LNG storage technology firm GTT names new CFO with energy transition and supermarket experience

Thursday, 29 July 2021
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French liquefied natural gas storage technology firm Gaztranzport and Technigaz (GTT) has named a new chief financial officer who once worked for France’s Casino Group mass-market retail supermarket chain.

GTT has appointed Virginie Aubagnac to the position of CFO after she joined GTT in April 2021 as Special Advisor to the Chairman.

Aubagnac takes the CFO helm from Marc Haestier, who leaves GTT to retire.

A graduate of HEC Paris, Aubagnac began her career in the Finance Department of Rallye SA, which owns a majority stake in the Casino Guichard-Perrachon supermarket group.

She then became project manager for the Deputy Managing Director of the same company.

Afterwards, she joined the Strategy and Planning Department of the Casino Group.

Then in 2008, she took part in the creation of GreenYellow, a company offering business-to-business solutions for the energy transition where she held the positions of Secretary General and CFO, then Managing Director in charge of finance from 2017 to 2020.

“This appointment strengthens the management team,” said Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and Chief Executive of GTT, listed on the Paris Euronext exchange.

“Virginie Aubagnac’s vision of GTT group’s transformation and development, her rich experience, as well as her entrepreneurial spirit and managerial qualities, will fully contribute to the implementation of GTT’s strategic orientations,” stated Berterottière.

“On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to warmly thank Marc Haestier for his contribution to GTT group over the past four years,” added the CEO.

GTT’s most recent order was for fuel tank designs for five LNG-fuelled container vessels from South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries.

Each of the newbuilds will be able to carry 15,000 containers each, on behalf of the Asian ship-owner Seaspan, and will be operated by the Israeli shipping company ZIM.

The fuel tank of each vessel will offer a capacity of 12,000 cubic metres and will be fitted with the Mark III membrane containment system.

Vessels deliveries are scheduled to occur between the third quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024. 

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