The Board of Directors is the company’s highest decision-making body, except for matters reserved by law or the articles of association for shareholders.
The day-to-day management and representation of the company are in the hands of the Managing Director, who is elected by the Board. Since 26 April 2016, this is Philippe Van Troye.
The Management assists him in the operational management, within the framework of the organizational principles described in the Corporate Governance Charter.
The Statutory Auditor certifies the annual accounts of Electrabel SA. The Ordinary General Meeting of 25 April 2017 set his annual remuneration at EUR 1,125,000. His mandate expires at the end of the Ordinary General Meeting of 2020.
Board of directors
Voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur
Since October 2019, Johnny Thijs has been chairman of the Board of Directors for Electrabel nv. He is also chairman of the Board of Directors for Recticel, Corealis, Golazo and Hospital Logistics and a board member for H. Essers. He is also an adviser for CVC and Lazard Benelux. He holds a degree in commercial engineering from the University of Hasselt.
Philippe Van Troeye
Gedelegeerd Bestuurder van Electrabel
Philippe Van Troeye began working for Electrabel in 1988, when he had various roles within Production. In 2006, he became General Manager of Production in Belgium and Luxembourg. In July 2008, he was appointed as Executive Vice President Generation BeLux. Philippe Van Troeye is Vice Chairman of Laborelec and board member at Synatom and Tractebel Engineering. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of UMons where he completed a course in electrotechnical civil engineering.
Executive Vice President en Chief Operating Officer van de ENGIE Groep
Paulo Almirante has been Executive Vice President of ENGIE since 2016 and General Manager Operations since 2018. He supervises the business units Brazil, NECST (North, South and Eastern Europe) and MESCAT (Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey).
Executive Vice President van de ENGIE Groep
Pierre Chareyre has been Executive Vice President since 2016. He has been supervising the business units GEM (Global Energy Management), Generation Europe, B2C France and Benelux since 2019. He is responsible for the worldwide thermal business line.
Externe Bestuurder van Electrabel
Etienne Denoël is Emeritus-director of the McKinsey consultancy, where he worked from 1987 to 2018 as an adviser to private businesses and government bodies. He led various missions in the energy, industrial and service sector in Europe and North America. In 2000, he founded the McKinsey Solutions, Research and Knowledge Center in Belgium (Louvain-la-Neuve).
Adjunct-directeur, Chief Financial Officer van de ENGIE Groep
Judith Hartmann has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ENGIE since 2015. Since 2019, she has also been responsible for CSR and supervising Group activities in the United Kingdom and North America.
CEO Business Unit Generation Europe
Cédric Osterrieth has over 24 years of professional experience in the energy sector; he has worked in the electricity and also the oil and gas sectors. He has been head of the Generation Europe Business Units since 2018.
CEO Business Unit Nuclear
Thierry Saegeman has managed nuclear activities since 2016 and, since January 2020, has been Chief Executive Officer of the new Business Unit Nuclear for ENGIE Electrabel. He is responsible for managing the Belgian nuclear fleet, i.e. the power plants at Doel and Tihange and the centrally managed services.
Patrick van der Beken
Secretaris van de Raad van Bestuur van ENGIE
Patrick Van der Beken has been active within the Group for 24 years, as secretary for various business units. Since 2008, he has been secretary for ENGIE's Board of Directors, the General Management Committee and the company's Executive Committee.