Jean-Louis Chaussade

64 years old


Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ



Date of initial appointment: December 5, 2007

Start date of current mandate: April 28, 2016

Termination date of current mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.

Others titles and positions held (excluding Group): 

  • Director of Criteria Caixa S.A.U (Spain);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sino-French Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong).


Jean-Louis Chaussade, born on December 2, 1951, has an engineering degree from ESTP (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 AMP at Harvard Business School (1988). He joined Degrémont in 1978 and was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer of Degrémont Espagne in Bilbao in 1989. During this period he was appointed Director of Aguas de Barcelona. Mr. Chaussade was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dumez Copisa Espagne in 1992. In 1997 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux in South America and Chief Operating Officer of SUEZ for South America. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Degrémont in 2000 and, in 2004, Deputy CEO of SUEZ and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ. He has been Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ since July 23, 2008. Jean-Louis Chaussade has been a Director of Criteria Caixa S.A.U. since October 19, 2011. He is co-Chairman of the France-China Committee and is also Chairman of the France-Arabian Peninsula Council of Businessmen within the MEDEF.