Philippe Joubert

Philippe Joubert

Founder & CEO
Earth on Board
Executive Chairman
Global Electricity Initiative 

Mr Joubert, Senior Advisor and Special Envoy Energy and Climate at WBCSD, currently serves as the Chair of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, sits on the Advisory Board of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership where he is part of Faculty; he is also Executive Chairman of the Global Electricity Initiative at the World Energy Council. He holds several advisory positions to the CEOs of major global companies and sits on various Boards and Advisory Boards as Non-Executive Director.

Previously, Philippe was President of Alstom Power and Deputy-CEO of Alstom Group. He started his career in the banking industry in Brazil and Wall Street. He joined Alstom in 1986, as Finance Director of GEC ALSTHOM Mecanica Pesada in Brazil. After a variety of senior roles within Alstom in Brazil, he became Country President, ALSTOM Brazil in 1997. In 2000, he was appointed President of Alstom Transmission & Distribution Sector and member of the Alstom Group Executive Committee in France. In January 2004 he was appointed President Alstom Power Systems and In March 2009, President of Alstom Power Sector regrouping all the group activity in Power Generation. On July 4th 2011, Philippe Joubert was elected Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Alstom Group by the Alstom Board. He left the Alstom Group in June 2014.

Philippe, French and Brazilian, graduated from the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales.

Philippe has been awarded Knight of the Legion of Honour: Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur



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