- Catherine MacGregor has assumed charge of her position as the group CEO of Engie
- She has filled in the position vacant since the departure of previous CEO Isabelle Kocher in February 2020
- Among her other focus areas, MacGregor will be expected to speed up growth of renewables and heating & cooling networks in the company’s portfolio
French energy giant Engie is officially once again being led by a female Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Catherine MacGregor assumed charge on January 1, 2021. Her appointment was announced in October 2020 after the unceremonious end of term for her predecessor Isabelle Kocher in February 2020 when she failed in her efforts to steer the company through the energy transition (see Engie Gets New CEO: Catherine MacGregor).
Engie said MacGregor will focus on defining and implementing the group’s strategic roadmap mainly to speed up growth of renewable energies in its portfolio and enhancing energy infrastructure as cooling and heating networks.
MacGregor comes to Engie from UK headquartered oil and gas company TechnipFMC where she was part of the Executive Committee leading its engineering division.
Previously she worked with oilfield services firm Schlumberger Limited where she worked for 23 years in various positions, leaving it as president of the group’s drilling division.
On Engie’s Twitter handle, MacGregor was featured as saying, “With a strong industry culture and my operational experience, I am committed to working with our teams to meet the challenges ahead of us and enable Engie to accelerate the energy transition.”