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Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke will join Suez as Executive Vice President, Group Chief Financial Officer

  • Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke will join Suez as Executive Vice President, Group Chief Financial Officer
  • SUEZ announces the appointment of Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke as Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee, effective March 15th.

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As an expert in water and waste for 150 years that is present on the 5 continents, SUEZ harnesses all its capacity for innovation to work for the efficient and sustainable management of resources.
After various CFO positions for SIEMENS in Australia, Germany, France and Belgium, from 1984 onwards, Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke joined ENGIE in 2012 as Group Action Plan and Performance Director until 2016 when she joined the Executive Committee of AKKA Technologies as Executive Vice President Operations & Performance. A member of Keolis' Executive Committee between April 2018 and May 2021, she headed the Group's Finance and Legal Department. She was also a Director and Chair of the audit committee at NEXANS between 2015 and 2022.
Since June 2021, Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke has been with the automotive supplier Plastic Omnium as Chief Financial Officer.
Sabrina Soussan, Chairman and CEO of SUEZ said: "Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke's extensive international experience and rich track record in both industry and services will complete and reinforce the team. I am delighted that Kathleen is joining SUEZ as we continue to successfully execute our strategy in our core businesses”.
Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke added: "I am very excited to be joining SUEZ, a long-standing player in water and waste management with a committed shareholder base, recognized for its skills, sense of innovation and quality of service to local stakeholders through sustainable solutions for future generations. I would like to thank Sabrina Soussan for her trust, and I look forward to joining the Group to support the teams in the implementation of SUEZ's ambitious development strategy.”
Kathleen Wantz-O’Rourke, 58 years of age, possesses both French and Australian citizenship. She is a graduate of the University Paris Dauphine, the Institut de Haute Finance in Paris and Duke University's advanced management program. She also holds an Industry Bachelor certificate from the Industry Chamber of Commerce of Nuremberg.
Additionally, Kathleen is the President of the Turgot Prize - best book on Financial Economics awarded every year in France. She is also a Director of the Trust Management Institute and a member of the Circle of Women Leaders in Paris.

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