French utilities in splash over water contracts
Expected in Paris for a low-key visit on March 5-12, [...]
The French multinational is a leader in water and waste management and energy. It also has a growing transport business. With more than 300,000 employees in 50 countries, Veolia works with a large number of local authorities and private companies.
Omar Zeidan is one of the best-connected among the established agents of French industry in the Arab world. He is still very active in 2013, steering through projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and partnering investments of the Al-Assad clan in Syria. At the same time, he is trying to establish himself in Libya and is continuing to advance his own investment projects in Africa generally. After hav [...]
Since 2008, Dominique de Villepin has been reaping the benefits of a network of business contacts built up over 30 years in the corridors of power. His law firm, Villepin international, which opened in April 2008, is devoted to his new profession of business facilitator. De Villepin, who was Jacques Chirac's prime minister from 2005 to 2007, is discreet about the identities of his customers and th [...]
Like their counterparts elsewhere French corporate intelligence firms prefer to stay out of the limelight, but they are becoming ever more exposed as French groups grow increasingly ready to air the dirty linen of their corporate clashes in public. It [...]