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Jean-François Conil-Lacoste to step down as EPEX SPOT CEO by end of 2018

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The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT announced today that its CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, will step down by the end of the year, as he turns 65, according to the French company law.

The Supervisory Board has started a process of recruitment of his successor.

Jean-François Conil-Lacoste was the founding CEO of Powernext, the Paris based energy exchange in 2001, a position he held until April 2015.

In 2008, under his impulse, EPEX SPOT was created as a merger of the spot power activities of Powernext and EEX, the Leipzig based European Energy Exchange, further strengthened by the acquisition of the Amsterdam Power Exchange APX in 2015. He has managed the company since its inception and has been a passionate contributor to the emergence of the Internal Electricity Market.

Dr. Jürgen Kroneberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EPEX SPOT, acknowledges: “We are grateful to Jean-François whose vision and strong leadership have given birth to an efficient, innovative and customer-driven European spot power exchange covering now eight countries.”

Jean-François Conil-Lacoste adds: “After 17 years of a fantastic professional and human experience, it is time for me to hand over to a new talent who, with our outstanding team, will bring EPEX SPOT to its next stage of development in a fast changing energy environment.”


The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE and its affiliates operate physical short-term electricity markets in Central Western Europe and the United Kingdom. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, EPEX SPOT is committed to the creation of a pan-European power market. In 2017, its 285 members traded 535 TWh – a third of the domestic consumption in the eight countries covered. 49% of its equity is held by HGRT, a holding of transmission system operators. For more information, please visit www.epexspot.com.

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