6/14/18 Past Event
Special Thanks to Nassim Slimani for the Fabulous Photos!
The Philadelphia Chapter of
The French-American Chamber of Commerce
proudly presented the
The 28th Annual
Chief Executive Officer
SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions
Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
La Fête Featured
International Executive Networking Reception
Gourmet Dinner with Wine Pairings by Boutique Wine Collection
2018 Global Leadership Award Presentation & Remarks
Live Music & Dancing with The Untouchables Band
Meet Our Guest of Honor & Recipient of the 2018 Global Leadership Award
Heiner Markhoff is Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions, a global business that focuses on water-related challenges. Employing approximately 10,000 people and operating in over 100 countries, Water Technologies & Solutions provides innovative solutions that address water availability and quality while improving customers’ productivity and meeting more stringent environmental regulations.
Prior to assuming his current role, he was 23-year veteran with GE during which time he was a company officer for the last 11 years. Heiner has previously held several leadership positions at GE including CEO of Water & Distributed Power, president for GE Plastics Europe/Middle East/Africa, general manager-automotive for GE Plastics Americas and CEO of GE Bayer Silicones. Heiner began his GE career as a member of the Corporate Business Development team in 1994. Prior to joining GE, Heiner was with Booz Allen & Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm.
Heiner serves on the board for the United Way of Bucks County in Pennsylvania, USA.
He graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany, with a degree in business administration and economics. He and his wife have 3 children and live in the greater Philadelphia area.
Merci Beaucoup to Our 2018 Sponsors
Many Thanks to Our Supporters
About SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
As a strategic business partner, SUEZ offers the most comprehensive set of chemical and equipment solutions and services available, helping our customers manage and optimize their water resources and process challenges across industries and municipalities. It is our goal to enable our customers to meet increasing water demands and population needs, overcome scarcity challenges, enhance their environmental stewardship, and comply with regulatory requirements. SUEZ provides the advanced technologies that enable customers to leverage big data across the industrial internet to drive efficiency and promote collaboration. We partner with our customers to help them reduce costs and prepare for the evolving demands of their industry.
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions operates with over 10,000 employees and addresses the needs of over 50,000 customers worldwide. Additionally, relying on 650 R&D and expert staff as well as 17 Research & Excellence Centers of SUEZ, the business unit is committed to expanding its water treatment offerings and digital capabilities to deliver best-in-class solutions.
The 2017 acquisition of GE Water secures the SUEZ Group’s global leadership in industrial water services and strengthens its positioning as an integrated group providing services, addressing over 450,000 industrial and business customers worldwide. At the same time, it builds on the SUEZ Group's international footprint, especially in the United States. For more information about SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, visit: www.suezwatertechnologies.com
With 90,000 people on 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 to 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 15.3 billion euros in 2016. For more information about the SUEZ Group, visit: www.suez.com
2017 Jérôme Wallut, President, Alstom North America
2016 Hervé Hoppenot, President and Chief Executive Officer, Incyte Corporation
2015 Arnaud Vaissié, Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, International SOS; Chair, CCI France International
2014 Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Legend & Humanitarian
2013 Tom Connelly, Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont
2012 Pierre Brondeau, President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, FMC Corporation
2011 Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rhodia S.A. (now Solvay)
2010 Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D., Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Cephalon Inc. (now Teva)
2009 Raj L. Gupta, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rohm & Haas Company (now Dow Advanced Materials)
2008 Pierre Dufour, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Air Liquide; Sr. Exec. VP & Director, Air Liquide SA
2007 Jean-François Phelizon, President & Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Gobain Corp.; SVP, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
2006 Stephen K. Green, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
2005 Jean-François Dehecq, Chairman & CEO, Sanofi-Aventis Group
2004 Bernard Poussot, President, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer)
2003 His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States
2002 Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Chairman and CEO, SNCF International
2001 Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
2000 Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, Architects & City Planners
1999 Anne d’Harnoncourt, CEO, & Joseph Rishel, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art/Rodin Museum
1998 Bruno Bonduelle, Chair & CEO, Groupe Bonduelle; President, Lille/Nord-Pas de Calais Development
1997 Jean-Pierre Garnier, President & COO, SmithKlineBeecham (now GSK)
1996 Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Ambassador at Large for Int’l. Investment, Invest in France Mission
1995 Pierre Salinger, Consultant, Author, Journalist; Press Secretary to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
1994 Serge Bellanger, President, FACC National & NY Chapter; EVP & General Manager, CIC, NY
1993 Madame Georges Pompidou, First Lady of France; Champion of the Elderly & Handicapped
1992 Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Minister Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of France, Washington, DC
1991 His Excellency Jacques Andréani, Ambassador of France to the United States
1990 Bernard D. Azoulay, Chief Operating Officer, Elf Atochem North America, Inc. (now Arkema)