A Board of Directors made up of qualified and committed personalities who are experts in their sector

External directors

Personalities representing the Founder


Chairman of the Board of Directors


Deputy General Manager and Secretary General of ENGIE

Employee representatives

The Selection Committees

France / international selection committee

The French Selection Committee meets twice a year. It examines and validates financial sponsorship projects for an amount less than 150,000 euros, ensures the evaluation and monitoring of the ENGIE Foundation projects.

Chaired by Claire Waysand, Deputy General Director of ENGIE, is made up of experts from the Group and qualified personalities who bring their expertise and enrich the committee’s debates.

External personalities

  • Sarah Corne – Founders Futurs
  • Laurence Fischer – Sports ambassador
  • Stéfania Parigi – ADOMA Director
  • Mathilde Schneider – AFD Director of Communication and Citizen Awareness
  • Christophe Sanchez – Break Poverty


  • Katia Damman – BU Africa mescat
  • Pierre Drillon – Director of Communication at Storengy
  • Laurent Galiot – BU BtoC
  • Soizic Hemion – Director of Strategy and External Relations, Renewable Energy Business Unit

Belgium selection committee

Chaired by Philippe Van Troeye, Managing Director of the ENGIE Benelux BU, the Belgium Selection Committee brings together experts from the ENGIE Group, but also external figures.

External personalities

  • Eric Van Cutsem – Oncologist and Professor at KUL, President of the Foundation against cancer
  • Hilde Boeykens – General manager SOS Villages d’Enfants
  • Etienne Davignon
  • Dominique Monami – Tennis champion, Olympic medalist and coach
  • Francis Van de Woestyne – Journalist and columnist La Libre
  • Marianne Wagner – Philanthropy consultant


  • Anne-Sophie Hugé – Head of Communication & CSR ENGIE Belgium ad interim
  • Patrick van der Beken – ENGIE CC
  • Mireille Tshibwabwa – BU GEM
  • Philippe Peyrat – General Delegate of the Foundation
  • Christophe Demaerel  – Chief People & IT Officer ENGIE Belgium

IMPACT, the key word

« We are not cash dispensers, we want concrete and measurable results. Each agreement includes the obligation to submit an evaluation file once a year, to check whether the results obtained meet the objectives set. If an association is committed to integrating 40 children in precarious situations, it will have to prove that it did so, on very specific criteria (passing an exam, entering the labor market, etc.).

If we notice too great a gap between the results and the objectives, without clear explanations, it may happen that we terminate the agreement during the program. This is part of our obligation and of our philosophy of transparency… and also of the accounts that we must render to our employees.

I want to go out into the field and meet the teams during the evaluation stages. Not only the managers but also the operational staff who tell me about their difficulties. I have a grid of questions. I always do a detailed report. These moments in the field, alongside the beneficiaries, are magical: it is really there that the impact of our actions is perceptible … And this is expressed well beyond the numbers! »

Anne-Sophie Hugé – Head of External Communication & CSR at ENGIE Belgium and member of the Belgian Selection Committee

How to assess the impact of actions ?