Catherine Ricou is Chief Operating Officer of SUEZ Advanced Solutions and Environmental Services in North America. In this role, she is responsible for operations, health and safety, compliance, regional financial performance, sales and customer service areas and oversees daily operations of the company. Catherine is also instrumental in designing and implementing organization transformation and business growth strategies including business strategic partnerships. This includes more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers affiliated with municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems.
Catherine joined SUEZ North America in 2016 as Senior Vice President Engineering, Technology & Innovation Services. She managed all aspects of the operations support group for SUEZ North America for both the regulated and non-regulated business. This included overseeing engineering support to operations and business development, capital planning, innovation, performance and quality management.
Catherine has over 24 years of experience in the water industry with a focus on operations, engineering, marketing and business development in the environmental, energy and water sectors. Prior to that, Catherine worked for the ENGIE Group (formerly Cofely Services), where she managed marketing and customer service and the implementation of the company’s strategic growth plan.
Earlier in her career, Catherine served as engineering project manager and marketing manager for SUEZ’ Engineering Subsidiary Degrémont, where she successfully designed and managed the rehabilitation of a wastewater treatment plant in Paris.
Catherine is a graduate of AgroParisTech, an Engineering school in Environmental Sciences in Paris.