May 24th, 2018

Tractebel has a new CEO

The former and the new CEO of Tractebel: Daniel Develay and Olivier Biancarelli

The former and the new CEO of Tractebel: Daniel Develay (left) and Olivier Biancarelli (right)

As of May 7, 2018 Olivier Biancarelli is the new CEO of Tractebel, the parent company of Lahmeyer. He replaces Daniel Develay, who will assume the responsibility of the new Integration Management Office of ENGIE Group.

Olivier Biancarelli holds a Master's degree in Law from the University of the Sorbonne and is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris. He is also a former student of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. Olivier Biancarelli began his career in service of the French State in 2000 as a member of the prefectural corps before being appointed adviser to the Minister of the Interior in 2005 and then to the Head of State from 2007 to 2012.

He joined the ENGIE Group in 2012 as Assistant Secretary General and then created and led the Shared Services Department. In 2015, he was appointed to setup and manage a new activity dedicated to Decentralised solutions for cities and regions.

"My mission is to give continuity to the fantastic work Daniel Develay has been doing along with our more than 4,500 experts to position Tractebel as a global leading engineering and consulting company in energy, water and urban infrastructures. Besides Tractebel's important consolidating businesses, we will continue to focus on consultancy, decentralised and digital solutions to anticipate the trends of this fast-changing world we are living in, and to optimize the solutions for our clients and stakeholders," said Olivier Biancarelli.

Daniel Develay served Tractebel for more than 30 years. He began his career within the company as Design Engineer for a number of hydro and infrastructure projects in Tunisia, Madagascar, India, Turkey, Luxembourg and France. Throughout those years he held different positions such as project manager, chief resident engineer, CEO of Tractebel France and finally Global CEO of Tractebel since 2014.

"I am very pleased that Olivier Biancarelli will take over from me the position of Tractebel's CEO. We have been working with Olivier and his team in past years in different missions related to decentralised solutions for cities and territories and I am convinced he is the best person to continue to drive Tractebel's growth across the world and support our clients to shape the world of tomorrow," said Daniel Develay.

The Company – Engineering solutions for a sustainable future

With about 4,500 staff around the world, Tractebel is one of the leading specialized engineering companies worldwide. The company is located in Brussels. It develops and implements engineering and consultancy solutions as well as innovations for energy, water and urban infrastructure for the public and the private sector. With more than 150 years of experience and a global presence, Tractebel offers its clients added value throughout the complete project cycle. Tractebel is a company of the French multinational electric utility company ENGIE with headquarters in Paris (France).

Since December 2014, Lahmeyer belongs to Tractebel, and thus is part of the ENGIE Group. As an international company of consulting engineers, Lahmeyer offers a wide range of planning and consultancy services. The main fields of activity are complex infrastructure projects in the Energy, Hydropower and Water Resources Sectors as well as in Building and Transportation. With origins dating back to 1890, the company has grown into one of the leading international companies with project experience in 165 countries.

Tractebel with head office in Brussels (Belgium) and its subsidiary company Lahmeyer with head office in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt (Germany) cooperate on many international projects and keep growing closer as one company.

Contact Partner for Press Enquiries:

Lahmeyer International GmbH

Sabine Wulf
Head of Marketing Communications & CSR
Friedberger Straße 173
D-61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany

Phone: +49 6101 55 1717
Fax: +49 6101 55 1785


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