Energy, services and regeneration company ENGIE has appointed Catherine MacGregor as its chief executive officer.
MacGregor will take up the position on 1 January 2021. She replaces the previous CEO, Isabelle Kocher, who left the group earlier this year.
Her appointment was approved following a selection process led by chairman of the board of directors, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu and other board members. She is likely to join the board at the general shareholders’ meeting in 2021.
MacGregor currently runs Technip Energies, a division of oil services group TechnipFMC. She previously spent 23 years with oilfield services firm Schlumberger.
The company said her vision on ENGIE’s transformation and development, her industrial and international track record and leadership and managerial skills, would fully contribute to the achievement of the strategic orientations announced at the end of July “to reinforce its positioning on key competencies such as gas networks while accelerating its renewables development”.
MacGregor would continue that strategy, as well as venturing further into renewables and networks.
Clamadieu said: “On behalf of the board and employees of the group, I am pleased to welcome Catherine MacGregor and wish her full success in her missions. Her professional and personal skills will be essential assets in accelerating ENGIE’s transformation. I look forward to working with her in the months and years to come to deliver the group’s strategic orientations.”
Paulo Almirante, Judith Hartmann and Claire Waysand will continue to serve as the interim management team until 1st January.
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