Sven Beraud-SudreauCEO, Southeast Asia
Sven Beraud-Sudreau is the CEO of Veolia South East Asia, based in Singapore.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental services industry, having joined Veolia in 1991.
This includes three years in Australia from 1995 to 1997 when he was responsible for establishing Veolia Water’s first BOT contract in the country. After leaving Australia, Sven managed several French business units between 1998 and 2004, when he was appointed in 2004 Regional Operations Director for the Île-de-France (Paris) Region. In 2011, he became Managing Director of Veolia Water Australia & New Zealand, successfully engaging the company into industrial activities, from a mostly “municipal” oriented business unit.
In 2015, he joined the Veolia Asia zone to develop the Group Industrial Activities in South East Asia. He became CEO of Veolia Indonesia in July 2018, and has just been appointed as CEO for South East Asia on 1 July 2021.
Sven is a graduate from Ecole Superieure d’Electricite, and is an alumni of INSEAD.
Business Leaders of Southeast Asia
Arnaud BickertSenior Vice President, Business Development of Veolia Southeast Asia
Arnaud Bickert joined in September 2006, has been working for Veolia for more than 15 years. He has been appointed the Senior Vice President of Business Development for South East Asia since 2019.
After working many years in Energy Services Companies in the US, Europe and SouthEast Asia, Arnaud has more than 30 years in district heating and cooling networks, building energy services and industrial energy services from engineering, operations and business development.
In 2006, Arnaud joined the Veolia group and its energy subsidiary Dalkia and became its South West of France regional director, in Toulouse then Bordeaux, in charge of all municipal and energy activities on that territory. He successfully drove his team to develop many gas cogeneration facilities or biomass steam plants for industrial customers or district heating networks.
In the summer of 2014, Arnaud was sent to China to launch a new activity for Veolia in that country: Industrial Energy and Building Energy services. He successfully has built a BU of more than 1000 employees from Business Development, Engineering and Operations & Maintenance in the field. The growth came from organic growth but also from M&A of projects or companies.
In the summer of 2019, he moved to South East Asia to participate in the development of Veolia in SouthEast Asia enlarging its energy expertise with water and waste activities. Indonesia and Malaysia the first few years, and more recently Singapore and Vietnam.
Matt StanelosOperations Director of Veolia Singapore
Matt is responsible for the operational activity Veolia business in Singapore, currently focused on two business lines, hazardous chemical waste collection and treatment services to the major manufacturing, port and general industrial sectors of Singapore, and on-site water services to industrial clients.
Matt has over 20 years of experience in technical, business line and construction project management in the environmental services sector.
Matt joined the Veolia business in Australia in 2002 in an environmental technical role, from which he progressed through operational, project development and business development roles in waste collection and treatment infrastructure activities.
In 2015, Matt transferred to the Veolia Singapore business, since early 2017 has assumed the role of Operations Director responsible for all waste activity in Singapore and in 2021 added the water business to his operational portfolio.
Mohammed Akhir AhmadCountry Representative, Veolia Malaysia
Akhir was appointed as the Country Representative for Malaysia in August 2021. In this role, he is in charge of the coordination of development and operation activities of the Veolia Group (currently confined to Veolia Bioconversion business only with the exception of the subsidiaries which are part of Veolia Technologies and Contracting). He is currently also the Managing Director of Veolia Bioconversion Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between Veolia and Entofood.
Akhir joined Veolia in December 2000 and shortly became the Managing Director of CGE Utilities (a subsidiary of Veolia) responsible for the Operations and Maintenance of 26 WTPs in the Klang Valley serving 5 million inhabitants. He was also a Director of Veolia Water Dungun, a company supplying water to Petronas Industrial Park in Kerteh Terengganu, Malaysia. Upon the cessation of the above contract, Akhir expanded the O&M activities in Malaysia by signing contracts with Konica Minolta Hard Disk in Melaka, Pharmaniaga Utilities Management, Permanis WWTP, Emery Oleochemicals WWTP BOT contract, Sg Terip WTP O&M, Petronas PAMER raw water transfer O&M and the iconic WWTP O&M of the Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur.
In 2017, he was assigned to develop the first bioconversion project for Veolia to be located in Malaysia. The first 150ton/day bioconversion plant was successfully designed, built, commissioned with products validated in late 2020, with the support of the Group local and in-house experts with close collaboration with our technical partner; Entofood. Since early 2000, Akhir was an active member and was appointed as a Director of the Malaysia French Chamber of Commerce until 2017. Prior to joining Veolia, he worked in the Oil and Gas Industries and served as the General Manager with a Suez subsidiary in Johor before joining Veolia in 2000.
Djoko SunarjoCountry Representative, Veolia Indonesia
Djoko Sunarjo started his career at Veolia in 2000 with Vivendi Water/CGE as a director of PT Taman Tirta Sidoarjo, water supply concession in Sidoarjo, East Java Indonesia. He is in charge of developing municipal water supply concessions with the intensive study of almost 8 big cities in Indonesia.
In 2017, Djoko moved from municipal water and ventured into rPET business. He developed a new rPET factory with a capacity of 25000 T/y at Pasuruan Regency, East Java. Since August 2021, he is Veolia’s Indonesia representative, developing the Energy and Utilities business in Indonesia.
Djoko holds both Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MT), University of Indonesia, Jakarta and Master in Business Administration with the European University. He is a member of the PII (Indonesian Engineer Association) and
AFEO (Asean Federation of Engineering Organization) Registered Asean Engineer.
Georges GermaCountry Delegate, Vietnam
Georges Germa joined Veolia 25 years ago.
He started his career as Project Director in Canada for Veolia Water Systems (OTV).
Then, he was appointed Country Manager in Morocco and lead the Business Development activity in West Africa.
Since 2008, Georges Germa joined Veolia Hong-Kong to develop the business activities within South East Asia zone.
Mike JohnstonGeneral Manager, Project Delivery of Veolia Southeast Asia
Mike Johnston joined Veolia in the late 1990s as a project manager supporting the business development teams in the Asia region.
A Chartered UK Civil Engineer, he has worked continuously in Asia since 1996, initially supporting the development of the water concessions and BOTs in China, Deputy Managing Director for North China from 2002 to 2010, Project Director for Malaysia and Project Director supporting development in South East Asia.
With his extensive experience, he has most recently taken on the role of General Manager - Project Delivery for the newly established South East Asia organisation.
Catherine LohChief Financial Officer of Veolia Southeast Asia
Catherine Loh joined Veolia in 2007 as the Financial Controller for the Waste activities in Singapore and has been involved in a number of municipal and commercial waste tenders and projects at the country level. She moved on as the Chief Financial Officer in 2016 and was involved in the new set-up of Waste activities in Malaysia and Indonesia.
She is experienced in financial controlling, project management, M&A, taxation and change management.
Catherine is a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), UK and Chartered Accountant with The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
Jimmy TayDirector, Human Resources of Veolia Southeast Asia
Jimmy Tay is the Human Resources Director for Veolia Southeast Asia who is responsible for formulating, developing and implementing the company’s human resources strategy for the organisation.
Jimmy joined Veolia in 2015 supporting the Waste Business line and his role has extended to the Water & Energy business lines within Southeast Asia.
Jimmy holds a master degree from Murdoch University where he majored in Human Resource Management and he has over 25 years of broad-based working experience in human resources management. He is an ACTA certified trainer and has been certified by the Institute of Human Resource Professionals in Singapore as an iHRP-Senior Professional.
Wendell HarmsDirector, EHS of Veolia Southeast Asia
Wendell Harms has 26 years of experience in the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) field, including in the pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries. Leading EHS development in Veolia South East Asia, he drives program implementation in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, providing direction to dedicated EHS resources in the respective countries.
He started in Veolia as a Senior EHS Manager for Singapore and was subsequently promoted to EHS Director. He eventually took on an expanded geographical role covering South East Asia, a role which he currently holds. Wendell has been with Veolia for 6 years. He has extensive experience in various fields like risk management, industrial hygiene, incident investigation and training. He places particular emphasis on building a strong health and safety culture through programs like behaviour-based safety. He believes in a ground-up approach to building good health & safety performance, advocating a consultative rather than transactional style of leadership.
He has represented the Ministry Of Manpower (MOM) and the Singapore Institute of Safety Officers (SISO) as a member of several SPRING and MOM working groups developing Singapore Standards and guidelines on workplace health and safety. He is also currently a member of the Registered Industrial Hygienists Board and the Chair of the Working Group to review Singapore Standard SS 603 on Hazardous Waste Management.
Ivan ChuaDirector, IS&T of Veolia Southeast Asia
Ivan joined Veolia in October 2018 as IS&T Director, where he was responsible for leading the IT team to ensure that all of the IT operations are executed smoothly, setting up IT policies of best practices, and optimising the organisation's resources. Furthermore, he is responsible for implementing IT projects (networks, applications, data, security, etc.) and coordinating changes, while ensuring efficient use of the budgeted resources.
In the digital realm, Ivan will have to determine and develop new digital strategic initiatives, collaborate with key stakeholders, and lead and execute select business/functional projects and initiatives, including Proof of Concepts (POC) of new emerging technology. Additionally, he ensures that the budget is managed effectively through review, tracking, and assessing delivery results in accordance with the business plan. In the area of cybersecurity, Ivan is the appointed CISO for Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, liaising with corporate headquarters. As part of his role, he is responsible for managing cybersecurity strategies, both short- and long-term, and for managing risk assessment programmes for future and existing systems to ensure that effective controls are put in place for areas where the greatest cyber risk exists. Besides these areas, he is also responsible for developing and executing cybersecurity awareness training.
Ivan has contributed to a variety of Veolia projects such as DiMA, Move to the Cloud (M2C) where Singapore’s Data Center (DC) was decommissioned and the setup of an end-to-end solution for the Hazardous Waste (HW) Plant. Aside from that, he has also helped set up infrastructure and security for the plants in Malaysia and Indonesia. At the moment, Ivan is working on the DataDesk project with Paris, and he is also evaluating the next-generation finance system for SEA countries, together with the project team.