CEO Today - Europe Awards 2023

including how to build a strong and sustainable partnership with local authorities in order for the private sector to deliver solutions, not simply services, and obviously to make a profit in line with the impact of these solutions. The landscaping and green space services industry is already impacted by global climate change. What are the most significant shifts you’ve observed, and how has Idverde adapted? With the acceleration of climate disorders, which will probably become climate change eventually if nothing is done, city officials and landowners are increasingly aware that green spaces can deliver Group CEO of Idverde livier Brousse Olivier, can you provide our readers with a brief overview of your journey to becoming the CEO of Idverde? I have spent most of my career working for private sector companies that deliver services to the public sector, initially in France, then in the UK and the US. As part of Veolia, I ran Connex Rail in the UK, then ran their US business from 1997-2007. I then moved to SAUR, France’s third largest water provider, which I ran until 2014. I then moved back to London to run John Laing plc, a specialist investor in greenfield infrastructure projects and publicprivate partnerships, with a presence in Europe, US, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. I joined Idverde as Group CEO in 2021. All these years gave me the time and opportunities to really understand the challenges and the needs of the public sector, CEO Today Europe Awards 2023 - FRANCE - - 7 -

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