Issue 2 2020

Acquisition International - Issue 2 2020 43 Nov19039 Company: ENGIE Contact: Nicole Iseppi / Website: hroughout her career, Nicole has always had a passion for problem solving. In particular, to strive for increased innovation and efficiency through the pursuit of greater industry collaboration, in order to accelerate global transformation towards a robust zero carbon economy. Nicole has been a part of ENGIE since 2010 and is currently a Senior Executive Adviser and Managing Director of the Operations and Performance of ENGIE’s Global Industrial Hub. Nicole is responsible for strengthening management, coordination and impact of ENGIE’s Global Industrial Hub which is made up of their 12 global departments within ENGIE (includes, Group Strategy, Research, Innovation, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Development Oversight, Asset Portfolio Operation and Performance etc.). The Global Industrial Hub aims to address the increasingly sophisticated and complex needs of clients through enhanced detection and management of technology and disruptive trends, identification of new businesses opportunities and models and expertise in operations. ENGIE has been instrumental as a point of global reference in low- carbon energy and services. Climate change continues to be an urgent and pressing matter on the world’s agenda and the firm’s goal is to become the world leader for helping businesses and local authorities reduce carbon emissions to zero. The firm remains more committed than ever to responsible growth of businesses that contribute to a zero-carbon economy. In order to do this, the company is developing highly innovative solutions in the fight against climate change thanks to its expertise across four key areas: natural and renewable gas, renewable electricity, energy efficiency and digital technologies. Nicole is one of the only professionals in the international energy and finance infrastructure industry to have worked in-house as a senior adviser to both ENGIE – one of the world’s largest global energy companies and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) - one of the world’s largest project finance lenders. Nicole also previously acted as the lead adviser and coordinator in the creation and implementation of a new green financial institution (Japan Carbon Finance) for the Ministry of Finance Japan and JBIC and has been appointed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to co-lead a global climate-change initiative and to various other industry advisory & corporate committees due to Nicole’s in-depth industry knowledge, stakeholder management skills and commercial acumen. Nicole has substantial experience in providing a complete advisory and project management form of service, in relation to global energy and infrastructure projects and operations. Throughout her career, she has gained substantial experience in the strategic formulation, T As part of Acquisition International’s look at some of the Leading Advisers across the world, the magazine turns its attention to the outstanding work of Nicole Iseppi in the International Energy Sector. Having been recognised as the “Leading Energy and Natural Resource Expert” of the Year, we profiled Nicole to learn more about her vital work in helping to protect the planet through global transformation to zero-carbon economies. Problem Solving Energy Expert Excels developmental, project financing, execution and operational phases of infrastructure projects and portfolios in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and European regions. Over the 20 years she has worked in the industry Nicole has had the rare privilege and opportunity to have advised, negotiated, and managed the successful execution and delivery of many of the global energy and finance sectors’ “Deals of the Year”. As such, her experience, knowledge and insight into the global energy sector is second to none, with professional peers and clients recognising her both a leading expert and adviser. Nicole has also had the honour of being awarded various global and regional awards by her peers over the past several years, including most recently – Most Influential Energy Sector Strategic Adviser 2019; Global Energy & Natural Resource Adviser of the Year 2019 and 2018; Named in Global Game Changers Index 2018 and Global Energy Adviser of the Year 2019, 2018 and 2017 by the Global 100 Index List. She is invited as a regular speaker at various global energy and sustainable finance conferences, including asked to speak as an industry expert at the “G20 - Global Infrastructure Meeting” and asked to be a keynote speaker at “Women in Technology Summit” with Microsoft last year. As committed as ever to promoting innovation and collaboration within the global energy industry, Nicole’s work is nothing short of exceptional. Helping the firm, and the industry overall, to achieve its goal to build robust zero carbon economies for companies, authorities and cities, Nicole’s understanding of the global energy situation makes her a powerful asset and truly remarkable member of the industry. She remains a well-respected expert for her ability and willingness to always find solutions to further progress the industry and serve customer and societal needs.