Thierry NOEL



+33 1 75 43 17 00

Thierry Noel is the founder and a managing partner of Amane Advisors. He is based in Paris and he is leading the firm to expand its global presence and provide additional services that to help our clients accelerate business growth in new areas.

Before founding Amane Advisors, Thierry had distinguished international career for over 25 years (France, USA, UK) specialized in Water, Environment and Energy, holding senior management positions for strategy and development within multi-national corporate leaders in their sectors (Suez Environnement, Tyco, Enron) for markets such as Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Experience acquired in his early career in France and the UK in the administration and management of water treatment systems, water supply and sanitation brings business skills and an understanding of the constraints involved in the implementation of innovative solutions.

Thierry is a graduate of the National Institute INA-PG (Agro) and holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.




+33 1 75 43 17 00

Mathieu de Kervenoael is a Partner at Amane Advisors. He is based in Paris, France, and serves clients across the water sector, globally, with a focus on infrastructure development financing topics that address around the key issues of sustainability and resilience. His areas of practice also include solid waste management and opportunities in the circular economy.

Prior to joining Amane, Mathieu spent 26 years in the water and environment industry, in various companies of Suez, in France, Asia and the USA. Prior to joining Amane, he was responsible for Strategic Development within Suez’ Water & Waste Treatment Infrastructure global business line. Overall, he has had senior level responsibilities in business development, operational management and finance, and managed large, strategic and transversal projects globally.

Graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from HEC Paris, Mathieu is an elected member of the IWA’s (International Water Association) strategic council.

Geoff GAGE



+44 79 46 417 839

Geoff Gage is a Managing Partner at Amane Advisors. He is based in Oxford in the United Kingdom and serves clients across the water sector, with a focus on strategic and operational topics.

Prior to joining Amane, Geoff spent more than 12 years at McKinsey & Company, where as a Partner he led Mckinsey’s global Water practice. His work in water covered four areas:

  • Working with more than 50 water utilities worldwide on strategic, operational and organisational topics, including leading a $100m transformation of New York’s water utility
  • Supporting industrial clients to reduce risk and realise greater value from water related topics
  • Helping promising water technology companies to grow
  • Serving investors in water from market scans through to specific due diligences

Geoff holds a first class BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge


Christophe GUILLET

Managing Partner GCC Region


+973 17 25 18 70

Christophe Guillet is the partner for the GCC region at Amane Advisors. He is based in Bahrain and his activity is focused providing greater support to public and private partners to help accelerate the uptake of PPP in the water sector.

During his 25 year international career (France, China, Brazil, Africa, Italy, Poland, Saudi Arabia & GCC countries) in the fields of Water and Solid Waste, Christophe has held positions as VP International Business Development in the water sector (Saur group with main activities in Europe, Africa and Middle East), Project Director in Solid Waste (MTB, landfill, sorting plant, WTE) and as Board Director for several joint ventures/water companies in Europe and Saudi Arabia.

Christophe also has strong project management experience with large projects managed through different business models (EPC, BOT/BOO, DBOM, etc.). His experience and water sector network in the GCC Region represents a valuable addition to the Amane Advisors’ Team.


Managing Partner North America Region


+1 610 906 2916

Bill Malarkey is Amane’s managing partner for the North America region. He is based in Philadelphia and advises clients in a variety of segments across the water sector.

Bill has over two decades of experience in international water and infrastructure markets, particularly in the areas of strategy development, mergers & acquisitions, public-private partnerships (P3), corporate and project finance.  Prior to joining Amane, he held senior management positions in strategy/corporate development with Severn Trent – North America, American Water, Thames Water and RWE.  In addition, Bill also headed the Water & Industrials investment banking practice group at Boenning & Scattergood, Inc.  He had previously worked as a management consultant in A.T Kearney’s Utilities practice.

Bill has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Urban Water Council of the US Conference of Mayors and as Vice Chairman of the Water Institute of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships.  He earned his BS and JD degrees at Georgetown University, and holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Bastien SIMÉON



+33 6 22 95 25 30

Bastien Siméon is a Partner at Amane Advisors. Based in Paris, France, he is a seasoned sector specialist who has 20 years of experience in servicing clients globally, with a focus on the development and financing of Public Private Partnerships, and M&A.

Prior to joining Amane, Bastien spent 14 years as the global water sector head within KPMG’s infrastructure advisory practice. He led landmark transactions such as the financing of the $1.5bn Umm al Hayman wastewater PPP in Kuwait.

Before that Bastien worked for Veolia Water between 1999 and 2007, where he was involved in PPP/BOT projects across the Middle East region, as well as Europe and China.

He holds an MSc in Construction Engineering and Management from University of Maryland, and a dual MBA from ESCP in Paris and Krannert Business School, Purdue University (US). Bastien co-chairs the committee on financial institutions at the International Desalination Association.




+41 79 400 34 90

Amedeo Vaccani is a Partner at Amane Advisors, and the Founder and Managing Partner of A. Vaccani & Partner AG (AVP), a leading consultancy firm providing expertise and dedicated research in the areas of sustainability and resource and energy recovery. AVP merged with Amane Advisors in 2022.

Amedeo brings more than 40 years’ experience in Sustainability and Waste to Amane, with a focus on strategy consulting, M&A advisory and strategic partnerships. Over three decades, he shaped AVP into one of the world’s leading advisories for circular economy players, including amassing a network of 125 professional advisors, an in-house research team and proprietary data to meet the needs of client engagements around the world. In all, AVP has completed more than 120 M&A and strategic partnership transactions and 80 industry research mandates in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Prior to founding AVP, Amedeo held CEO positions at ABB Resource Recovery and W+E Umwelttechnik AG. There, he helped integrate W+E’s Energy-from-Waste (EfW) business into ABB’s global product and market matrix organization.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and a Master of Science from Federal Institute of Technology, in Zürich, Switzerland.


Managing Partner China



Alex is a Managing Partner at Amane Advisors in China. He has more than 25 years of experience in international environmental and energy related technology transfer and promotion to the Chinese market.

Alex was founder of McWong Environmental and Energy Group, a US water company doing business in China for more than 20 years. Under his leadership, McWong contracted over 200 environmental projects in China and its client included many Fortune 500 companies.

Alex also provided a platform for environmental and energy-related companies to connect with China, including technologies, equipment, and services, China business development, M&A, market research and consulting.

Alex also serves as Vice Chairman of Guozhen Environmental Protection and Energy, board member of American Tire Corporation, and Vice-President of Alanco Environmental Resources.



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