Michel Matheu is currently Head of Strategy in the European Affairs Division of Electricité de France (EDF). Before joining this division he has been working for nearly 10 years in the field of strategy and regulation in the power sector, as Head of Regulation and Economic Studies in the Corporate Strategy Division and Head of Economy and Public Affairs in the Corporate Renewables Division. He joined EDF in 2003 after a career in the French Civil Service, where his last job was Head of the Department in charge of Public Utilities and Environment at the Planning Office, a strategic advisory body to the French Prime Minister. He has also had an experience of research and consulting at the Ecole polytechnique in Paris and of editing journals published by the French Ministry of Industry. He co-edited with Pr Claude Henry and Pr Alain Jeunemaitre the book Regulation of network utilities: The European experience (Oxford University Press, 2001). He is Vice-Chairman of the Energy Policy and Generation Committee of Eurelectric, the European Association of the electricity industry.