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Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
L'Aquarène
1 place Montgolfier
94417, Saint Maurice
France

Tel: +33 (0)1 45 11 55 55
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 11 55 80

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Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is made of 135 business units worldwide

Company biographies

Jean-Michel Herrewyn

Chairman of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and Executive Vice President of Veolia Global Enterprises

Born in 1961, a graduate from École Polytechnique and École Nationale d'Administration, Jean-Michel Herrewyn started his career in 1986 as an engineer in the Avionics division of Thomson CSF.

In 1991 he joined the Compagnie Générale de Chauffe (now Dalkia) as Technical Manager, then General Manager of the home automation subsidiary. In 1993 he became Attaché to the Managing Director and in 1996 ran Dalkia's German subsidiary and later subsidiaries in Austria and Switzerland. At the beginning of 2000 he was also appointed General Manager of Veolia Transport's German subsidiary, and also supervised developments in Austria and Switzerland. In 2000 he was appointed Chairman of Valorec, a joint subsidiary of Dalkia and Veolia Environmental Services, created from the outsourcing of energy and waste management by Novartis plants in Basel (Switzerland). In March 2003 he joined Veolia Water as Managing Director of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. In December 2009 Jean-Michel Herrewyn was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water, the Water Division of Veolia Environnement.

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Jean de Vauxclairs

Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

Jean de Vauxclairs, born in 1966, is a graduate from École Polytechnique.

He started his career in 1988 as Commercial Engineer at IBM, before holding several management positions at Dalkia in France. Between 2000 and 2004, he was Chairman of Crystal, a subsidiary of Dalkia, a leading company in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning activities in France. Since joining Veolia's water division in 2004, he successively served as Executive Vice-President of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, in charge of municipal markets for France, several European countries, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, then Chief Operating Officer of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies for all the Municipal activities of the company.

In September 2013, Jean de Vauxclairs was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies.

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Klaus Andersen

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

Klaus Andersen, born in 1962, is a graduate from the University of Aalborg in Denmark.
He joined Krüger A/S, the Danish subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, in 1987 as an R&D engineer. During the next 16 years, he held various positions for Krüger in Denmark, the United States and Asia. In 2003, he was appointed Executive Vice-President of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, in charge of business units in the Nordic Countries as well as in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.In 2007, he assumed a similar role covering North and South America as well as Australia, and was at the same time appointed CEO of VWS North America.
In 2009, he took on additional responsibilities as head of oil & gas activities worldwide. In December 2009, Klaus Andersen was appointed Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, responsible for global industrial activities and joined Veolia Water Executive Board in February 2010.

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Geoffroy Carlier

Secretary General of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and Chief Financial Officer Networks & Technologies of Veolia Water

Geoffroy Carlier, born in 1969, is a graduate of the EDHEC business school in Lille. He joined the Veolia group in 1994 as budget controller with OTV. He spent three years in Egypt from 1996 to 1999, where he was in charge of finance and administration for OTV Egypt, and was later given responsibility for finance and administration in Egypt and Lebanon. On his return to France, he took responsibility for international budget control before being appointed Director of Budget Control for Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies in 2002. From 2004 to 2007, he was also in charge of consolidation and then treasury, and was named Director of Finance in 2007. In 2010, he was appointed Group Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, also in charge of the IT and legal departments, and later the same year became Secretary General of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and Chief Financial Officer of Networks & Technologies for Veolia Water. With this appointment, Geoffroy Carlier became a member of the Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Executive Board.

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Bertrand Delvolvé

Human Resources Director

Born in 1969, Bertrand Delvolvé is a graduate of Paris II - Panthéon Assas University in Human Resources and Paris IX Dauphine University in Management. He joined Veolia Water in 1993 as Human Resources Project Manager. From 1998 to 2000, he was Deputy Director and then Human Resources Director for Veolia Water's regional entity in Toulouse, France. He returned to Paris in 2001 where he took on the position of Human Resources Manager for Vivendi Universal. In 2003, he was appointed Human Resources Director for GIEAU, the IT subsidiary of Veolia Environnement. In 2007, he joined OTV France, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, as Human Resources Director and in 2010, he took on a similar role for Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies municipal activities worldwide. In September 2011, he was appointed Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Human Resources Director, in charge of the group's industrial and municipal activities as well as its support functions. With this appointment, Bertrand Delvolvé became a member of the Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Executive Board.

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