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President & CEO, Hydro, GE Renewable Energy

Yves Rannou has been president and CEO for GE’s new hydro business since November 2015, based in Levallois, France. Yves is a vice president and officer of General Electric.

Since July 2015, Yves was senior vice president of Alstom Hydro business in addition to his role of SVP of the Alstom Wind business.

During his 18-year career at Alstom, Yves Rannou held a series of positions that have progressively strengthened his project management expertise. Yves Rannou began his career at Alstom in 1997 as a local representative and division manager in Thailand. In 2001, he was appointed project director for Korea and Indonesia. In 2002, he became quality director for Alstom’s hydro business. In 2005, he was appointed deputy general director of pump-turbine activities within the branch in charge of Alstom’s hydro activities. In 2007, he was named head of project execution for hydro in Southern Europe. In 2010, he was appointed project director for global structural projects in the power sector. In 2011, he became managing director of Alstom Hydro industry in China. On April 1st 2014, Yves Rannou was appointed senior vice president wind business, based in Barcelona and in charge of all activities related to onshore and offshore wind, reporting to the Renewable Power Sector President Jérôme Pécresse and becoming a member of the Renewable Power Sector Executive Committee.

Rannou holds a Master of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at UPMC in Paris and an engineering degree from the ESTP. During his career he also obtained certification 6 Sigma Black Belt, and a diploma from INSEAD-AMS.