Bill Collins joins ENGIE’s Finance department as special advisor to Judith Hartmann, Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive Vice-President in charge of the North America and UK BUs.
In this position, Bill will be responsible, among other things, for implementing and steering the cash improvement plan throughout ENGIE. Bill will be appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Deputy CFO) in charge of the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) department, when Thierry Kalfon, Deputy CFO in charge of EPM will move to another senior executive position within the Group.
Aged 50, Bill Collins holds bachelor’s degrees in finance, economics and accounting, and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois.
He has been Group controller for AKZO NOBEL since September 2017 in Amsterdam after two years as CFO of one of their business lines. Previously, Bill spent more than 10 years working for Schneider Electric and 8 years at Eaton Corporation in various financial positions, including CFO of business units, financial planning and analysis director and financial and operational controller. Throughout his career, he has worked in Japan, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and in the U.S.
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