Suez announces reorganization

The company’s strategic plan seeks to improve operational profitability and to increase investments in innovation and digitalization.

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December 3, 2019

As part of the Shaping Suez 2030 strategic plan, company CEO Bertrand Camus has announced that the French company Suez will reorganize its operations as of Jan. 1, 2020, to be more agile, decentralized and customer-centric and to support performance improvement, selective growth momentum and the ramp-up of digitalization and innovation, which are at the core of the strategic plan.

Jean-Marc Boursier, senior executive vice president, group, in charge of the France region and group chief operating officer, and Julian Waldron, senior executive vice president, group, in charge of finance, are responsible for implementing the performance plan, which aims to save 1 billion euros by 2023.

The new organization includes six regions— France, North America, APAC (Asia, Australia and India), AMECA (Africa, Middle East, Central and East Asia), Northern Europe and Latin America and Southern Europe—and two global business units (BU)—water technologies and solutions and smart and environmental solutions.

The company says its smart and environmental solutions business unit aims to accelerate the development and deployment of smart environmental solutions on a global scale, as well as new activities, such as air quality management and smart agriculture.

The new group executive committee includes 10 members, in addition to the CEO:

  • Boursier, who will be in charge of the treatment infrastructure (TI); research, innovation, digital transformation; information systems; and performance departments;
  • Waldron;
  • Christophe Cros, senior executive vice president, group, who will be in charge of the North America region and president of the global water technologies and solutions (WTS) BU;
  • Ana Giros, senior executive vice president, group, who will be in charge of the APAC and AMECA regions and industrial key accounts;
  • Angel Simon, senior executive vice president, group, who will be in charge of the Southern Europe region (Spain, Italy/Slovenia, Greece) and Latin America;
  • David Palmer-Jones joins the executive committee and has been named senior executive and vice president of the group in charge of the Northern Europe Region (U.K., Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, IWS, Poland/Serbia/Central Europe and Czech Republic);
  • Diane Galbe joins the executive committee and has been named senior executive vice president, group, in charge of Smart and Environmental Solutions in addition to keeping her function as head of strategy and shaping SUEZ 2030 Project;
  • Jacques Audibert, secretary general;
  • Isabelle Calvez, group chief human resources, including the health and safety division; and
  • Tiphaine Hecketsweiler, group chief engagement and communications officer.

Camus says, “I am convinced that this new executive committee will embody our values: passion for the environment, respect, customer-first and team spirit, to transform and develop our group together. I am confident in the ability of the group’s 90,000 employees to hold aloft the Suez banner around the world and make it the world leader in environmental services in the coming decade.”