ENGIE announces the appointment, as of May 1st, 2022, of Biljana Kaitovic as Group Executive Vice President, in charge of IT and Digital.
She will report to Catherine MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE and will be a member of the Group's Executive Committee. She will succeed Yves Le Gélard, who after 39 years of professional career, has chosen to retire.
Yves Le Gélard has built up his experience in the technology business by working for major international groups such as IBM, Capgemini, Fujitsu and SAP. These positions led him to work in Europe, Japan and the United States. Appointed in 2016 as Executive Vice President of ENGIE, in charge of IT and Digital, Yves has since then profoundly reorganized the IT infrastructure, launched and supported the Group's digital transformation.
Biljana Kaitovic began her career as a software engineer in Serbia before joining the Shell Group in the Netherlands. She held various senior IT positions in the US and in the Netherlands to deliver value from technology and industrial IT projects whilst developing people. She was most recently CIO for the Chemicals and Products Division.
Catherine MacGregor, CEO, said: "Biljana Kaitovic will bring to ENGIE her extensive experience as Chief IT and Digital Officer in a major international energy Group, where she built strong technology expertise and led large transformation projects to support industrial operations. She will accelerate the digitalization of our businesses to serve our growth ambitions and operational performance. I am happy to welcome her in our Executive Committee.
I would like to thank Yves for his incredible professional commitment and his personal contribution to the transformation of our Group. Yves has been instrumental in the digitalization of ENGIE, bringing his deep expertise and his high standards to our crucial issues, and, of course, his unique enthusiasm to the Executive Committee team. I sincerely wish him all the best for the future.”