Henri Proglio has been appointed as chairman and CEO of EDF.

Proglio, who has been a non-executive director of EDF since September 2004, is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC). He joined the Companie Générale des Eaux in 1972 and was appointed chairman and CEO in 1990. He was appointed vice-president of Vivendi Universal and chairman and CEO of Vivendi Water in 1999 before becoming chairman of Veolia Environnement in 2000 and then chairman and CEO in 2003. He retains his position as non-executive Chairman of the Veolia Environment Board of Directors.

Proglio is a Commander of the National Order of Merit of the Legion of Honour.