Catherine Ricou serves as president of SUEZ North America’s Environmental Services and Advanced Solutions divisions and is responsible for overseeing the operations and management of contract operations and water asset maintenance contracts throughout the United States and Canada. This includes 65 projects affiliated with municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems as well as two solid waste treatment facilities, and more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers.
Catherine joined SUEZ North America in 2016 as Senior Vice President Engineering, Technology & Innovation Services in which she managed all aspects of the operations support group for SUEZNorth America for both the regulated and non-regulated business. In 2018, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Environmental Services and Advanced Solutions, in which she was responsible for operations, health and safety, compliance, regional financial performance, sales and customer service areas and oversaw daily operations of the company.
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.