Ms. Marie-José Nadeau, Chair of World Energy Council

Ms. Nadeau is Chair of the World Energy Council since 2012. She is also a Director on the Boards of publicly traded companies, namely ENGIE (ex-GDF SUEZ) (GSZ:Paris) and METRO Inc. (MRU:TSX).

In addition, she sits on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Advisory Board on Sustainable Energy for All, on the Advisory Council of the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and China Energy Fund Committee, on the Advisory Council – Women Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Program (UAE) and on the selection committee of Sheik Zayed's Energy Prize (UAE).

Previously she spent more than 22 years as a senior executive at Hydro Quebec, Canada’s largest electric utility, where she was Secretary General and Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs until her retirement in 2015. She also served as a Senior Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Ministers of Energy and Environment of the Government of Quebec.
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