Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Y. L. Mao joined Energy Recovery’s Board of Directors in September 2010 and was elected as Chairman of the Board in June, 2019. He was appointed to the concurrent role as President and CEO in May 2020 after serving as Interim President and CEO from November 2019 through May 2020. He brings to Energy Recovery extensive experience helping and directing equipment manufacturers successfully expand into new product and geographic markets. His strong strategic and analytic skills can guide the diversification of Energy Recovery’s product line and its growth into new global markets.
Lead Independent Director
Pamela Tondreau joined Energy Recovery’s Board of Directors in 2019.
Ms. Tondreau has over three decades of experience in the technology industry and private practice as a litigation and corporate attorney. In addition to her extensive experience navigating intellectual property, contract negotiation, and corporate governance matters, she brings a proven history of cultivating excellence in company culture, ensuring diversity and inclusion, and establishing programs to grow and retain corporate talent.
Alexander J. Buehler is the President & CEO of the Brock Group, a leading provider of soft-craft services to the petrochemical, oil & gas refining, power, pharmaceutical, and LNG industries. From 2017 to 2021, he served as Executive Vice President for Global Resources at Intertek, a global, publicly-traded company and major provider of assurance, testing, inspection, and certification services.
A seasoned business leader with experience in the oil and gas industry, Olav Fjell was the chief executive officer of Statoil from 1999 to 2003 and of Hurtigruten from 2007 to 2012. He has also served as the CEO of Postbanken and Lindorff.
Sherif Foda has over two decades of senior-level management experience in the oil and gas industry and is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Energy Services Reunited.
Arve Hanstveit has been a member of Energy Recovery’s Board of Directors and an investor in the company since August 1995. Mr. Hanstveit’s early investment in the company, his experience as an investment advisor and securities analyst, his understanding of global financial markets, the global desalination market, and his extensive knowledge ERI’s products make him a tremendous asset to the company’s board of directors.
Lisa Pollina has served on Energy Recovery’s Board of Directors since September 2021. She is a business executive and Board member who has negotiated over $50 Billion in corporate development deals in financial services, business services and the technology sectors. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Munich RE for the Americas (FRA: MUV2) and provides private equity advisory for alternative asset manager Ares Management (NYSE: ARES). She is the past Vice Chairman for RBC Capital Markets (NYSE: RY), and the Global Financial Institutions Executive for Bank of America Securities (NYSE: BAC).