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Judith Hartmann

Dr Judith Hartmann was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Unilever PLC in April 2015. She is a member of Unilever's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee.

Dr Judith Hartmann profile

Non-Executive Director

Judith is a Director at Marsh McLennan, a professional services firm.

Judith is an Operating Partner at Sandbrook Capital, a private equity fund investing into the energy transition. She was Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of ENGIE, a global energy and services company, from 2015 to January 2022. In 2016, she took over the additional responsibility to steer ENGIE operations in the UK and North America. In 2019, she became EVP and CFO, responsible for steering ENGIE publicly listed subsidiaries (supervision of GTT and coordination with Suez) and in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). From February to December 2020, Judith ensured the ENGIE Group’s operational management as co-CEO and member of a collegial management team.

From 2012 to 2015, Judith was the Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Team of the international media and services corporation Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. Prior to that, she had been at General Electric since 2000, where she had a number of financial and operational roles at GE Healthcare Global HQ, GE Healthcare Clinical Systems, GE Water Europe, Middle East & Africa, GE Healthcare Latin America and GE Germany.

Judith’s earlier career included financial and operational positions in The Walt Disney Company and Transport Canada. Judith has been a Non-Executive Director of Suez, RTL Group, Penguin Random House and Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co KG.


  • 2023: Appointed Operating Partner at Sandbrook Capital
  • 2023: Appointed Director of Marsh McLennan
  • 2023: Appointed a member of Unilever’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee
  • February - December 2020: member of a collegial management team ensuring the operational management of ENGIE
  • 2015: Became a Non-Executive Director of Unilever PLC and a member of Unilever's Audit Committee
  • February 2015: Became Deputy CEO, GDF Suez (GDF Suez changed its name to ENGIE in April 2015)
  • 2015 — January 2022: Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of ENGIE
  • 2015 — 2020: Non-Executive Director of Suez and a member of the Audit Committee
  • 2012 — 2015: Chief Financial Officer, Member of Executive Team, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
  • 2012 — 2014: Non-Executive Director of RTL Group
  • 2000 — 2012: Various finance and operational roles, General Electric
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