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17 February 2021: Launch event with European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans

Join Brunswick Group and renowned European think tank Europe Jacques Delors for an exclusive webinar series dedicated to the question how businesses can navigate the European Green Deal. We look forward to lively and interactive discussions with leading experts from EU institutions, national governments, the private and not-for-profit sectors and a pan-European audience.

The webinar series will be hosted and moderated by Geneviève Pons, Director General of Europe at Jacques Delors in Brussels, and Pascal Lamy, President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute and Chair of Europe at Brunswick Group.

Our first webinar of 2021 is now open for registration - register below. 

Please note, the timing of this webinar has changed. The webinar will now be hosted at 13:00 - 14:00 CET.

Navigating the European Green Deal: How can businesses engage in the green transition?

17 February 2021 | 13:00 - 14:00 CET

Speakers:

  • Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, European Commission
  • Bertrand Camus, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ
  • Moderator: Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Europe Jacques Delors; Chair of Europe, Brunswick Group

With introductory remarks by Geneviève Pons, Director General of Europe Jacques Delors, and Sir Jonathan Faull, Chair of European Public Affairs, Brunswick.

Bertrand Camus is Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ.

He joined SUEZ environnement in 1994 as a project manager for the commercial development of major international public-private partnerships (PPPs), notably in Budapest and Casablanca (the largest water and electricity concession in the world).

In the early 2000s, he spent several years developing the business in Southeast Asia and became Executive Vice President of Aguas Argentinas, SUEZ's local brand in Argentina.

From 2008 to 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ in North America, in charge of all SUEZ activities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

He returned to France in September 2015, as Chief Executive Officer of Eau France (formerly Lyonnaise des Eaux) and Executive Vice President of the SUEZ Group's European Water Division. During that time he was also President of the French Federation of Water Companies (FP2E).

From March 2018 to May 2019, Bertrand Camus held the position of Executive Vice President of the SUEZ Group in charge of Africa, Middle East, India, Asia and Pacific. He was appointed to his current position as Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ on 14 May 2019.

Bertrand Camus holds a degree in civil engineering from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées.

Frans Timmermans is European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal. 

Prior to joining the von der Leyen Commission to deliver the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans was First Vice-President of the Juncker Commission in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (2014-2019).

Before his latest move to Brussels, he was Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012-2014 and Minister of European Affairs from 2007-2010. Between 1998-2012 he was elected six times as a Member of the Dutch parliament for the Dutch Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid). After working seven years as a Dutch diplomat, Frans Timmermans joined the European Commission in 1994, first as staff member to Hans van den Broek, EU Commissioner responsible for External Relations, Enlargement Neighbourhood Policy.

Frans Timmermans holds a degree in French language and literature from the Radboud University Nijmegen and Postgraduate courses in European Law and French literature from the University of Nancy.

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