Claire Waysand to Succeed Pierre Mongin at Engie
ENGIE has announced Claire Waysand will replace Pierre Mongin as Group Executive Vice-President and General Secretary from the beginning of October.
Waysand began her career at INSEE, before going on to hold various positions within the French Treasury Department. She served as a member of the European Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) from 2005 to 2009, and was a director of the European Investment Bank (EIB). In 2009 Waysand joined the International Monetary Fund in Washington as assistant director of the Europe department, before moving to its Strategy, Policy and Review department.
She is also a former Deputy Director of the Treasury Department in France and was Deputy chief of staff to Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in 2013, taking over as Chief of staff of the Minister of Finance and Public Accounts - and becoming the first woman to head the Finance cabinet in doing so.
Since 2016, Waysand has been Inspector-general of finance, a director of Radio France, and has taught at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
She holds a PhD degree in economics, and is a former student of the Ecole Polytechnique - as well as a graduate of the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique and London School of Economics (LSE) where she obtained an MSc degree in economics.
Announcing the appointment, Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, said:
"I would like to thank Pierre Mongin once again for his work over the past four years and for the impact he has had on the Group’s transformation, in which he has played a key role. I am delighted that he can continue to provide us with his expertise until the end of this year.
"I also welcome the arrival of Claire Waysand, whose wealth of experience is a new asset for ENGIE and for the executive community."
FM Industry understands Pierre Mongin will continue to act as a Senior Advisor to the CEO until he leaves Engie at the end of this year.