PARIS - SUEZ announced the appointment of Yuvbir Singh as CEO of the Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS) Division. He will take up his position on April 8, succeeding Heiner Markhoff.

A graduate of the University of Pune with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics, Singh joined General Electric (GE) in 1995, holding various engineering, sales and marketing roles. Between 2004 and 2015, he worked for GE Water, where he gained extensive knowledge of the water industry, played an integral role in a series of transformative acquisitions, and ultimately led the Engineered Systems team. In 2015, Yuvbir Singh was promoted to Vice President of the global locomotive business for GE Transportation, and as the Vice President of equipment in 2018.

After leading the GE Water and now Water Technologies & Solutions business for 10 years, Markhoff has made the personal decision to step down as CEO, effective March 30, 2019. Markhoff will continue to work with SUEZ in an advisory capacity.