Isabelle Kocher

Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Group

Isabelle Kocher is the Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE, a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, global networks and client solutions. ENGIE operates in more than 70 countries, employs about 150,000 people and achieved revenues of €65 billion in 2017. After graduating from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Ecole des Mines, she became Budget Officer for telecommunications and defense at the French Ministry for the Economy from 1997 to 1999. She then served as Industrial Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister Lionel Jospin until 2002. In 2002, Isabelle Kocher joined the Suez Company (then GDF-Suez, now ENGIE) and held various key leadership positions within the Group. Most recently, she served as CFO of ENGIE and deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer. She is also Chairperson of Terrawatt Initiative (TWI), a global non-profit organization which aims at scaling up solar capacity in the world. She is a Board member of SUEZ. Isabelle Kocher is the only Frenchwoman to lead a company in Paris’s CAC 40 stock market index. In 2018, she ranked #16 in Fortune's World's 50 Greatest Leaders. In 2017, she ranked #3 in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women lnternational list.