Hervé SUTY
Managing Director of Veolia Environnement Research & Innovation - France

Hervé Suty is Senior Vice President Research and Innovation for “Veolia Environnement”.

He is a chemical engineer with a master degree in spectrochemistry from the University of Paris VI. He worked 17 years for a chemical company in R&D developing plastics and later chemicals for the water treatment and the pulp and paper industries.

In 2002, he joined Anjou recherche, the previous water research centre of Veolia, as head of the drinking water and membrane technology department. He became the general manager of the research centre in 2004 and developed the research activity of the group in the water sector until 2009.

In 2009 he became director of the research centres of Veolia Environment covering all the sectors of expertise including Biology and biotechnologies, process engineering, energy and processes, sanitary and environmental risk management, material and technologies, modelling monitoring and information technologies, analysis.

In June 2012, he was appointed Senior Vice President Research and Innovation of Veolia Environnement. He is board member of the Global Water Research Coalition and associate member of IWA

Waste Water Program Director at Veolia Environnement - France

Bruno Tisserand joined the Compagnie Générale des Eaux in September 1985 as Deputy Head of the Centre for the area of Paris. In December 1992, he is appointed at the GIE Anjou Recherche (R&D research centre of the Compagnie Générale des Eaux), in charge of the implementation of the technical support for operation contracts and sanitation activities.

In July 1996, he is appointed Head of the Department of Waste Water Treatment within the Technical Direction. In July 2002, he is appointed at the Municipal Business Department of which he was Deputy Director from 2005. From 2009 to August 2012, he is appointed Technical Advisor & Delegate Director for Sanitation within the Technical & Synergies Department of Veolia water.

He participates in the works of the Professional Federation of Water Companies (scientific and technical commission). He is also member of the board of directors of ASTEE. He is Chairman of the ISO technical committee 224 in charge of the Standards on Water and Wastewater Services.
Since June 2011, he is Chairman of the sanitation commission (N°2) at EUREAU, European Federation of National Associations of Water and Waste Water Services.

Since September 2012, he joined Veolia Environment Research & Innovation as Wastewater Program Director.
Veolia Water Chief Technical Officer - France

Summary of qualifications :

      • Over 30 years experience with water and waste water treatment
      • Process Development, Operation, Management of large systems
      • Link between applied research and operation


Education :

1969 - 1972 Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon
MS, Agronomy, Biochemistry, Genetic

Professional experience :

1974 - 1981 : OTV Engineering Department - Paris
Research Manager.

1981 - 1986 : Anjou Recherche - Paris
Deputy Manager of Generale des Eaux Research Center

1986 - 1988 : Compagnie Generale des Eaux Suburb of Paris
Director of Water Intake Protection Department.

1988 - 1993 : Compagnie Generale des Eaux Suburb of Paris
Director of the South of Paris Suburb  Area.

Compagnie Generale des Eaux, Suburb of Paris
Director of the North of Paris Suburb  Area.

1995 to 2002 : Compañía de Aguas de Puerto Rico.
Vice President
Technical and Compliance Director of PRASA

2002 to 2004 : VWS Technical Division Director

2004 to 2011 : VW Technical Department, Municipal Division Director

2011 - 2012 : VW Technical Department, Deputy Director

2013 : Up to now VW Chief Technical Officer

Terry MAH
Chief Operating Officer, Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies, International Municipal - France

Born in 1963, Terry Mah studied in Canada and holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in microbiology, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Science (Environmental Engineering).

Prior to joining the Veolia group in 1997, Mr. Mah held a number of different positions in technology development, international business development, and executive management.

Until 2012, he was the Executive Vice President for Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies and Veolia Water activities in the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland, and Spain. 

In November 2012, Terry Mah was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies international municipal business and joined the Veolia Water Management Board.

Director of the Advanced Water Management Centre at the University of Queensland - Australia

Prof Jurg Keller (IWA Fellow, FTSE) is the Director of the Advanced Water Management Centre at The University of Queensland. He is also a member of the Executive of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.

He has over 20 years experience in water industry research, particularly in biological wastewater treatment, (bio)electrochemical processes, environmental biotechnology and process engineering.  He has also proposed the novel resource recovery concept in 2005 and has been strongly developing this further since. He aims to combine leading edge research and development activities with effective industry-relevant collaborations, with a strong focus on innovative, resource efficient urban and industrial water systems.

Prof Keller has a strong academic track record with over 180 journal papers and some 8000 ISI citations but has also worked with many of the leading water industry partners in Australia and internationally. He has been the founding Director of the AWMC since 1996 and has developed it into one of the leading research centres in this field worldwide with over 100 staff and students investigating innovative ways to develop and support modern water management approaches.

Consultant, speaker and trainer in creative problem solving and innovative thinking - France

Mario Varvoglis, Ph.D., began his career as a researcher in the U.S.A., conducting experimental investigations of nonverbal communication, intuition and creativity (Div. of Psychophysics, Maimonides Hospital, New York; Psychophysical Research Labs, Princeton).

Today, he is a business consultant, speaker and trainer in creative problem solving and innovative thinking. Since moving to France in 1985, he has has helped over 100 international or French organizations develop their creative intelligence and innovation potential; he has also taught applied creativity in universities, leadership networks and training centers.

His approaches include counseling of top management, training teams, moderating brainstorming sessions, and implementing participative innovation tools. He has presented his work in academic or organizational contexts in the USA, Canada, India and over a dozen countries in Europe.

A partial list of clients: Accenture, Alcatel, Apple, AXA, Avis, Areva, BDDP, Boston Consulting Group, Bouygues, Castorama, Coca-Cola, Cofinoga, Colgate, Cora Group, CréditAgricole, DDB, Danone, Direction Générale des Armements, EDF, EDP, France-Télécom, Galeries Lafayette, General Electric, Heineken, Heinz, Hewlett-Packard, IFF, Keolis, KPMG, Kraft, L’Oréal, Legris Industries, Leroy-Merlin, Lyreco, Motorola, Novartis, Orangina-Scwheppes, NATO, Pernod-Ricard, PSA, Publicis, Renault, Rhône-Poulenc, Roche, Sanford, SAS Institute, SNCF, Segafredo, SociétéGénérale, Sony, Sperian, Steria, Total-Elf, Veolia, City of Geneva, CIty of Versailles