Centrica has appointed Managing Directors to lead its new international Distributed Energy & Power and Connected Home business units.
Centrica plc has made two senior internal appointments, of Jorge Pikunic and Nina Bhatia, to leadership roles in the next phase of delivery of its strategy set out in July 2015.
Jorge Pikunic, currently Growth & Development Director and Managing Director of Smart Metering at British Gas, is to become Managing Director, Distributed Energy & Power, effective from 12 October 2015.
Nina Bhatia, currently Commercial Director of British Gas and responsible for British Gas Connected Homes, will take on the role as Managing Director, Connected Home, effective from 1 November 2015.
The appointments of Jorge and Nina come as Centrica increases its focus for growth on customer-facing activities and technology-led innovation, both in its traditional areas of business and in new areas. Distributed energy and the connected home were identified as key areas of focus for long-term investment and growth as part of its recent Strategic Review.
These new business units will harness existing distinctive capabilities in the UK and North America, leveraging Centrica’s scale. Bringing together expertise from both sides of the Atlantic will enable Centrica to develop a wider range of products and services, helping deepen the relationship with our customers and providing new revenue growth opportunities.
Iain Conn, Chief Executive, said:
“I am delighted to confirm these appointments to our new international business units. In Jorge and Nina, we have put strong leaders in place to help drive delivery of the next phase of our strategy. With a clear strategic direction, Centrica has a solid platform on which to build, as we focus our growth ambitions on our customer-facing activities.”