The Team

Renewed in January 2018, the team is composed of four people, who keep the Institute alive on a daily basis.

The management team  drives the Institute forward from day to day. It puts forward new lines of thinking, defines major orientations, and identifies priority topics and expert partners. It also implements action programs, coordinates the network of actors and showcases the results of its work. This collective effort is the fruit of regular discussion with the Foresight Committee and is validated by the Board of Directors.
  • Dinah Louda - photo Veolia
    Dinah Louda Directrice exécutiveExecutive Director Dinah Louda has been Veolia Institute’s Executive Director since January 2015. She is also an advisor on international relations to the CEO of Veolia, and a member of the Ethics Committee. At the helm of the Institute, Dinah Louda works to perpetuate and enrich the top-level dialogue developed between the Institute, Veolia, government agencies, the academic and scientific worlds, and NGOs.

    After obtaining a degree at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and a masters in political science from Harvard, Dinah began her career as a journalist, working for several French and international newspapers and magazines from 1983 to 1991, notably for the French weekly Express and for the International Herald Tribune. In 1986, she became the France correspondent for Business International (later absorbed into The Economist Group). 

    She left journalism in 1991 to specialize in corporate communication, joining the Victoire insurance group (now Aviva) as its European Communications Director, and subsequently as Director of Communication at Abeille Assurances until May 2002. She moved on to become Communications Director at Crédit Agricole Indosuez (an investment banking subsidiary), and then at Areva T&D. In 2006, Dinah joined Veolia as the Communications Director of Veolia Water and as a member of the Executive Committee. She also sits on the board of the French-American Foundation.
  • Nicolas Renard - photo Veolia
    Nicolas Renard Director of Foresight Nicolas Renard has been the Director of Foresight since January 2015, and Mission Director to the CEO of the Veolia Group since 2010. As the Director of Foresight, he defines the orientation of research themes and the content of Foresight Committee meetings, and oversees the FACTS Reports and S.A.P.I.EN.S journals.

    A graduate engineer from AgroParisTech, Nicolas also holds a diploma from HEC and a history degree from the Sorbonne. He has worked for the Technical Cooperation Service of the French Embassy in Brasilia, the management consultancy Eurequip, and Setude Ingénieur Conseil. 
    ​At the end of 1998, he moved to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) for the NGO Enda Vietnam, becoming its Director. In 2001, he joined the head office of Veolia Water in Paris, to design new offers for municipalities in France and around the world.
  • Fanny Arnaud
    Fanny Arnaud Program Director

    Fanny Arnaud works since 2007 in the field of environment services. She joined the Veolia Institute early 2018 as Program Director in charge of boosting, coordinating and valorizing the Institute Veolia’s publications, works and events.

    She worked as Special Advisor to Veolia Member of the Executive Committee in charge of the growth strategy (Innovation, Strategy, Marketing, Business Development) between 2014 and 2017. Previously, she worked in the field of public affairs and European lobbying, as Deputy to the Public Affairs Director, where she represented Veolia to the European Institutions on various topics such as access to European Funds for major corporate projects. She started at Veolia in the sustainable development team.

    Fanny Arnaud co-founded and presided “Ambition Campus”, a non-profit organization empowering underprivileged young students since 2007.

    She graduated from Sciences Po Paris and ESSEC Business School (France).

  • Sophie Soubrier
    Sophie Soubrier Executive Assistant With a 22-year experience in assistantship, Sophie Soubrier was able to enrich her career through multiple sectors of activity by starting in 1995 in real estate as a director assistant with a commercial part. within an agency for 3 years. Then in January 1999, she joined human resources in a large Swiss group Schindler (ascensorite) within the employment / training department. In 2001, it was the opportunity to be spotted at a recruitment fair and worked in marketing at Fichet-Bauche for the safes section (Gunnebo group); then in 2003, to discover a new sector that of aeronautics at Matra (EADS) in a secret department / defense. But it was in November 2004 that Sophie joined the Veolia group as Executive Assistant at VWS on a water treatment plant, then joined VERI in 2009 and finally joined the general management in 2014. Dinah Louda, Adviser for international relations to the CEO, also executive director of the institute and join the team in 2018 to contribute to the various topics by bringing its dynamism and expertise.