29th and 30th November 2017

Beijing, China


Hervé Machenaud

Position: Group Senior Executive Vice President of Generation and Head of the Asia-Pacific, EDF

Hervé Machenaud studied at the Ecole Polytechnique of Paris (1968), at the Political Studies Institute (IEP) of Paris, and he is an engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées.

Hervé Machenaud started his career in 1973 in Ivory Coast, were he worked for the Ministry of the Plan as Director of the Urban Development division. Afterwards he was in charge of several missions for the World Bank on the African continent, before coming back to France in 1978. 

Hervé Machenaud joined EDF in 1982; he started as the Deputy Director of the Paluel nuclear power plant. Then, between 1984 and 1989, Hervé Machenaud was in charge of the development of the Group in China, most notably regarding the development of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant. From 1990 to 1995 Hervé Machenaud was at the head of the National Centre for Nuclear Equipment (CNEN) responsible for the Group - French and International - nuclear policies. As such, he led the building and commissioning of the level N4 (nuclear plants of Chooz and Civaux).

From 1995 and 1998 Hervé Machenaud was Deputy Director for equipment in EDF; where he was in charge of resources, management and international development. Afterwards, between 1998 and 2002 Hervé Machenaud subsequently occupied to role of Director of production and transport, and Deputy Director of the industrial pole.

In 2002 Hervé Machenaud took over the Asia Pacific Branch (APB). He led Joint Ventures projects in the area of nuclear (Taishan), thermal (Sanmenxia), hydraulic (Nam Theun 2) in China, Laos and Vietnam.

Since 2009, Hervé Machenaud is the EDF Group Senior Executive Vice President for Production and Engineering. He remains President of the Asia Pacific Branch.