Executive Committee

By ENGIE - 01 January 2021 - 00:30

ENGIE’s Executive Committee consists of 11 members, including 4 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.

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Highly active on the ground, working in close proximity to the 25 Business Units, the 11 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.

 

The Executive Committee of ENGIE is composed of:

Catherine MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer.

The Human Resources, Corporate, Transformation and Global Care departments report directly to the CEO.

 

Catherine MacGregor has spent her entire professional career working in the energy sector, including 23 years with Schlumberger, the world’s leading supplier of technologies for characterising, drilling, producing and processing reservoirs for the oil and gas sector.

A graduate of the Paris École Centrale (CentraleSupélec), Catherine MacGregor has spent her entire career in the energy sector. In particular, she has managed numerous major complex industrial projects, both in France and abroad. She has had a number of roles with Schlumberger: operations engineer in the Republic of Congo, Scotland and the US; manager in charge of drilling and measuring operations in the Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei region; Group Executive Vice President in charge of human resources, and head of a number of the Group's various entities (Europe & Africa, drilling, etc.). Then from 2019 to 2020, she worked for TechnipFMC, the oil and gas services supplier, as head of Technip Energies.

Catherine MacGregor joins the ENGIE group on 1 January 2021 as Chief Executive Officer. She brings to the ENGIE Group her specialist background, her knowledge of operational challenges and energy professions and her international experience.

 

Nationality 

  • French
  • Born on August 7, 1972


Education

  • Graduate of the Paris École Centrale in 1995 (which has since become CentraleSupélec) in General Engineering, postgraduate diploma in Energetics and Heat Transfers.


Professional carreer

  • 2019 – 2020: CEO of Technip Energies (Paris), TechnipFMC

  • 2017 – 2018: Head of the Drilling division (London, UK), Schlumberger

  • 2016 – 2017: Head of the Reservoir Characterization division (Paris), Schlumberger

  • 2013 – 2016: Head of Europe and Africa (Paris), Schlumberger

  • 2009 – 2013: Head of the Wireline division (Paris), Schlumberger

  • 2007 – 2009: Group Executive Vice President in charge of human resources (Paris), Schlumberger

  • 2005 – 2006: Head of operations (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Schlumberger

  • 2002 – 2004: Product manager (Clamart, France), Schlumberger

  • 2000 – 2002: Field Service Manager (Louisiana, US), Schlumberger

  • 1995 – 1999: Offshore oil platform engineer (Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo and Aberdeen in the UK), Schlumberger

Paulo Almirante

Paulo Almirante, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer responsible for the Brazil, Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe (NECST) Business Units, and for the Middle East, Southern and Central Asia, Turkey and Africa (MESCATA) Business Units. He is also head of the Client Solutions Global Business Line (GBL) and ENGIE Impact.

 

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.

 

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

  • February 24 to December 31, 2020: ensures the Group's operational management on a collegial basis with Claire Waysand and Judith Hartmann.
  • 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).
  • Director of Electrabel SA**.

 

** ENGIE Group

 

 

Comité Exécutif

Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, Executive Vice President responsible for the NORAM, Renewables and Hydrogen Business Units for France and head of the Renewables Global Business Line (GBL).

 

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).

 

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

 

 

Comité Exécutif

Franck Bruel, Executive Vice President responsible for the UK and Latin America (LATAM) 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.

 

Nationality

  • French
  • Born on July 8, 1962

 

Education

  • Graduate of HEC Paris.

 

Professional career

  • 2019: Executive Vice President of ENGIE, supervising UK, LATAM (latin america) and NORAM (US, Canada) Business Units.
  • 2018-2020: Board member of SUEZ
  • 2016-2019: 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).

 

Comité Exécutif

Pierre Chareyre, Executive Vice President responsible for the GEM, GEN, B2C France, Benelux and Nuclear Business Units and head of the Thermal Global Business Line (GBL).

 

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.

 

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**.

 

** Groupe ENGIE
Comité Exécutif

Judith Hartmann, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for monitoring publicly listed subsidiaries, and head 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 vision of corporate social responsibility.

 

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

  • February 24 to December 31, 2020: ensures the Group's operational management on a collegial basis with Claire Waysand and Paulo Almirante.
  • 2019 : Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, responsible for monitoring listed entities (supervision of GTT and coordination with Suez) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • 2016-2019: 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 Electrabel** and Unilever*.

 

* Listed companies
** ENGIE Group
Comité Exécutif

Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President responsible for the Elengy, GRDF, GRTgaz, Storengy and Asia-Pacific (APAC) Business Units, and for the Infrastructure Global Business Line (GBL).

 

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.

 

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 (formerly GDF SUEZ and Gaz de France) affiliates, as well as of French and International Gas Associations.

 

 

Comité Exécutif

Shankar Krishnamoorthy, Executive Vice President responsible for Strategy & Innovation, Industrial Development, Research & Technology, Purchasing, Access to Energy (A2E), and in charge of the Tractebel 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.

 

Nationality

  • Indian
  • Born on November 19, 1960

 

Education

  • Engineering Graduate of Delhi College of Engineering

 

Professional career

  • 2019: Executive Vice President of ENGIE, in charge of Strategy, Research and Innovation, Industrial development, Procurement, also supervising BU Africa, based in Paris.
  • 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.

 

Comité Exécutif

Yves Le Gélard, Executive Vice President, responsible for the Group's Digital and Information Systems.

 

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.

 

Nationality

  • French
  • Born on December 11, 1959

 

Education

  • Graduate of HEC Paris.

 

Professional career

  • 2016: Executive Vice President, CDO & Group CIO.
  • 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.

 

Comité Exécutif

Wilfrid Petrie, Executive Vice President, responsible for ENGIE Solutions (Cities & Communities, Industries and Services & Proximity Business Units).

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Claire Waysand, Executive Vice President, General Secretary, in charge of Communication and Brand Strategy, Real Estate and Global Business Support.

 

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.

 

Nationality

  • French
  • Born on July 4, 1969

 

Education

  • Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and of the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique, Master of Science in Economics (London School of Economics) and PhD in economics (Paris Nanterre University).

 

Professional career

  • February 24 to December 31, 2020: as Acting Chief Executive Officer, she was responsible for the Group's operational management, working with Paulo Almirante and Judith Hartmann.
  • October 2019 - February 2020: Executive Vice President of ENGIE, General Secretary.
  • 2017-2019: Director of Radio France and CDR (Consortium de Realisation)
  • 2016-2019: Inspector-General of Finance.
  • 2014-2016: Chief of Staff to Michel Sapin, Minister for Finance and Public Accounts.
  • 2013- 2014: Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.
  • 2012-2013: Deputy Director of the Treasury.
  • 2009-2012: IMF
  • 1997-2009: Treasury Department.
  • 1993-1997: INSEE (national institute of statistics and economic studies).

 

Other memberships and offices held

  • Member of the Cercle des économistes.
  • Director of La Poste.

 

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