Deputy CEO, Enedis
Chairman, EDSO for Smart Grids
Christian Buchel is the deputy-CEO of Enedis, the main French distribution system operator in charge of operating, developing and maintaining the medium-voltage and low-voltage power grids across 95% of the country (with a turnover of 13 billion euros). Christian Buchel is currently in charge of customer policy, market mechanisms, territories and distribution concessions. He is also the chairman of EDSO for Smart grids, the European association representing the leading electricity distribution system companies that strive to bring the European smart grid from vision to reality. In his previous position, as Chief Digital Officer, Christian Buchel drove the digital and big data transformation of the company. Prior to Enedis, he held various top-management positions within the EDF Group. He was notably a Member of the Board and the COO of Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) in Germany as well as the CEO of Electricité de Strasbourg. In the late 1990s, Christian Buchel served as an advisor to the EDF’s CEO.