French environmental services group Suez unveiled the remaining members of its new executive team, led by former Siemens executive Sabrina Soussan. “Alongside our 35,000 employees and with support from our shareholders, we will write a new chapter in the history of Suez,” said Ms Soussan when the final executive line-up was announced earlier this month. “Our first task will be to establish a collective and ambitious development plan in our two main businesses – water and waste – both in France and internationally,” said the Suez CEO.
Thomas Devedjian has been appointed to the role of chief financial officer. Until now, he has held the same position at the Belgian mining and metals business Eramet. He is to joint Suez on 1 May. Frederick Jeske-Schoenhoven has stepped into the position of senior vice president of strategy, communication and sustainable development. Like Ms Soussan, Mr Jeske-Schoenhoven previously worked at the German-Swiss group Dormakaba and before that for Siemens. Laurent-Guillaume Guerra, who until now was Suez’s head of human resources in France, will become chief human resources officer for the entire group as of 1 April.
The appointments of Ana Giros, Maximilien Pellegrini and Philippe Andrau to the executive committee had been announced previously. Mr Pellegrini is to head Suez France, Ms Giros to be responsible for the group’s international activities and Mr Andrau for legal affairs.
Following the spin-off in the course of a take-over by competitor Veolia, the scope of Suez’ activities now extends only to the pre-merger concern’s waste management and water activities in France, its water business in several other countries, including Italy, the Czech Republic, India and Australia, and its digital activities and new business areas. Following its acquisition of Suez, Veolia sold the units which make up the “New Suez” to a consortium around the financial investors Meridiam and Global Infrastructure Partners.
In its current form, the business operating as Suez has around 35,000 employees and generates annual revenue of just under €7bn. The larger part of the pre-merger group, comprising businesses which together generate around €10bn in annual revenue, is now being integrated in Veolia’s operations.