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15/04/2019

ENGIE Appoints New UK CEO

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ENGIE has appointed Nicola Lovett as its new UK CEO.

Nicola, who works as the firm's Divisional CEO for Business Energy and Services, will serve both the UK & Ireland in her new role.

Working with ENGIE since 2013, Nicola has led on delivering innovative customer-led solutions and technologies to thousands of UK businesses. She has also held previous positions at Balfour Beatty and Serco.

She succeeds current CEO Wilfrid Petrie, who will remain with ENGIE, taking up a new position on the Group's Executive Committee based in Paris. He will also lead the development of the company's B2B client solutions businesses in France.

Nicola will assume the role from 01 May 2019. Speaking of her appointment, she said: "I'm delighted to be taking up the role of ENGIE's CEO for UK & Ireland. We have a clearly defined strategy in integrated client solutions and flexible and renewable energy, delivering outcomes for both business and local authority customers that enable them to balance their performance with responsibility. I look forward to helping our customers in the transition towards a more decentralised, increasingly digital, zero carbon economy. Our focus on improving people's lives through better living and working environments remains unchanged."

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Wilfrid added: "It has been a great pleasure to be the UK CEO where we have repositioned the business to better serve our customers across our key markets. In the UK, ENGIE has evolved significantly in recent years, developing expertise and capabilities in order to adapt to the future needs of clients. Nicola will be a strong leader – she has the experience and qualities to lead this organisation through its next phase of growth, continuing to deliver solutions for clients and success for the business."

ENGIE generated revenues of £3.6bn in 2018 and employs 17,000 in the UK & Ireland, providing a combination of energy, services and regeneration for businesses and communities.

(CM/JG)

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