Eric Bret is responsible for the EDF Group’s activities in North America.
In his capacities, Eric is Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and CEO of EDF Inc. and Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group LLC. He also serves as Director at the Boards of UniStar Nuclear Energy, EDF Trading North America, LLC, and enXco, an EDF EN company.
This leadership position follows almost 30 years of service with the EDF Group.
Prior to leading EDF’s North American operations, Eric was Deputy Vice President of the EDF generation fleet since 2006. In this capacity, Mr. Bret has had oversight of EDF’s nuclear power plant operations in France, including 58 reactors at 19 sites.
Mr. Bret joined EDF in 1982, when he began his engineering career as a training instructor. He rapidly moved to become the head of the safety and quality team of a nuclear power plant before becoming deputy head and then head of a four 900 MW-reactor nuclear power plant in France.
He managed the Nuclear Center for Electricity Production until he was promoted to Deputy Vice President of the EDF generation fleet in 2006. In addition, Mr. Bret was instrumental in the EDF teams supporting the start up operations of nuclear power plants in South Africa (Koeberg 1 & 2) and in China (Daya Bay 1 & 2).
Mr. Bret is an engineer from the Industrial Chemistry and Physics Institute (ICPI) of Lyon. He is married and has 3 daughters.
Jean-Baptiste Siproudhis is Vice-President of EDF Inc. in charge of the company’s corporate and public affairs; he is also Corporate Secretary of EDF Inc.
Prior to joining EDF Inc.’s operations on November 1st. 2011, Jean-Baptiste was in charge of managing the competition law division, within EDF S.A.’s legal department in Paris.
Before joining EDF in November 2002, Jean-Baptiste practiced law in different French and International law firms in Paris.
He holds a doctorate degree in law, a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the ESCP, (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris) and from the ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration-Cycle of postgraduate European Studies).
Jean-Baptiste is married with three children and lives in Washington, DC.
Patrick Blandin joined EDF Inc. in July of 2011 as Executive Vice President in charge of Finance, also holding the position of EDF Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
Patrick retains his position as Chief Financial Officer at UniStar Nuclear Energy LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF Inc.
Before joining UniStar, Patrick was head of business intelligence for EDF Group’s risk management division, and General Secretary of the Group’s Emergency and Situation Room. Previously, Patrick held positions within the Group as head of mergers and acquisitions, senior financial advisor within mergers and acquisitions, financial advisor for project finance and head of the French franc treasury desk for EDF’s cash management division. Prior to joining EDF in 1990, Patrick was deputy treasurer for Western Europe for General Electric Medical Systems in Paris.
Patrick earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the McComb Business School at the University of Texas at Austin, and from the E. M. Lyon Graduate Business School in Lyon, France. He is a lieutenant commander in the French Naval Reserve Forces, and resides in Baltimore.
Daniel Leroy is Executive Vice-President of EDF Inc, in charge of U.S. nuclear operations and Canada business relations.
Daniel Leroy has been involved in the French nuclear community for more than 30 years. Prior to joining EDF’s American operations in August 2009, Daniel Leroy was EDF Group’s Senior Vice President, Head of Nuclear Fuel, in charge of all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle and Chairman and CEO of EDF’s Fuel Holding Company, SAE.
From 1979 until 1994, he served with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), namely as a Chief Controlling Officer, then as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer.
Daniel Leroy also served as a Nuclear Counselor to the Ambassador of France in the U.S. from 1994 to 1998 before joining EDF Group’s Generation and Engineering Branch in September 1998.
He graduated from Sciences Po Paris. Daniel Leroy is married, has two sons, and resides in Bethesda, MD.