President, Power Business
Mario Azar became president of Black & Veatch’s Power business in December 2018. A 30-year energy industry veteran, Azar leads all aspects of the Power business including strategy, business development, project execution, operations, workforce planning, and organizational capability and effectiveness. He also serves on the company’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Black & Veatch Azar held several other diverse energy positions including being the founder of ALP Citadel Business Management Consulting & Services, where he offered strategic guidance to companies in the global energy market. He also served as CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas and Marine, an engineered solutions and integration business unit operating globally in over 21 countries. Azar has also served in other senior level positions during his career at Siemens and previously Westinghouse. His decades of global leadership experience in the power and oil and gas markets position him to help clients adapt to the transformational shifts impacting the production, delivery and storage of electricity as he works with a team of thousands of Black & Veatch professionals to build the new, innovative and more efficient energy infrastructure of the future. Azar also serves as a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association Board of Directors. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.