French Member Committee

Conseil Français de l'Energie


The French Council of Energy is the World Energy Council French National Committee. Its members are leading French companies, organizations, institutions and associations with an interest in scientific, technical and industrial participation in global energy issues. It represents its members in all international activities of the World Energy Council, in particular during the preparation of the World Energy Congress. The Council considers all matters relating to the provision and use of sustainable energy useful to the activity of the World Energy Council, and monitors and promotes research related to these questions.

Chair: Olivier Appert

Mr Appert chairs the Conseil Français de l'Energie, french committee of the World Energy Council. He has also been Chairman and CEO of IFP Energies Nouvelles since April 2003. Prior to that, in October 1999 he was appointed Director of the International Energy Agency’s Long-Term Cooperation and Policy Analysis Directorate. From 1998 to 1999, he was the Senior Executive Vice-President of ISIS, a technology holding company and publicly listed subsidiary of the Institute Français du Pétrole (IFP). From 1994 to 1998 he worked as Executive Vice-President of the IFP in charge of research and development activities, and before that he headed the oil and gas department of the French Industry Ministry. He was Executive Director of the French Industry Minister’s cabinet from 1984 to 1986 and was a member of the Prime Minister’s cabinet from 1981 to 1984. Mr. Appert is a graduate of the l’Ecole Polytechnique and l’Ecole des Mines.

Secretary: Jean-Eudes Moncomble

Jean Eudes Moncomble has been Secretary General of the French Council of Energy (Conseil Français de l’Energie), which is a committee member of the World Energy Council, since March 2002. An engineer (Ecole Centrale de Paris) and economist, he began his career in 1981 at the Ecole Centrale de Paris where he was appointed professor of Economics and Management in 1985. He joined the corporate strategy division of EDF (General Economic Studies) in 1992, became Head of Department in 1995 and managed economic and energy issues including electricity markets, energy companies strategy, generation, environment and regulation. At a European level, he chairs the Energy Committee of the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services (CEEP). He is a member of several associations in the energy and the economics fields; he is also member of the Scientific Council of “Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques.” Lastly, he is a lecturer at several universities.