Judith Hartmann has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of GDF SUEZ, effective 16 March 2015.
Judith Hartmann, an Austrian citizen, holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Vienna. She began her career in 1993 at Transport Canada in Ottawa. In 1997, she began working at the Financial department of Walt Disney Company in France. In 2000, she joined General Electric in France, where she held various roles over 12 years: first in the group’s financial department, then as Chief Financial Officer of a GE Healthcare entity in the United States in 2004, then located in Brazil in 2010 as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of GE Healthcare for Latin America, and finally as Chief Financial Officer of GE Group Germany. Since 2012, she has served as Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Group in Germany.
Her appointment shows the commitment of Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF SUEZ, to continue the internationalisation of the Management Committee to reflect the Group’s presence in more than 70 countries.
Judith Hartmann will join GDF SUEZ at the beginning of February as a special advisor to Gérard Mestrallet. She will become Chief Financial Officer on 16 March 2015 and will report to Gérard Mestrallet. In the meantime, Pierre Chareyre, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, will continue to stand in for the Group’s Chief Financial Officer.
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 147,400 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €81.3 billion in 2013. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels 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 and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).