What question or industry issue are you looking forward to hearing about at the China Energy Assembly?
China Energy Assembly is a fantastic opportunity to hear about the dynamics of energy transition in China. Whilst corporate leaders and policy-makers shall share their views on a wide range of energy issues, I also expect efficient networking across the industry, in order to make the most of our respective strengths to support a cleaner energy mix and invest accordingly in the country.
You will be sitting on the Energy Investment Panel at the Assembly. Tell us why this session is of interest to you.
Engaging with stakeholders from around the world to have a strategic discussion about renewable energy investment is extremely valuable. Getting a view on what worked and what less worked, what trends we shall anticipate and how to coordinate to make our world more sustainable makes me looking forward to this discussion.
What are your, and your company’s objectives for 2019?
Keen to better adapt to a radically changing environment and craft solutions that foster harmonious progress around the world, ENGIE decided to transform itself and took bold decisions in terms of disposal and investment. With a clear focus on clean energy and energy efficiency, we are now developing further these businesses.
As far as China is concerned, my objective is to deliver growth in line with such vision, supporting the country in its fight against air pollution.
In your tenure at ENGIE so far, what has been the greatest challenge you have faced?
Working in China and developing the business there may imply to consider business models which are quite new compared to the ones which served well the Westerner world, Europe in particular. Business culture is different and requires, in China, agility and flexibility.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
ENGIE has long-term view and ambitions in China. Subsequently, I will still keep on my bucket list our business growth. It is also important to us to make this a collective achievement so a second thing would be, in the long run again, to make sure our employees are empowered and committed to our vision, especially after the major transformation we went through. Last, but not least, we develop and aim at maintaining long-term partnerships here in China.
About Charlotte Roule
Ms. Roule holds a baccalaureate of Mathematics & physics, a License degree in Law, Master degree in Business & Tax law and Economics & Finance in IEP Paris.
Ms. Roule served for Storengy, ENGIE’s affiliate dedicated to underground gas storage from 2009. First VP HR, then VP Audit, Risks and Asset Optimization. In 2013, she was appointed Managing Director of Storengy UK, in charge of construction and commercialization of a new storage in the UK, which will be eventually the biggest onshore storage of the country.
Ms. Roule joined ENGIE China July 2016 as Chief Operating Officer, Head of Business Development and Innovation with strong experience in the energy sector before being appointed CEO.