Corporate Water Leaders Panel

The Corporate Water Leaders Panel took place on Thursday May 21st and featured six speakers from across the global water industry.


In the weeks following the virtual executive panel, we put together a number of discussion highlight videos. These videos spotlight some of the most important topics and ideas from the panel in short video clips.

You can find each of these videos on our LinkedIn page. Please feel free to share these videos if you found them interesting!


Attendees to the session were invited to participate in a survey to help aggregate ideas and opinions about future directions for the industry. The results were analysed in the session and further evaluated in the May issue of GWI magazine. Find out more here.

Click the button below to download the presentation slides shown during the panel.


Where do we go from here? It is the question on everyone’s lips as we move beyond the peak of the Coronavirus outbreak into the economic unknown. It is also the question we will be asking six of the private water sector’s top leaders as we move the Global Water Summit into an online discussion format.

The original theme of the 2020 Summit was “Challenging Assumptions”. COVID-19 has forced us to do that in the most unexpected ways. At the same time, the lockdown has made it so much more difficult to share ideas from outside our corporate and social bubble. That is why we want you to join the discussion online at the Corporate Water Leaders panel.

At this moment every business is reworking its budgets and forecasts. This is an opportunity to see how your peers are thinking about the post-COVID world. Join us for the first major gathering of senior executives in the water sector since the crisis began. It is a unique opportunity to reconnect with the most influential leaders within the global water community.


Speakers at the Corporate Water Leaders Panel represent six of the most influential water companies in the world; Acciona, Aqualia, DuPont Water Solutions, Stantec, SUEZ, and XPV Water Partners.

Debra Coy

Executive in Residence, XPV Water Partners

Alejandro Jimenez

Director of Global Business Development, Acciona

Ana Giros

Deputy CEO, SUEZ

Cath Schefer

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – Global, Stantec
HP Nanda

HP Nanda

Global Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions

Rafael Perez Feito

International Operations Director, Aqualia

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