Gary Leibowitz is appointed ENGIE Director of Investor Relations and Finance for Global Business Lines effective 1 December, 2018. In this newly-created position, Gary will report to Judith Hartmann, Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive Vice-President in charge of the North America and UK Business Units.
In this role, Gary will be responsible for partnering across ENGIE's senior leadership group to strategically develop ENGIE's position within the global markets. This will include continuous enhancement of ENGIE's investor appeal, quality of strategic and commercial insights, equity ownership profile and equity valuation. Gary will also lead ENGIE's two-way dialogue with investors regarding the Group's shareholder value creation. In addition, Gary will support Shankar Krishnamoorthy, Group Executive Vice-President by providing corporate finance and strategic support to Shankar's leadership team for ENGIE's global business lines.
Sergio Val will continue to head ENGIE‘s Merger & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Debt Capital Markets activities, and will be in charge of the Group’s relations with strategic financial partners, as deputy Chief Financial Officer.
Aged 49, Gary has a broad strategy and corporate finance experience, earned an MBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the London Business School, as well as bachelor's degree in economics, politics and international relations from the University of California, Berkeley.
Gary joins ENGIE from McKinsey & Company where he spent the past 2 years leading corporate and business unit strategy development and advising on business transformations for a wide range of clients, focusing on growth acceleration and productivity-led economic value creation. Prior to McKinsey, Gary spent 13 years within the management team of SABMiller plc, operating across all continents and transforming SABMiller's position in the capital market by leading its investor relations and leadership engagement functions. Previously, Gary headed investor relations at Centrica plc, spent six years in European private equity investment and several years as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York.
We are a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. Driven by our ambition to contribute to a harmonious progress, we take up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy to all, or mobility, and offer our residential customers, businesses and communities energy production solutions and services that reconcile individual and collective interests.
Our integrated - low-carbon, high-performing and sustainable - offers are based on digital technologies. Beyond energy, they facilitate the development of new uses and promote new ways of living and working.
Our ambition is conveyed by each of our 150,000 employees in 70 countries. Together with our customers and partners, they form a community of imaginative builders who invent and build today solutions for tomorrow.
2017 turnover: 65 billion Euros. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial (CAC 40, BEL 20, Euro STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, Euro STOXX Utilities, STOXX Europe 600 Utilities) and extra-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).