Jean-Michel Carboni

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Jean-Michel Carboni
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Jean-Michel Carboni, founder and CEO of ENGIE IT (2013)
Born (1955-07-23) 23 July 1955 (age 63)
Nationality French
Alma mater MSc in Finance at ESCP Europe (1974-77).
Occupation - Founder and CEO of ENGIE IT (2012-15),[1] revenue in 2013 : Increase600 million.

- Manager of DSI (IT department) between 2010-12 (€1,35 billion of revenue in 2012).

- Member of Engie Group Management Committee (Engie revenue : Increase66,6 billion in 2016).[2][3]

Jean-Michel Carboni (born on July 23 1955) is a French Chief Executive Officer, Senior Executive in the energy sector, of EDF-GDF, Gaz de France and Engie groups. He was in charge especially of Engie Italy (revenue: €1,4 billion), of the IT department (revenue: €1,35 billion) and the founder/CEO of ENGIE IT (revenue: €600 million).[4] He was member of the top 20 of Engie's management committee (2013).[5]

Early life

Son of Michel Carboni, Central inspector and Collector manager of Nice customs. Carboni grew up in this town where he attended the Lycée Masséna. In 1977 he graduated from ESCP Europe business school in Paris.[6]


Jean-Michel Carboni, senior executive of Engie group

Carboni began his career in French diplomacy (1977) as Trade attaché at French Embassy of Athens (Greece), before joining in 1979 marketing department of Nestlé group. In 1980 he joined French public group EDF-GDF (EDF: Électricité de France and GDF: Gaz de France, today EDF and Engie) in SAPAR subsidiary as CFO of Creys-Malville's Nuclear power plant. Then he joined EDF-GDF's Finance Department as Chief of the Treasury and of the Trading room (management of assets and debt : €15 billion).[7]

In 1997, Carboni took over as CEO of COFATHEC Italy (€300M, 3,000 employees), today ENGY Cofely (in French) and between 2001-03 he is the Delegate General of the e-compagnie (in charge of new technologies, internet, intranet, e-purchasing). He came back in 2004 at EDF-GDF's Finance Department to manage the purchase of Romanian group DISTRIGAZ (€500M, 10,000 employees). Then he was appointed CFO of CNIEG (National Pension Fund of Electricity and Gas Industries) to restructure IEG pension fund (with €1 billion of financing).

Between 2005-07 he is CFO and General Manager of Gaz de France's subsidiaries in Central Eastern Europe (Hungary, Romania, Czech republic, Poland, Slovakia): Égáz-Dégáz, Distrigaz, etc.

After the merger of Gaz de France and Suez in 2008, GDF Suez is born and Carboni became co-CEO of GDF Suez Italy (revenue 2009 : €1,4 billion and 2 millions of customers) with Luca Valerio Camerano (current CEO of Italian company A2A). This Business Unit gathers power plants, gas networks, storage centres and renewable energy.[7]

Between 2010-12 Carboni was in charge of the DSI : GDF Suez's IT department (€1,35 billion in 2012) with the mission to pool IT services and to create ENGIE IT (at that time GDF Suez IT). In 2013, ENGIE IT was the major IT (Information & Technologies) subsidiary of European continent with a turnover of €600 million and 2,700 employees.[8] Jean-Michel Carboni is the CEO of ENGIE IT between 2012-15.[9][10]

In 2016, Carboni is a special advisor of Engie's CEO Isabelle Kocher.

In 2018, he is co-founder of a business and strategic consulting firm : Efthia Consulting.[7]

Personal life

Father of 3 children, including Jérémie Carboni, producer and political advisor.[11]


  1. ^ "Annonce Légale - Le nouvel Economiste".
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  3. ^ "Chiffres clés ENGIE - résultats financiers - ENGIE".
  4. ^ "GDF Suez tente de remettre son IT à flot - La Lettre A". 2 April 2015.
  5. ^ "GDF Suez tente de remettre son IT à flot".
  6. ^ ESCP Europe Alumni. "ESCP Europe Alumni Association : Réseau, Actualités, Evolution Professionnelle, Annuaire, Solidarité".
  7. ^ a b c "EFTHIA CONSULTING – Straight to the top results".
  8. ^ "ENGIE INFORMATION ET TECHNOLOGIES (SAINT OUEN) Chiffre d'affaires, résultat, bilans sur SOCIETE.COM - 340793959".
  9. ^ "GDF Suez tente de remettre son IT à flot - La Lettre A". 2 April 2015.
  10. ^,108094250-ARL
  11. ^ Jérémie Carboni IMDB Page with information on Jean-Michel Carboni

External links

Media related to Jean-Michel Carboni at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website of Efthia Consulting.
  • Engie website.
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