Veolia: Jean-Baptiste Carpentier appointed chief Compliance Officer

Upon its decision to strengthen its compliance system by developing a scheme for preventing and detecting risky practices, the company appointed Jean-Baptiste Carpentier Chief Compliance Officer of Veolia Group.

Reporting directly to Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO of Veolia, Carpentier’s role will notably be to consolidate Veolia’s compliance strategy, both within the company and with its partners. He will also ensure the compliance policy is deployed and supervised throughout the company.

The scope of the compliance department notably includes infringement of human rights and environmental protection, as well as anti-competitive practices and breaches of financial market integrity, as the goal is to protect the entire Veolia group and all its stakeholders.

Carpentier, 53, is a law graduate and a former senior French Treasury official. He began his career in 1988 as a legal intern then as assistant district attorney for Le Mans from 1990 to 1995. He served as assistant general counsel to the Interministerial Council for industrial restructuring from 1995 to 1998, then as deputy director for Criminal Matters and Pardons from 2000 to 2002. He was then appointed legal advisor to the Minister of the Economy from 2005 to 2007. Then, from 2007 to 1008, he held the position of legal director of APE, the French agency for state holdings, before moving to the French Finance Ministry’s Tracfin department, which fights money laundering, from 2008 to 2015, before becoming interministerial representative for economic intelligence in 2015, followed by commissioner for strategic information and economic security at the Ministry for the Economy and Finance in 2016.