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Acquisition International - Issue 2 2018 77 ENGIE is a global energy player and an expert operator in the business of electricity, natural gas and energy services. It is developed around a model that is based on responsible growth, taking on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy. We profile Associate Director, Nicole Iseppi, who has been selected as AI’s Global Leading Adviser Awards 2018, in Energy & Natural Resources, UAE. NGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide, with operations in 70 countries around the globe, providing individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four keysectors:renewableenergy,energyefficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. It is not often the legal and energy industry comes across a professional who in their career to date has had such a depth of unique, high calibre and leading international energy infrastructure experience as Nicole, and she believes that she “still has a lot more she would like to be part of, contribute too and achieve within the energy industry.” Boasting a wealth of previous experience, Nicole has worked in the past as a foreign legal practitioner in Japan and has the professional qualifications as a Solicitor in England and Wales, Practitioner of the High Court of Australia and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. She is a regular speaker at variousglobalenergyinfrastructureconferences,including was asked to give a keynote address at the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit Conference for 2017 and speak at the G20 Global Infrastructure, 1st Annual Meeting for 2018. Furthermore, Nicole has been appointed by her industry peers to be an official committee member of the IBA Global Power LawCommittee. When Nicole first joined ENGIE in 2010, she acted as the Deputy General Counsel and Head of Finance Legal for ENGIE’s South Asia, Middle East and Africa regions and shortly thereafter was also appointed to act as the Global Team Leader for ENGIE’s Structured Network for their international energy Financing Agreements. Since the beginning of 2016, Nicole has now been acting as the Associate Director of Strategy for the Global Generation business of ENGIE. Where she applies her core energy and legal industry skills and knowledge in a broader business, strategic and commercial sphere with respect to risk management of global power generation, an essential part of both ENGIE’s portfolio of assets and the global energy sector. Standing out amongst her peers, Nicole is the only professional in the international energy and legal industry to date, who has worked directly in-house as a senior legal and strategic adviser in both the world’s largest IPP global energy company; ENGIE, and also one of Company: ENGIE Contact: Nicole Iseppi Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.engie.com ATrailblazer in the EnergyMarket E 1802AI90 the world’s largest energy project finance lenders; Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). She assists and advises such leading international companies in the successful delivery of their respective energy related interests, strategies and infrastructure investments. Prior to joining ENGIE, Nicole was also mandated to act as the adviser for establishing and implementing, on behalf of the Japanese Ministry of Finance and JBIC; Japan Carbon Finance, Ltd. Essentially, to date, Nicole’s career specialises in providing a complete advisory and project management form of service, in relation to global energy infrastructure projects. She has had substantial experience in the strategic formulation, developmental, project financing, execution and operational phases of energy infrastructure projects within the IPP, IWPP, Renewable Energy and also LNG sectors of Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and European regions for the past 18+ years and has been with ENGIE since the beginning of 2010, of which she has also beenworkingwithin theGCC region (including, the United Arab Emirates) since 2004. As a result of Nicole’s international energy and legal experience, she was also appointed in the beginning of 2016 to the management committee and as a Project & Legal Director for the global solar Terrawatt Initiative (TWI). TWI is a global independent non-profit foundation created out of COP21 Paris Agreement, which promotes global solar development and aims to animate a high level of public and private global dialogue between core stakeholders in an open, innovative and collaborative environment,toworkouthowbesttoachieveacceleration of solar to meet the objectives set via the “Sustainable Development Goals’and the “Paris Agreement.” Throughout her career, Nicole has had the privilege and rare opportunity to have advised, negotiated and managed the successful execution and delivery of many of the energy global ‘Deals of the Year’, within the industry over the past decade and a half. Her experience, knowledge and lessons learnt from the energy and legal sectors are highly respected and recognised in the industry by both her professional peers and clients. Lastly, adding to her impressive portfolio, Nicole has also been recognised in multiple ways by her industry peers, highlightinghowhighlyrespectedshe iswithin themarket, as she leads the way for others to follow.