Gérard Mestrallet

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Suez Biography

"Gérard Mestrallet, born April 1, 1949, a French citizen, graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. Gérard Mestrallet joined Compagnie de SUEZ in 1984 as a project manager. In 1986, he was appointed délégué général adjoint for industrial affairs. In February 1991, he was appointed Deputy Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique. In 1995, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de SUEZ then, in June 1997, Chairman of the Management Board of SUEZ Lyonnaise des Eaux. On May 4, 2001, Gérard Mestrallet was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ. He is also Chairman of the Paris EUROPLACE Association" [1].