President & CEO, Hydro, GE Renewable Energy
Yves Rannou was President and Chief Executive Officer for GE’s Hydro Solutions and is based in Paris, France. Yves is also a Vice President and GE Company Officer. He has been an IHA Board member since 2017.
Yves began working at Alstom in 1997. Throughout his career, he has held a series of positions that have strengthened his project management expertise. He has served as Quality Director, General Director of pump-turbine activities, Head of project execution, Project Director for global structural projects and Managing Director for China, all for Alstom’s Hydro business.
In 2014, Yves was appointed senior Vice President of Alstom’s Wind business, based in Barcelona and in charge of all activities related to onshore and offshore wind, reporting to Renewable Power Sector President Jérôme Pécresse and became a member of the Renewable Power Sector Executive Committee. In 2015, Yves was appointed Senior Vice President of Alstom’s Hydro business in addition to his SVP role in the Wind business. GE acquired Alstom’s Energy businesses in November 2015.
Yves holds a Master of Science in mechanical and electrical engineering from UPMC in Paris and an engineering degree from the ESTP. During his career, he has also obtained a Six Sigma Black Belt and a diploma from INSEAD-AMS. He is married and has three children.