Contributor: Jerôme Contamine
Jerôme Contamine, Senior Executive Vice President, Veolia Environnement
Jerôme Contamine has been senior executive vice president and a member of the executive committee at Veolia Environnement since 2002 and has been its CFO since 2000.
He was senior vice president Central Asia, exploration-production, for the Cour des Comptes (finance ministry) between 1999 and 2000 and prior to this, he held various positions with Elf, now TotalFinaElf, from 1988, including president and CEO of Elf Norway from 1995 to 1999 and as group vice president treasurer from 1991 to 1999.
Contamine is also a director of Rhodia and of Valeo and is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur.
Bound by a crippling €17bn debt, many doubted Veolia Environnement would make it as an independent company in 2000. Eight years on, business is booming. CFO Jerôme Contamine tells Nigel...