- Director, Research and Technologies, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, GDF SUEZ, France
Raphael Schoentgen is Director Research & Technologies (CTO) and Member of the Excetuvive Commity of ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ). From 2009 to 2014, he was President of GDF SUEZ China. Prior to this, he was an Adviser for International and European Affairs to the Minister of France in charge of energy, telecommunications and industry. He also served as a National Expert to the European Competition Directorate and as Head of the Economic Development Department of France's northern region. In parallel to his career as a civil servant, Raphael has been a senior executive in a number of companies, including Alcatel-Lucent China, Gas de France Mexico and Degremont France. Raphael is Member of the Young Global Leaders of the WEF, the Young Global Leaders of the France-China Foundation and the Young Global Leaders of the World Cities Summit. Raphael has an MA in Engineering from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and an MBA from the Corps des Mines.