Valérie Bernis, Executive Vice President of ENGIE in charge of Communications, Marketing and Environmental and Societal Responsibility, will be leaving her functions on May 4, 2016 and the Group at the end of September 2016. She will remain as Vice Chair of the ENGIE Foundation. Pierre Deheunynck, Vice President of Group Human Resources, will perform the functions of Valérie Bernis on an interim basis.
Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE, and Isabelle Kocher, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, wish to express their special thanks to Valérie Bernis for her key contributions to the development and prominence of the Group.
“During her 20-year career with ENGIE, Valérie Bernis committed herself fully and performed with success every mission she was given, most recently the creation of our new brand name ENGIE and formulation of the Group’s ambitious environmental objectives, in particular concerning CO2. Besides her commitment to gaining recognition for the importance of communication, Valérie Bernis contributed significantly to the establishment of a policy of gender equality in order to advance the place of women within the Group. She also strove to incorporate the notion of environmental and societal responsibility in every Group activity. I wish her much success in her new endeavors,”declared Gérard Mestrallet.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).