GDF Suez SA
A Senior VP for International Development is listed as a speaker at the Iranian Water Summit taking place on September 27, 2016, in Tehran, Iran. (Agenda).
GDF Suez maintains a vast U.S. presence. First Light Power Resources, GDF SUEZ Energy North America, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, and Think Energy, all located in the U.S., are listed as “groups” on the GDF Suez website.
“Iran [welcomes] the most senior French trade delegation in years on Monday, telling more than 100 executives that the farsighted among them stood to win the race for business following an easing of some economic sanctions…’A new chapter has begun in relations between Iran and Europe,’ Mohammad Nahavandian, President Hassan Rouhani's chief of staff, was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. ‘You should carry the message back that potential for cooperation with Iran is real and not to be overlooked,’ he told the delegation. ‘Those with longer foresight stand to win this race.’ The delegation of more than 100 executives from Medef, the French employers' association, on a Feb 2-5 trip, met Nahavandian and members of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, IRNA said. A source close to the delegation told Reuters it was the most senior group of entrepreneurs and financiers to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution, representing the defence, aviation, petrochemicals, automotive, shipping and cosmetics sectors. Among companies represented were Safran, Airbus, Total, GDF-Suez, Renault, Alcatel, Alstom, Amundi and L'Oréal, the source said. ‘Many of these firms have worked in Iran before and their goal now is to restore links,’ the source said. ‘The very makeup of the delegation shows these people are here to evaluate potential for cooperation.’ A French embassy source in Tehran said the visit was merely exploratory and ‘nothing is to be signed this time around.’” (Reuters, “Iran welcomes French business chiefs after sanctions eased,” 2/3/14)
"Executives from some of France's biggest companies, including energy giants GDF Suez SA and Alstom SA, are slated to fly to Tehran next month—signaling a fresh wave of corporate interest in Iran as the West eases sanctions. Details of the high-level business trip are emerging after Iran and Western powers completed the terms of an interim nuclear deal on Sunday, with Tehran agreeing to closer international monitoring of its nuclear program in exchange for limited, temporary sanctions relief. The deal specifically eases restrictions related to Iran's aviation, auto and petrochemicals industries…Power company GDF Suez said it was sending Dominique Simonneau, a member of its executive committee and director of European and international relations. Until 2010, the group worked with Iran's National Iranian Oil Co., or NIOC, to assess the country's hydrocarbon reserves.” (Wall Street Journal, “French Companies Explore Return to Iran Amid Sanctions Thaw,” 1/13/14)