Jean-Louis Chaussade, born December 2, 1951, a French citizen, is an E.S.T.P. Engineer (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 the AMP of the Harvard Business School (1988). He first joined Degrémont in 1978 and was then appointed Chief Operating Officer of Degrémont Spain in Bilbao in 1989. During this period, he was appointed director of Aguas de Barcelona. Jean-Louis Chaussade also became Chief Executive Officer of Dumez Copisa Spain in 1992. In 1997, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux in South America, and Deputy Executive Officer of SUEZ for South America. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Degrémont in 2000 and, since 2004, Executive Vice-President (Directeur Général Adjoint) of SUEZ and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ Environnement. Jean-Louis Chaussade is also a director of Aguas de Barcelona (Spain), United Water (United States), Lyonnaise des Eaux (France), Degrémont, Terralys (France), Société des Eaux de Marseille (France) and SITA France.