Veolia Water Technologies (Veolia) has announced the appointment of Frédéric Théry as its new Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer. Having taken on the new role since January 2016, Frédéric now oversees Veolia’s business in the Asia Pacific region, and guides the company in its transition to a new internal structure.
Towards the end of 2015, Veolia strategically reorganized its operational entities according to four geographical regions, in order to facilitate greater cooperation between the company’s various business units. With this restructuring, Veolia aims to improve overall productivity, and to better integrate its water and wastewater expertise across the board.
An Engineering graduate from l’Ecole des Mines de Douai in France, Frédéric gained a wide range of experience working in different entities across the Veolia Group over the last 23 years. Frédéric first moved into Veolia Water Technologies in 2003 as Executive Vice President at Veolia Water Technologies North America, leading the Design and Build division out of the USA for four years. Thereafter, Frédéric moved to Europe to oversee the industrial business of Veolia Water Technologies in France until 2012, where he was then appointed Managing Director of the Northern Europe entities.
Commenting on the internal restructuring and his new appointment, Frédéric said, “While Veolia is an established name in the water and wastewater industry, we have to ensure we remain attractive and nimble in order to stay competitive. This is especially true of the fast-paced Asian market. By realigning our business units, we are actively fostering cooperation between divisions to refine our competitive edge. Our water solutions set us apart from other providers, so it is imperative that Veolia transforms itself into a more integrated company to offer these technologies across the five continents that it is active in. I look forward to this new challenge, and this chapter of my career with Veolia.”