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30 Jul 2020 London, GB

Serge Colle appointed EY Power & Utilities Global Leader

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EY today announces the appointment of Serge Colle as the new EY Global Power & Utilities Leader.

For the past fast years, Serge has served as EY Global Energy Advisory Leader, during which time he has helped EY build its position as a leading advisor to the sector. In his new role, Serge will be responsible for driving the EY Power & Utilities sector strategy, leading a team of over 15,000 industry professionals worldwide. He will continue to work with utility clients globally, helping them accelerate their digital transformation, bringing solutions to their most important challenges, and working with the broader ecosystem to accelerate the energy transition in an affordable way.

Serge succeeds Benoit Laclau, who served as the sector leader since 2012, and has been recently appointed as the new EY UK&I Managing Partner for Consulting.

Shaun Crawford, EY Global Vice Chair - Industry, says:

“The power & utilities sector is experiencing a fundamental change driven by regulation, technology innovation, empowered consumers and the climate agenda. Unpredictable energy prices, geo-politics and the COVID-19 pandemic only add to the complexity and uncertainty for clients in the sector, which is why EY focuses on building the highest performing teams to help companies reshape and adapt to changing dynamics. Serge brings the ideal combination of proven leadership ability, commitment and knowledge of the industry that will enhance the value EY teams bring to utility clients around the world.”

Serge has vast transformation experience and has worked in consulting for three decades, 25 of which have been with utilities at the intersection of strategy, technology and industry. Throughout his career, he has managed consulting practices in Europe, Africa and Latin America, working across the utilities’ value chain. He frequently speaks on the industry and related energy transition matters.

Serge Colle, EY Global Power & Utilities Sector Leader, says:

“Our industry is facing great challenges —adapting to unlock the opportunities of an uncertain future, while balancing the short-term operational and commercial imperatives. Organizations recognize that managing return on capital and shareholder value is no longer enough – they must generate long-term sustainable value while delivering a positive social impact. We believe companies that accelerate energy transition will reap significant benefits and our approach to every client challenge is with both short- and long-term value in mind. I am committed to overseeing our innovative, experienced and agile team to help clients navigate through these unprecedented times and seize opportunities of the energy transition.”

For more information on the EY Power & Utilities sector, click here.

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