Williams has delivered key leadership for century-old company that in 2022 had historic growth, financial performance
Michael Williams, Black & Veatch’s chief financial officer (CFO), has been named to the board of directors of the global leader in sustainable infrastructure solutions, the entirely employee-owned company announced today.
Williams, who joined Black & Veatch in 2011, was appointed CFO in 2022 – a year in which the company delivered historic growth and financial performance.
As CFO, Williams leads more than 350 global finance professionals and provides key leadership in the company’s financial, operational, commercial and risk management strategies.
“As a true steward of our company’s employee-owner culture, Michael consistently has delivered trusted performance and perspectives that merit his selection to our board,” said Mario Azar, Black & Veatch’s Chairman and CEO. “We celebrate our remarkable financial performance last year as a reflection of our solid strategy and leadership in providing innovative and sustainable solutions for our clients. We will continue to lean on Michael complementing our talented leadership team and board to deliver long-term performance and profitable growth to our employee owners.”
Before becoming CFO, Williams served as Black & Veatch’s senior vice president of finance and treasurer. He was instrumental in the company’s recent organizational transformation, which better positioned Black & Veatch to meet the global megatrends reshaping the world of infrastructure and the rapidly expanding need for innovative solutions.
“Over my dozen years at Black & Veatch, I’m reminded every day of the global influence we have in improving people’s lives through reliable, leading-edge critical infrastructure,” Williams said. “My passion for this company and what we do is driven by the fact that we’re entirely employee-owned – and we all share in the success we create together. It’s an incredible honor and privilege to serve our employee owners and help shape our future with our board of directors moving forward.”
Williams received bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting from Baylor University.
In December 2022, Black & Veatch was No. 164 in Forbes’ rankings of the largest U.S.-based private companies, based on 2021 revenues. Black & Veatch ranked second in Kansas.
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About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is a 100-percent employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2022 were US$4.3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.
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