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Change is never easy, but what's vital in driving transformation is defining the company's purpose and choosing the right leaders, says Engie CEO Isabelle Kocher.

"To change, it's about leadership. You need to appoint people who are absolutely fundamentally engaged and fundamentally convinced by the purpose we have - engaged not just in your job, but really being aware that you have a role to play, which is first of all to convince people that they have a better future doing what they are doing. To choose the right leader is absolutely key." - Isabelle Kocher.

ISABELLE Kocher, chief executive of French energy firm Engie, has in recent years been best known for being the first (and to date still only) French woman to lead a company in Paris's CAC 40 stock market index.

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