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.
Former Chief Scientific Officer of Total
Jean-François Minster obtained a diploma of the Ecole Polytechnique and a Doctorate of the Institut de Physique du Globe of Paris (French institute of geophysics). In 1981, he created the laboratory for Physics and Chemistry of the Hydrosphere of the Institut de Physique du Globe of Paris, then the laboratory of Oceanography and Geophysics of Toulouse which he managed from 1985 to1996. He worked on the study of meteorites, volcanism, ocean currents the oceanic cycle of the carbon in relation with climate, and satellite oceanography. From 1990 to 1996, he also occupied the function of Director of the Institute of the Earth sciences of Toulouse. In 1996, he took the direction of the Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). From 2000 to 2005, Jean-François Minster was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER). In 2005 and 2006, he was Scientific Director General of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He is corresponding member of the Academy of Science and member of the Academy of the Technologies. On October 1st, 2006, Jean-François Minster is nominated Senior Vice President, Scientific Development of Total SA.
Chairman of the French renewable energy association SER
Jean-Louis Bal has a degree in electrical engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain in Belgium. He was elected Chairman of the Renewable Energy Syndicate (SER) in 2011 and was re-elected in 2013. He is also Chairman of the renewable energies working group of the Strategic Orientation Committee for Eco-industries (COSEI), and a director of Cluster Maritime Français, the French Electricity Union (UFE) and Fondation Bâtiment-Energie. Jean-Louis Bal is also a member of France's Higher Council for Energy (CSE) and was elected to the Aid Committee of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) after having held several management roles at the agency in the area of renewable energy.
Member of the Academy of Technologies / former Director of Research and Innovation at GDF SUEZ
Marc Florette was Member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ, Chief Digital Officer directly reporting to the CEO in charge of the digital transformation of the GDF SUEZ group. He has been previously involved as Chief Technology Officer in charge of Research and Innovation in energy issues all along the energy value chain. He is Member of the French Academy of Technology and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the French gas TSO GRTGaz. At the International Level, Marc Florette is a former Member of the board of MARCOGAZ (European technological organization) and (Past President of GERG ; European Gas Research Group), and is member of the board of the Gas Technology Institute (Chicago). He organized two International Gas Union Research Conference, held in 2010 in Paris, and in 2011 in Seoul. Prior to his appointment as Member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ, Marc Florette has also been involved in operational activities, first as a manager in the distribution of electricity and gas in several regions of France, then as the CEO of a business unit developing, investing, and operating cogenerations and gas combined cycle. Marc Florette graduated from Ecole Polytechnique ,Paris( equivalent of MIT) in 1978, he got a master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Paris VI and a master of Science in physics engineering of UCSD in USA.
High Commissioner at CEA
Head of the General Public (ADEME)
Valérie Martin is head of the General Public, Media and Institutional Mobilization Department of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), where she is notably responsible for managing campaigns about energy and the circular economy aimed at the general public. In addition, she leads ADEME’s General Public strategy and spearheads initiatives related to responsible marketing and communications.
Senior Energy Policy Analyst, OpenExp
Dr. Yamina SAHEB has 15 years of experience in buildings and appliances energy efficiency. She joined the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) as a Policy and Scientific Officer in October 2013. This role included providing analysis on energy efficiency policies.She is now a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at OpenExp. Previously, she worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) as a senior buildings expert in the Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, where she established and headed the Sustainable Buildings Centre. Yamina holds a Ph.D in Energy Engineering, Master’s degree on Environmental Policies and Development Economics and an Engineering degree in Buildings’ technologies.