"Alain Chaigneau, born September 8, 1951, a French citizen, holds a Master’s degree in Economics and is a graduate of the IAE of Paris. After having started his career with the Banque de France and then the Office of the Treasury (Direction du Trésor), he joined Compagnie de SUEZ in 1984 as a Deputy Officer. In 1989, he was appointed Managing Officer of Planning and Strategy. From 1991 to 1995, he served as Director of Société Générale de Belgique where he became Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Management Committee in 1995. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (directeur général adjoint) in charge of Finance and Administration of Ondeo Services. In 2003, he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer (directeur général délégué) in charge of Finance and Administration of Suez Environnement; in 2005, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer (directeur général délégué) in charge of the Americas. Since January 2007, he is Executive Vice-President in charge of Strategy and a member of the Executive Committee of SUEZ".