The Board of Uppsala Vatten has decided to appoint Sigrid De Geyter, 41, as new CEO. De Geyter takes office in October 2016 and is currently working as a VA chief in Norrtälje Municipality. She succeeds Uppsala Water’s current CEO Tommy Högström, who retires in September.
“After a solid recruitment process and a unanimous decision on the board and in consultation with staff representatives, we are very pleased to announce Sigrid De Geyter as new CEO of Uppsala Water,” said Maria Gardfjell, Chairman of Uppsala Vatten.
“With its technical skills and communicative ability, Sigrid will contribute to a positive development of the company,” says Maria Gardfjell.
“As a new CEO at Uppsala Water, I have the opportunity to contribute to creating sustainable conditions for a growing Uppsala and work from a holistic view of water, sewage, waste and recycling. I look forward to this mission and to further develop the amazing skills and dedication I know exist in the company, says Sigrid De Geyter.
Sigrid De Geyter has worked most of his professional life in the energy industry and has a broad experience of various positions from Umeå Energi and Vattenfall.
At Umeå Energy, she started 2006 as responsible for the maintenance of the waste incineration plant and then became the fuel manager in 2007.
In 2010 Sigrid De Geyter moved to Uppsala and became Production Manager for Vattenfall’s facilities in Uppsala, Knivsta and Storvreta.
After that she worked 3 years at Vattenfall’s Group Staff with Group Environmental Monitoring and Risk Management.
In August 2014, she took up her current position as VA chief in Norrtälje Municipality.
De Geyter is born and raised in Belgium, and holds a degree as environmental engineer and civil engineer in energy engineering from Ghent University and Umeå University.