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Mr. Philippe Joubert

Mr. Joubert is Executive Chair of the Global Electricity Initiative, GEI, at the World Energy Council. GEI aims to showcase proactive actions that utilities undertake to increase access to affordable and clean electricity and establish a global electricity sector leaders’ community.

Previously, Philippe Joubert was President of Alstom Power and Deputy-CEO of Alstom Group. He started his career in the Banking industry in Brazil and Wall Street. He joined Alstom in 1986, as Finance Director of GEC ALSTHOM Mecanica Pesada in Brazil. After a variety of senior roles within Alstom in Brazil, he became Country President, ALSTOM Brazil in 1997. In 2000, he was appointed President of Alstom Transmission & Distribution Sector and member of the Alstom Group Executive Committee in France. In January 2004 he was appointed President Alstom Power Systems and In March 2009, President of Alstom Power Sector regrouping all the group activity in Power Generation. In 2011, Philippe Joubert was elected Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Alstom Group by the Alstom Board. He left the Alstom group in June 2014.

He currently also serves as the Chair of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, sits at the Advisory board of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership where he is part of Faculty ; he is also Senior Advisor and Special Envoy Energy and Climate at WBCSD; He holds several Advisory positions to the CEOs of major Global Cies and sits on various Boards and Advisory Boards as Non-Executive Director.

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