Members of the Executive Committee

Isabelle Kocher

Isabelle Kocher

Chief Executive Officer 

Nationality

  • French

Born December 9, 1966

Education

  • Isabelle Kocher is a graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure, she holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Physics.
  • Isabelle Kocher is a graduate from the Corps des Mines Engineering School.

Professional career

  • 2016: Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE.
  • 2014 : Chief Operating Officer of ENGIE.
  • 2011: Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of GDF SUEZ.
  • 2007: Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux (subsidiary of Suez Environnement) before becoming Managing Director of Lyonnaise des Eaux, as well as Executive Vice President in charge of the development of water activities in Europe within Suez Environnement.
  • 2005: Senior Vice President in charge of Performance and Organization programs of SUEZ.
  • 2002: Strategic and development department of SUEZ.
  • 1999: Industrial Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of France.
  • 1997: Manager of the postal and telecommunication budgets, followed by the defense budget at the French Budget Department.
  • 1992 : Mergers and acquisitions Department of the Compagnie Financière de Rothschild before becoming Director of the industrial inspection department at the Ile-de-France regional department of industry, research and environment division.
  • 1991-1997: Project Manager for the reorganisation of production workshops within the Société Européenne de Propulsion.

Other memberships and offices held

  • Vice President of Electrabel (Belgique)**.
  • Director of ENGIE, SUEZ Environnement Company, ENGIE Corporate Foundation(France)** and International Power (United Kingdom).
  • Director AXA Group*.

 

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Paulo Almirante

Paulo Almirante

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

Nationality

  • Portuguese

Born on August 24, 1964

Education

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering from IST – Technical University of Lisbon.
  • Diploma in Management Studies from the Catholic University of Lisbon.
  • Global Leadership Development Program at London Business School.

Professional career

  • 2016: Executive Vice-President of ENGIE in charge of Brazil-Middle East, South and Central Asia-Turkey, North-South-Eastern Europe and Generation Europe Business Units.
  • 2013-2016: President of Energy Europe Portugal and the CEO of Trustenergy.
  • 2005-2013: International Power Regional Director for Iberia.
  • 2000-2005: Director of several companies in Portugal and Spain.
  • 1991-2000: Various positions on the development, construction and operation of power generation facilities for EDP in Portugal followed by National Power in the UK.

Other memberships and offices held

  • Founder and Vice-President of the Portuguese Association of Electricity Industry.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the Portuguese Energy Regulator (ERSE).

 

 

Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet

Executive Vice President, in charge of the Renewable and Hydrogen Business Units France, responsible for the Global Renewable Business Line and CEO of the North America Business Unit

Nationality

  • French

Born on November 16, 1979

Education

  • 2007: Corps des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris
  • 2004: Master of advanced studies (DEA) in molecular chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau
  • 2004: Ecole Normale Supérieure – Cachan
  • 2003: Agrégation degree in physics – chemistry

Professional career

  • 2019 : Executive Vice-President of ENGIE, in charge of the Renewable and Hydrogen Business Units France, responsible for the Renewable Global Business Line and CEO of the North America Business Unit
  • 2016: Chief Executive Officer France Renewable Energy
  • 2010 – 2015: Director of European Affairs, Director of Regulatory and Public Affairs of the ENGIE Group
  • 2008 – 2010: Technical Advisor to the Minister of European Affairs and then to the Minister of Sustainable Development
  • 2007 – 2008: Assistant to the Sector Head in charge of energy and industrial competitiveness issues, General Secretariat for European Affairs (French Prime Minister’s Office)

Other memberships and offices held

  • “Young Global Leader” of the World Economic Forum

 

 

Olivier Biancarelli

Executive Vice President, General Manager of Tractebel, in charge of the Global Business Line Customer Solutions and the supervision of ENGIE Impact.

Nationality

  • French

Born on January 16, 1971

Education

  • 2000: Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) – Promotion Averroes
  • 1996: Degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP Paris)
  • 1993: Master in Public Law, Sorbonne

Professional career

  • 2019: Executive Vice-president of ENGIE, Chief Executive Officer of Tractebel, responsible for Global Business Line Customer Solutions and supervision of ENGIE Impact
  • 2018 – 2019: Chief Executive Officer of Tractebel Business Unit (Brussels)
  • 2016 – 2018: Director of Decentralized Solutions for Cities and Territories, a global business line dedicated to smart cities, green mobility and decentralized energy.
  • 2014 – 2015: Creation and Management of the ENGIE Group’s Shared Services Department
  • 2012 – 2014: Deputy Secretary General of the ENGIE Group – Director of the Group’s Internal Reorganization Project
  • 2007 – 2012: Advisor to the President of the French Republic
  • 2005 – 2007: Advisor to the Ministry of Interior and Spatial Planning
  • 2000 – 2005: Sous-Préfet – Aveyron / Martinique Region / Savoie

 

 

Franck Bruel

Franck Bruel

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

Nationality

  • French

Born on July 8, 1962

Education

  • Graduate of HEC Paris.

Professional career

  • 2016 : Executive Vice President of ENGIE with responsibility for the B2B France BU and of the Hydrogen Business Unit.
  • 2013-2016 : Chief Executive Officer of the SONEPAR Group.
  • 2010-2013 : Chief Operating Officer of the SONEPAR Group.
  • 2006-2010 : Chief Executive Officer, POINT P Group – Saint Gobain Group.
  • 2004-2006 : Chief Executive Officer, DAHL Group (Stockholm) – Saint Gobain Group.
  • 2000-2004 : Regional President of POINT P for the Paris region de Paris – Saint Gobain Group.
  • 1995-2000 : Sales Director of SAMSE (CRH Group) and member of the Executive Committee.
  • 1988-1995 : Director of regional subsidiaries, PINAULT DISTRIBUTION.
  • 1986-1988 : Marketing group manager, L’OREAL COIFFURE UK (London).

 

Ana Busto

Ana Busto

Executive Vice President, Brand & Communication

Nationality

  • Spanish

Born on November 25, 1970

Education

  • Graduate from the Institute for Translators and Interpreters (ISTI) in Belgium.
  • Master in Corporate Communications from the Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands.

Professional career

  • 2016: Executive Vice-President of ENGIE, Chief Brand and Communication Officer.
  • 2012-2016: Sodexo Group Chief Brand and Communications Officer – Member of the Sodexo Executive Committee in 2014.
  • 2008-2012: Vice President, Internal Communication, Sodexo.
  • 2005-2008: Internal Communications Manager for the IT Consulting Services firm Steria.
  • 2000-2005: Communications Manager for the global law firm Clifford Chance, Netherlands.
  • 1998-2000: Consultant for the European Commission.
  • 1994-1998: Cultural officer for Belgium’s public service.

 

Pierre Chareyre

Pierre Chareyre

Executive Vice President, supervising GEM (Global Energy Management), Generation Europe, B2C France and Benelux Business Units.
Head of the Thermal Global Business Line

Nationality

  • French

Born on December 8, 1956

Education

  • Graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) Paris, Master of Advanced Study degree in public law (Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne), and CAPA-certificated to practice as a barrister in France.

Professional career

  • 2019: Executive Vice President, in charge of supervision of GEM (Global Energy Management), Generation Europe, B2C France and Benelux Business Units – Head of the Thermal Global Business Line
  • 2016: Executive Vice President of ENGIE, in charge of supervision of the Global Energy Management, Global LNG, Exploration & Production International and Latin America Business Units, chairing the Commodities and Related Risks Control Committee (CRME).
  • 2015: Executive Vice-President in charge of the Global Gas & LNG business line.
  • 2012-2015: Deputy Chief Financial Officer of GDF SUEZ**.
  • 2010: CEO of GDF SUEZ Trading**.
  • 2008: GDF SUEZ Corporate Vice-President in charge of investments and acquisitions**.
  • 2005: Executive Committee Member and Vice-President Administration and Finance of Suez Energy International**.
  • 2001: Finance Director of Suez Environnement**
  • 1997: Chief Financial Officer of Rexel.
  • 1993: Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of SOGEM (SUEZ Group).
  • 1989: Chief Financial Officer of SOGEM (SUEZ Group).
  • 1983-1988: Midland Bank, Paris & London, International Division.

Other memberships and offices held

  • Chairman and Director of GDF SUEZ Trading SAS**.
  • Board member of Electrabel SA**.

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Pierre Deheunynck

Pierre Deheunynck

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

Nationality

  • French

Born on June 8, 1962

Education

  • 1986: Master Degree in Social Law, Paris I, France.

Professional career

  • 2016: Executive Vice-President, Chief of the Group Human Resources Department, in charge of supervision of the Global Business Support, the group’s shared services center.
  • 2009-2016: Crédit Agricole: Senior Executive Vice President Human Resources, France.
  • 2005-2008: Danone: Senior Vice President People & Organisation Development, France.
  • 2000-2005: Danone: Senior Vice President Human Resources Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.
  • 1998-2000: Danone: Senior Vice President Human Resources, Corporate, France.
  • 1995-1998: Danone: Human Resources Manager, Operations Division, Danone Fresh Produce, France.
  • 1990-1995: Danone: Human Resources Manager at Stenval, Danone Fresh Products, France.
  • 1987-1990: Danone: Head of Recruitment at Lu – then Employee Relations Manager at Heudebert, France.
  • 1986-1987: Danone: Head of Industrial Organization, Packaging Division, Verrerie de Masnières, BSN.

Other memberships and offices held

  • 2011-2015: Chairman of Crédit Agricole Immobilier.

 

Judith Hartmann

Judith Hartmann

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)

Nationality

  • Austrian

Born on June 15, 1969

Education

  • Masters degree in International Business Administration
  • Ph.D. in Economics from the WU Vienna University of Business Administration & Economics

Professional career

  • 2016: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, in charge of supervision of the United Kingdom and North America Business Units.
  • 2015: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GDF SUEZ.
  • 2012: Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann group (Germany).
  • 2011: Chief Financial Officer of GE Germany.
  • 2009: Chief Financial Officer of GE Brazil then Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare Latin America.
  • 2007: Chief Financial Officer of GE Water Europe in Belgium, the Middle East & Africa (GE Energy).
  • 2004: Chief Financial Officer for a subsidiary of GE Healthcare.
  • 2000: various positions: first in France in the financial department of GE Healthcare Europe, then at the headquarters of GE Healthcare in the United States.
  • 1997: Finance Department of Walt Disney Europe in France.
  • 1993: Transport Department of the Canadian government in Canada.

Other memberships and offices held

  • Director of ENGIE Corporate Foundation (France)**.
  • Director of Suez, Electrabel and Unilever*.

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Didier Holleaux

Didier Holleaux

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

Nationality

  • French

Born on August 4, 1960

Education

  • Graduate of the Corps des Mines (Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole nationale supérieure des mines de Paris).

Professional career

  • 2017 (on January 31, 2017): Executive Vice-President in charge of the Elengy, GRDF, GRTgaz, Storengy, China, Asia-Pacific and GTT Business Units, also supervising the Strategic Sourcing and Supply, the Industrial Projects Oversight and Support, and Nuclear Development Divisions.
  • 2015: Executive Vice President, in charge of Strategy, Projects and Purchasing, and Métiers, in charge of supervision of the Tractebel and Asia Pacific Business Units.
  • 2010 – 2015: Executive Vice-President of the GDF SUEZ Global Gas & LNG business line**.
  • 2007-2015: Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ E&P International (fomerly Exploration and Production Division).
  • 2004-2007: Senior Vice-President of LNG business at GDF.
  • 2002-2004: Executive Vice-President of EDF-GDF Services.
  • 2000-2002: Vice-President of the GDF Transmission Division.
  • 1997-2000: Founder and Managing Director of GDF Britain based in London.
  • 1993-1997: Deputy Vice-President and later Vice-President of regional LNG transmission and storage units for GDF.
  • 1990-1993: Advisor to Hubert Curien, Minister for Research and Technology then Chief of staff to André Billardon, Energy Minister.
  • 1989-1990: Head of Research and Trade Barriers in the Prime minister office for European economic cooperation.
  • 1988: report of the 10th Plan State Efficiency committee.
  • 1985-1988: Head of the Industrial and Underground Development in the Regional Industry and Research Department, and task force director in the Pays-de-Loire Regional Prefecture.
  • 1983-1984: Engineer at Total (French multinational integrated oil and gas company).
  • 1982: Production engineer at the Citroën (carmaker) production plant in Rennes.

Other memberships and offices held

  • During his career, Didier Holleaux held positions as Director and Chairman of various ENGIE (fomerly GDF SUEZ and Gaz de France) affiliates, as well as of French and International Gas Associations.

 

Shankar Krishnamoorthy

Shankar Krishnamoorthy

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

Nationality

  • Indian

Born on November 19, 1960

Education

  • Engineering Graduate of Delhi College of Engineering

Professional career

  • 2017: ENGIE Executive Vice President, in charge of Strategy, Business Development Oversight, Research & Technology, Innovation, Group’s five “Métiers” (Gas Chain, Centralized Génération, BtoB, BtoT, BtoC), Integration Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Tractebel, ENGIE EPS, ENGIE Solar, based in Paris.
  • 2016: Managing Director, ENGIE Centralised Generation, and Chairman of Solairedirect, based in London.
  • 2014: EVP, Business Development, ENGIE Energy International Business Line, based in London.
  • 2007: Head of Business Development and then CEO/President of ENGIE South Asia, Middle East and Africa, based in Dubai.
  • 2002: Developer and then Head of Business Development, ENGIE Asia Pacific and Africa, based in Bangkok.
  • 1997: CEO, ENGIE South Asia, based in India.
  • 1982: Various roles in construction, project management, marketing and business development at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), based in India.

 

Yves Le Gélard

Yves Le Gélard

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

Nationality

  • French

Born on December 11, 1959

Education

  • Graduate of HEC Paris.

Professional career

  • 2016: Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and in charge of Group Information Systems.
  • 2015: Member of the Executive Committee of ENGIE, Chief Digital Officer and Director of Information Systems.
  • 2012: Head of the consulting and projects in Europe of SAP AG.
  • 2009: Executive Vice-President of Fujitsu America, based in New York.
  • 2006: Manager of the European acquisitions programme of Fujitsu, then General Manager for Continental Europe.
  • 2003: General Manager for Outsourcing of Capgemini.
  • 2000: Head of Global Sales of Capgemini.
  • 1994: General Manager of the managed services division at Capgemini.
  • 1983: various technical and sales roles at IBM before becoming Executive Assistant for the IBM France CEO.

 

Pierre Mongin

Pierre Mongin

Executive Vice President and Group’s General Secretary

Nationality

  • French

Born on August 9, 1954

Education

  • Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Paris I, Graduated of the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and of the École Nationale de l’Administration (ENA-Voltaire class)

Professional career

  • 2016: Executive Vice President, General Secretary, in charge of supervision of the Africa, Benelux, France Networks and France BtoC Business Units and Coordination of Nuclear Safety.
  • 2006-2015: Chairman and CEO of RATP.
  • 2004: Chief of Staff to the Minister of the Interior in 2004, then Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.
  • 1995: Prefect of Eure-et-Loir and Prefect of Vaucluse, then Prefect of the Auvergne and Prefect of Puy de Dôme regions.
  • 1993: Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Edouard Balladur and Advisor to the French Overseas Departments and Territories. Prefect in April 1993.
  • 1988: Préfecture de Police (Police Headquarters) in Paris, in charge of administrative and financial affairs and relations with the Council of Paris.
  • 1984: Technical Advisor to the National Police Force at the Ministry of the Interior, then Advisor to the Minister of the Interior for Local Authorities, and then Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister for Local Authorities. He spent the next five years with the Préfecture de Police (Police Headquarters) in Paris, in charge of administrative and financial affairs and relations with the Council of Paris.
  • 1980: Served three terms as Assistant Prefect in the territorial departments of Ain, Ariège and Yvelines.

Other memberships and offices held

  • Director of ENGIE Energy Services, ENGIE Corporate Foundation (France)** and Electrabel (Belgium)**.
  • Director of CMA-CGM.
  • Member of the Steering Committee of Domaine de Chambord.

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Wilfrid Petrie

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

Nationality

  • British and French

Born on October 18, 1965

Education

  • 1988: Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique Paris

Professional career

  • 2019: Executive Vice-President of ENGIE, CEO of France B2B Business Unit, supervises France Réseaux Business Unit
  • 2014 – 2019: Chief Executive Officer United Kingdom & Ireland Business Unit
  • 2008 – 2014: Executive Vice-President of Energy Services Branch
  • 1999 – 2008: Joined the ENGIE Group
  • 1989 – 1999: Air Liquide

Other memberships and offices held

  • 2016 – today: Member of the Board of Directors of International Power
  • 2019: Chairman of ENGIE Energie Services