Since 2016, ENGIE’s Executive Committee has been chaired by Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE. Highly active on the ground, working in close proximity to the 23 Business Units, the 14 members analyze ENGIE’s long-term strategy and outlook while ensuring that it meets its short-term targets.

The ENGIE Executive Committee team

Each of the men and women who make up ENGIE’s Executive Committee has had a singular career path. They have recognized competencies in their respective fields, and what they also have in common is sound knowledge of management, vast international experience and an entrepreneurial spirit. They are all driven by a profound belief in the future of the world of energy and the crucial role that ENGIE must play in the energy revolution.


 
Isabelle Kocher, CEO ENGIE

Isabelle Kocher, CEO

Isabelle Kocher joined the Group in 2002, and took over the leadership of ENGIE in 2016. She is the only female CEO of a CAC40 company, and also one of the youngest. Her ambition is to make ENGIE the leader of the energy revolution.

Paulo Almirante, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He is also supervising Brazil, NECST (North, South and Eastern Europe Business Units), and MESCAT (Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey) Business Units

Paulo Almirante is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He is also supervising Brazil, NECST (North, South and Eastern Europe Business Units), and MESCAT (Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey) Business Units.

With over 20 years’ experience in the energy field, Paulo Almirante has recognized expertise in electricity generation. He is responsible for transforming ENGIE's power plants in Europe to make them flexible and profitable industrial tools. He is also developing the Group’s businesses in Brazil and the Middle East.

Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet is appointed Executive Vice President, supervising France Renouvelables and Hydrogen Business Units

Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, Executive Vice President, in charge of the Renewable and Hydrogen Business Units France, responsible for the Global Renewable Business Line and General Manager of the North America Business Unit

Gwenaelle Avice-Huet began her professional career in the General Secretariat for European Affairs, an office of the French Prime Minister, then in the office of the Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning. She joined the ENGIE Group in 2010 as Director of European Affairs, then Chief Executive Officer of the France Renewables BU. She brings a deep expertise in developing renewable energy in France, which has become the showcase for our renewable technology, especially wind onshore, solar, and new technologies (marine energies and green gas).

Olivier Biancarelli, CEO of Tractebel, Executive Vice President

Olivier Biancarelli, Executive Vice President, CEO of Tractebel, in charge of the Global Business Line Customer Solutions and the supervision of ENGIE Impact

Olivier Biancarelli began his career in the service of the French State for more than 10 years. He was an advisor to the Minister of the Interior and then to the Head of French State. He joined the ENGIE Group in 2012 as Deputy Secretary General and created and headed the Shared Services Department. In 2015, he setup a new activity dedicated to decentralized solutions for cities and territories. Since May 2018, he has been Chief Executive Officer of Tractebel. He brings his intimate knowledge of consulting, client solutions and territories to the development of the Global Business Line Customer Solutions and ENGIE Impact, an internal structure dedicated to strengthening strategic exchanges with the decision-makers of our main customers.

Franck Bruel, Executive Vice President, supervising UK, LATAM (Latin America) and NORAM (US, Canada) Business Units

Franck Bruel is Executive Vice President, supervising UK, LATAM (Latin America) and NORAM (US, Canada) Business Units.

Franck Bruel began his career at L’Oréal, before joining the Pinault Distribution group first, and the Samse group afterwards, where he held various positions in marketing and sales. In 2000, he entered Saint-Gobain, where he was successively appointed Paris Region President for Point P group, CEO of Dahl Group in Sweden in 2004, and CEO of Point P in 2006. He joined the family-owned group Sonepar (world leader of electrical material distribution) in 2010, as Chief Operating Officer, before being appointed in the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Isabelle Kocher considers Franck Bruel’s extensive commercial and managerial experience to be a real asset in the implementation of the transformation plan and the development of ENGIE services’ business. Franck Bruel is the author of the book "Energy efficient, when less and better is more," (in French only) published on October 25, 2018, Débats Publics editions.

Ana Busto, Executive Vice President, Brand & Communication

Ana Busto, Executive Vice President, Brand & Communication

Ana Busto gained her solid experience inside service groups on operating globally, working in the Czech Republic, the Baltic countries and the Netherlands. She was head of communications at Sodexo, asserting its world leadership in quality-of-life services and its position as the No.1 French employer in the world. Ana joined ENGIE with the aim of ensuring that its still-recent brand advances the company’s transformation.

Pierre Chareyre, Executive Vice President, supervising GEM (Global Energy Management), Generation Europe, B2C France and Benelux Business Units. He will also lead the Thermal Global Business Line

Pierre Chareyre, Executive Vice President, supervising GEM (Global Energy Management), Generation Europe, B2C France and Benelux Business Units. He will also lead the Thermal Global Business Line

Pierre Chareyre joined the Group 29 years ago. He has spent most of his career switching between operational posts and various roles in the Finance Division in France, the United Kingdom and Belgium. He has reorganized ENGIE’s trading businesses. He is now bringing his proven experience of the commodities market and his vast knowledge of our international businesses to advance the Group’s transformation.

Pierre Deheunynck, Executive Vice President, in charge of Group Human Resources, Transformation, Corporate, Global Business Support, Global Care and Real Estate

Pierre Deheunynck is Executive Vice President, in charge of Group Human Resources, Transformation, Corporate, Global Business Support, Global Care and Real Estate

Pierre Deheunynck worked for Danone in Europe, Indonesia, Singapore and China for over 20 years. He then became Human Resources Director for the Crédit Agricole group and also headed their real-estate development business. Pierre is firmly convinced that men and women are at the heart of the transformation of organizations. As ENGIE’s Human Resources Director, he is responsible for supporting the Group’s transformation through the mobilization of its 153,000 employees.

Judith Hartmann, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Judith Hartmann is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for steering our publicly listed subsidiaries: supervision of GTT and coordination with Suez. She is also in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Judith Hartmann has extensive international experience as financial and operational management, working for major international groups such as General Electric in seven countries, including the United States, Brazil and Germany, in both services and industry. Judith, who has been CFO of ENGIE since 2015, seeks to consolidate the growth and creation of value in the context of the Group’s transformation. She also brings her operational expertise to bear in her role supervising the Group’s operations in the United Kingdom and North America.

Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President, supervising Elengy, GRDF, GRTgaz, Storengy, China, and APAC (Asia Pacific) Business Units

Didier Holleaux is Executive Vice President, supervising Elengy, GRDF, GRTgaz, Storengy, China, and APAC (Asia Pacific) Business Units. He will also lead the Gas & Power Networks Global Business Line

Operating between Paris and Singapore, Didier Holleaux is part of the Group’s family of gas specialists, with more than 20 years’ experience within the Group. He has in-depth knowledge of the gas chain (networks, storage, LNG and distribution), as well as new uses of gas, such as hydrogen and natural gas as an automotive fuel. He is fully committed to promoting gas in the interests of the energy transition and the Group’s development in Asia-Pacific.
He will also lead the Gas & Power Networks Global Business Line.

Shankar Krishnamoorthy, Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy & Innovation, Industrial Development, Research & Technology, and Procurement. He is also supervising the Africa Business Unit

Shankar Krishnamoorthy is Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy & Innovation, Industrial Development, Research & Technology, and Procurement. He is also supervising the Africa Business Unit

Shankar Krishnamoorthy has spent 20 years in the Group, chiefly in Business Development. Shankar has worked for the Group in Asia, the Middle East and London. He has been strongly associated with the Group’s growth in the Middle East, a region in which he has helped make ENGIE the leading independent power producer.

Yves Le Gélard, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, in charge of Group Information Systems

Yves Le Gélard is Executive Vice President
CDO & Group CIO

Yves Le Gélard built up his experience in tech through working in large international groups such as IBM, Capgemini, Fujitsu and SAP, with posts in Europe, Japan and the United States. Since joining ENGIE, he has reorganized the IT function throughout the Group. He is now responsible for digital transformation, one of the most crucial areas  of the Group’s strategy.

Wilfrid Petrie is appointed Executive Vice President, CEO France B2B and supervising France Réseaux Business Unit

Wilfrid Petrie, Executive Vice President, CEO France B2B, supervises France Réseaux Business Unit

A dual French and British national, Wilfrid Petrie has nearly 30 years of senior experience in the energy and services sector in the United States, Southeast Asia and throughout Europe. He joined the ENGIE group in 1999, after ten years at Air Liquide. In 2008, he was Executive Vice President of the Energy Services Branch. In 2015, he became CEO of ENGIE's United Kingdom & Ireland Business Unit. He brings extensive experience in developing a wide array of innovative BtoB solutions, as demonstrated in the UK.

Claire Waysand is Executive Vice President and Group’s General Secretary

Claire Waysand, Executive Vice President and Group’s General Secretary

Claire Waysand has spent most of her career with the French government. In particular, she served as Chief of Staff to Michel Sapin, Minister for Finance and Public Accounts. As such, she was responsible for coordinating all of the Minister's work, including the Sapin II bill. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, and Deputy Director of the Treasury. Claire Waysand is highly experienced in European affairs: she was the French representative on the European Economic and Finance Committee and on the board of the European Investment Bank. She has worked at the International Monetary Fund and has a broader international experience, both on advanced and emerging economies. Claire Waysand joined the Engie Group in October 2019. As Engie’s General Secretary, she brings her in-depth knowledge of French, European and international economic and financial issues to contribute to the Group's strategy.