Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Yu Lang Mao joined the Energy Recovery Inc board of directors in September 2010 and was appointed 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 in helping equipment manufacturers successfully expand into new product and geographic markets. His strong strategic and analytic skills will help guide the diversification of Energy Recovery’s product line and its growth into new global markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arve Hanstveit has been as a member of ERI’s board 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.