Henri Proglio

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Henri Proglio
Born (1949-06-29) 29 June 1949 (age 67)
Antibes, France
Nationality French
Education HEC Paris
Occupation CEO of EDF (2009-2014)

Henri Proglio (born 29 June 1949) is a French businessman, the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Electricité de France and former CEO of Veolia Environnement.

Life and career[edit]

Of Italian origin, Henri Proglio was born in Antibes.[1] He is a graduate of HEC Paris.[2]

In 1972, he started working for Compagnie Générale des Eaux, and he became the Chairman and CEO in 1990.[1] In 1999, he was appointed Vice-President of Vivendi Universal and Chairman and CEO of Vivendi Water.[1] In 2000, he became Chairman of Veolia Environnement and three years later he also became its CEO.[1]

He serves as non-executive director of CNP Assurances, Dassault Aviation and Natixis.[1] He was appointed as Chairman and CEO of Electricité de France in November 2009.[1] He is a member of the Association Française des Entreprises Privées.[3] Proglio also serves on the advisory board for the Pictet Water Fund.[4]

He was decorated Commander of the National Order of Merit of the Legion of Honour.[1]

In December 2014 Proglio was appointed second in command and chairman of Thales Group.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "All press releases". EDF France. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Actualité économique". LExpansion.com. Archived from the original on 2010-09-25. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Pictet Clean Energy Management Information | Pictet Asset Management (Europe) S.A.". www.trustnet.hk. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  5. ^ ALTMEYER, CYRIL. "Thales appoints Proglio as chairman, Caine as CEO". Reuters. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

Business positions
Preceded by
Jean-Marie Messier
CEO of Veolia Environnement
Succeeded by
Antoine Frérot
Preceded by
Pierre Gadonneix
Succeeded by
Jean-Bernard Lévy