Raphael Schoentgen is, since April 2014, the Group’s Director for Research and Technologies (CTO).
He has been elected President of Hydrogen Europe in June 2016. He is since 2015 a Board Member of the French Institute of Petroleum and New Energies.
He was previously, from 2008 to 2014, President of the Group in China. Between 2004 and 2007, R. Schoentgen was diplomatic advisor to the French Minister in charge of Energy, Telecommunications and Industry. Previously, he also worked in the public sector as detached national expert to the European Commission’s Competition General Directorate and as Head of the State Economic Development Department of France’s Northern Region.
In the private sector, Mr Schoentgen held jobs in the textile sector and water sector in France, in telecommunications in China, in the power sector in the United States and Thailand, and in the gas sector in Mexico.
Raphael holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (member of the “French Corps des Mines”) and a Civil Engineering Degree of the Paris National Mining University (“Ecole Nationale des Mines de Paris”).
Raphael has been nominated in 2011 amongst the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, in 2012 amongst the Young Leaders of the France China Foundation, and in 2014 amongst the Young Leaders of the World Cities Summit. He was until early 2014 a Member of the Advisory Board of the European Trade Chamber in China and President of its Energy Working Group.