Management Committee

Our organisation

With more than 400 employees today, in Paris, Brussels, and also Marcinelle (Belgium) and Bayet (Allier), where our generating plants are located, Direct Energie is a company in full growth, in a rapidly evolving sector. From electricity generation to electricity and gas supply, as well as energy-related services, a wide range of careers are represented within the Group. 

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

Louis-Mathieu Perrin - Administration and Finance Director

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Louis-Mathieu Perrin began his career at Arthur Andersen, then joined Pictet Asset Management, a private bank, where he successively worked as analyst then co-manager of sector funds dedicated to the water sector and services to local authorities. Following this, he joined Ernst & Young, where he performed audit missions and worked as a financial consultant for five years with several French and foreign companies operating in the gas and electricity markets, including Poweo and later Direct Energie, making him an expert in the energy sector and very knowledgeable about the Group. He joined Direct Energie in June 2014 as Administration and Finance Director. 

Twitter : @LouisMathieu_DE

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

The Board of Directors is composed by :

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

Luxempart SA, represented by Jacquot Schwertzer, Administrator

Cédric CHRISTMANN, Energy Director of EBM Group,  Administrator

Monique ROOSMALE NEPVEU, Administrator

Impala SAS, represented by Stéphanie LEVAN, Administrator

AMS Industries, represented by Sybille DE RICHECOUR-FALGUIERE, Administrator

Jean-Paul BIZE, Administrator



Seven censors have been designated

Jean-Hugues De Lamaze, Senior Portfolio Manager

Alain MINC, Chairman of AM Conseil

Jacques VEYRAT, Chairman of Impala SAS

XIRR Europe, représented by Nicolas GAGNEZ

Luxempart Management SARL, represented by Alain HUBERTY

Peter BRANDENBERG, Member of the board of Directors of EBM group

Jean-Jacques LAURENT, Co manager of Ornicar


You can download the internal rules of the Board of Directors



See also

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