Management Committee

Xavier Caïtucoli - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées, Xavier Caïtucoli has worked in different positions in operational management within the LVMH Group. He co-founded Direct Energie in 2003, and since then, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


Twitter: @xcaitucoli

Fabien Choné - Deputy CEO Strategy and Energy

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées, Fabien Choné has held different positions over seven years at EDF in the research and development and strategy departments. He co-founded Direct Energie in 2003 and is Deputy CEO. Fabien Choné is also the Chairman of the Association Nationale des Opérateurs Détaillants en Energie (A.N.O.D.E), the national association of retail energy operators.

Twitter : @FabienChone

Sébastien Loux - Deputy CEO Operations

A graduate of ESCT with a Masters degree in Audit and Management Control and holder of a DEA degree in Economic Analysis from the Université des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse, Sébastien Loux began his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touch for three years. He joined Quiksilver Europe in 1994 as Director of Finances, then Vice-Chairman in charge of finance and operations. He joined Direct Energie in 2009.


Twitter : @SebastienLoux

Martial HOULLE - Corporate Secretary

A graduate of the Universities of Angers, Paris I and Paris II (DEA degree in Comparative Law), and holder of a Graduate Diploma in Law from Greenwich University, Martial Houlle was successively legal manager of Expertel Services & FM, a global corporate telecommunications solutions integrator, and worked in the Carriers' Division of France Télécom (complex contract negotiations in a context of market deregulation).


Twitter : @houlleM

Romain Verdier – Energy Director

A graduate of Supélec and the Université Paris Dauphine (Masters 104), Romain Verdier began his career at Arthur Andersen. He joined EDF in 2004 in the Upstream Downstream Optimisation and Trading Department, and later moved to the Finance Department. He joined Direct Energie in February 2008.

Twitter : @romain_verdier

Board of Directors


Xavier CAÏTUCOLI, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Energie

Philippe Sauquet, President Gas, Renewables & Power and President Strategy - Innovation, Total
Namita Shah, President People & Social Responsability, Total

Helle Kristoffersen, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Total
Cécile Arson, Chief Financial Officer Gas, Renewables & Power, Total
Jean-Hugues De Lamaze, Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager Ecofin, independent director

XIRR Europe, represented by Nicolas GAGNEZ, independent director



Jean-Marc Bouchet, CEO of Lucia Holding