Gaz de France Names Holleaux VP of Exploration & Production

Didier Holleaux has been appointed Vice President Exploration & Production of Gaz de France. In this capacity, he replaces Michel Bayle who is retiring after managing the Exploration-Production Division since its creation in 2000 and considerably developing this activity within Gaz de France.

Didier Holleaux (46) is a graduate of both the Ecole polytechnique and Ecole nationale superieure des mines. He began his career in 1985 as an engineer, first working for Citroën and then for Total before holding various positions in the French civil service, including that of Head of Departmental Staff to the French Energy Minister from 1992 to 1993.

Didier Holleaux joined Gaz de France in 1993, where he held different managing positions in the area of exploration & production, transmission, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and distribution.

More particularly, from 1997 to 2000, he set up and managed GDF Britain, Gaz de France's exploration-production subsidiary in the United Kingdom, and oversaw the development of the Gaz de France Group in this country. He was then appointed Deputy Vice President of the Transmission Division from 2000 to 2002 and Operating Vice President of the Distribution Branch (EDF GDF Services) from 2002 to 2004.

Since September 2004, Didier Holleaux is Vice President LNG of Gaz de France.