Board of Directors
Chairman of the board & CEO
Philippe Berterottière joined GTT in 2009. He has 30 years of experience of working in advanced technology sectors. Previously, he served in various senior positions with aerospace companies. At Airbus, he was a contract negotiator, before being appointed head of business development. He was sales director at Matra’s defence division and held various sales and marketing responsibilities at Arianespace, before being named Sales and Marketing Director and an Executive Committee member. He is a graduate of the prestigious HEC business school and of the IEP (Institut d’Etudes Politiques).
Michèle Azalbert is an IT engineer who trained at the IIE (Institut d’Informatique d’Entreprise) and is a graduate of HEC Paris. She held various positions in treasury, finance, and managing interest rate and exchange rate risk at Elf Aquitaine (from 1992 to 1996), Sanofi (from 1996 to 1999) and, from 1999, SUEZ. Starting in 2005 until 2008, she served as Treasurer for the SUEZ group. When the GDF and SUEZ groups merged, Michèle Azalbert was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of GASELYS, the joint subsidiary created by GDF and Société Générale and dedicated to commodities market trading. In 2011, she became General Manager of Support Functions. In 2013, Michèle Azalbert joined GDF SUEZ’s LNG Business Unit as Chief Operating Officer in charge of management of LNG contracts and trading, the position she currently holds.
Christian Germa is an engineering graduate of the École Polytechnique (1992) and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1995). He began his career at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance, within the Treasury Department, where he worked for several years on the CIRI, the Interministerial Committee on Industrial Restructuring, where he served as Deputy Secretary-General. In 2000 he joined the FD5 investment company as head of investment. From 2002 to 2014, Christian Germa gained experience within the Vinci Group, where he successively held positions as director of construction projects, then director of public-private partnerships for Vinci Construction France. During this time, Christian Germa held several directorships as an independent director, from 2010 to 2012, on the Board of Directors of Vodafone SA and, since 2004, on the Supervisory Board of Faiveley Transport, where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Andrew Jamieson has vast experience of the energy industry in general and LNG in particular. He held various positions with Shell Group in Europe, Australia and Africa before being appointed, in 2005, Executive Vice-President “Gas & Projects” and member of “Gaz & Power” Executive Committee of Shell, functions he retained until he retired in 2009. Andrew Jamieson serves as Director in different companies specialized in the energy sector and chairs Seven Energy International Limited. He is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He’s also a member of the Royal Institute of Chemical Engineers which he has been chairing since 2015. Andrew Jamieson is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Ph.D. degree from Glasgow University.
Sandra Lagumina Since 2013, Sandra Lagumina has been chief executive officer of GrDF (Gaz Réseau Distribution France – French gas distribution grid). She is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the National School of Administration. She holds a DESS post-graduate degree in Common Market Law and a DESS post-graduate degree in Public Law. Sandra Lagumina started her career in 1995 within the Council of State as an Auditor and then Privy Counsellor. Technical and legal advisor to the President of the National Assembly from 1998 to 2000, she then joined the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry as Technical Advisor to the Minister’s Cabinet, in charge of legal matters, public procurement and competition law. In 2002, she was appointed Director in charge of Public and International Law at the Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry and Legal Associate to the Treasury. She joined Gaz de France in February 2005 as Deputy Vice President of the Strategy Division, in charge of Public Affairs. She was appointed General Counsel at Gaz de France in 2007, then Corporate General Counsel of Engie (formerly GDF SUEZ).
Françoise Leroy holds a degree from the École Supérieure de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises de Reims. She began her career in 1975 as Secretary General of Union Industrielle d’Entreprise. She joined Elf Aquitaine Group in 1982 where she held various Financing and Capital Markets positions in the Financial Management Department. In 1998, she became Director of Financial Communications, then in 2001, Director of Chemical Subsidiaries Operations in Total’s Finance Department following its merger with Elf Aquitaine. She has been the Secretary General of Total’s Chemicals Division since 2004 and a member of Total’s Steering Committee since 2006. She was also Director of Mergers and Acquisitions-Disposals from January 2012 to July 2013.
Benoît Mignard, civil engineer graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Paris. After having held various positions at the Research Development division of EDF, Benoît Mignard joined Gaz de France in 1992 and took the head of the Trading Office and of the Budget. In 1999, he is in charge of the negotiation of gas supply contracts, and then of economic studies. In 2002, he undertakes the development of “structured transactions gas and LNG,” activities accompanying the opening of the energy markets in Europe. In 2006, he joined the Finance department as head of Investments Acquisitions, a position he held at GDF SUEZ after the merger of 2008. In 2012, he became deputy director GDF SUEZ E&P INTERNATIONAL and in October 2015 deputy director, in charge of Finance and Strategy for the Global Gas Branch and LNG of ENGIE. Benoît Mignard served as member of GTT’s board from 2012 to 2014.
Philippe Salle has been Chairman and Chief Executive of the Altran Group since June 2011. He is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Paris and has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (Chicago, USA). He began his career with Total in Indonesia before joining Accenture. He was a project manager with strategic consultancy firm McKinsey from 1995 to 1999 and then joined Vedior (now Randstad, a company listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange). He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vedior France in 2002, then President of the Southern Europe area in 2006 (France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland). He held this position until 2007 when he joined the Geoservices Group, a technological company in the oil sector operating in 52 countries with nearly 7,000 employees, first as Managing Director then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until March 2011.
The specialzed committees are tasked with preparing resolutions for the Board of Directors, making recommendations to the Board and providing advice and recommendations on issues within their specific scope of competence.
AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
This committee has a minimum of three members, including its chairman, none of whom have management roles within the company, and all of whom have particular expertise in finance and accounting.
Composition: Françoise Leroy, Christian Germa and Benoit Mignard.
Chairman of the committee: Christian Germa
COMPENSATION AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
This committee has a minimum of three members, including its chairman, and is tasked with assisting the Board of Directors in selecting its own members, the members of its committees, and the company's Chief Executive Officer. It also makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on issues of compensation.
Composition : Françoise Leroy, Christian Germa, Philippe Salle and Françoise Leroy.
Chairman of the committee: Philippe Salle