Executive Management

Emmanuel Delfosse

Emmanuel Delfosse


In October 2020, Emmanuel Delfosse took over the position of CEO of EDF Norte Fluminense. With over 20 years of experience in team and project management, business regulation and development, and a deep knowledge of the Brazilian energy market.

Emmanuel joined EDF in 1993 and his first experience in the Brazilian market was between 2004 and 2006, as Technical Superintendent of Light S.A., distributor of electricity in the State of Rio de Janeiro, then a subsidiary of EDF. He later migrated to ENGIE in France, and returned to Brazil in 2016, where he actively contributed to the growth of the ENGIE Group, with extensive experience in regulatory matters and business development in the gas market, which culminated in the acquisition of TAG (Transportadora Associada de Gas) in 2019, which he joined to structure the company as Chief Operating Officer.

Engineer graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble (ENSIEG) and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG). He speaks French, English and Portuguese.


Mariano Gaio

Mariano Gaio


Mariano Gaio was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of EDF Norte Fluminense in September 2019.

Mariano is a finance professional with international experience in different businesses of the energy sector and throughout various areas of finance.

He started his career in Argentina working first in controlling and then in strategic planning in energy distribution and retail sectors. He had an active involvement in special projects like tariff revision and the company’s debt renegotiation after the country’s default in 2002. In Mexico he managed the treasury of seven companies ranging from energy production to a gas transport pipeline. He participated in the local financial task for the disposal of EDF assets in Mexico in 2007.

Working for Group Controlling in Paris headquarters, he led a team in charge of the analysis of the financial performance of the group’s net debt and cash flow which gave him a global view and understanding of finance at Group level. In 2011, he was appointed Head of Finance and Controlling for a perimeter of 8 countries, with 15 companies and a turnover of over €6bn.

Since September 2014 he is the Finance Director for EDF China and CFO of EDF China Holding. He has participated in the strategy review and reorganization of EDF China activities in 2017.

He has experience as member of the Board of Directors of companies in Poland, Hungary, Netherlands and Belgium and is now member of the board and supervisory board of four companies in China. He has a degree on Business Administration with specialization in Finance, in U.B. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ricardo Barsotti

Ricardo Barsotti


Ricardo Barsotti was appointed as EDF's Chief Legal Officer in Brazil and EDF’s International Division for South America (except Chile) in February 2017.

He and his team are responsible for all legal aspects of EDF’s entities and activities in the region, with the exception of EDF Renewables and Citelum, including legal support for the development of projects in Brazil and South America (“South America Business Development”).

He is at the forefront of all matters involving corporate law, agreements, corporate governance, tax disputes, litigation, labor/social security law and relationship with partner law firms. Mr. Barsotti is also Secretary of the Board of Directors and General Meetings of EDF Norte Fluminense and Sinop Energia, for which he also serves as Alternate Board Member and coordinator of the Shareholders’ Legal Committee, ensuring legal support on crucial matters related to corporate governance, long-term financing with the BNDES, the Brazilian Development Bank, EPC construction contracts and relationship between shareholders.

Barsotti joined the EDF Group in February 2015, as Legal Projetcs Adviser for Brazil. Ricardo Barsotti is based in Rio de Janeiro.

He obtained his law degree (“LLB”) from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) and his Master’s degree (“LLM”) from the Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, and was also certified in “Infrastructure Contracts (Project Finance)” by Faculdade Getúlio Vargas FGV/SP, in “Energy sector – physical and regulatory aspects” by the Brazilian Association of Electric Energy Companies ABCE and in “Management of Legal Departments” by Insper, São Paulo. He has been a member of the Order of Attorneys of Brazil since 2000 and the New York Bar Association since 2009.

Veronica Vara

Veronica Vara


Veronica Vara has taken over as Director of Human Resources, Communication and QSMA at EDF Norte Fluminense in September 2021. Holding a degree in International Law from the University of Toulouse in France, Veronica speaks Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese and is inspired by people and collective achievement.

Veronica Vara has taken over as Director of Human Resources, Communication and QSMA at EDF Norte Fluminense in September 2021. Having worked for 24 years in the EDF Group, she joined as a legal intern and built her career across all management levels in the HR division. Over the years, she has gained a wide range of experiences, having worked with union management relationship, optimization and transformation projects, strategy and leadership training.

In 2011, she took over the Human Resources, Finance and Accounting Board, which is part of the Shared Services Division, in which she provided strategic support on HR and Budget issues. After leading 250 people across the group’s corporate units, including the Presidency, as Director of the Paris Unit, in 2016 she took over as Head of Career Management & International Mobility at EDF Energy in London, launching an international career that continued with her arrival in Brazil.

Jean-Philippe de Oliveira

Jean-Philippe de Oliveira


Jean-Philippe de Oliveira has been a Chief Operations Officer at EDF Norte Fluminense since September 2020. Previously, he had worked for 2 years as an O&M manager at the Macaé thermoelectric plant, actively participating in the company's development strategies and supporting the management of HPP Sinop, in the State of Mato Grosso.

Jean-Philippe de Oliveira
Chief Operations Officer

Jean-Philippe joined the EDF Group in 2009, as a technical coordinator at the Bouchain Thermal Power Plant – North, France. In 2014, he was appointed as O&M manager for the Blenod Thermoelectric Plant in that country. In both experiences, he took on important challenges in terms of team and project management.

An engineer graduated from Arts et Métiers PARISTECH (Lille, France), Jean-Philippe completed his graduation with an Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, specializing in mechanics and construction. He speaks French, English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Pierre Bernard

Pierre Bernard

New Business Chief Officer

Pierre Bernard has been the New Business Chief Officer at EDF Norte Fluminense since February 2020. With 9 years in the EDF Group, with extensive experience in negotiation, asset management and team management, Pierre has developed his career at Dalkia, the Group's energy services subsidiary, in France.

Pierre joined Dalkia in 2011 as the operations manager for the Cherboug unit in France. In 2013, he took over a position as a chief officer at the Hague Energie subsidiary and, in 2016, he became the company’s deputy chief operating officer in Lille, also in France. Then he worked for the sales management team in the energy market, remaining in this function until early 2020, when he assumed the New Business department at EDF Norte Fluminense.

Before joining the Group, Pierre had worked for 9 years in the automotive industry in France and abroad, in operational and design roles. Pierre is an engineer, graduated from Hautes Etudes Industrielles (Lille, France), and speaks French, English, German and Portuguese.