Azeez Mohammed, Covanta
Azeez Mohammed
President & CEO
Covanta

Azeez Mohammed was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Covanta in December 2021. Mr. Mohammed has broad functional experience in technology, finance and operations and experience working in 27 different industry segments, including sustainability sectors such as solar, wind, hydrogen and electric vehicle charging. He served as Executive Vice President at Bloom Energy, where he was responsible for international expansion to help countries and businesses transition away from fossil fuels. For more than 20 years, Mr. Mohammed worked at General Electric, leading multiple standalone industrial businesses. He served as President & CEO of GE Power Conversion, a $2B, 8000-person business which provides solutions to electrify the world’s industries. Previously, he led GE Power Services in the Middle East and Africa, and GE Energy Services in Latin America. He began his career at GE Research and was selected for GE’s Corporate Audit Staff, a prestigious consulting and leadership development organization. Mr. Mohammed holds both a master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras. He also has 25 international patents and has been published in numerous journals.He plays an active role in community organizations such as Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity, and through his family trust he supports women’s empowerment and children in need.

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