Equans, the new brand for Engie's services-led activity, has named Jean-Philippe Loiseau as the new CEO of its UK & Ireland business, with effect from 1 September.
Loiseau has a long career in environmental, construction and facilities management services. He has previously led several of VINCI Group’s European subsidiaries, including its UK FM and construction businesses. He also managed Antea, an independent environmental services company, for 10 years.
He succeeds current CEO Nicola Lovett, who is leaving the group at the end of this month.
Jérôme Stubler, Equans CEO and executive vice-president of Engie Group, said: “The UK is an important market for Equans and I am pleased to welcome Jean-Philippe, who is a strong, experienced leader with the qualities to implement the next phase of growth for our UK & Ireland business, while continuing to deliver high-performance outcomes for our customers”.
Loiseau said he was joining Equans at “a key moment for the business”.
“Equans has a clearly defined mission to empower governments, businesses, and communities to successfully negotiate the energy, digital and industrial transitions. Nicola and I will work closely together to ensure a smooth and successful transition of leadership, and I look forward to meeting our teams and customers across the many markets we serve”.
Engie announced the creation of Equans at the beginning of July, bringing together its global service activities under the brand to create a market leader in the sector with 74,000 employees and revenues of €12 billion.
Equans UK & Ireland is a £2 billion revenue business, employing 13,500 people – representing a significant part of the overall new global operation. All Engie's activity here in technical services, FM, construction and regeneration and its energy capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district and embedded energy, and renewables, are now all delivered under the Equans name.