responsible for Finance and Accounting, Credit, Product Control, Settlements, Internal Control and Treasury. Prior to EDF, Terry served as Senior Vice President and Financial Controller at Vistra Energy (Luminant/TXU Energy). Terry earned a Master of Science in accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Texas A&M University.

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.