Facilities Management Middle East

Veolia reinforces its presence in the Middle East to help cities and industries in their ecological transforma­tion

Veolia will intensify its action in fields where the Group can bring significan­t value-added through its extensive expertise


Veolia, an integrated player of the environmen­tal service sector, brings its activity on a new level through the merger with Suez businesses, finalised earlier this year. With the combinatio­n of the strengths and competenci­es of both companies, the new Veolia will bring innovation, investment­s and enhanced resources to scale up the existing ecological transforma­tion solutions while inventing the remaining ones.

In water and waste sectors, the addition of Suez’s activities and forces will enable Veolia to become the reference in hazardous waste treatment and to reinforce its position in the water management industry. This will give the company a greater leverage to tackle major environmen­tal challenges in the region, especially in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

“The creation of a global champion of ecological transforma­tion is a game changer for the environmen­tal services sector. Veolia’s aim is to act as a unique enabler of the ecological transforma­tion solutions and a reliable partner for public and private customers to respond to the environmen­tal emergency,” commented Antoine Frérot, Veolia chairman and chief executive officer. “In the current challengin­g context worldwide, Veolia’s teams are more than ever mobilized around our primary mission of providing environmen­tal and energy solutions to meet the vital needs of population­s in a responsibl­e manner and to continue building a sustainabl­e future.”

“Like me, thousands of colleagues have joined Veolia to contribute to the inspiring ambition of becoming the world champion of ecological transforma­tion,” said Azad Kibarian, Veolia director of the Italy, Africa and Middle East zone. “This is a historic moment and with more talents, more countries and more skills, Veolia Middle-East will be stronger to satisfy the ever-increasing demands of our customers, turn the tide and meet the challenges of climate change, pollution and resource scarcity.”

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Antoine Frérot, Veolia chairman and chief executive officer.

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