A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, Olivier Grabette is Deputy Managing Director of RTE and a member of the Executive Board, in charge of the Prospective, Expertise and Solutions division, which includes R&D, Expertise, IS and Economics activities. Aged 50 and holding a DEA in automatism, he has held numerous positions in the engineering of electricity transmission networks in France and abroad (EDF), before joining RTE's maintenance activities in 2002. From 2006, he held various management positions at RTE's National Network Expertise Centre. In 2012, he created RTE's R&D Department. In 2014, he became Deputy Director General of RTE in charge of Economy, Markets and Innovation. He has also been assisting the RTE Presidency in steering the Smartgrids project since 2014.