22.01.03

22.1.2003: Meldung: Vivendi Environnement reorganizes Management Board

Vivendi Environnement, the world leader in environmental services, today announced that it had put in place a modified Management Board, chaired by Henri Proglio.

• Jérôme Contamine is named SENIOR Executive Vice President.
• Antoine Frérot is to head up the Water division.
• Olivier Barbaroux heads the Energy Services division.
• Stéphane Richard joins the company to head the Transportation division.
• Denis Gasquet remains head of the Waste Management division.

At the next meeting of the Supervisory Board, it will therefore be proposed that the Management Board should include Messrs. Contamine, Frérot, Barbaroux, Richard, Gasquet and Seidel, under the chairmanship of Henri Proglio.
When announcing the appointments, Henri Proglio, chairman of the Vivendi Environnement Management Board, said: "I am proud to have the support of a united management team made up of world-class professionals with proven abilities on the field. This team is one of our company"s strengths. Together, we are ready to work toward our objective of growing the company around one core business, environmental services."

Jérôme Contamine, 45, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and ENA. He began his career in 1984 at France"s Government Accounting Office, first as an auditor and then as a public auditor. In 1988, he joined the Elf Aquitaine group, where he served in several posts in the finance department before being appointed General Manager of Elf Norway in 1994, then head of Continental European operations. In 2000, he joined Vivendi Environnement as Executive Vice President and member of the Management Board. In 2002, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Antoine Frérot, 44, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and the Ponts et Chaussées engineering school. He began his career in 1981 as a design engineer in the Central Design Office for France"s overseas departments and territories. In 1983, he joined the design and research center of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering school as project manager, and was later appointed deputy director. From 1988 to 1990, he served as head of financial transactions at Crédit National. He joined Compagnie Générale des Eaux in 1990 as special adviser then Chief Executive Officer of CGEA. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Connex and a member of the Vivendi Environnement Management Board.

Olivier Barbaroux, 47, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and the Ponts et Chaussées engineering school, and holds a Master of Science. He began his career in 1979 as special adviser at France"s Ministry of Industry, before being named director of new engineering projects in 1981, then director of facilities at the port of Marseilles in 1983. He then joined Paribas Affaires Industrielles, where he became a member of the Executive Committee, with responsibility for energy. In 1993, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Coparex. He served as Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for energy at Paribas in 1998 and joined Vivendi Environnement in 1999, as Chief Operating Officer of Vivendi Water and Générale des Eaux.

Stéphane Richard, 41, is a graduate of the HEC business school and Ecole Polytechnique and a former auditor at the French Treasury. He began his career in 1991 as a technical adviser to France"s Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade. In 1992, he joined Compagnie Générale des Eaux as a special adviser. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Compagnie Immobilière Phénix in 1994. In 1995, he joined CGIS, which was later renamed Nexity, where he was appointed Chairman and CEO in 1997.

Denis Gasquet, 49, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and the French national school of rural, water and forestry engineering. He started his career in 1979 at the French forestry commission as assistant head of the Bourg-en-Bresse center. In 1981 he was appointed head of the forestry commission center in Chaumont. In 1984, he was named head of the communications department and, in 1986, head of the commission"s business development and international affairs department. In 1989, he joined Compagnie Générale des Eaux as a special adviser. In 1994, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of CGEA, then Chief Executive Officer of the waste management division in 1996. Since 2000, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Onyx and member of the Vivendi Environnement Management Board.
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