Wescott, William

VP Innovation, Americas
Veolia Environnement

Bill is VP, Innovation, Americas for Veolia Environnement. Prior to assuming his role at Veolia, Bill was the Managing Director of Cleantech Group’s Advisory Services, which assist clients in public and private sectors accelerate their implementation of cleantech solutions.

Bill an internationally recognized sustainability expert, helping organizations assess and adopt technologies and practices to minimize their impact on the environment for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in climate change, environmental control technologies, information/communication technologies, new venture development, and organizational governance as well as in the energy, natural resources, chemical, electronics, and consumer products sectors. A lifelong intra- and entrepreneur, Bill has worked with clients to create new cleantech ventures and with investors to assess cleantech opportunities. He has served as an advisor to organizations including the Romanian, Italian, Mexican, Brazilian, and U.S. governments, UNIDO, the Sustainable Performance Group Investment Fund, PROPEL Board of Directors, The Conference Board, The Pew Center on Global Climate Change, The Institute of the Americas, and World Resources Institute. Bill was an environment, health and safety consulting director at Arthur D. Little, Inc. where he worked for 15 years with over 100 clients across all sectors on 5 continents in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian).

Bill has a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon and BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton.