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Governance and Management

Executive Committee

All of RTE international’s activities, including those of its subsidiaries, are directed by the Executive Committee. In particular, it manages and supervises commercial activities and the technical and organisational management of its projects.

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Veronika Milewski

Chief Executive Officer

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Veronika Milewski has been the CEO of RTE international since June 2022.

She began her career with EDF in International Division and then joined the Finance Division in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department.

In 2011, she was appointed Head of Department in the Nuclear Fuel Division then returned to the international arena as the Deputy Director of the Development in Europe and then Head of Division within EDF’s European Affairs Division. In 2021, she joined RTE as Deputy Director for Europe.

Veronika Milewski graduated from the National School of Administration in 2004 and from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Management from the University of Vienna, Austria.

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Philippe Michal

Deputy Director and Director of Power System Expertise

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Philippe Michal is the Director of the Power System Expertise service line.

Holding degrees in Electrical Engineering from HEI Lille and in Business Management from IAE Paris, Philippe started his career in 1986 at EDF. He joined RTE international in 2005 as a Project Manager, later becoming a service line director. He has managed over one hundred international projects, contributing to each his expertise in the organisation, operation and maintenance of electricity transmission systems.

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Paul Lagartinho

Director of Live Works and Maintenance Optimisation

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Paul Lagartinho is the director of the Maintenance Optimisation service line.

Paul joined RTE international in 2018 with more than 30 years’ experience in managing live working projects on substations and high and medium voltage lines, both in France and abroad. He is also a professor of electricity and energy at the University of Aix en Provence, where he specialises in Electronic Engineering and Power Electronics.

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Aurélien Watare

Director of Digital Solutions

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Aurélien Watare is currently Director of the Digital Business Line at RTE international, where he applies his expertise in the fields of network management, open source and virtualization/digitization. Aurélien is a graduate of ENSE3, where he obtained an engineering degree in electrical engineering and electronics.

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Markus Vor dem Berge

Director of Power Electronics and Studies

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Markus Vor dem Berge is the director of the Power Electronics and Studies service line. He joined RTE international in 2020.

Markus previously worked at Siemens AG as a system design engineer on HVDC PLUS technology. In particular, he led the works on several HVDC VSC projects as sub-project manager in Europe. He was also the technical project manager for VSC Bipole 2000 MW, ±525 kV for onshore and offshore applications.

Markus has a Master’s in electrical engineering, electronics and communication technology and energy engineering from Aachen University.

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Pierre Guillaume

Director of engineering

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Pierre Guillaume has over 20 years of experience in the power sector both at EDF and RTE.

From 1994 to 2004 he was a transmission networks project manager for various projects of HV overhead lines and substations. His experience covered the whole project cycle, from the study phase to commissioning.

Between 2004 and 2005, he was a resident project overhead lines manager in Lebanon for the construction of 225 and 400 kV OHL.

From 2006 to 2010 he was a member of the Executive Board of a regional Maintenance Center at RTE, ensuring the compliance with the maintenance policies of the works, and guaranteeing the protection of goods and people, then in 2011 he became head of RTE’s aerospace pole and maintenance methods department.

From 2015 to 2021, he managed a team of 150 employees in charge of maintenance works, conducting social and technical change within the team.

He joined RTE international in 2021 as head of the engineering business unit, being in charge of a team of 17 international projects managers

Pierre holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the National School of applied Science in Lyon, France.

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