Isabelle Kocher has been CEO of Engie since May 2016.
In 2002, she joined Suez Group, which became GDF - SUEZ in 2008 and ENGIE in 2015. From 2002 to 2005, she worked in the strategy and development department, and then from 2005 to 2007, she was head of performance and organization. From 2007 to 2011, Isabelle Kocher was deputy-CEO and then CEO of Lyonnaise des Eaux, a water subsidiary of the company. From 2011 to 2014, she was deputy-CEO and CFO of the GDF-SUEZ group. In 2014, she became member of the board, deputy-CEO and COO.
Before joining the group, Isabelle Kocher was a civil servant in the French Ministry of Economy where she was in charge of telecommunications and defence budgets. From 1997 to 2002, she was industrial affairs advisor in the Office of the French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin.
Isabelle Kocher graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm) and from Mines-ParisTech as a civil servant “Ingénieure du corps des Mines”. She holds a MSc in quantum optics and a postgraduate teaching certificate in physics (agrégation).
She is a Knight of the Legion of Honor (chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur) and a Knight of the Order of Merit (chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite).
Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux (subsidiary of Suez Environnement) before becoming Managing Director of Lyonnaise des Eaux, as well as Executive Vice President in charge of the development of water activities in Europe within Suez Environnement.
Senior Vice President in charge of Performance and Organization programs of SUEZ
Manager of the postal and telecommunication budgets, followed by the defense budget at the French Budget Department
Mergers and acquisitions Department of the Compagnie Financière de Rothschild before becoming Director of the industrial inspection department at the Ile-de-France regional department of industry, research and environment division
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