Patrick Cairo

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

SUEZ North America

Patrick Cairo

Patrick Cairo is responsible for all corporate development activities for United Water and its parent company SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT NORTH AMERICA (SENA).This includes both organic growth and new acquistions for these companies in the U.S and Canada. He is also responsible for external relations with multilateral agencies and industry groups in the water sector. Cairo has over 40 years experience in the water industry, both in the U.S. and internationally. He served as director of technology and research for SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT in Paris where he oversaw their technology and research centers around the world. Prior to that, Cairo served as CEO of United Water Services following a three-year tenure with SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT as director of international water development for North America. Cairo launched his career with the Philadelphia Water Department and advanced through positions of increasing responsibility before being appointed deputy water commissioner and chief operating officer in 1986. He is on the Board of Governance of the World Water Council, and a member of the NAWC, the NCPPP, the US Conference of Mayors Urban Water Council, the International Water Association and the AWWA. Cairo holds both a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and a Certified Water Works Operator in Pennsylvania, Class A. He has published over 70 papers and articles on Public Private Partnehips, water management and technology innovation.