Tristan de Drouas is CEO of EDF Renewables in South Africa since 2019. Under his leadership, EDF Renewables has significantly grown its IPP business in the Region, with successes in the various DMRE procurement programmes, namely REIPPP (420 MW wind farms under construction) and RMI4P (75 MW hybrid dispatchable plant, preferred bidder). EDF renewables currently has 140 MW under operations, and by end of 2023 will have 1200 MW of wind, solar and batteries under construction in South Africa.
Tristan also established for EDF Renewables the landmark partnership with Anglo-American, and created the joint-venture Envusa Energy, aiming at developing 3 to 5 GW of RE projects by 2030, to serve Anglo-American carbon neutrality strategy in Southern Africa.

Before coming to South Africa, Tristan was Head of Investments at EDF Renouvelables in France, renewable subsidiary of EDF Group, the French state owned power utility.

Prior to joining EDF Renewables in 2013, Tristan started his career in Strategic and management consulting with the consulting firm AT Kearney, in Paris. Tristan holds an MBA from ESSEC Grande Ecole.

Tristan is a French citizen.