Henri Proglio and Gerard Mestrallet, the Frenchmen who run the world’s biggest utilities, fought for a decade to win water contracts around the world. Now, the rivalry goes nuclear.
Veolia Environnement SA said Henri Proglio, chief executive officer of Electricite de France SA, resigned as a director of the world’s biggest water utility.
"I have clearly told both sides they have to agree on our involvement."
- Henri Proglio on Jul 31, 2014