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Suntharesan Padmanathan

Mr. Padmanathan, a professional Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience has served ACWA Power from 2005 as the company grew from a startup to where it is today; a leading private developer, owner and operator of power generation and desalinated water production plants headquartered in Saudi Arabia with a paid up capital of US$ 1.5 Billion now operating in 14 countries with a portfolio of plants worth US$ 27.5 Billion with a capacity to deliver 18,000 MW of electricity and 2.45Mm³/day of desalinated water.

A graduate of University of Manchester, UK, Mr. Padmanathan started his career as a consulting engineer delivering infrastructure projects financed by the national treasuries and multilateral financial agencies and moved on to develop privately financed power, water and wastewater projects in over a dozen countries (of which many were in Arica including a period in South Africa where he resided between 1996 and 2001). A substantial period of his career before ACWA Power was with Black & Veatch, a US headquartered multinational engineer & constructor where he served as a Vice President and Corporate officer.

Mr Padmanathan also serves on the board of directors of several companies all operating in the water and power sectors.