Albert Frère death

December 3, 2018

The Lambert Bruxelles Group’s (GBL) Board of Directors published a press release today announcing the passing of Mr. Albert Frère at the age of 92.

It is with great emotion that ENGIE’s board members, managing team and employees wish to pay him homage, having contributed so greatly to the Group. Albert Frère played an essential role in the formation of the ENGIE Group as it is today: in 1996 he enabled Suez-Société Générale de Belgique to purchase Tractebel, then became a minority share-holder of SUEZ, supported the acquisition in 2005 of Electrabel, leading electricity producer in Belgium and was one of the driving forces of the Gaz de France and SUEZ merger in 2008.

Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, said: “In the name of the ENGIE Group and of its employees, I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of Albert Frère and to the Bruxelles Lambert Group’s employees. We owe a lot Albert Frère, a key personality in the history of our Group and talented business man.

Gerard Mestrallet, Honorary ENGIE President, said: “I wish to express my condolences and friendship to the Frère family and to the Lambert Bruxelles Group’s teams. During almost 30 years, Albert Frère was a partner and loyal advisor who helped build the Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux, GDF SUEZ and ENGIE groups. He will be remembered as a true visionary of his generation who contributed to creating groups on a European and worldwide scale in the field of energy and financial services thanks to his strength and determination.

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