Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ
Mr Jean-Louis Chaussade (French, 63 years old) has an engineering degree from ESTP (1976) and holds a Master’s degree in Economics (Sorbonne, 1976). He is also a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1980) and of AMP at Harvard Business School (1988).
He first joined Degrémont in 1978 and was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer of Degrémont Spain in Bilbao in 1989. During this period he was appointed Director of Aguas de Barcelona. Mr. Chaussade was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dumez Copisa Espagne in 1992.
In 1997, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux in South America, and Chief Operating Officer of SUEZ for South America.
He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Degrémont in 2000 and, in 2004, Executive Vice-President of SUEZ and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ.
Mr. Chaussade is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lyonnaise des Eaux (France) and of Sita France.
Mr. Chaussade is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ COMPANY since July 2008.
He has been a member of the GDF SUEZ Management Board from May, 2011 to July, 2013.
Mr Chaussade is also Director of Criteria Caixaholding S.A.U. (Spain) since October 2011 and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Economic Forecasting for the Greater Mediterranean (IPEMED).
He is Co-Chairman of the France-China Committee Since Nobember 2014 and Chairman of the delegation of French Chief Executives for France-Arabian Peninsula, for the MEDEF, the French business association since 2007.
He is a Chevalier of the French Légion d’Honneur.