He is the former Chairman & CEO of Veolia Africa and Veolia Middle East. He has been up to 2019 the President of Medef’s Africa Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Medef Council of French-Saudi Business Leaders. Patrice is now Chairman of the Think Tank (Re)Sources, Independant Board member and manage his own consulting firm, PFoAMe. He is also Chairman for Africa of the CEPS (Centre d'Etudes et de Prospective Stratégique). He has been a member on numerous boards of directors in more than 8 countries, including a listed company. Patrice has extensive expertise on infrastructure issues, from public-private partnerships (PPPs) to engineering, construction and transportation. He has successfully contributed to the international development of large French groups and developed strong negotiating skills in complex environments. He is a knight of the Legion of Honor.