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La revue soGaz #5

Christophe Poillion appointed GRTgaz Compliance officer

Christophe Poillion has been appointed GRTgaz Compliance officier1 as of 1 June 2020. As part of his new duties, he will ensure that GRTgaz’s practices comply with the company’s independence obligations, and will notify the Energy Regulation Commission (CRE) of any issue relating to this subject. In conjunction with the CRE, the Compliance officier also oversees the application of the commitments set out in the company's Code of Conduct, as well as the proper execution of the ten-year development plan for the gas transmission network.

In conjunction with the CRE, the Compliance officier also oversees the application of the commitments set out in the company's Code of Conduct, as well as the proper execution of the ten-year development plan for the gas transmission network.

Christophe Poillion, 58, is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Supérieure d’Électricité. He began his career in 1988 at Électricité de France and Gaz de France, where he held various positions related to gas and electricity distribution.

In 1998, he joined the Financial and Legal Services Department of Gaz de France to lead the “Accounts Unbundling” project preparing the French and European energy markets to open to competition.

From 2002 to 2006, Christophe Poillion worked in Slovakia advising the gas company SPP on regulation, before becoming Chairman of the Board of Eustream (operator of the Slovak transmission network) upon its creation in May 2006.

In October 2008, he joined GRTgaz as head of the Strategy and Europe Department. He also oversees the BOG transport subsidiaries in Austria and GRTgaz Deutschland in Germany.

In 2013, he was appointed Director of European Affairs and represented GRTgaz within various European bodies, including ENTSOG.

Photographs by Christophe Poillion are available on request.


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1 The appointment of a Compliance Manager at GRTgaz complies with the provisions of Article L. 111-34 of the French Energy Code, which since October 2011 has required energy transmission system operators to have a manager responsible for ensuring that the company’s practices comply with its own independence obligations.