The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program hosted a student-only roundtable discussion with Judith Hartmann, EVP & CFO of ENGIE. Judith talked about her career path, as well as Engie’s approach to mobilizing green finance, including the company’s leadership in green bond issuance, its expansion into electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and its portfolio of clean energy generation assets.
Judith Hartmann is EVP & CFO of ENGIE since 2015. She is also in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of UNILEVER. Judith has extensive international experience as financial and operational manager in both services and industry. She started her career in 1993 by joining the Transport Department of the Canadian government in Ottawa. Between 1995 and 1997, she was a Research Analyst at the WU Vienna University of Business Administration & Economics. In 1997, she joined the Finance department of the Walt Disney Company in France.
In 2000, she joined GE where she held various positions in the course of a 12-year period: in France for GE Healthcare Europe, at the headquarter of GE Healthcare in the USA, in 2004 CFO for Global Service GE Healthcare Clinical Systems, in 2007 CFO of GE Water EMEA, based in Belgium then Austria. Appointed in Brazil as CFO of GE Healthcare Latin America in 2009, she later became its CEO. Finally, in 2011, she became CFO of GE Germany. From 2012, she served as CFO and member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Group in Germany and as non-executive director of the RTL Group, Director of the Board of Penguin Random House LLC and Gruner & Jahr AG & Co KG. Judith Hartmann holds a master’s degree in International Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Economics from the WU Vienna University of Business Administration & Economics.
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