Today, Judith Hartmann assumes the responsibility as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GDF SUEZ. She joined the Group in early February, serving as special advisor to Gérard Mestrallet, GDF SUEZ Chairman and CEO.
This new appointment shows Gérard Mestrallet’s commitment to continue the internationalization of the Management Committee to further reflect the Group’s presence in over 70 countries.
Judith Hartmann’s mission will be to support the accelerated implementation of the GDF SUEZ business strategy. while ensuring the Group’s sound financial structure.
Judith Hartmann, an Austrian citizen, holds a Masters degree in International Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Economics from the WU Vienna University of Business Administration & Economics. She began her career in 1993 in the Transport Department of the Canadian government in Canada. In 1997, she joined the Finance Department of Walt Disney Europe in France. In 2000, she joined GE where she held various positions in the course of a 12-year period: first in France in the financial department of GE Healthcare Europe, then at the headquarters of GE Healthcare in the United States, before becoming in 2004 Chief Financial Officer for a subsidiary of GE Healthcare, then in 2007 becoming Chief Financial Officer of GE Water Europe in Belgium, the Middle East & Africa (GE Energy). Appointed as Chief Financial Officer in Brazil in 2009, she later became Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare Latin America. Finally, in 2011, she became Chief Financial Officer of GE Germany. From 2012, she served as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Group in Germany and as non-executive director of the RTL Group, and, since 2013 member of the Board of Directors of Penguin Random House LLC, of Gruner & Jahr AG & Co KG.
About GDF SUEZ
GDF SUEZ develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services.
GDF SUEZ employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of EUR 74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone, Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120, Vigeo World 120, Vigeo Europe 120 and Vigeo France 20.