Our Editorial Board

Planète Energies’ website is overseen and endorsed by an Editorial Board made up of 14 independent energy experts from outside TotalEnergies company, who are all leaders in academia, industry, research and communications.  The Editorial Board meets every six months to set the main directions for the website, ensure its objectivity and accessibility, and outline the topics for feature reports and other topics to be covered. Non-energy specialists from the world of education also sit on the Editorial Board, to ensure that the content published on the site is of a high standard. The site is managed on a day-to-day basis by an Editorial Committee made up of information and communications professionals. The Committee meets monthly. It invites the members of the Editorial Board to participate in meetings on the topics that concern them, to determine the best way of explaining subjects and check the accuracy and scientific rigor of the content.

Manoelle Lepoutre

Manoelle Lepoutre

Former Executive Director at TotalEnergies Foundation

Manoelle Lepoutre was Senior Vice President, Civil Society Engagement from 2016 to 2021. She began her career for Elf in Exploration and Production Research & Development, where she was in charge of Basin Modelling (petroleum evaluation of sedimentary basins and of exploration prospects).

Alain Beltran

Alain Beltran

He holds a teaching qualification in history and a Ph.D. in arts, he is currently a research director at France’s National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS).

Alain Beltran holds a teaching qualification in history and a Ph.D. in arts. He is currently a research director at France’s National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), working at Sorbonne IRICE, a mixed research unit specializing in identity, international relations and European civilizations. Since 2006, he has also chaired the Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy. Authored works include “Histoire(s) de l’EDF, comment se sont prises les décisions de 1946 à nos jours”, with J-F Picard and M. Bungener, (Dunod) and “La fée Électricité”, (“Découvertes Gallimard / Sciences et techniques” collection).

Portrait Bernard Tardieu

Bernard Tardieu

Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)

Bernard Tardieu is Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee at the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF). He is an internationally renowned expert in hydroelectricity, dams, canals, and nuclear power plant civil engineering. Until February 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer of Coyne et Bellier-Tractebel Engineering (a business unit of GDF SUEZ Energy Services), of which he is currently Honorary Chairman. As an employee and then CEO, Bernard Tardieu has dedicated his career to developing major water and hydroelectric power projects in some 50 countries. Hepromoted the use of theoretical (static and dynamic modeling, poroplasticity, modeling of geomaterials) and practical research methods during expert assessments, construction work and inspections at dams. Bernard Tardieu has been Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams, President of the French Committee on Dams and Reservoirs (CFBR), Vice President of the French government's Advisory Board for Civil Engineering Research (CORGEC – 1985-1995) and a member of one of the Specialised Commissions of the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA). He is currently a member of the Permanent Technical Committee on Dams and Hydraulic Structures, a member of the Scientific Board of Eléctricité de France (EDF) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and President of the Scientific and Technical Committee on "structures" of the French waterways’ (VNF's) Seine-Nord Europe Canal project. He has published numerous scientific articles and has been a member of many  thesis examination committees.


Delphine Woussen

Head of Smart Home & Smart Building at Orange Business Services

Portrait François Molho

François Molho

R&D Communications Manager at French power utility EDF

He was born in 1963, he is 51 years old. Graduate from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris , “Sciences Po” (1986) , he passed a master in history in 1984. He had been a journalist and editor in chief in economy for 16 years. He Joined EDF headquarter in 2005 as deputy chairman of the media relationship department. In 2010 , he joined EDF R&D as Director of communication 

Portrait Gilles Corman

Gilles Coman

Director of Communications of the Trade Union Renewable Energy Sources (RES)

Graduated from Sciences-Po, Gilles Corman worked from 1995 to 2007 in the field of studies and consulting in opinion strategies (Director of Political Studies, TNS Sofres; Director of International Public Affairs, IPSOS Belgium). After an experience in the press as a column editor (La Lettre A), he has devoted himself for more than 10 years to strategic, corporate and political communication, particularly in the fields of environment and energy. He has been Director of the Research, Monitoring and Argumentation department, then Director of Strategic Planning in the Communication Department of VEOLIA (2009-2015). He was also Communication and Speech Advisor to the office of the Minister of Housing and Sustainable Habitat from 2016 to 2017, before managing the communication strategy consulting firm Beyond Communications. He joined the Trade Union of Renewable Energies in August 2020.

Jacques-Emmanuel SAULNIER

Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier

Senior Vice President, Public Interest and Managing Director of the Fondation TotalEnergies

Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier is Senior Vice President, Public Interest and Managing Director of the Fondation TotalEnergies since January 01, 2022. A graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Grenoble, Jacques Saulnier was Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Grenoble in 1992, Chief of Staff to the French Minister of Communications, also the Mayor of Grenoble, responsible for coordinating staff in 1993, and Deputy Chief of Staff to the French Minister of the Economy and Finance in 1996. In 1998, Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier joined Alcatel as Vice President of Institutional Relations. From September 2001 to June 2011, he was Senior Vice President of Communications and spokesperson for Areva, which he joined in 1999 as Executive Assistant to the CEO of Cogema. From October 2011 and February 2022, Jacques-Emmanuel was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and spokesperson for Total, now TotalEnergies. From March 2015 to July 2021, Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier was Chairman of Entreprises & Médias, the French association for Communication Directors. He is a knight of the French National Order of Merit.