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Recharge: Talking New Energy #6- Interview with Cath'rine Gan, Head of Talent at Engie APAC

Author: Formative Search

Published date: 2021/01

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In this episode of Recharge: Talking New Energy, Adam Carabetta - Director of Renewable Energy, interviews the Head of Talent at Engie APAC, Cath'rine Gan

They discussed HR challenges such as gender diversity in the workplace and talked about initiatives to attract talents from other industry to come into the renewable energy space. 

Highlights of the Podcast

[01.32] Introducing Cath’rine

[03.30] Her career journey prior to joining ENGIE

[10.10] Why did you transit into the energy industry? How did it happen?

[14.12] What are some skillsets that helped you in making this transition?

[15.20] What are some examples/scenarios that you had to reframe your perspective?

[17.35] Why do you think there is a misalignment between talent and business needs and how can that be changed?

[21.50] From the HR point of view, do you find that HR professionals tend to prioritise process over business needs? Is that a challenge amongst the community?

[27.23] Reactive VS Proactive Management

[32.10] With higher demand for professionals in the renewables industry, how should we encourage professionals from other industry to make the transition?

[38.05] Gender diversity in renewables right now

[50.30] What are some suggestions do you have for people that are looking to transit into the renewables industry


​This podcast was sponsored by Formative Search, Asia’s foremost specialist search firm in the Renewables space. If you would like to gain insight concerning careers in Renewable Energy, do not hesitate to contact us at

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