For more than 30 years Mario Azar has dedicated his career to being an energy sector leader, overseeing multiple Power and Oil & Gas businesses spanning the globe. Today, Mr. Azar serves as President of Black & Veatch’s Global Power Business where he leads all aspects of the business serving global clients through comprehensive planning, consulting, engineering, construction, program management and combined EPC solutions. Black & Veatch provides diverse solutions in conventional, renewable, and distributed power generation, transmission and distribution, microgrids, and behind the meter services. Mr. Azar is also a member of Black & Veatch’s Corporate Executive Committee. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Mr. Azar founded ALP Citadel Business Management Consulting & Services, a private firm offering guidance to global energy companies seeking profitable growth by optimizing strategy, structure, and productivity. Before that he served as the CEO of Siemens’ global Oil & Gas and Marine Solutions Business Unit. Mr. Azar earned a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, with a Major in Power Systems, and a Minor in Digital Electronics & Telecommunications from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is fluent in Arabic, English, French and German.