Houston, October 5, 2012 — GDF Suez Energy Resources, one of the largest competitive market retail electricity providers to commercial, industrial and institutional customers in the country, named Sam Henry as its new president and CEO.
Henry succeeds Robert Wilson, who was recently named president and CEO of GDF Suez Gas NA Holdings LLC, responsible for the company's LNG activities in North America.
Henry has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently as President and CEO of GDF Suez Energy Marketing North America Inc. — the commodity marketing business of IPR-GDF Suez North America.
His responsibilities included the commercial optimization of GDF Suez's North American power generation fleet and hedging of commodity price risk for GDF Suez's other businesses in North America. In addition, Henry had management oversight of all North American government and regulatory affairs activities.
Previously, Henry served as senior vice president of Central Portfolio Management and as executive vice president of GDF Suez Energy Marketing before his appointment as President in June 2004.
Before joining GDF Suez in 2002, he was vice president, risk management, at Edison Mission Energy, a company with 25,000 MW of generation in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Henry spent most of his earlier career in the energy industry focused on asset and risk management, working for energy companies including Conoco and Chevron.