Regis Hourdouillie

Global Director, Utilities

Régis Hourdouillie, a French citizen, has been working in the telecommunications and power utilities sectors for more than 20 years. He has been holding his current position in Ericsson, one of the world ICT leaders, since October 2011. In this capacity, he has the responsibility to define the smart grid global offering and handle smart grid business development in the Mediterranean Region. As a smart grid expert, Régis is an active member of ETSI (TC M2M), CIGRE and the European Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) on smart grid standardization.


After 2 years with Alcatel in Australia, Régis Hourdouillie joined the R&D Division of French Utility EDF in 1992. He managed several projects and headed a team working on telecommunications solutions for monitoring and control of transmission and distribution power systems. Régis Hourdouillie was an expert in international bodies UCTE, IEC TC57 and UCA Forum on behalf of EDF. In 2000, after taking his MBA, he joined the strategy consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton (now Booz and Co). He worked on various strategy assignments in the telecommunications and power industry in Europe. From 2004 to 2006, Régis Hourdouillie worked for an international Medium Size Enterprise as Strategic Marketing Director. Cumulating the function of General Manager for Southern Europe, he also performed the restructuring of the French subsidiary. Previous to Ericsson, Régis Hourdouillie spent 5 years with AREVA T&D / ALSTOM GRID where he headed the Telecommunications Products activity (2006/2007) before managing the company smart grid program (strategy, R&D investment, demonstration projects).

Régis HOURDOUILLIE holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), a Master of Electrical Engineering from Cornell University (USA), a Master of Telecommunications Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Télécommunications (Paris) and a Master of Business Administration from HEC (France).