Nuclear: a strategic industry serving Europe

20 – 21 June 2023 – Lyon, France

Xavier Ursat –  President, GIFEN

Since March 2015, Xavier Ursat has been EDF’s Chief Executive in charge of Engineering and Nuclear New Build Projects. He joined EDF in 1991, where he first held various positions in hydraulic engineering until 2002. Among his responsibilities, he was in charge of implementing EDF hydropower command centres and took part in international projects, mainly in South America. From 2002 to 2005, he was an advisor to the EDF’s Executive Vice-President in charge of Generation and Engineering. From 2005 to 2007, he was Deputy Director of the Alpes generation entity in Grenoble and from 2007 to 2010, Director of the generation entity in Toulouse. Between 2010 and 2015, he was Deputy Director and subsequently Managing Director of the Hydro Generation and Engineering Division. Chairman of the Strategic Committee for the French Nuclear Sector (CSFN) and of the French Nuclear Energy Industry Organization (GIFEN), he is also the Chairman of the Edvance Supervisory and Orientation Committee and a member of the Framatome Supervisory Board. He is also the outgoing Chairman of the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN) and a Honorary Governor of the World Water Council. Xavier Ursat is a graduate of École Polytechnique and Telecom Paris.