Guided by relentless focus on our core principles, we will constantly strive to implement the critical initiatives required to achieve our vision. In doing this, we will deliver operational excellence in every corner of the Company and meet or exceed our commitments to the many stakeholders and clients we serve. All of our long-term strategies and short-term actions will be moulded by a set of core values that are shared by each and every employee.
In all our interactions with our clients, business associates, and colleagues, we seek to deal with others as we would have them deal with.
Suez Holdings Ltd is part of a family of companies with a rich history, a solid presence and a bright future. Discipline, collaboration and a commitment to recognizing healthy growth, drive our work. Five fundamental values reflect our culture – performance, collaboration, innovation, social responsibility, and trust. I invite you to get to know us, do business with us, come to work with us and engage with us. We are proud of our decades of success and want to share our future successes with you.
Chairman EmeritusRead More
Mr. Nair was appointed Executive Chairman of the Group in 2011. His background is in Financial Engineering and Government Advisory roles. He is also recognized as a leading practitioner of Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building among Sovereign states. Mr. Nair has spent the past twenty years in putting together some of the most iconic infrastructure projects in Africa and Latin America, using Chinese Exim credits, so much so, that the Economist magazine once dubbed him “China’s secret weapon in Africa”.
As an entrepreneur he has set up, added value and sold several companies, especially in the “Economies in Transition”. He bought, developed and sold off British Borneo Petroleum, an old midcap oil company. In 1995, along with two local partners he set up the first post-soviet insurance company in The Republic of Georgia, and in 2004, when it had become the largest independent insurer in Georgia, sold it to the Bank of Georgia. In Turkmenistan, he set up the first post-soviet international vehicle dealership, selling it in 2000 to a major Turkish group. He has acted as advisor on FDI, National Strategic Planning and Financial Engineering to the Governments of Nigeria, Ghana, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Mauritius, Grenada, Malta, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Ecuador. As a specialist in National Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building, Mr. Nair was called upon to attend the Somali Round Table, representing a major Middle Eastern Country, and was also one of the key figures behind the formation of the Somali United Front, a broad-based political grouping of Somali clans aimed at bringing peace to Somalia. He also acted as mediator between the Govt. of Niger and major Chinese Oil Company in the dispute on the Agadem block, and represented another Chinese oil major in their negotiations with the Kurdish Regional Government.
In 2013, he was appointed as Special Envoy of the Government of Vanuatu to initiate talks between Vanuatu and the Republic of Georgia on the issue of the de-recognition of the breakaway republic of Abkhazia, a task in which he succeeded. In 2016, The newly elected Government of Vanuatu appointed him their Trade Advisor for Europe, with a mandate to seek assistance to clean up Vanuatu’s offshore banking, gaming and shipping sectors. Mr Nair is an alumnus of The South Bank University and The University of Oxford and also holds an MBA in Political Risk from the Scottish Business School, Glasgow. He is a Fellow of The Royal Asiatic Society and The Royal Society for Asian Affairs. He is also a Member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs and in 2016 was elected a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Fuellers. In 2017, after being given an active Government Role by the Government of Vanuatu, Mr Nair temporarily stepped down from all his commercial positions and put his business interests into a blind trust. He, however, continues to be our Chairman Emeritus.
Financial Engineering and Financial StrategyRead More
Financial Engineering and Financial Strategy
Turnaround Strategy and Change ManagementRead More
Turnaround Strategy and Change Management
Mr. Doran has over 20 years experience in the Oil & Gas and Finance sectors. He started his career in 1992 with Accenture and worked on a number of large project in banking and financial markets. In 1996 he joined the Energy Practice of Accenture and worked on a series of ground breaking deals with BP in Brussels, Moscow and Houston. In 2000 he was appointed a Partner in Accenture’s Energy practice. In 2004 Mr. Doran was recruited as turnaround CEO of Intigma Limited, an Indian based company providing services to the Energy sector. The company was successfully restructured and sold. In 2006, Mr. Doran was appointed as CEO of Parkmead Group Plc, an independent British Oil & Gas company. He stepped down in November 2011. During this period the company experienced a significant increase in value.
Political Communications and Conflict ResolutionRead More
Political Communications and Conflict Resolution
Nazar Al Baharna is an academic, entrepreneur and Bahrain former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (2006- 2011). He has considerable expertise in the areas of education, diplomacy, training, entrepreneurship, energy management, and technology. In the academic field he held the positions of Dean of Engineering and then a Vice President of the University of Bahrain, and a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University. In the private sector, he was elected a Deputy Chairman for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In Government, he had spearheaded reforms in policy and strategy influencing critical decisions at the highest level and developing mutually benefitted alliances internally and externally. Under his leadership, the labor fund (Tamkeen), a multi hundred million program, managed to successfully train and promote small and medium business (SMEs) and formulated innovative policies and programs that significantly enhanced individual skills and SMEs creating thousands of jobs. He has been at the forefront of human rights reforms; involving preparing the national government first ever human rights report and action plan for presentation to the UN Human Rights Council. His recommendations were adopted as best practices by several developed countries in the council. Dr. Al Baharna holds a Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Wales. He published four books, and he serves in the Board of several international companies and organizations.
CIS countriesRead More
Until June 2012, Amb. Natbiladze was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of The Republic of Georgia to the Royal Court of Spain, as well as Andorra. He resigned from this position to become the CEO of one of the largest Energy companies in Georgia. Prior to this, Amb. Natbiladze had a chequered career in the service of his country, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He was The Deputy Secretary of The National Security Council, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Advisor on Energy Security and Ambassador of Georgia to Azerbaijan. For his services to The State he was awarded The Order of Honor. Prior to joining government service, Ambassador Natbiladze had been a co-founder of the British Caucasian Insurance Company, which subsequently became the second largest insurance company in Georgia and was successfully sold to The Bank of Georgia.
Capital MarketsRead More
Nicholas Bancroft Cooke is Senior Partner of BBE Premium Business Solutions, a business brokerage network of Corporate Finance and M&A specialists across Europe, Africa and the Americas. He is also President of Elaixin Holdings, a leading independent corporate finance advisory house based in Beijing that provides business solutions for clients in the mining, agriculture, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Prior to establishing Elaixin, Mr Bancroft Cooke was Senior Consultant to Hong Kong based investment bank Somerley, and has served on the Boards of several private and public listed companies in Australia, China and West Africa. He has wide ranging business experience in China and has advised Chinese companies making strategic investments abroad. Before joining Somerley he was Senior Vice President and a founding director of internet search engine Espotting, a pioneer in pay-for placement internet searches. As Managing Director of Espotting’s subsidiary companies in Spain, France and Germany, Mr Bancroft-Cooke was instrumental in rolling out Espotting’s highly successful business model across Europe before it was successfully sold to Nasdaq listed company Findwhat Inc (renamed MIVA) for US$170 million. Mr Bancroft Cooke speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French and English, holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science from University of Bristol, and was educated at Eton College.
Advisor – InfrastructureRead More
Advisor – Infrastructure
Mr. Uday N. Joshi is a high-ranking, highly successful professional with hands-on and in-depth experience with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a Fortune-500 petroleum conglomerate. Over the course of his illustrious 44 year-long career, he has handled the end-to-end execution of projects of all scales and complexities across the entire value chain. He is experienced in the successful implementation of flagship projects like the US$ 127 million Manmad Pipeline Project as its Business Head, and the mammoth Bina Refinery (a US$ 3.5 billion, 6 MMTPA greenfield refinery project) as its Managing Director.
Mr. Joshi is an articulate communicator who blends his technical expertise with exceptional interpersonal skills while interacting effectively with customers, sales staff, and technical/engineering teams. Moreover, he is extremely systematic with a quick adaptability to changing trends, technologies & processes with a logical, analytical & scientific approach. Since his retirement from BPCL in 2013, Mr. Joshi has become one of the most sought-after & revered consultants in the Oil & Gas sector – working as an Executive Director (Infrastructure Projects) with one of India’s largest business houses, while concurrently serving on the board of two petroleum companies as a Director.
Apart from his multiple professional commitments, Mr. Joshi has also been a faculty on various subjects at various international level educational institutions and seminars. He has also been involved in conducting training programs in the field of automation, project & materials management.
Managing Director – Suez NigeriaRead More
Managing Director – Suez Nigeria
Mr. Mohammed holds a first class degree in Economics from Cyprus and has experience working in both the Private and Public sectors. For the last five years he has managed a team of over three hundred staff and subcontractors, in the execution of one of our largest projects, The Monitoring of all oil and gas shipped out of Nigeria, on behalf of The Federal Government. Prior to that Mr. Mohammed was a Special Assistant to the Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria. In late 2006 he was the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Director, Debt Management Office of Nigeria were he was involved in the negotiations with the Paris Club. He also worked as a member of the Nigeria Project Agenda Committee, which was mandated with the responsibility of formulating strategies for achieving the seven-point agenda of the then President-elect Umaru Musa Yar’adua. Mr. Mohammed was also a member of the Presidential sub-committee on the revival of the textile industry.
Managing Director – Suez OmanRead More
Managing Director – Suez Oman
Husain Al Lawati is an Omani business man and director of Suez Oman. He has diversified interests in real estate, civil contracting, and technology and innovation. He has founded multiple companies that are successfully operating in Oman and the GCC region. Mr. Al-Lawati’s most recent startup, IbdaaTek, offers cutting edge technology and cybersecurity solutions and training in Oman, as well as leverages his extensive global network of like-minded professionals to assist Middle East-based startups in expanding internationally. His other companies, Slipi Al Omaniya and Al-Juthoor, which provide civil contracting, and real estate consulting and advisory services respectively, have been in operation since 2008. Mr. Al-Lawati earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of St Louis, Missouri in December 2003, with a BA. Emphasis is on Finance, Marketing and International Business.
Managing Director – Suez Grindlay & Co KftRead More
Managing Director – Suez Grindlay & Co Kft
Ms. Tsitsishvili heads Suez Grindlay & Co Kft, the licensed insurance and reinsurance broking arm of the Suez Group. She has more than twenty years experience in all aspects of the insurance industry, having been the deputy CEO of an insurance broker, an insurance company and finally the Chief Regulator of Insurance Companies in the Republic of Georgia. Ms. Tsitsishvili started her career in the early 90´s as the deputy head of the first post-soviet European insurance broker in Georgia, Tbilisi London Insurance Ltd. In 1998, the company was converted into the first post-soviet Insurance Company in Georgia and Ms. Tsitsishvili became the Deputy CEO of the company. In 2001 Ms. Tsitsishvili was appointed as a Deputy CEO of AON Georgia. In 2007, Ms. Tsitsishvili was appointed Head of the Insurance Supervision Department of the Government of Georgia and in 2010 was appointed Chief Regulator of the Non-Banking Institutions in Georgia. In 2016 she left Government Service to join us as CEO of our Insurance Brokerage. Ms. Tsitsishvili is fluent in English, Russian and Georgian, and has part completed a Phd in Business Administration from the State University Tbilisi.
Managing Director – Spectrum SI LtdRead More
Managing Director – Spectrum SI Ltd
Silvia Del Pozo Antunez is the CEO of Spectrum S.I. in Spain and heads the Group’s Utilities businesses. She holds a Degree in Finance from ICADE in Madrid and an MBA in Finance from IESE Madrid. She has also attended executive courses at Wharton. Ms. Del Pozo began her career with Cementos Mexicanos in Madrid as Financial Controller. She then joined as Financial Controller of ENDESA the Spanish Power Utility and become the Chief Operating Officer of ENDESA Europe. She left ENDESA following its takeover by the Italian utility ENEL, and joined the M&A team of Arsa Partners, a boutique Spanish investment bank. Ms. Del Pozo has over twenty years of experience in financial engineering, M&A transactions and Capital Markets. During her tenure as COO of Endesa, she was also responsible for the IT Department of the company. In this period she achieved cost reductions of nearly 40%, by embracing state of the art technologies. Her regions of speciality are Latin America and Southern Europe. Within the Group she heads the transaction team that works closely with China Energy and China State Grid in their overseas acquisitions. She also leads the advisory teams working on major capital projects such as the Iceland-UK interconnector, the dredging of the Guayaquil River in Ecuador and the construction of the Paute-Cardenillo dam in Ecuador.
Managing Director – FGTRead More
Managing Director – FGT
Antonio Gnisci is the Managing Director of the Group’s Design and Architectural consulting firm FGT Consulting. Mr. Gnisci holds as architect’s warrant from Rome and a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California.
He is a Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome, “La Sapienza”. Since 2002 Mr. Gnisci was Senior Consultant and Associate of Progetto CMR, a leading architecture & engineering Italian firm with international operations in several countries, he subsequently became the Head of International Operations of FG Tecnopolo in Rome. He joined the Group, following our acquisition of the overseas business of FGT. He brings to the Group over fifteen years of experience and expertise in the management of the design and supervision of major infrastructural projects. His career spanned advisory work to the Ministry of Treasury of Italy and advisor to Deloitte, leading several redevelopment projects of public buildings of historical value.
Mr. Gnisci set up the international offices of FG Tecnopolo in India, Qatar, Malaysia and Malta and was involved in some of the iconic projects of Italian design in those countries.
Presently as Head of the Group’s Consulting Practice, he leads the Master Plan Programme and Front-End Engineering Design for the Port of Sur in Oman, as well as the initiatives for the Najaf-Karbala High Speed Rail Link and the Saudi Land Bridge from Riyadh to Damman.
Managing Director – World Data CentersRead More
Managing Director – World Data Centers
Vaughan Adnams is the CEO and our partner in World Data Centres a company involved in the design, building and operation of Tier 3 and 4 Data Centres. Mr. Adnams background is in Finance. He graduated from the University of Witwatersrand and spent six years as VP at Merrill Lynch. He subsequently became Head of Derivatives at Deutsche Bank in London. Since 2014 Mr. Adnams has been actively involved in funding sustainable solutions to the problems of micro payments in Africa. He is engaged in a consortium with Eko-Bank, Spectrum S·I· and China Poly to roll out a chip based secure payment system for Eko Bank’s customers all over Africa. Mr. Adnams twin passions are sailing and rowing. He was a member of the South African Olympic Rowing Team at The London Olympics.
Managing Director – NAFTARead More
Managing Director – NAFTA
Ms. Johnson heads our office in Tennessee, USA, and manages client relations and business development in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. Her expertise is in setting up, operating and managing ventures in conflict zones and high-risk territories. From 2000 to 2003 Ms Johnson was based in Skopje and Pristina managing procurement operations in support of the IFIs and UN Agencies in the Balkans conflict.
From 2003 to 2005 she managed logistics and procurement in support of the UN and UNAMA in Afghanistan. In 2005 Ms Johnson was promoted as Country Manager of our specialist procurement arm and posted to Juba in South Sudan, where she supported UN operations in Darfur, South Sudan and Port Sudan. She was also responsible for our company being awarded the first Air operating license (AOL no.1) in South Sudan.From 2007 to 2011 Ms. Johnson headed operations in Kabul supporting the UN and VSAID. There she managed over 40 expat staff, 10 third country nationals and over 200 local staff. Since then she has continued to be our trouble shooter in hostile and demanding environments that call for cool, calm and discrete action.
Managing Director – AsiaRead More
Managing Director – Asia
Yi Qian Ran, with a Masters in Financial Services from the University of Malta, and a Graduate degree in Law from Sichuan, leads the Group’s China related activities. She has extensive experience in structuring sovereign to sovereign credit transactions and has been involved in most of the major Chinese Bank funded projects initiated and closed by us. She headed the Group’s team involved in the new aerial early warning system of the Government of Ecuador, the construction of the western railway line in Ghana, upgrading of the Tema oil refinery in Ghana, the new gas pumping station and allied works for the Jubilee field. Ms.Ran has been closely following the top Chinese contracting companies, and was also involved in negotiations with a major Chinese oil company for assistance in operations in Turkey and Nigeria.
Head of Accounting and FinanceRead More
Head of Accounting and Finance
Ms. Garcia Gili is the Group’s Financial Controller. She is a qualified chartered Accountant and a trained musician, holding a Bachelor’s Degree with Hons. In Music from the University of Leicester. Ms. Garcia Gili started her career as Tax Services Practiser with Falzon & Falzon in Valletta in 2000. Since then she has built up substantial experience and expertise in accounting, corporate finance and financial management. As the Group’s Financial Controller, she reports to the Board and is responsible for the accounts of all the Group company and the Consolidation of Group Accounts as well as being the Group’s Company Secretary.
Head of Disruptional TechnologiesRead More
Head of Disruptional Technologies
Mr.Ismailov has a Masters Degree in Information Technology from the Technological University of Tajikistan and a BA from the Malta Institute of Management. He has more than 8 years of experience in both web based and traditional marketing, project management, product development and global logistics. As a Director of Business Development in Suez Technologies, he was in charge of the product development of two of the company’s main products, Scheduit App and Hippo Data, a social media analytic engine. He was also in charge of establishing strategic partnerships with market influencers. After two years of product development under his supervision and guidance, both companies were sold to a Singaporean conglomerate. Mr.Ismailov started as assistant cashier at one of the top banks in Tajikistan. After two years at the bank, he joined the Group’s Office in Dushanbe and was responsible for general office administration and logistics. Subsequently he moved within the Group, serving in positions of increasing responsibility in Nigeria, Sudan and Malta He now leads the Disruptive Technologies Department and is in charge of blockchain integration within group companies.
Sustainable Development and CSRRead More
Sustainable Development and CSR
Anna Szramkowska coordinates the Group’s Development Related activities and Corporate Social Responsibility.
She holds and MA in Globalisation and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex and an MA in International Relations from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. Additionally, she was an Erasmus scholar at Ankara University and completed a one-year course in Diplomacy at the European Academy of Diplomacy. Ms. Szramkowska’s chosen field of specialisation is small island economies and she consolidated her expertise initially working as Project Manager at the Small States Network for Economic Development in Malta under one of the World’s leading experts on the economies of small island nations, Prof. Lino Briguglio.
She has consulted on aspects of gender and economic development for among others, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Council of Europe, International Organisation for Migration, OK Ethiopia Trust and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta. Within the Group, she is presently coordinating our initiatives on Sustainable Forestry in Solomon Islands, Fisheries Management in Vanuatu, Solar Power Generation in the Bahamas, Value Addition to fisheries in Kiribati and Aquaculture in Sri Lanka. As part of the Group’s CSR, Ms. Szramkowska acts as resource person to the Former President of Kiribati, H.E. Anote Tong. Dr. Tong is known worldwide for his efforts to raise global awareness on the threat posed by climate change.
Head of Information TechnologyRead More
Head of Information Technology
Rasika Withanage heads the Information Technology vertical of the Group. He is a Graduate of the University of Wales and holds a Pg. Dip. in Sustainable Leadership from the University of Cambridge. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Mr. Withanage has more than fifteen years experience in managing multifaceted IT Projects worldwide.
He stated his career with ANZ Grindlays Bank and prior to joining the Group, was Head of Marketing and Sustainability at Virtusa. His experience covers design and development of disruptive technological solutions for telecom, banking, energy, agriculture, education industries and Governments. He has also managed Digital HR2.0 business strategy and integrated into internal communications platforms, as well as conceptualising and implementing green tech. solutions for energy saving and dashboarding. He has won recognition for his expertise in marketing technology, having been awarded “Most Influential Marketing Technology Leader” Award in 2015 by the World Marketing Congress and Global Sustainability Leadership Award for 2013 by the CSR World. His passion for Sustainable Development has resulted in him being appointed as an Expert Group Member of the United Nations Global Compact and Global Advisory Council Member of the World CSR and Sustainability Congress.