Strategic Advisory Board member
Carlos Riva currently serves as Chief Executive of Poseidon Water, a developer of new water supply projects. Poseidon is constructing the largest ocean water desalination plant in the Americas and developing a portfolio of similar projects in the US. Mr. Riva has spent over 25 years in infrastructure project development and finance. He has extensive experience in growing young companies and leading technologically sophisticated businesses in the fields of renewable energy, electric power generation, biotechnology, engineering, and water. Prior to joining Poseidon, Mr. Riva was the Chief Executive 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, a global developer of greenfield power generators, and as President of J. Makowski Company, developer of the first independent power project in the United States. Mr. Riva holds degrees in Civil Engineering from MIT and Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard.