Gillian-Alexandre Huart

Gillian-Alexandre Huart

Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions-EMEAI

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As Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions, I lead our business organization in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. Our teams engage, advise and accompany our clients in these areas throughout their sustainability transformations, from strategy to implementation and beyond.

In what way do you and the teams you lead further ENGIE Impact’s mission to accelerate sustainable transformation?

ENGIE Impact realizes that an organization’s sustainability transformation begins with commitment at each level pull via a top-down approach and fueled by a bottom-up involvement. So, our teams are at the inception of ENGIE Impact’s mission. We engage with executives and organizational leaders to set tailored strategies and specific roadmaps to achieve their sustainability and zero-carbon objectives, across energy, water, waste and more, globally.

What does success at ENGIE Impact look like?

Success is witnessing implementation of our recommendations and accelerating piece by piece the world’s sustainability transformation. It is a combined success, for ENGIE Impact and our client counterparts, both within organizations and companies.

How did your background prepare you for this role at ENGIE Impact?

I began my professional career working a few years as a consultant for Accenture before taking over different positions within ENGIE Group in Europe. I’ve specialized in energy markets, customer engagement and business models.

  • Since January 2017, I was leading ENGIE’s Advisory and Advanced Analytics business entity as Chief Officer, combining this responsibility with the role of Innovation Director. Our reinforced value proposition was articulated around two main pillars: Advisory, where we make recommendations to our clients supporting sustainable business decisions and Advanced Analytics where we develop engineering tools, capitalizing on our data science capabilities, to simulate, model, optimize and operate complex systems towards zero-carbon.
  • In 2013, I was Chief Executive Officer of SMN Power, a quoted holding company (30% owned by ENGIE) that manages two facilities in the Sultanate of Oman and was the country’s largest power company, representing 20% of the water desalination capacity in the North of the country. Optimizing water production and quality in a sustainable way is key for this area.
  • In 2008, I served in ENGIE’s office in Bangkok as a Senior Vice-President Business Development. I worked there on several projects related to renewable energy generation capacity in the region.

What do you like to do when you’re not in the office?

I enjoy traveling and swimming, as well as playing piano, and board games with friends.