Estelle Brachlianoff has been appointed as the next chief executive officer of waste and resources management group Veolia.
Brachlianoff has been Veolia’s chief operating officer since 2018. She joined the company in 2005 and has held various senior positions, including senior executive vice president UK & Ireland.
In a governance shake-up, the functions of Veolia CEO and chair will be separated from July this year, when Brachlianoff takes up her new role.
Antoine Frérot will step down as CEO but remain as chair of the Veolia board.
Frérot commented: “Estelle has been with Veolia for almost 20 years, and her exemplary career in France and abroad has shown that she has all the qualities required to lead our team and continue to support our Group in its ambition for ecological transformation.
“For my part, as chairman, I will ensure that the board of directors fully exercises its role in governance, helping Veolia to pursue its mission as a company that is useful to its stakeholders and true to its purpose.”