About Us

Introducing Our Newest Staff Members

17 May 2021


Aurélie Descombes


Communication Manager
Sales & Marketing Department

I am originally from Grenoble, which I left for a few years for my studies in business school in the south of Paris then in Michigan, from which I returned graduated from Institut Mines - Télécom Business School.

I joined the semiconductor industry as a marketing product manager for 5 years, and then evolved as a communication manager for 7 years.

I joined Enerdata in May 2021 as Communication Manager, to work in a field that makes sense to me and to contribute to environmental challenges.

Outside of work, I have always practised different sports: taekwondo, badminton, different styles of dance, running, cardio & weight training, etc. And before I had my children, my great passion was motorcycling, both on road and circuit. I will get back into riding ASAP!



Junior Energy Analyst
Market Research Department

Born and raised in Hong Kong, but with parents from French Brittany, I had the luck to travel quite a lot when I was younger. Passionate about geology and energy issues, I have a Master’s degree in Energy Geopolitics from Sciences Po Paris on top of an Engineering Degree in Geosciences and Environmental Sciences from UniLaSalle Beauvais.

My work at Enerdata consists in news monitoring, newsletter writing, working on country profiles and data seeking/analysis for the Power Plant Tracker module.

Aside from work, I am feverish about outdoor sports: rock-climbing, speleology, hiking, slacklining/highlining, etc. I am also very enthusiastic about travelling, new cultures and languages (I talk French, English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, a little Italian and have the objective to learn Hindi and/or Tagalog!).

Gabin Mantulet


Energy Analyst
Global Energy Forecasting Team

I come from Epinal, in the Vosges, in the North-East of France (no it doesn’t always rain there! I arrived in Grenoble in 2012 to follow the Ense3 engineering school program, and then complete a PhD thesis in economics on renewable gases. I also obtained a master’s in Science and Technology Policies from Sciences Po Grenoble.

I am very interested in the energy transition thanks to my school environment. I joined the Global Energy Forecasting team at Enerdata in May 2021 to contribute to POLES model development and to meet clients’ requirements.

I am passionate about outdoor and mountain sports and I practise triathlon in competition. For quitter moments, I enjoy popularisation of science activities, playing the ukulele, and reading biographies of inspiring people!

Florent Gauthier


Project Manager
Energy Efficiency & Demand Department

I joined Enerdata in 2021 to lead energy demand analysis and energy efficiency assessment projects, both historical and prospective, for ministries, government agencies and major energy groups.

Previously, I worked for 10 years in the energy efficiency, electromechanical industry, and innovation consulting sectors. I lived for varying periods of time in several countries: Chile, Canada, Germany, Belgium, and England.

I came back to Grenoble, where I obtained my engineering degree from ENSE3 and a Master’s degree in political sciences from IEP.

Outside of work, I spend enjoying time with my family and I sometimes travel by bike, practice ski mountaineering, and participate in associative projects.




 Our New Staff Members in January 2021



Damien Corneloup


Junior Energy & Climate Policy Analyst
Data & Research Department

Originally from Grenoble, I hold a master’s degree in geopolitics from IRIS (Institute of International and Strategic Relations) and a master’s degree in Contemporary East Asia from ENS Lyon, where I specialized in Chinese-North Korean relations. I also studied journalism for my bachelor’s degree, as well as Mandarin Chinese for two years at the University of Sichuan and the Southwest University of Finance and Economics (Chengdu). 

At Enerdata I work mostly on energy and environment policies. I update the countries’ NDCs database, and I also write summaries of their long-term targets regarding climate and energy. Before coming here, I’ve worked mostly in Asia (China, Japan and Singapore) in different domains, notably journalism, diplomacy, defense and humanitarian. 

Outside of work, I play guitar, but I haven’t progressed in years! I also thoroughly enjoy cinema, and some literature, but my hobby number one remains travelling.



Energy Analyst
Global Energy Forecasting Department

I come from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I arrived in France in 2017 to pursue a PhD thesis in Economics. I got a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering in the field of Data Modelling.

I am passionate about the energy transition and have been devoting my professional career to this cause. I joined the Global Energy Forecasting team at Enerdata in December 2020. I am really glad to be part of the Enerdata’s team, because I will be able to keep on working on my field of interest.  I have accumulated international experiences with academic and professional activities in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Brazil.

For leisure activities, I like surfing, playing acoustic guitar, hiking and, of course, football, like a good Brazilian.



Junior Energy Analyst
Data & Research Department

I'm originally from Avignon and I came to Grenoble five years ago for my studies. I did a professional license specialised in BIG DATA.

I joined Enerdata to learn more about the energy sector after a work-study in the same sector by Atos.

Outside of work, I play bass-guitar, I watch a lot of movies and, whenever possible, I go out with my friends.

Estelle PAYAN

Estelle PAYAN

Junior Energy Analyst
Energy Efficiency & Demand Department

I grew up and completed my studies in Grenoble. I am an engineer specialised in Energy Systems and Associated Markets; I graduated in 2018 from Grenoble Institute of Technology. I also hold a master’s degree in Science and Technology Policies from Sciences Po Grenoble.

I joined Enerdata on 1 April 2020 (it’s not an April Fool's), during the first lockdown, as a teleworker, for a project for the European Commission about energy taxes. I am now mainly involved in the ODYSSEE-MURE project, which monitors energy efficiency trends and policy evaluation in EU countries.

Outside of work, I love to cook (what a pity that my colleagues cannot enjoy it at the moment because of teleworking!). I also like hiking very much, and we are in an ideal area for that.




 Our New Staff Members in October 2020

Enerdata has opened a brand new position with the hiring of Régis Lengrand as its first Secretary General. Here is his short presentation:

Regis Lengrand


Secretary General

“I am very pleased to have joined Enerdata as Secretary General.

This management position has several characteristics, including an important administrative field that requires a transversal operational role in support services such as in HR and finance, as well as a role of representation and advice for the company.

This new position will be challenging and I am eager to work in a dynamic and positive environment within the energy sector.

Before joining Enerdata, I spent nine years working as Head of Administration in a European research laboratory based in Grenoble, having previously worked 12 years in an international environment in the NGO and private sector in Denmark.

I am comfortable working  in a multicultural atmosphere and appreciate the enrichment of sharing a diverse and open-minded workplace.”




Our New Staff Members in May 2020


We have added two new employees to our staff in the past few months, and our numbers will be rising again before the end of the year.

Here is a short presentation in their own words:

Badria Meghezi


Data Analyst Junior
Data & Market Research Department

I'm originally from Haute-Savoie and I came to Grenoble two years ago to obtain my Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics and Statistics. I did my end-of-studies internship at Enerdata in the Data team which manages the millions of data as inputs to various fields of study. I had the opportunity to pursue my very enriching experience in this same team as a junior analyst.

I enjoy the flexibility of my job, which combines both technical skills to improve and develop new products and the energy sector through a wide range of analyses and challenging projects.

The region is favorable to new passions that I am impatient to discover as well as my desire to explore new experiences abroad.

Emilien CARRAZ

Emilien CARRAZ

Energy & Climate Analyst Senior
Data & Market Research Department

I joined Data & Research team at Enerdata in April 2020 to contribute to projects and analyses on the vital energy and climate issues. Previously, I worked for 3 years as an auditor and consultant in sustainable development at EY in Paris-La Défense for major industries and banking groups. I have a particular interest in sustainable finance and the integration of ESG risks and opportunities by financial players into their investment portfolios.

I hold a Msc in Management from EMLYON Business School, with a specialization in corporate finance.

Originally from Savoie, I am passionate about road cycling and mountain sports in general. This year, I have set the goal of discovering all the road passes of the Chartreuse and Vercors massifs by bike. 



Our New Staff Members in September 2019


Energy & Climate Policy Analyst
Data & Market Research Department

I hold a master's degree in international economics and development from the University of Grenoble and studied in Greece and in Singapore.

Before joining Enerdata, I worked as a business reporter at a Paris-based magazine focused on African politics and economy, and as an economist in Indonesia and in Nigeria.

Outside of work, I'm passionate about jazz music and Nigerian literature.

Esteban DROUET 

Junior Energy Analyst
Global Energy Forecasting Department

I grew up in Le Mans, near Nantes, and I came in Grenoble four years ago. I graduated as engineer from Grenoble Institute of Technology in 2019, then I joined the Global Energy Forecasting Team of Enerdata as Junior Energy Analyst. 

Prior to this, I did a gap year during which I went to Cameroon for working as Operations Analyst in a start-up. 

I like climbing, hiking and running, thus Grenoble sounds perfect for that. Furthermore, I enjoy discovering topics I know a little, especially in the biology and astronomy fields.  


Marketing and Communications Manager
Marketing & Sales Department

A communication specialist, I'm originally from Grenoble but I've been away for the past 15 years. I just came back from a 3-year stint in India as a communication manager for an Indo-European clean technologies consulting company, and before that spent time in Germany, Belgium and Norway (and occasionally France), working for research centres, embassies and consultancies.

I hold a master's degree in European affairs from Sciences Po Paris, and speak French, English and German. Here at Enerdata, I've taken over communication activities and market monitoring. Oh, and I'm the "official" German proofer as well.

I love travelling and discovering other cultures, a pastime I shamelessly indulge whenever possible. I was spoiled for choice when in Delhi, but I'm now excited to re-discover my home region.









Our New Staff Members in February 2019

We’ve had some exciting growth here at Enerdata, which allowed us to add several new employees across various departments in 2018. We’ll let them introduce themselves here, in their own words:




Junior Analyst
Data & Research Department – Research Team

I’m from the sunny Island of Florianopolis, Brazil. I used to work in financial consultancy in Brazil, but my true passion has always been energy.

I joined Enerdata as part of the Research team after my studies in Energy Economics during my master’s.

I’m a very active person and one of my favorite things is practicing sports such as boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.



Data Analyst
Data & Research Department – Research Team

I grew up near Grenoble and completed my bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management with a focus on Economic and Social Policy at Grenoble Alps University, and my master’s degree in Energy Networks at the University of Montpellier.

After that I did an internship at Enerdata before starting full-time in the Market Research department, where I work on maintaining and regularly updating the Power Plant Tracker database.

Outside of work, I like to play sports when I have the time, including badminton, swimming and football, and I’m dreaming of traveling in Japan.



Junior Data Analyst
Data & Research Department – Data Team

I am an engineer specialised in Energy Systems and Associated Markets. My job here includes updating major databases, process improvements and thematic analyses.

I graduated in 2017 with a double master’s degree in Engineering from Grenoble Institute of Technology, and in Energy Economics and Sustainable Development from Grenoble Alps University.

Joining Enerdata has been an opportunity for me to integrate into a small but friendly and skilled group of co-workers in a well-recognized company, while continuing to trek, climb and ski around this city. I also appreciate travelling and have had a few international experiences, including in Canada, Peru and Nepal.



Junior Analyst
Energy Efficiency & Demand

Hi! I’m Frédéric, I’m 23 years old and I’m from Dreux, a small town just west of Paris. I started at Enerdata in April 2018 as an intern and am now a junior analyst in the Energy Efficiency & Demand team.

Before starting at Enerdata, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2016 from the University of Tours, and a master’s degree in Environmental and Energy Economics in 2018 at IFP School in Rueil-Malmaison, France.

I’m French-Portuguese and in addition to those two languages I speak English and Spanish. I love to speak to foreigners and discover new cultures and ways of living. I like living in Grenoble because the area around the city is really awesome and there are so many things to do: hiking, mountain biking, skiing in the winter, and swimming in lakes in the summer.



Finance Department

I joined Enerdata in August 2018 to handle accounting and finance. Previously, I worked in an accounting and auditing firm in Grenoble.

I’m originally from Chennai, India. My initial education in accountancy was in India, and the course of life took me to work in a few other countries before France – including Sri Lanka, India and Japan.

I came to Grenoble in 1991 to join my husband, who was already here on work. We decided to stay and bring up our two children in this calm town, and have since become French citizens.

Jean-Baptiste SORBIER

IT Manager
Information Systems Department

I’m in charge of IT at Enerdata, ranging from computer and network operations, to cloud operations.

I graduated with a master’s degree in Systems and Network Engineering from the ITIN Engineering school in Paris.

My prior experience includes 9 years working in IT for ski resorts, and 5 years on the island of Réunion, in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Outside of work, I love being in the mountains, where I sometimes work as a paragliding instructor.