Passionate, forward thinking leader chosen to architect future of energy management
Spokane, WA —September 12, 2017 — Ecova, a leading energy and sustainability management company, today announced Mathias Lelievre as its new president and chief executive officer.
The appointment comes as Ecova celebrates its 20th anniversary of driving powerful results to shape a better energy future. Ecova’s interim president and CEO, Martin Sieh, will continue in his current role as the company’s chief operating officer.
Lelievre brings strategic leadership with global energy industry experience to expand Ecova’s data and technology solutions within today’s dynamic energy market. Lelievre most recently served as the head of ENGIE’s Green Mobility Program, where he harnessed the $400+ million enterprise’s broad capabilities to expand the business’ reach around the world. He also served as the chief of staff for Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s president and CEO, with whom he worked hand in hand on the strategy, communication and overall transformation of ENGIE.
“Mathias is a positive force for the convergence of energy and technology to deliver long-term sustainability,” said Frank Demaille, President and CEO of ENGIE North America. “In his new role, Mathias will not only further advance Ecova’s technology-enabled services and solutions, but also foster synergies across ENGIE to deliver more impactful offerings to our clients and expand our services globally.”
Before joining ENGIE, Lelievre served as advisor and then deputy chief of staff of French Minister for Industry and then Economy from 2012 to 2014. In this role he was in charge of the industry, energy and mining sectors.
“I first joined ENGIE because I have a personal passion for energy, sustainability and technology,” said Lelievre. “At the crossroads of technology and energy efficiency, Ecova is a driving force in the energy revolution. I will focus on guiding Ecova through the continued development of our technology and investment in our talent so that we set the pace of innovation for the energy management industry.”
Ecova services over 25 percent of the Fortune 500, processes $22B+ in annual energy and resource expenditures and collectively manages eight percent of the commercial and industrial (C&I) electric load in the United States. In 2016, the company reduced GHG emissions by 14.6 million tons of carbon dioxide across its clients in 2016 alone – equivalent to the annual emissions of nearly 1.4 million homes. Ecova is committed to continuing to serve as a trusted advisor to its industry-leading client base and is making significant investments in technology enabled solutions to create a more sustainable and efficient energy future.
Ecova makes businesses and utilities more successful through energy and sustainability management. Ecova blends data and technology, with people and insight, to drive powerful results for clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks and enhance reputations. Ecova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE, a worldwide, global energy player. For more information, visit the company’s website www.ecova.com, on LinkedIn, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @EcovaInc.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, CAC 40 Governance, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).