French utilities company Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux has confirmed the
appointment of Valerie Bernis as director of financial communication and
Vincent de La Vaissiere as director of communications. In addition, Bernis
has been appointed as special adviser to the chief executive. The company
was created in June by the merger of Lyonnaise des Eaux, a utilities
company where de La Vaissiere was director of communications, and
Compagnie de Suez, a banking business where Bernis was director of
communications. The new company is to move exclusively into utilities.