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FWE is a sustainable infrastructure asset developer
About fWE.

fWE is a boutique firm dedicated to bridging the gap between long-term investors and public and industrial water players, making sustainable and viable water infrastructure projects happen.

This model will be the future driver of growth in the water industry, as it has driven the growth and success of renewable energies.

Meet our team.
Spanning the world, our talented team has a unique expertize in the global water market.

Jean-Michel Herrewyn


Jean-Michel has been working in the field of environmental services for 25 years within Veolia, starting with 11 years in the energy service activities of the Company. Among the key positions held, from 2003 to 2009 Jean-Michel was the Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water Technologies, the 2bn€ technology and EPC daughter company of Veolia, From 2009 to 2013. Jean-Michel was the Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water, a 12bn€ entity responsible for the water operations of the Group.

Dominique Bouillot

Associate - Africa

Dominique has a long and very successful career in the fields of hydraulic works and water-related civil works from his experience at SADE, a 100% owned subsidiary of Veolia. Dominique was appointed the CEO of SADE in 2000 and added the responsibility Chairman in 2007. Dominique is Vice-President of the Federation Nationale des Travaux Publics, the prestigious professional syndicate of the French civil work companies. Dominique brings to fWE his vast experience and his network in Africa, where SADE international activities have flourished year after year.

Ed Pinero

Associate - North America

Ed has worked as a consultant on sustainability, environment, and energy for more than 35 years. He served as Senior Vice President for Sustainability for Veolia North America. Among his many public sector roles, Ed served as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the US government as an environmental and energy topical advisor to the President of the United States. Ed brings his immense and valuable knowledge around issues of sustainability to fWE to help ensure the development of responsible infrastructure projects.

Gaetan Chatel

Associate - North America

Over the past 27 years, Gaetan has been a prominent figure within the Canadian potable water and wastewater market. He has held several executive positions at Veolia Technologies Canada, and has extensive project development experience. Gaetan brings to fWE his vast technical and commercial experience of the Canadian infrastructure market.

Harald Jensen

Associate - North America

Harald is leader of business development and M&A initiatives with over 25 years of experience, including 10 years managing Veolia North America’s municipal water business development and M&A activities. Harald has also held senior business and corporate development positions with American Water and Enron. His expertise includes strategy, project finance, and project management.

Hervé Suty

Technical director

For more than 10 years, Hervé has managed several research and development groups within Veolia. Prior to that, Hervé was the department manager responsible for water and effluent treatment for Arkema, a leading chemical specialties provider. Hervé has a deep knowledge and proven record in all aspects of water processes and technologies that he brings to fWE.

Jean-Philippe Filhol

Associate - Asia

Jean-Philippe is a growth oriented leader with more than 20 years of International experience, including 12 years based in Asia. Jean-Philippe has successfully managed Veolia Water Technologies industrial water activities in Asia for many years, leading the water technologies, EPC and related service activities for local and international industrial customers.Jean-Philippe brings to fWE his vast experience in the industrial water sector, as well as his Asian business network.

Julia Bertret

Associate - Europe

Julia is an entrepreneur with a vast experience in launching successful new businesses from scratch. Julia managed the innovation department of Veolia and has a deep knowledge of the water innovation ecosystem. Julia brings to fWE her start-up oriented mind as well as her deep knowledge in the water sector.

Ona Bodard

Associate - Eastern Europe

Ona has accumulated an impressive knowledge and expertise from her political career as a Member of the European Parliament and from her work for the World Bank, European Commission, various Governments, and Ministries of Economy in emerging countries, most notably in Eastern Europe. Ona brings to fWE her expert knowledge of these countries and their many needs to design and manage the evolution of their industries and infrastructure.

Terry Mah

Associate - North America

Terry is an innovative performance-oriented leader with more than 20 years of international infrastructure-related experience. As former CEO of Veolia North America’s $2bn business, and former COO and EVP of Veolia Water Technologies International activities, Terry brings to fWE his vast knowledge in the water, energy and waste management sectors.

Meet our advisory board.

Juan Miranda


Juan Miranda is the former Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank.He has a long standing experience in project and corporate finance, with an emphasis on infrastructure, selected public services, and utilities. He has worked on fund raising for build-operate and transfer contracts, concessions, and joint ventures between public and private sponsors. He has also advised on mergers and acquisitions and privatization mandates in emerging markets. His work has taken place primarily in emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, as well as in the CIS, Eastern and Central Europe.

Lionel Henry

Financial Director

Lionel has spent a long and successful career at the French Ministry of Defense and at the French Ministry of Industry. Lionel brings a vast network of high level contacts in industry and governments. Lionel worked many years in private project finance and over the years has accumulated a deep knowledge in financing the environmental and energy sectors. Lionel also brings to fWE an outstanding track record in developing projects in diverse geographical contexts, in eastern Europe as well as Asia or CIS countries.

Pascal Giet


For the past 20 years, Pascale Giet has worked in various capacities in connection with corporate communication, sustainable development, climate change mitigation and CSR as an Executive Committee Member and Senior Vice President for Group Communications & Sustainable Development for many companies, including Rexel Group, Europ Assistance, TF1 and Vivendi. She was a founder and served as Vice-Chairman of the Rexel Foundation for a Better Energy Future. She was a member of Solutions 21 to prepare the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) and as well as a member of the Yale University Climate Change Dialogue team.

Xavier Desmaison


Xavier Desmaison is the CEO of Antidox, a strategy consulting group specialising in communications and public affairs, with offices in Paris, London and New York. He advises CEOs as well as Communication and Marketing Directors of Fortune 500 and CAC 40 companies, particularly in the utilities, health, media and finance industries. He leads the board of the 3E Média group, a trade press publisher dedicated to clean tech, smart grids and smart buildings (J3E, Electricien 3E, Lumière). He is also an Advisor for Aster Capital, a venture capital fund investing in the fields of energy, water, advanced materials, smart transportation and IoT. Since 2006, he has been a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris.

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