Jean-Bernard Lévy was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Group on November 26th, 2014. Before joining EDF, he spent two years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales, a leading electronics and systems industrial group. At Vivendi, a global communications and digital media company based in Paris, he successively held the positions of Chief Operating Officer (2002-2005) and CEO (2005-2012). He was Managing Partner, Corporate Finance at Oddo & Cie for four years starting in 1998. From 1995 to 1998, he was Chairman and CEO of Matra Communication. Jean-Bernard Lévy was General Manager, Communications satellites of Matra Espace from 1988 until 1993, when he became Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Industry, Postal Services & Telecommunications and Foreign Trade. From 1986 to 1988, he was Advisor to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Postal and Telecommunications Services. Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career in 1979 with France Telecom as an engineer in Angers. In 1982, he became responsible for the management of senior staff and budgets, and was later promoted to deputy head of Human Resources. Jean-Bernard Lévy is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech. He is an officer of the Légion d’Honneur and of the Ordre National du Mérite.