Florence Verzelen

Florence Verzelen
  • Director, Procurement Performance Plan
    GDF SUEZ

Florence Verzelen is in charge of the Performance Procurement Plan of GDF SUEZ, with a target of reducing the external spend of the company by €2 billion in 2 years. She was in charge of business development for GDF SUEZ and was the Chief Executive of the GDF SUEZ Qatar affiliate, making her the first female CEO in Qatar's energy sector. Previously, Verzelen held a number of positions in the European Commission, including being in charge of trade negotiations with China and involved in the anti-trust case against Microsoft. She also worked as an adviser to the Minister of European Affairs. Verzelen studied at the École Polytechnique and has an MBA from the Corps des Mines.