ENGIE’s Executive Committee consists of 12 members, including three women. Its mission is to manage the Group’s transformation in the context of the far-reaching changes affecting the energy sector. Its members are responsible for the Group’s operational and functional divisions and the principal geographical zones in which ENGIE operates. They examine issues and decisions relating to the Group’s strategy, development, organization and performance in serving its customers.
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 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, in charge of the Generation Europe, Brazil, North, South and Eastern Europe, Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey Business Units and of Social and Environmental Responsibility
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.
Franck Bruel built his career both in France and internationally, notably at L’Oréal, Pinault and ten years at Saint-Gobain, before becoming CEO of the Sonepar Group. Under his leadership, Sonepar doubled in size in six years. Since late 2016, Franck has been strengthening ENGIE's services businesses.
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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, in charge of the Supervision of Global Energy Management, Global LNG, Exploration & Production International and Latin America Business Units, Chairing the Commodities and Related Risks Control Committee (CRME)
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, in charge of Group Human Resources, Global Business Support (the Group’s shared services center), Transformation, Health, Safety and Group 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.
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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, in charge of the Elengy, GRDF, GRTgaz, Storengy, Asia-Pacific, China and GTT Business Units, and of Strategic Sourcing & Supply, Industrial Projects and Nuclear Development
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.
Shankar Krishnamoorthy, in charge of Strategy, Business Development Oversight, Research & Technologies, Group’s five “Métiers”, Tractebel and ENGIE Solar
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.
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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.
Thierry Lepercq began his career as an investment banker before he discovered a taste for entrepreneurship. He founded SolaireDirect, a company which in just ten years has developed competitive solar solutions in more than 30 countries. He is now bringing ENGIE all the expertise he has acquired in creating startups, based on finding business models that guarantee the financial viability of new technological solutions.
Pierre Mongin, General Secretary, in charge of supervision of the Africa, Benelux, France Renewables, France Networks and France BtoC Business Units and Coordination of Nuclear Safety
Pierre Mongin served as CEO of RATP for some ten years. In this role, he planned and successfully implemented the international development of a group of 60,000 employees. He was also chairman of Systra, world leader in rail and public transport engineering. As General Secretary of ENGIE, overseeing the Group’s operations in Africa, Benelux and France in renewable energy production, heating networks and the sale of energy to consumers. Thanks to his extensive experience of working for the French State, he has a thorough understanding of the Group’s French and European regulatory framework.
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