Christophe ARNOULT is currently Head of the “Large Projects and International” department at Electricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) in the Mediterranean Region.
Born in 1956, Christophe ARNOULT graduated as a Civil Engineer of Mines in 1979. He started his career with Procter and Gamble in Paris before joining EDF in 1980 as planning engineer of the LV network in Paris.
He then held several positions in the operation division in the northern suburb of Paris and was called in 1990 by the distribution Headquarters in Paris to lead a project aiming at improving the quality of supply in large urban areas.
In 1993, he moved on to the international division of EDF as area manager for Northern Europe, in charge of mergers and acquisitions before becoming in 1998 project manager for the setting up of the energy trading subsidiary of EDF: EDF Trading.
In 2000, he became Chief Administrative Officer of EDF Trading, based in London. He held as well the position of secretary of the Risk Committee. He was also member of the Board of Capcol, the fossil fuel purchasing subsidiary of EDF.
Back to France in 2005, he became project manager to achieve a major reorganisation of the logistics functions of the Mediterranean region. Since 2011, ARNOULT leads NICE GRID, the Demo6 of GRID4EU.