ENGIE appointments: Olivier Sala as Managing Director of ENGIE Digital and Matthieu Pestel as CEO of ENGIE IT

Olivier Sala

Matthieu Pestel

La Défense, France, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Olivier Sala  is appointed Managing Director ENGIE Digital as of 1st August 2018. He will report to Yves Le Gélard, Executive Vice President of ENGIE, Chief Digital Officer, in charge of Group Information Systems.

With a Master of Engineering from Université de Technologie de Compiègne and an MBA from ESSEC Business School, Olivier Sala began his career at Air Liquide before going into consulting, first at AT Kearney and then at the Boston Consulting Group, where he spent five years working in strategy, organisation and operational efficiency.

In 2005, he joined ENGIE Group to develop Gaz de France’s Marketing Department in the wake of the deregulation of the French energy market. In 2008, he was appointed Head of Sales & Marketing France for BtoC customers, in charge of sales, marketing and communication for the new entity.

He joined Gaz Electricité de Grenoble as CEO in 2011. He was also president of the trade union Entreprises Locales d’Energie (local energy companies) and vice president of the French electricity union UFE. In April 2015, Olivier Sala was appointed CEO of ENGIE IT.


Matthieu Pestel succeeds Olivier Sala as CEO of ENGIE IT within Global Business Support starting on the 19th of July 2018.

After graduating from Télécom ParisTech in 1997, Matthieu Pestel worked as a consultant for Eurogroup Consulting on many complex transformation projects in the industry and service sectors. In 2006, he moved to Morocco to develop new businesses and manage projects. Upon his return to France late 2008, he specialised in IT governance, managing projects for major Groups (Société Générale, Safran and RATP).

In June 2011, he joined GDF SUEZ as Deputy General Secretary of the Group IT Department in charge of managing performance and transformation activities. In July 2013, he was named Head of IS Functional Line Oversight and Governance at the Corporate IT Department in charge of Group IT policies, IT Project assurance, IT risks management and Performance plan.

Since January 1st 2016, Matthieu Pestel has been Deputy Group CIO in charge of Digital & IT Governance at ENGIE.


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