Yann des Longchamps
BRAZIL COUNTRY DIRECTOR - CEO EDF NORTE FLUMINENSE
Since august 2014, Yann des Longchamps is Senior Vice President - EDF Brazil and CEO of EDF Norte Fluminense, which holds a combined gas cycle of 827 MW supplying almost 25 % of the electricity energy consumed in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area. The company is also shareholder of 51% of CES - the Energy Company of Sinop (Sinop Energia), along with Eletrobras Group, responsible for the construction and operation of a 401,88 MW hydropower plant in the state of Mato Grosso. Yann is Chairman of the Board of Directors of CES.
As Country Manager, he is in charge of the development of EDF in the territory through expanding EDF Norte Fluminense activities and ensuring coordination with Group entities based in Brazil. He represents EDF vis-à-vis the local authorities.
He joined EDF Group in 1999 as key account manager at Light, the electricity distributor for the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He subsequently managed the portfolio of residential customers, especially located in the disadvantaged neighborhoods of the city.
In 2003, Yann des Longchamps was invited to join EDF headquarters in Paris to participate in building the EDF Group’s international dimension, bringing his previous experience in energy markets of developing countries.
In 2005, he was appointed head of EDF-GDF customer service of Seine et Marne department, leading a team of some 200 employees attending to 500,000 customers as the market was opening to competition.
From 2007 to 2014, Yann des Longchamps held the position of advisor for international affairs at the CEO’s office. During this period, he participated in the definition and implementation of the Group’s development strategy in Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Russia.
Yann des Longchamps graduated in law, in political science, in business administration, and holds an MBA in marketing. Yann completed his educational path with an Executive Finance Certification at HEC Paris. He speaks four languages: French, English, Portuguese and Spanish.
CHIEF FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
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.
CHIEF OPERATINGS OFFICER
In 2013, Alfredo Poblador was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the EDF Norte Fluminense plant in Macaé in the State of Rio de Janeiro, a key component of the company's International Department.
Alfredo began his career at EDF as a trainee and in 2002 he graduated in “Management of Complexity in International and Intercultural Contexts”, from the University of Barcelona, starting to work at EDF’s Thermal Engineering Center.
Between 2002 and 2009, he held a distinct position in the engineering area of the company, as well playing an active role in new projects in France and other countries, such as the Gas Combined Cycle Plant in Rio Bravo, Mexico, GCC Phu My, in Vietnam, and Blénod and Martigues.
Alfredo was involved in the development of projects in Dunkirk, the French port city on the Belgian border and on Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. He also led specialization missions in France and abroad, such as the Del Rio Pipeline in Mexico, the Laibin coal plant in China, and the Collette Power Plant of the Jersey Electricity Company in the United Kingdom. In 2009, he took over the head of Vitry sur Seine’s thermal operations.
Alfredo was born in Spain, graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the School of Engineering of Marseille.
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
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.
HUMAN RESSOURCES, COMMUNICATION AND QUALITY HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT DIRECTOR
Emmanuelle Missire joined the EDF Norte Fluminense team on February 2019. Emmanuelle Missire started her path to EDF in 2002 working at a Thermal and Hydraulic Production Plant in the East of France, where she was in charge of enforcing the Social Modernization Act, providing legal advice to the Regional Director and managing employee career paths in the Region, as well as transferring employees from thermal facilities to nuclear plants.
At the end of 2003, she joined EDF’s Commercial Division in Paris to take charge of the social dialogue with corporations, at first, and then with individuals and professionals. She then oversaw the management of the national employee representation bodies, the negotiation and monitoring of union and social worker career paths, as well as the establishment of an Occupational Health Service with 12,000 employees spread throughout French territory.
In 2008, she worked with Social Advice, Public Relations and Communications with the Group’s Presidency. During that period, she took part in the definition of social negotiation goals with Union Federations by preparing discussions with the President of the Group, as well as contributing to all events in which the Group’s President was represented externally, especially before Ministries, also contributing to all communication events (publication, press, EDF Diversiterre Foundation…) to ensure the positive influence of the EDF Group with relevant political and media stakeholders.
In 2010, she was appointed Regional Human Resources Director in the Greater North-Western region of France, overseeing social dialogue, social communication, management of external disputes, as well as social innovation and the health and safety of 1000 employees of the Commercial Division.
She then joined Enedis, an electric network distribution manager, where she was appointed Territorial Director. She then led the negotiation of the concession contract with the 3rd concessionaire of France and registered Enedis’ territorial ambition for the department for which she was in charge. She then became the interlocutor between elected officials and economic and institutional players on territorial urban planning and development projects (building sites, connection, development…), and monitored technical and political projects related to the Energy Transition for the rise of Smart Cities (smart grids, self-consumption, soft mobility, energy demand control, open data and all tailor-made solutions).
Graduated with honors in social law at the University of Nantes, Emmanuelle Missire holds a degree in Human Resources Management from the Neoma Business School. She graduated with honors from her class at the ESSEC Business School, and completed her educational path with an Executive Finance Certification at HEC Paris. She speaks French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.