EQUANS, the new name for ENGIE’s services-led activity, has appointed Jean-Philippe Loiseau as the new CEO of its UK & Ireland business, with effect from 1 September 2021.
Jean-Philippe brings with him immense experience to EQUANS following a long career in environmental, construction and facilities management (FM) services. He has previously led a number of VINCI Group’s European subsidiaries, including VINCI’s FM and construction businesses in the UK. He also managed Antea, an independent environmental services company for ten years.
Jean-Philippe will succeed current CEO Nicola Lovett, who leaves the business to pursue new challenges outside of the Group.
Jérôme Stubler, EQUANS CEO & Executive Vice-President of ENGIE Group said: “I would like to thank Nicola for the part she has played in the establishment and launch of our new business and for the great dedication and leadership she has shown throughout her successful career with ENGIE. The UK is an important market for EQUANS and I am pleased to welcome Jean-Philippe, who is a strong, experienced leader with the qualities to implement the next phase of growth for our UK & Ireland business, while continuing to deliver high performance outcomes for our customers”.
Jean-Philippe commented: “I’m delighted to be joining EQUANS at such a key moment for the business and to be leading it in this next chapter of growth. EQUANS has a clearly defined mission to empower governments, businesses, and communities to successfully negotiate the energy, digital and industrials transitions. Nicola and I will work closely together to ensure a smooth and successful transition of leadership, and I look forward meeting our teams and customers across the many markets we serve”.
The arrival of Jean-Philippe comes at an exciting time for the business. At the beginning of July, ENGIE announced the creation of EQUANS, bringing together its global service activities under a new brand, creating a market leader in the sector with 74,000 employees and revenues of 12 billion euros. In the UK & Ireland, all of ENGIE’s activity in technical services, facilities management, construction & regeneration and its energy capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district and embedded energy, and renewables, are now all delivered under the EQUANS brand. EQUANS UK & Ireland is a £2 billion revenue business, employing 13,500 people – a significant part of the overall new global operation.