Board of Directors

Governance of the ENGIE Foundation revolves around two main bodies. The Board of Directors, which is responsible for strategy, consists of the Chairman, Isabelle Kocher, the Vice Chair, Bernard Guirkinger, external directors, members representing the founder ENGIE, employee representatives and qualified persons who provide expertise. The Selection Committees in France and Belgium make up the second governance body. They are responsible for selecting the projects supported by the ENGIE Foundation worldwide.

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
Chairman of the Board of Directors

External directors

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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, it 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
  • Ewelina Oblacewicz – Partnerships and Gender Division -OCDE
  • Stéfania Parigi – ADOMA Director
  • Mathilde Schneider – AFD Director of Communication and Citizen Awareness
  • Christophe Sanchez – Break Poverty

Internal

  • Katia Damman – BU Africa mescat
  • Laurent Galiot – BU BtoC
  • Un Directeur Régional

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

Internal

  • Florence Coppenolle – Communication Director BU BENELUX
  • Anne-Bérengère Sudraud – BU Nuke
  • Mireille Tshibwabwa – BU GEM
  • Philippe Peyrat – General Delegate of the Foundation

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! »

Jacques Spelkens – CSR Director Belgium BU and member of the Belgium Selection Committee

How to assess the impact of actions ?