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Vinci names new global head for environment

PARIS, October 10, 2019

Vinci, a global player in concessions and contracting, has appointed Isabelle Spiegel as the new head of its Environment Department.

In her new role, she will report to Pierre Coppey, Executive Vice-President of Vinci, and her assignment will be to implement Vinci’s new environment goals, said Xavier Huillard, Chairman and CEO after announcing the appointment.

For the Vinci Group, taking into account the environment is essential at each project stage and throughout the life cycle of each structure, stated Huillard.

Vinci is developing day-to-day solutions that will help improve daily life for people in towns, cities and regions, and will also meet the big challenges facing urban development, digital transition and climate change, he added.

Isabelle has over 20 years’ experience in the environment and sustainable development, in both consultancy and operational management.

She is a graduate of the Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines de Douai engineering school and of the Technische Universität Berlin, and began her career at the Boulogne-sur-Mer Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Isabelle Spiegel provided consultancy services for almost 15 years to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) clients, in particular as part of audit assignments to check compliance with environmental regulations, reviews of environmental liabilities and due diligence for transactions or sustainability strategies.

She then spent two years in China to develop PwC’s business activities in Climate Change and Social Responsibility. On her return to France, Isabelle Spiegel directed international task forces preparing publications by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) on environmental impacts in the real estate and construction sectors.

In 2015, she joined the Arcadis engineering firm to head up its Environment activities in France and manage teams specialising in contaminated site remediation and in regulatory studies.

She was also in charge of developing new service offerings embedding sustainability as part of the Innovation and Transformation unit of Arcadis’s Europe and Middle East region.-TradeArabia News Service


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