Born in Barcelona in 1970, Manuel Cermerón has a degree in industrial engineering and a postgraduate degree in new information technology, both from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, as well as a diploma in management development from Esade. After finishing his industrial engineering studies in 1995, he joined Accenture as a process-reengineering and automation design and implementation consultant.
In 1999, he joined the Agbar Group, where he held various positions in the human resources and organisation department. From 2006 to 2008, he served as organisation and development director at Bristol Water, a UK-based member of the group, and also sat on the board of directors. He was the director of organisation and human resources for the Agbar Group from 2009 to 2011.
From 2011 to 2014, he served as general manager of Aqualogy Soluciones y Tecnologías del Agua (Suez Advanced Solutions España). He is currently the CEO of Suez Spain, where he oversees the company’s various lines of business: licensing, solutions and technology, infrastructure, and waste. Cermerón is also a board member at the CYD Foundation and the Cotec Foundation, a member of the Board of Representatives of the Engineers’ Association of Catalonia, and a member-at-large of the Spanish National Research Council’s Scientific Advisory Committee.