Vice President, International Affairs, Veolia - Environment Services
Gary Crawford is employed by Veolia as Vice President of International Affairs. He is based in Veolia’s Corporate Headquarters in Paris, France. He has over 25 years of experience in the waste industry and has held various operational, technical, and managerial positions.
He is responsible for establishing active partnerships with key global stakeholders and institutions to support the Company’s current activities and developing business. He is focused on emerging growth markets associated with cross-cutting subjects such as the Circular Economy, Climate Change and Smart and Sustainable Cities. He is also responsible for identifying new business models for developing economies that deliver sustainable development benefits and business value.
Prior to this position, he was the Vice President of Sustainable Development for Veolia Environmental Services (VES). He led an international team that was responsible for the development and implementation of the Corporate Health, Safety, and Environmental policies, programmes, and initiatives. His team also provided support and expertise to VES’s world-wide business units on carbon management and the execution of sustainable development projects.
He is a member of the Board of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and is Chair of the ISWA Working Group on Climate Change and Waste Management. Representing ISWA, he is a member of the Steering Group and Lead Partner of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative.
Mr. Crawford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Cook College, Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Geology from Drexel University in the U.S.