The board of the association consists of the President, the two vice presidents, the treasurer and the managing director.

It watches on the implementation of the decisions of the board of directors and of the general assembly, monitors the implementation of the bylaws as well as the compliance with the chart of ethics.

It is in charge of the preparation of the board of directors meetings, rule on the standard communication topics and follow up the expenses.

Chairman

Olivier Grabette is a member of the Executive Board of RTE – Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of the Prospective, Expertise and Solutions division since October 2015. Graduate of the National School of Aeronautics and Space and holder of a DEA in automation, he held numerous positions in the engineering of electricity transmission networks in France and abroad, before joining RTE’s maintenance activities in 2002. From 2006, he held various management positions at the RTE’s National Center of Expertise Network. In 2012, he created RTE’s R&D Department and in 2014 became RTE’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of the Economy, Markets and Innovation. In 2014, he accompanied RTE’s presidency in the Smart Grids project and became in 2015 1st Vice-President of the Think Smartgrids association.

1st Vice-president

Philippe Monloubou, ENEDIS Chairman of the Board.

Philippe Monloubou was born in 1955. He graduated from l’Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics and from the Institut d’Administration d’Entreprises of Rennes. As a member of EDF Distribution Activity since 1979, he knows the issues of local development. Along with various positions from Charente to Corse, Ile-de-France, Rhône or Savoie, he was also the chairman of Rhône Pluriel Initiatives, the association federating the public and private economic partners in order to accompany business creators and buyers. Internationally, he also participated in the development of EDF abroad – in Argentina and South America. From 2011 to 2014, he was EDF French Commerce director and managed its 27 millions of individual clients, businesses and collectivities. On the 23rd of January, 2014, he was appointed Chairman of the ENEDIS Directory.

ENEDIS ultimate goal is the deployment of 35 millions of smart electricity meters (“Linky”) across France between the end of 2015 and 2021. These meters would allow consumers to manage their own electricity consumption, and would facilitate  diagnostics in the event of power failures.

 

Second Vice-President

Hugues de Bantel is the co-founder and CEO of the company Cosmo Tech.

He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne and is graduated of Neoma Business School. He has worked in start-ups as well as large groups, in Europe, but also in North America and Asia. At Cosmo Tech, Hugues contributed to the emergence of enhanced intelligence solutions dedicated to energy networks, particularly in the context of smart energy planning, management and optimization of network assets. These solutions go beyond the limits of Big Data and artificial intelligence to help decision-makers take optimal decisions about more complex systems they have to manage.

Managing Director

Valérie Anne Lencznar is the Managing Director for the new professional association Think Smartgrids, created in April 2015.

Valérie Anne Lencznar is a communication (CELSA) and Executive MBA (HEC) graduate. She has worked and lead as a Communication Director in various public structures. She joined the Energy sector 15 years ago. As the Communication Director of the Gravelines nuclear power station, she worked on the expansion of EDF in Poland and Hungary. She went on to work on the Executive Committee in charge of national dispatching at RTE.

From 2009 until 2015, she worked as Managing Director and RTE Coordinator on the Franco-Spanish project Inelfe. Inelfe consisted in building underground electricity interconnection between Perpignan and Figueras, a world first, with a total budget of 700 million euros. This project prefigures the setting up of smart grids transportation in Europe.

Treasurer

Antoine de Fleurieu is Managing Director of Gimelec since 2008.

Chairman for the CSF Eco-Industrie Energy Efficiency Work Group since 2012, and he has also managed the UTE since 2014.

Antoine de Fleurieu plays an administrative role in the managing of Think Smartgrids and in the Industry of the Future Alliance.

He is a graduate from EBP International (KEDGE Business School) and holds a BA (Hons) in Marketing from Hull Polytechnics (UK).