Nicolas Vessiot

Acting General Manager Strategy and Customer

Nicolas has held a series of senior positions within the energy industry, across electricity and gas in Aotearoa New Zealand and in France, including generation, transmission and distribution. He currently works for Transpower as Senior Strategy Manger at Transpower where he is responsible for driving Transpower’s strategy and insight pieces such as Whakamana i Te Mauri Hiko and the Electrification Roadmap. From December 2021 to June 2022, he was acting General Manager Strategy and Customer, taking responsibility for the management of future and existing connected customers to the transmission network. Prior to joining Transpower, he worked in different roles within gas and electricity distributor Powerco, in a wide range of roles in asset management, network transformation and innovation, and general management. His was previously a management consultant with a local business in Aotearoa New Zealand, and in France with French electricity generator EDF.

Nicolas holds a Masters of Science in Engineering (Diplôme d’ingénieur) from École Centrale Paris. He was a finalist of the Deloitte Energy Excellence Award, engineer of the year category, and co-chair of the Young Energy Professional Network where he continues to be involved with mentoring young energy professionals.