Executive committee

The executive committee is responsible for considering, consulting and deciding on the overall direction of the company. It generally meets once every two weeks.
Antoine Frérot, Président-directeur général de Veolia

 

A COHESIVE TEAM DEDICATED TO DEPLOYING A COHERENT STRATEGY

Veolia's executive committee meets under Antoine Frérot's chairmanship every two weeks to determine the company’s overall direction and make key decisions. The Executive Committee is assisted by a series of specialized bodies working on cross-divisional issues of significant scope.
 
In addition, a management committee representing all Veolia functions and regions meets every two months to discuss the full range of issues and prospects affecting the company.

 
MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 



  • Laurent Auguste
    Laurent Auguste Senior Executive Vice President Development, Innovation and Markets
  • François Bertreau
    François Bertreau Chief Operating Officer
  • Estelle Brachlianoff
    Estelle Brachlianoff Senior Executive Vice President UK & Ireland
  • Philippe Calmels
    Régis Calmels Senior Executive Vice President Asia
  • Philippe Capron
    Philippe Capron Chief Financial Officer
  • Philippe Guitard
    Philippe Guitard Senior Executive Vice President Central & Eastern Europe
  • Patrick Labat
    Patrick Labat Senior Executive Vice President Northern Europe
  • Jean-Marie Lambert
    Jean-Marie Lambert Senior Executive Vice President Human Resources
  • Claude Laruelle
    Claude Laruelle Director of Global Enterprises
  • Helman le Pas de Sécheval
    Helman le Pas de Sécheval General Counsel
MEMBERS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
(including Antoine Frérot, Veolia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) The management committee represents all Veolia functions and regions and meets every two months. Its members include:
  • Antoine Frérot, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice President Development, Innovation & Markets
  • François Bertreau, Chief Operating Officer 
  • Sylvain Boucher, Delegate for France 
  • Samantha Bowles, Deputy Director of Human Resources
  • Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice President UK & Ireland
  • Régis Calmels, Senior Executive Vice President Asia
  • Philippe Capron, Chief Financial Officer
  • Doug Dean, CEO & Managing Director, Veolia Australia and New Zealand
  • Claire Falzone, Chief of Staff to the Chairman & CEO
  • Patrice Fonlladosa,  Executive Vice President Africa & Middle East
  • Frédéric Van Heems, CEO Water for Veolia in  France 
  • Philippe Guitard, Senior Executive Vice President Central & Eastern Europe
  • Bernard Harambillet, CEO Waste Solutions for Veolia in France
  • Eric Haza, Chief Legal Officer 
  • Patrick Labat, Senior Executive Vice President Northern Europe
  • Jean-Marie Lambert, Senior Executive Vice President Human Resources
  • Claude Laruelle, Director of Global Enterprises
  • Christophe Nebon, Technical and Performance Director
  • Helman Le Pas de Sécheval, General Counsel 
  • William DiCroce, President & Chief Executive Officer North America
  • Jean-François Nogrette, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water Technologies
  • Laurent Obadia, Senior Vice President Communications, Advisor to the Chairman & CEO
  • Gustavo Migues, Executive Vice President Latin America
The Disclosure Committee
The disclosure committee was set up on December 11, 2002. Its meetings are chaired by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
In addition to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the Disclosure Committee is comprised of certain members of the Company's
Executive Committee, including the Chief Financial Officer, as well as the Group's main functional or operational managers.

According to its internal regulations, the main duties of the Disclosure Committee are to oversee the implementation of internal procedures for
gathering and verifying information to be made public by the Company, define the procedures for preparing and drafting reports and
communications, review information communicated and approve, in particular, the content of the Registration Document to be filed with the
French Financial Markets Authority (AMF). The Disclosure Committee is assisted by a Proofreading Committee responsible for validating the
draft Registration Document.

At the end of the Disclosure Committee met once at the end of 2016 to review recent regulatory developments that could impact information
intended for the market. It initiated the process of gathering information and drafting the annual reports for fiscal year 2016. The Proofreading
Committee met in February 2017.
The Risk Committee
The Group Risk Committee is responsible for validating and monitoring the effectiveness of the action plans covering the major risks identified in the risk mapping.
It ensures and supports the proper functioning of the risk management systems and may also decide on which risks are unacceptable within the context of the business. In 2013, the composition of this committee was changed to include members of the Company's Executive Committee, thus establishing a more direct link between the Group's strategy and the risk management process.  Group Risk Committee is coordinated by the Chief Risk, Insurance and Compliance Officer and chaired by the Group's General Counsel. The committee met to examine the Group risk mapping and the action plans for mitigating these risks.

Since 2013, risk committees have been formed in each geographic zone and/or country, meet to monitor and approve the geographic zone and/or country risk mapping.
The Ethics Committee
In March 2004, an Ethics Committee was set up by the Executive Committee to examine any issues or questions relating to ethics. This committee includes three to five members chosen by the Company's Executive Committee.
The Committee elects a chairperson from among its members, who does not hold any special rights other than a deciding vote in the event of a tie. Members of the Committee can be employees, former employees or people from outside the Company, chosen from among candidates with good knowledge of the Group's businesses and a job position guaranteeing independence of judgment and the necessary objectivity. The Committee's decisions are made by a majority vote. Its members are subject to a strict obligation of independence and confidentiality and are not authorized to announce their personal position externally. In order to guarantee their freedom of judgment, they may not receive any instructions from the Company's Executive Management and cannot be removed. Their term of office is four years and is renewable.

The role of the Ethics Committee is to make recommendations regarding Veolia Environnement's fundamental values. It also ensures that everyone has access to the Ethics Guide. Any employee may refer any matter that concerns professional ethics to the Ethics Committee, which may also deal with such matters on its own initiative. It may undertake “ethics visits” to the Group's operating sites. The goal of this approach is particularly to assess, through individual interviews with a cross-section of employees who are as representative as possible of the operating site in question, the degree of ethical maturity of employees, their knowledge of the Group's values, the ethical problems that they may encounter and the training that they receive from their hierarchy or provide for their employees on the topic.

Any Group employee who believes there has been a failure to comply with the rules set forth in the Ethics Guide can refer the matter to the Ethics Committee. This whistle-blowing procedure can in particular be used when the employee considers that informing his or her supervising management could result in difficulties or when the employee is not satisfied by the response of the latter. Third parties, external service providers, suppliers, sub-contractors and customers of the Group can also refer any matters within its remit to the Ethics Committee. The committee is vested with the necessary authority to perform this role. On that basis, it is authorized to hear any Group employee, the auditors, and third parties. It can also request assistance from the Internal Audit Department or any other Company department or use the services of outside experts. In 2016, the Committee reported on its work during the previous year, as it does annually, to the Audit and Accounts Committee and the Executive Committee.
Financial Security Act
Veolia is listed on the Euronext Paris regulated market, Veolia Environnement complies to the law and regulations in force.

Veolia has an Internal Audit Department and an Internal Control Department. It also implements a risk-mapping system and action plans coordinated by the Risk Management Department.