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Azar, Key Architect at Black & Veatch Power Transformation, Joins Company’s Board of Directors

Mario Azar
Mario Azar
OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces that Mario Azar, President of its global power business has been named to the company’s Board of Directors.

“Black & Veatch’s businesses are at the forefront of a global shift towards more sustainable, lower carbon energy use with a growing focus on resource optimization across our increasingly diverse client set,” said Steve Edwards, Black & Veatch’s CEO. “Mario’s experience leading transformation efforts in complex market sectors will help the Board of Directors position the company for long-term success.”

Azar joined Black & Veatch in late 2018 and was instrumental in re-positioning Black & Veatch Power to adapt to the changing power landscape and continues to lead the power business in this direction. He brings more than 30 years of energy industry experience to the board as well as service as a member of the company’s executive committee.

"I am honored to join the Black & Veatch Board and align with the highly experienced and respected industry leaders that are helping to guide the company towards its worthy mission,” Azar said.

Azar’s global energy leadership experience includes serving as CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas and Marine, an engineered solutions and integration business unit. In addition, he was Executive Vice President of Power Generation Solutions Americas for Siemens, where he led and substantially grew the volume and profitability of the business.

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He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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