Yann des Longchamps
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. Likewise, he contributed to the dynamic strengthening of EDF strategic cooperation with industrial key partners such as Rosatom in Russia, Eletrobras in Brazil and the national service of electricity in Morocco.
Jean Jolyot Brouchon
CHIEF FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Jean Jolyot Brouchon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of EDF Norte Fluminense in October 2014.
He arrived in Brazil with the mission of spreading the financial strategy of the EDF Group in the company, as well as heading the Purchasing & Logistics and Information Technology areas.
Jean joined the EDF Group in 2006 as Financial Director of COMEGO (an EDF Group company in Mexico), responsible for five plants incorporated into the Independent Power Producer sector. In 2008, he was appointed CFO at Fenice (an EDF Group company in Italy) and a member of its Board of Directors.
Prior to joining the EDF Group, Jean Jolyot worked 11 years for VALEO, responsible for the company’s financial area in countries such as the United States, Mexico, Argentina and France.
Jean Jolyot Brouchon graduated with a Major in Finance and Cost Control from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce in Paris and now resides in Rio de Janeiro.
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.