Jean-Paul Bouttes is Chief Economist and Senior Executive Vice President of Strategy and Prospective at EDF. Between 2002 and 2005, he served as Vice President of Industrial Strategy for Generation and Trading after occupying various positions within the Strategy Committee of EDF, of which he was Deputy Director from 1997 to 2002. From 1992 to 2004, Jean-Paul Bouttes was additionally Professor of Economics at the Ecole Polytechnique where he has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Development Chair. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the North China Electric Power University in Beijing. Jean-Paul Bouttes graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 1980 and the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance in 1982.