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Alain Janssens

Director of Regulatory Oversight and Market Design, Engie

As of January 2016, Alain Janssens has joined the Strategy Department of Engie, where he is Director of Regulatory Oversight and Market Design. Before this he was Deputy General Manager of Electrabel and Member of the Executive Committee of Engie Energy Europe.

Born in Belgium in 1961, Alain Janssens graduated as commercial engineer from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB).

Alain Janssens began his career at Generale Bank as Senior Financial Analyst. In 1992, he joined the Corporate & Project Finance department of Tractebel, where he became Deputy Head of the department and contributed to the international expansion of the Group in the field of Independent Power Production and natural gas distribution (LatAm, USA, Asia)

He subsequently held the position of Head of Group Control and Consolidation of Tractebel (1999-2003) and Head of Project Advisory of SUEZ (2003-2004) and became member of the Boards of Synatom (2001) and Distrigas (2004) and of the Strategic Committee of Electrabel (2003).

Between January 2005 and November 2006, Alain Janssens assumed the position of CEO and Member of the Strategic Committee of Distrigas. During that period he was also invited member of the General Management Committee of Electrabel.

Between 2007 and 2008 he then held various executive positions at Electrabel: General Manager of Markets & Sales, Managing Director of Electrabel Customer Solutions and became Deputy CEO of GDF SUEZ Energy Benelux & Germany. He combined these positions with the position of Chairman of the Risk Committee of Electrabel.

Before joining the Executive Committee of Energy Europe, Alain Janssens was Executive Vice President Markets & Sales GDF SUEZ Energy Europe and International (BEEI) and served on different Boards of the main subsidiaries outside Europe such as the stock market listed Tractebel Energia (Brazil) and GLOW (Thaïland), as well as GDFSUEZ North America and its affiliates GSERNA (Retail), GSEMNA (TPM) and GSGNA (Natural gas & LNG).

Alain Janssens also serves as director on the boards of GDFSUEZ Trading, GDFSUEZ Energia España and Chairman of Electrabel Customer Solutions, N-Allo (call center) and GDFSUEZ Energy Deutschland..

Alain Janssens has academic activities as he lectures at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Experience in Management, 2009-) and at ICHEC (Investment Analysis (since 1993 ), Portfolio Management (1995-2001))