Henri Proglio, the newly appointed president of France's public electric company EDF who also serves as chairman of the private Veolia water management firm, has given up the smaller of his two company salaries after mounting public criticism.
Henri Proglio, the new head of French energy company EDF, has chosen to give up the smaller of the two salaries he was receiving amid fierce criticism from French opposition politicians.
Proglio was to be paid 1.6 million by EDF and a further 450,000 by Veolia, a water and waste management company, where he remains chairman of the board after joining EDF management. He has given up the smaller, Veolia payments.
Date created : 2010-01-21