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Eric Lesueur is CEO of 2EI and assures since 2009 the management of the Consulting and Innovation departments. As such, he has put in place a social entrepreneurship strategy and developed the sustainable urban development business within Veolia. 

In 1998 when he joined Veolia, he implemented an environmental management sys­tem in his capacity as Assistant Director of Re­search and Development. Previously, he managed a studies firm specializing in the recycling of household waste.

Eric Lesueur is an engineer with a degree from École polytechnique. 

  • Eric Hestin
    Eric HESTIN
    Deputy Director Consulting

    He manages the Consultancy Department operational teams along with Eric Lesueur. As such, he assures the performance and success of all the missions of the firm.

    He is a part of Veolia group since 1996 and he has managed projects and entities dedicated to the design, construction and rehabilitation of key spatial planning infrastructures in Europe (France, England), Asia (Cambodia, Philippines) and Australia.

    He has an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique and Ponts et Chaussées.

  • Mathieu TOLIAN
    Associate Director - Cities & Territories Consulting

    Mathieu Tolian is Associate Director at 2EI’s Consulting.  Along with Eric Hestin, he is in charge of the "City and Territory" team in its technical, economic, commercial and managerial dimensions.

    As a part of the Veolia Group since 2002, he has a solid background on environmental issues of urban development projects. He managed the environmental indicators definition and Reporting tool development for the whole Group. He also led the Ecosystem & Biodiversity Strategy for the water activities.

    He has a Master degree in Water Treatment and Quality (Hydro-ecology) and master degree in QSE Management.

  • Cingy Vingadassamy

    Cingy Vingadassamy is a part of our team since 2010. She assures the coordination within the Consultancy Department as well as the preparation of candidatures for public contracts. Cindy also participate to the administrative tasks in the company.

  • Cities & Territories
    Cities & Territories
  • Manon ALBAREDE
    Manon ALBAREDE
    Project Manager - Expert in Urban planning and Energy

    An energy and urban planning specialist at different scales (land, district, building), Manon Albarède participates in various missions at 2EI in order to help urban planning actors develop their projects' environmental strategy.

    Ecole Centrale Lyon and KTH Alumni, Manon has joined 2EI after working for a design and environmental engineering agency where she acquired knowledge about the urban planning world and developped cross-disciplinary skills in sustainable development.

  • Julien GRIMAUD
    Senior Project Manager - Expert in Waste Management

    Julien Grimaud is a chemical engineer and senior project manager at 2EI Consulting. He works on the definition of waste management solutions in urban planning projects in France and worldwide (Latin America, South Korea). He has developed a strong expertise in waste & water management during his different missions in France and the USA within Veolia subsidiaries. He has also developed deep knowledge in environmental footprint, by deploying decision making tools based on carbon and water footprint for the group facilities or for our municipal clients.

    Julien has graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Clermont-Ferrand and he has been working within Veolia since 2005.

  • Mehdi HARTI
    Project Manager - Risk & Resilience

    Project Manager within the Cities & Territories team of 2EI, Mehdi is involved in projects defining a resilience strategy for communities, public institutions and private actors. He participates in the establishment of territorial diagnosis, gross and residual risks diagnosis, and the diagnosis of the system's vulnerabilities to finally define the corrective action plans.

    Senior Project Manager

    Thomas is Senior Project Manager within 2EI’s Cities and Territories team. He advises and codevelops need-based solutions for public and private clients in the field of sustainable, livable, resilient and climate responsive urban development. As another part of his expertise, he deploys strategies steering urban transformational processes – from green urban renewal to Smart territories.
    Thomas has a background in urban planning management. He designed and conducted projects of transport infrastructures and multifunctional public spaces in France, Luxembourg and Germany. During the last 15 years, Thomas performed in different roles as a landscape designer, as team leader of an urban administration, as well as an university teacher (at the Strasbourg School of Architecture).
    Thomas holds a master degree in landscape architecture from University of Dresden (Germany) and studied at UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at University of Montréal (Canada).

  • Charleyne TERRY
    Charleyne TERRY
    Head of Business Development

    Charleyne Terry is Head of Business Development within the Cities and Territories team of 2EI. She develops and deploys business offers. She also works on implementing demonstrator projects pertaining to sustainable development and circular economy.

    An international background, Charleyne lived seven years in China working within the retail real estate sector before setting up a biomaterials start-up. Within Veolia Group, she has worked in the Sustainable Development Department, where she deployed tools to assess and monitor the environmental footprint. Charleyne has also worked in the business development team of Industrial Key Accounts.

    Graduated from NEOMA Business School and Beijing International Business and Economics University, Charleyne also has a Specialized Master’s Degree in Circular Economy: industrial ecology and eco-design tools (Environmental and Engineering School of Rennes).

  • François THOUVENEL
    François THOUVENEL
    Project Manager

    François Thouvenel is a Project Manager within the Cities and Territories team of 2EI. Specialising in
    issues linked to the large water cycle and the management of water resources, he has extensive
    experience in environmental modelling on city-wide and territory-wide scales. He trained on the
    subject of climate change at the Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie, and takes part in improving
    territorial resilience through sustainable urban development projects in the field of water

    A hydro-geologist trained at the University of Grenoble, François joined Veolia Group in 2010 as
    Researcher within Research & Innovation.

    Project Manager

    Théo Viglione is a project manager within the Cities and Territories team of 2EI, specialized in the energy field. He mainly works on studies involving the development potential of Renewable Energies and Recovery. He also takes part in sustainable urban development projects.

    He graduated from Arts et Métiers engineering school with a specialization in environment and energy. After a first experience in the district cooling systems in Bangkok, he joined 2EI team in 2019.


  • Stéphanie ZABA
    Stéphanie ZABA
    Technical Manager

    Stéphanie Zaba is Technical Manager within the Cities and Territories team of 2EI. At 2EI since 2011, Stéphanie provides support to the team on both technical and methodological aspects and guarantees the implementation of a knowledge capitalization process within the consulting team.

    In addition, as a Senior Consultant within the Cities and Territories team, Stéphanie uses her expertise acquired over almost 10 years in carrying out complex assignments with development stakeholders. She thus participates in the integration of innovative environmental and sustainable development solutions into large-scale development projects. Her expertise, linked to her initial training in ecosystem management in anthropized environments, allows her, if necessary, to support stakeholders in establishing a sustainable strategy for the preservation of resources.

  • Performance
  • Sandrine DUBUC
    Sandrine DUBUC
    Performance Improvement - Implementation Manager

    Sandrine supports the implementation of initiatives dedicated to performance improvement, within Veolia operations and with our external partners.

    She has gained experience in North America where she worked collaboratively with water utilities, with the objective to implement a performance transformation and enhance their operational efficiency. Developing change management skills, she led several initiatives in the New-York project that enabled the City to save millions of dollars but also participated in similar projects with other large utilities such as Los Angeles, Washington DC and Detroit.

    Previously, she worked for 8 years in engineering consulting groups, in France and overseas on large scale projects. As a hydraulic engineer and a project manager, she has an international experience in +20 countries in water supply and wastewater management working with international funding agencies (World Bank, European Investment Bank...). The projects she led included strategic planning, master plans, investment plans for the water sector as well as design and hydraulic calculations.

    She graduated from a French engineering school ENSEEIHT with a Master of Science and from Columbia University with a certificate in Sustainability Management.

  • James LYDDON
    James LYDDON
    Senior Consultant - Performance Improvement

    James Lyddon is a senior consultant within the Performance Division of 2EI. He is specialised in the management of transformation projects, and more specifically, the identification and implementation of performance improvement levers. James joined 2EI after 5 years spent in a strategy consultancy firm specialised in raw materials and a work placement at one of the global leaders in industrial ore production.

    This experience enabled him to develop extensive skills in structuring complex projects as well as their implementation, along with skills in marketing transformation solutions.

    James has a higher school diploma from HEC Paris and a Management MSc from the Bocconi. He joined the group in 2018. James is also trained in Change Management and is Prosci(R) certified.

    Senior Consultant - Performance Improvement

    Stéphanie is a senior consultant within the Consultancy Division of 2EI, and steers highly-diversified missions to set up utility management tools, study the development feasibility of urban agriculture systems, as well as helping deploy solutions to reinforce the resilience of cities both in France and abroad. She puts to use her project management, coordination and strategy skills to help both municipal and industrial players deploy innovative and sustainable solutions.

    Stéphanie also works on assignments offering support with transformation and operational performance.

    Stéphanie has two Master’s in Business School and in Environmental Service Engineering, and joined 2EI after a rich international experience in various sectors with private, public and associative players, before integrating the Innovations and Market Development Department of Veolia Group. Stéphanie is also trained in Change Management and is Prosci(R) certified.

  • Maud SAULUE chef de projets, spécialiste énergie du bâtiment
    Maud SAULUE
    Senior Consultant - Performance Improvement

    A Senior Consultant within the performance team of 2EI, Maud steers and takes part in various projects: transformation with impact assessment, collective building support and performance improvement.

    She received training in the Prosci(R) ADKAR(R) method, and helps several Veolia entities with change support assignments following either technological innovations such as the deployment of a hypervision tool, or organisational innovations, such as the establishment of business Excellence Centres within the Group.

    Maud is an engineer of the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. She joined the performance team of 2EI’s Consultancy Division from its creation in 2016, after 5 years spent within the Cities and Territories team of 2EI as project manager for sustainable urban development consultancy assignments both in France and abroad (Morocco, Chile, Mexico), and 2 years in a design office specialised in energy management in the construction sector.

    Consultant - Performance Improvement

    A consultant within the performance team of 2EI, Eva takes part in transformation projects linked to technological and digital innovations, as well as performance improvement projects. In this respect, she helped deploy a hypervision tool and worked on establishing processes in order to reduce resource consumptions.

    Eva is a process engineer from the INSA of Toulouse and has a Master’s in Environmental Service Engineering. She joined 2EI’s teams in January 2018, after working within Veolia Eau as energy engineer on energy efficiency improvement projects. Eva is also trained in Change Management and is Prosci(R) certified.

  • Innovation
    Project Director

    Joël BOUFFARD is a project manager at the Innovation department of 2EI. He is specialized in “smarts cities”. He manages projects in the fields of urban monitoring and ​Citizen Utilities Savings Coaching Service.

    Graduated in Environmental sciences (pre-doctoral degree) and Business School ESC La Rochelle (master degree). He started his career in environmental research for University of La Rochelle and joined Veolia Water in 2002 as a project engineer and commercial development.

    Project Director

    Loïc Couttelle is a Project Director within the Innovation team of 2EI. He is in charge of developing new agricultural production systems in urban and peri-urban environments. His challenge: Develop high-quality intensive production systems that conciliate the social and environmental impacts and economic performance. To do so, he relies on two production methods: Intensive organic micro market gardening to produce in natural spaces and aquaponics in artificial contexts. A pilot farm is now up and running within the Marché d'Intérêt National of Lille. Loïc has held operational functions for Veolia in France as Director of the Paris Inner Ring territory, then Director of the Nord pas de Calais territory.

    Loïc is a civil engineer (ISTBTP), and has a degree in Economy and Business Management (Jules Vernes University), as well as a Master’s in Urban Service Management (Veolia Campus).

  • Céline DELABIE
    Deputy Director - Urban Agriculture Project

    Céline Delabie is the deputy director of the urban agriculture project within the Innovation team of 2EI since 2019. She is notably in charge of developing an industrial aquaponics system by integrating the various expertise of the group and providing technical assistance to the belgian aquaponics start-up  BIGH, of which Veolia has recently become a shareholder.

    Céline has 18 years of experience in the Veolia Group's various businesses (energy, sanitation, seawater desalination) in the operations and construction sectors, in France and internationally, including 6 years in the Middle East. Before joining 2EI, Céline held the position of Director of Tenders at SIDEM (BU Desalination of Veolia Water Technologies).

    Céline is a graduate of the Master of Sciences at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie of Montpellier and a graduate of the MBA at the IAE in Paris.

  • Dominique Gérard
    Dominique GERARD

    Dominique Gérard assures the coordination within the Innovation Department and also participate to the administrative tasks in the company.

  • Quitterie De La Villegeorges
    Project Manager

    After working within Veolia India to develop social innovation projects supporting water and waste activities in India and Bangladesh, Quitterie de la Villegeorges is now a project Manager within the Innovation team of 2EI.
    She is in charge of developing new inclusive economic models related to informal housing and waste collection in developing countries.
    She has a Master’s in International Business Law and graduated from ESSEC Business School with specialized training in innovation and social entrepreneurship. 

    Project Manager

    Lise Penillard is a project Manager within the Innovation team of 2EI. She is helping develop the social open innovation project POP UP by Veolia, and works on the development of new economic models, as well as impact measurement and the funding of social companies linked to environment and sustainable city sectors. Lise integrated Veolia Group in September 2018. Before this, she was Executive Director of the Sustainability & Social Innovation Master’s of HEC Paris and in charge of teaching different courses and programmes on social entrepreneurship and impact measurement.

    She also has five years’ experience in sustainable development strategic consulting and measuring the social impact, first within GREENFLEX Group, then IM'PROVE. 

    Lise Penillard has a Master’s in Management from HEC Paris, and specialised in International Management at the Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires (Argentina), where she studied, more specifically, the relations between formal and informal economy in the waste management sector.

    Innovation Social Tainee

    Paula Pinzon is currently trainee within the Innovation Team of 2EI in the Open Innovation Social Pop Up program by Veolia. Her missions include the contribution to the communication and animation of the Pop Up community and the co-piloting of a thematic project. In parallel, she is cursing her master's degree in responsible communication and sustainable development at INSEEC business school in paris.

    She holds a master's degree in governance of sustainable development projects from Paris Saclay University and has previously worked in diverse SSE organizations in France and Colombia working as assistant manager of sustainable development projects.

    Project Manager - Expert in Biodiversity

    An expert in flora and fauna, with solid theoretical and practical naturalistic competences, Fabien Verfaillie is a project manager developing a cross-sectional approach in terms of ecology applied to urban development for 2EI.

    Graduate from the National natural History Museum in "Fauna & Flora Expertise" and holder of a PhD in Ecology he has been doing research for Veolia for three years, he examined the methodological approaches available for assessing biodiversity and biodiversity services in urban areas. He is also experienced in three European programs (Interreg, Leader+ and LIFE+) for which he has worked on sustainable and participatory management of recreational seafood hand harvesting, the connection between biodiversity and agrosystems and the management of estuarine areas.

  • Jason WILSON
    Jason WILSON
    Project Manager

    Jason Wilson is a project Manager within the Innovation team of 2EI, and has been in charge of the Social Open Innovation programme Pop Up by Veolia since 2017. His duties include helping create social entrepreneurship incubators and developing partnerships between Veolia and the social entrepreneurs supported. He has extensive knowledge of the social innovation players. He formerly worked within a supported Start-up in the HEC incubator and led a team of 15 people as chairman of his School’s Junior Enterprise. 

    He has a Master’s in Innovation Management and graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure of