The man who helped secure Britain’s first new nuclear power station in a generation will step down as chief executive of EDF Energy in October, marking the end of a 15-year tenure. Vincent de Rivaz is the longest-serving CEO among the heads of the UK’s big six energy suppliers and will be replaced on 1 November by Simone Rossi, who leads the company’s international division. The outgoing chief executive led EDF’s successful but often torturous efforts to clinch a subsidy deal with the government for nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. He also oversaw its acquisition of Britain’s ageing nuclear infrastructure in 2008.
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