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Paris: SUEZ has announced the appointment of Yuvbir Singh as CEO of the Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS) Division. He is succeeding Heiner Markhoff.

A graduate of the University of Pune with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics, Yuvbir Singh joined General Electric (GE) in 1995, holding various engineering, sales, and marketing roles. Between 2004 and 2015, he worked for GE Water, where he gained extensive knowledge of the water industry, played an integral role in a series of transformative acquisitions, and ultimately led the Engineered Systems team. In 2015, Yuvbir Singh was promoted to Vice President of the global locomotive business for GE Transportation, and as the Vice President of equipment in 2018.

After leading the GE Water and now Water Technologies & Solutions business for 10 years, Heiner Markhoff has made the personal decision to step down as CEO. With a 25-year track record of exceptional results at GE, he is recognized as an experienced and successful executive. He has been instrumental in the integration of Water Technologies & Solutions into SUEZ. Heiner Markhoff will continue to work with SUEZ in an advisory capacity.

Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ said, “This first year of integration of Water Technologies & Solutions was successful, notably with the involvement of Heiner Markhoff. I would like to thank him very warmly. Based on his strong experience, Yuvbir Singh will take this very promising activity for the Group forward and will provide tailored solutions for industries in order to help them increase their economic and environmental performance, but also improve their brand image.”

With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards. To meet increasing demands to overcome resource quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource revolution. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of 17.3 billion euros in 2018.

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