With the ongoing global energy transition, what is the outlook for Asia? Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President, ENGIE, shares his views, ENGIE’s vision for the future of energy and the role of local communities in realising this future:
After graduating as an Engineer (Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Mines de Paris), Didier Holleaux started to work as an Engineer in the car-manufacturing and in the oil industry. He then made a career in the French Civil Service which led him to the position of the head of the departmental staff (“Directeur de Cabinet”) of the Energy Minister (1992-1993).
Didier Holleaux joined Gaz de France (merged in GDF SUEZ in 2008 and renamed as ENGIE in 2015), in 1993.
Since then, he held different managing positions in the transmission, distribution, and LNG businesses of the company. He also founded and managed the UK North Sea Exploration and Production subsidiary of the Group, GDF Britain (now GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd) (1997-2000).
He has been managing the Exploration and Production since March 2007 and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ E&P International SA, the ENGIE E&P worldwide activity holding company, from 2010 until 2015.
Since 1 July 2015, he is Executive Vice President of ENGIE. He is currently in charge of Asia-Pacific region, Infrastructures in France, Projects and Purchasing.