CEO of Poseidon Water, currently constructing the largest seawater desalination facility in the Americas in Carlsbad, California
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Carlos Riva is Chief Executive Officer of Poseidon Water, a water infrastructure development company. Poseidon is currently constructing the largest seawater desalination facility in the Americas in Carlsbad, CA and developing additional facilities in California, Texas and Florida.
Mr. Riva has over 25 years of experience in infrastructure project development and finance. He has extensive knowledge in growing new companies and leading technologically sophisticated businesses in the fields of renewable energy, electric power generation, biotechnology, engineering, and construction.
Prior to joining Poseidon, Mr. Riva was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Verenium Corporation, an industrial biotechnology company dedicated to commercializing next generation biofuels and specialty enzymes. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Amec Group, Ltd. a major British engineering and construction firm. Mr. Riva has also had extensive experience in the electric power industry, having served as the founding Chief Executive of Intergen and as President of J. Makowski Company, developer of the first independent power project in the United States. In these roles, he oversaw the development of over 17,000 megawatts of greenfield electric power generation projects worldwide.
Mr. Riva holds degrees in Civil Engineering from MIT and Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.