GDF SUEZ is now ENGIE: a powerful name to invent together the energies of tomorrow29/04/2015
Driven by innovation, GDF SUEZ becomes ENGIE. The announcement was made on April 25, 2015 by the Group’s directorate general. This new identity, geared towards international influence, comes as a great boost to innovate and federate the Group’s 152 900 employees worldwide.
ENGIE is a name that expresses strength and vitality in all of the 70 countries where the Group is present and opens a new era in the history of GDF SUEZ, born in 2008 out of the successful merger of two major French industry flagships. Focused on more innovations, open to the solutions of tomorrow, ENGIE also stands for the shared momentum and ambition to mobilize all energies as solemnly expressed by Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO and Isabelle Kocher, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer.
Swift, powerful, the contraction of the word “energy” (spelled “énergie” in French) is a reminder of what is at the heart of an energy company business: the design, operation and management of power stations, natural gas transportation and storage solutions, the development of new renewable energy and state of the art services focused on energy efficiency. World leader in electricity generation of the private sector, since the acquisition of International Power, in 2011, the Group thus establishes its will to pull its teams together and create synergies around innovation, digital and new energy.
“By People for People”: the Group’s baseline signature takes on an even stronger meaning. More than ever, ENGIE invents solutions in collaborative and network mode. Seven months prior to the 21st International Climate Conference to be held in Paris, ENGIE has one clear, stated goal: in today’s digital era, achieve together, with agility, not so much the energy transition but rather the transformation of trades.
Source: Hugo Whitemore