Claire Waysand, Director General of Engie by Interim, assures that if the first confinement brought a sudden stop to the activity, the second was much better controlled by the energy group.
“The second confinement affects us less than the first, it is true for Engie, as for the French economy”, assured this Monday Claire Waysand, general director of Engie by interim, who was invited on BFM Business.
The leader, who ensures the transition of the group before the arrival of Catherine McGregor, appointed general manager to succeed Isabelle Kocher, explained that if the first confinement gave a brutal brake to the activity, the second was brought under control .
“We now know how to work with the Covid. We have masks, the employees work in a safe manner and the result is there,” says Claire Waysand.
90% of employees at work
She recalls that in April, the economy was at a standstill. At Engie, 50% of employees were unable to work. Since November, 90% of employees in France have been working. “We operate almost normally”.
In France, Engie employs 70,000 people out of a worldwide workforce of 170,000. The group, the leading gas supplier in France, achieves a worldwide turnover of 60 billion euros.
Directed by Isabelle Kocher since 2014, Catherine McGregor will soon take over the management of Engie. This centralist is an energy expert. She spent 23 years with the oil services company Schlumberger until she became vice-president.