French environmental services group Suez has announced a new organisational structure. The group will now have two operating divisions, focusing on its two core business areas of waste management ("Recycling & Recovery”) and water. This new structure will enable Suez to "fully leverage its portfolio of solutions and improve expertise sharing and synergies between countries,” the group said.
In addition, there will be three "cross-group" units: Innovation, Digital Solutions and Engineering & Construction. Suez says these units will contribute to "truly differentiating offers” for its clients, combining their "unique expertise” in engineering, procurement and construction with "recognised leadership” in digitalisation as well as research and development.
The group plans to provide full details of the overall organisational structure in July, once it has concluded its information and consultation process with employee representatives.
Suez also announced two new members were joining its executive committee. Yves Rannou will become Chief Operating Officer in the Recycling & Recovery division, effective before summer 2023. Mr Rannou has "25 years of career experience in industrial groups and has spent most of his career working outside France on the delivery of renewable energy infrastructure projects,” according to the press release. His previous roles include President and CEO of Alstom Wind and of GE Hydro. As of 2 May, Jörg Linsenmeier will become Executive Vice-President Engineering & Construction. Mr Linsenmeier's experience prior to joining Suez includes executive positions at Air Products and Linde Engineering.
The French activities in the Recycling & Recovery division will be headed up by CEO David Lamy, whose appointment was announced in mid-March. Mr Lamy has held various positions within the group since 2000. In 2020, he became Chief Transformation Officer, in charge of the carve-out of the "new Suez” created following the takeover of the group by Veolia in early 2022. He has recently been heading up strategy and sustainable development at Suez. Most recently, Mr Lamy was responsible for Strategy & Sustainable Development. His successor in this function is Frederick Jeske-Schoenhoven. Both are members of Suez's Executive Committee.
The board's other members include CEO Sabrina Soussan, Thomas Devedjian (CFO), Laurent-Guillaume Guerra (Chief Human Resources Officer), Anne-Sophie Le Lay (General Council), Jörg Linsenmaier (Engineering & Construction) and Pierre Pauliac (COO Water).