Veolia Appoints Dr. Homaira Akbari to Its Board of Directors

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Dr. Akbari was favorably voted into the Board of Directors by Veolia’s shareholders due to her strong background and global expertise in the Internet of Things (the "IoT").

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On behalf of all its members, I am delighted to welcome Dr. Homaira Akbari on Veolia’s Board of Directors and I feel strongly that her global expertise and insight will be of great value to our company.

AKnowledge Partners, LLC announced today that Veolia has appointed AKnowledge Partners President and CEO, Dr. Homaira Akbari, to its Board of Directors effective April 22, 2015. Dr. Akbari was favorably voted into the Board of Directors by Veolia’s shareholders due to her strong background and global expertise in the Internet of Things (the "IoT") and the future impact that IoT will have on existing business models of large organizations.

"On behalf of all its members, I am delighted to welcome Dr. Homaira Akbari on Veolia’s Board of Directors and I feel strongly that her global expertise and insight will be of great value to our company,” said Antoine Frérot, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia.

Veolia Group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2014, the Veolia Group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia recorded consolidated revenue of €24.4 billion* in 2014.

AKnowledge Partners President and CEO, Dr. Homaira Akbari, will serve a four-year term expiring at the end of the 2019 shareholders' meeting convened to approve the financial statements for the period ended on December 31, 2018.

(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France.

About AKnowledge Partners, LLC

AKnowledge Partners, LLC, is a global advisory firm providing high-impact consultative strategies, solutions and advice to the world’s leading executives, Fortune 1000 companies and private equity firms. AKnowledge Partners services have guided clients in the technology sectors of The Internet of Things (IoT), Security, Big Data and Analytics. For additional information, visit http://www.aknowledge.us.

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