DR. THIERRY VANDEVELDE

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. Thierry Vandevelde
Veolia Environment Foundation
France
Executive Officer
Dr. Thierry Vandevelde is an engineer, specializing in water.

After studying Biology and Information Technology in France, he earned a Ph.D. in Biomathematics from the University of Laval in Canada.

Thierry Vandevelde is Chevalier of the French Légion d’Honneur
Dr. Vandevelde is a member of the Humanitarian Action Guidance Committee set up by the French Government, and of the American Water Works Association.
He is Secretary of the French Committee of the Water Solidarity Program (PS-Eau) and sits on the boards of several International outreach associations.

Since 2008
, Dr. Vandevelde is Executive Officer of the Veolia Environnement Foundation, which supports community-oriented projects in favor of sustainable development, in France and abroad.  On his impetus, the Foundation intensified the corporate patronage conducted since 1998 by Waterforce, now Veoliaforce.

1998:
Within the company, he created a humanitarian action unit, Waterforce, which provides support to the major players in international outreach, in the areas of emergency humanitarian aid and development.

1991 – 1998:
He was the Head of Research Programs, then Director of Technologies in the International Technical Division of Veolia Water.

1989:
After spending six years in North America, he joined the Compagnie Générale des Eaux, as the Head of Environmental Conservation.
ORGANISATION
The Veolia Environment Foundation

THE VEOLIA ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION

The Veolia Environment Foundation supports non-profit, community-oriented projects contributing to sustainable development, with special focus on outreach, workforce development and environmental conservation in France and internationally.  The Foundation fosters and encourages employee volunteering, providing the expertise of Company employees to the associations or institutions active in the areas of emergency aid and humanitarian development.

http://www.fondation.veolia.com