Immediate past Chair

wec-chair-marie-jose-nadeau-february-2015-e1423590906619Marie-José Nadeau, C.M.

 2013- 2016 Chair, World Energy Council

Ms. Nadeau was the Chair of the World Energy Council between 2013 and 2016. As such, she has been a regular speaker in international energy conferences.

She is on the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Advisory Board on Sustainable Energy for All, on the Advisory Council of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and China Energy Fund Committee, on the Advisory Council – Women Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Program (UAE) and on the selection committee of Sheik Zayed’s Energy Prize (UAE).

Marie-José Nadeau is also a Director on the Boards of ENGIE (ex-GDF SUEZ) (GSZ:Paris), METRO Inc. (MRU:TSX), Churchill Falls and Labrador Corporation Limited (CF(L) CO), the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations, and is Vice President of the Board of l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM). Moreover, she has led numerous fundraising activities in the fields of health, education and culture.

Ms. Nadeau graduated in Law (Bachelors and Masters Degrees) from Ottawa University (Canada). She served as a Senior Policy Advisor and then Chief of Staff to the Ministers of Energy and Environment of the Government of Quebec. In 1993, she joined Hydro Quebec, Canada’s largest electric utility, where she was Secretary General and Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs until her retirement in 2015.

Ms. Nadeau was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in December 2015.

Read the Chair’s speeches here:

Jordan International Energy Summit – World Affairs Council (Amman Jordan) 17-5-2016 (2)

Jordan International Energy Summit (Amman Jordan) 16-5-2016 (1)

International SAP Conferences for utilisites and oil and gas (The Hague Netherlands) 13-4-2016

Western Canada Oil and Gas Milestone GRP (Calgary Alberta) 29Feb2016

World Gas Conference Paris 2015_How Smart and Digital are Shaping the Future of Utilities (3 June 2015)

MJ Nadeau June 9_15 speech_ Redrawing the Global Energy Map

WGC Paris 2015 Women in Energy (June 5_15)

World Hydropower Congress Beijing_Water-Energy Nexus (May 20_15)

World Hydropower Congress Beijing_The Future of Hydropowr and its Role within the Global Energy MIX (May 19_15)

Energy Security Summit_Opening Statement (7 May_15)

Montreal Council on Foreign Relations CORIM 19 March 2015:
“L’énergie dans le monde: La perspective du Conseil mondial de l´énergie” (French)

4th European Energy Forum – On the way to COP21_Paris(13 March, 2015)
“Discours de Cloture du Forum / Closing Speech” (French and English)

Women in Energy Forum Johannesburg –  16 Feb 2015:
“The global energy landscape for women”

7th Annual Africa Energy Indaba Johannesburg – 17 Feb 2015:
“From Vision to Reality – Unlocking Africa’s Energy Potential”

Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week – 21 Jan 2015:
“Gas and Renewables – Partners or Opponents?”

North American Energy Forum, Calgary –  26 Jun 2014:
“The Evolving Energy Landscape”

Conference of Montreal – 10 Jun 2014:
“The Energy Revolution”

High-Level Ministerial Dialogue (UNSE4ALL Forum_New York) – 6 Jun 2014:
“Energy in the Post 2015 Development Agenda”

World Energy Leaders’ Summit Astana – 21 May 2014:
“Energy in Transition – Opportunities & Emerging Risks”

Energy Forum Lech – 11 April 2014:
“Global Energy Market: What Allies for Europe and what Impact will the Crisis in Ukraine have?”

Energy Council of Canada Forum – 13 Mar 2014:
“An Evolving Energy Landscape – the World Energy Council’s Perspective”

Africa Energy Indaba – 18 Feb 2014:
“Establishing Enabling Environments”

World Energy Leaders’ Dialogue Abu Dhabi – 21 Jan 2014:
“Trilemma Challenges – the Need for an Inclusive Governance”

Annual Conference Weltenergierat Berlin – 17 Dec 2013:
“Finding the right Balance between Energy Security, Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability”

Canadian Council on International Law – 16 Nov 2013:
“International Trade Rules”

World Energy Congress Daegu – 17 Oct 2013:
“Securing Tomorrow’s Energy Today”