Bruno Lavandier is senior vice president and corporate controller for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.
Bruno Lavandier is senior vice president and corporate controller for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. As corporate controller, Lavandier has global responsibility for Ecolab’s Finance, Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Internal Audit functions.
Previously, Lavandier led the Finance organization for Ecolab’s Global Supply Chain, where he equipped the function with actionable reports, processes and systems to facilitate the identification, monitoring and amplification of structural savings programs, as well as modeling tools to anticipate the impact of commodity and FX fluctuations on Ecolab costs.
Lavandier has more than 25 years of international experience in various industries, including turnkey engineering, water treatment and oil and gas, in both corporate and business roles.
Lavandier joined Nalco in early 2001 to coordinate the re-engineering of Nalco's supply chain. He then served as Nalco's corporate controller, playing a critical role in supporting Nalco through its 2003 leveraged buyout and related debt offerings, and through the initial public offering of shares of Nalco Holding Company in November 2004.
In 2005, Lavandier was named vice president of Finance and Business Operations for Nalco's Energy Services division. While improving cash flow, margin analysis and internal controls, Lavandier worked hand-in-hand with the sales force on significant business development projects in West Africa, North Africa and Kazakhstan. In 2009, Lavandier moved to Denver to lead Energy Services’ Enhanced Oil Recovery Business (EOR), TIORCO, and oversaw the acquisition of FabTech in 2010.
Lavandier graduated from l’école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC), and holds a master's degree in Business awarded by the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS).