Appointment of Jean-Baptiste Choimet to the position of CEO of GTT, as part of the implementation of its new governance

Appointment of Jean-Baptiste Choimet to the position of CEO of GTT, as part of the implementation of its new governance

The GTT Group has announced the appointment of Jean-Baptiste Choimet as its chief executive officer, effective June 12, 2024. Currently serving as a member of GTT’s executive committee and managing director of Elogen, a subsidiary specialising in electrolyser design and manufacturing for green hydrogen production, Choimet brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.

This decision, endorsed unanimously by GTT’s board of directors, follows a meticulous selection process led by the appointments and remuneration committee, chaired by Catherine Ronge. In line with GTT’s governance restructuring, Philippe Berterottière will continue serving as chairman of the board of directors.

Jean-Baptiste Choimet (Photo copyright – Aurélie Lamachère)

Catherine Ronge, chair of the nominations and remuneration committee, expressed confidence in Choimet’s leadership, citing his exceptional managerial skills and profound knowledge of LNG and hydrogen sectors. Choimet’s seamless transition into the CEO role is expected to align with GTT’s development strategy.

Philippe Berterottière, the current Chairman and CEO, commended Choimet’s appointment, highlighting his dedication and vision in steering Elogen towards technological excellence in the green hydrogen domain. Berterottière expressed enthusiasm for collaborating with Choimet and reiterated his commitment to serving GTT as president.

Jean-Baptiste Choimet, in response to his appointment, expressed gratitude to GTT’s board of directors and pledged to leverage his experience to drive the group’s evolution. With a strong passion for technology and innovation, Choimet aims to mobilise GTT’s teams to advance the company’s position as a global leader in maritime and energy technologies.

Jean-Baptiste Choimet’s career journey reflects his diverse experience in the energy sector, from contributing to LNG terminal projects to overseeing telecom network operations. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and the University of Cambridge, Choimet’s appointment signals a new chapter in GTT’s leadership, poised to navigate the challenges and opportunities in the evolving energy landscape.

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22 April 2024