Laurence Mulliez holds an Economics & Finance degree from ESC Rouen and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth (USA), majoring in finance and strategy. Laurence’s professional career began at BNP Paribas and, after her MBA, she was briefly with M&M Mars in Chicago (USA) and subsequently held various general management roles over the course of 16 years with Amoco and BP in the USA, Switzerland and the UK. Her areas of expertise include strategy and M&A, but especially employee management and enhancing financial performance as a CEO in chemicals, gas, electricity, renewable energies and industrial lubricants. In her last role at BP, she served as Global CEO for Castrol industrial lubricants. From January 2010 to November 2013, she was CEO of Eoxis, an independent electricity producer owned by Platina Partners and active in the renewable energies sector (wind and solar) in Spain, Italy and India. Since 2011, she has been a director at several listed companies operating in the industrial and/or energy sectors. Ms Mulliez was elected Chairwoman of the Voltalia Board of Directors on 5 May 2014. She was re-appointed on 11 June 2015 and again on 24 May 2018.