Our Air Expertise Cluster

The Air Expertise Cluster was created in 2018 to support the growth of the Air Quality Solutions business within Veolia and to offer our customers innovative offers to ensure long-term good air quality.

Indoor air quality is a major focus of innovation in health and the fight against new pollutants. In three years, the division has deployed the Air Quality Solutions offer in the Group's main geographical areas. What could be more important than controlling air quality to meet the health challenges highlighted by the Covid crisis?
Sabine Fauquez
Innovation Director, Deputy

The Team

  • Sabine Fauquez
    Head of Veolia’s Air Expertise Cluster

    Sabine Fauquez is head of Veolia’s Air Expertise Cluster and CEO of OFIS, Veolia’s specialist health risks engineering consultancy. She was previously COO of Endetec, the subsidiary dedicated to environmental monitoring solutions, after 10 years spent in a range of management functions with Veolia Water.

    Sabine Fauquez holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Université Pierre et Marie Curie and a diploma in general management from the Centre de Perfectionnement des Affaires.

  • Frédéric Bouvier
    Air Expertise Cluster Director, Veolia

    Frédéric Bouvier joined Veolia in 2018 as Director of the Air Expertise Cluster and has been appointed COO of OFIS. From 2015 to 2018 he was CEO of the Airparif1 nonprofi t, where he launched Airlab, an incubator for innovative solutions for air quality. He previously headed the Atmo Rhône-Alpes regional observatory and the Central Air Quality Surveillance Laboratory.

    Frédéric Bouvier trained as a chemical engineer and holds a Master’s degree in business management and administration.

  • Xavier Villetard
    Innovation Project Manager - Health & new pollutants (air)

    Xavier Villetard joined Veolia in 2019, at the beginning of the Air Expertise Cluster. He joined the Strategy & Innovation Department in January 2022. From 2012 to 2019, he was operational director of the AtmoSud association, the Association for the monitoring and study of air pollution in the South Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region, after having held the positions of managing director of the AIRFOBEP association (Etang de Berre and western Bouches du Rhône) and ARPAM (Franche-Comté).

    Xavier Villetard completed a DESS in air quality monitoring and noise abatement at the University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines.

  • Warda Ait-Helal
    Project Manager Innovation - Health & new pollutants (air)

    Warda Ait-Helal joined the Air Expertise Cluster at its creation in 2018. She previously worked in various public research laboratories in France and England, where she conducted studies aimed at characterising gaseous and particulate pollutants in the urban atmosphere. She then worked on industrial emissions at Ineris.

    Warda Ait-helal holds a PhD in physical chemistry of the atmosphere from the University of Lille and the Mines de Douai.

The teams of the Air Competence Cluster offer you technical and digital solutions adapted to indoor and outdoor air. They will support you whatever your challenges are: discomfort and complaints, odours, optimisation of your HVAC installations, air quality modelling, data analytics, etc. 

In order to carry out its missions, the Air Competence Cluster has formed partnerships with equipment suppliers (measurement, pollution control, etc.) and works with research teams and recognised institutes to guarantee the reliability of the solutions proposed.