Mario Azar assumes Chairman and CEO role following Steve Edwards retirement | Black & Veatch

Mario Azar, Chairman & CEO


The Board of Directors of Black & Veatch selected Mario Azar as Chairman & CEO for the company following the retirement of Steve Edwards. Mario becomes only the 8th leader in company history.

The portfolio of solutions Black & Veatch offers, coupled with a transformed business model aligned with the megatrends reshaping the world, positions Black & Veatch to continue fulfilling its mission of Building a World of Difference. Black & Veatch continues to build on its industry leading position in the market as it grows partnerships with clients to address their evolving business needs.

Mario Azar, Chairman & CEO

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Laszlo von Lazar and Mike Orth have joined the  Black & Veatch Board of Directors. They each bring 30+ years of experience in client markets and solutions that are critical to the future growth and success of Black & Veatch. Their strategic insights and understanding of megatrends that impact our clients’ business, and how we can respond to those with our solutions portfolio, bring tremendous value to the Board.

Barry Clegg has  been named President of BV Operations, a group comprising a centralized pool of resources and talent that are the execution engine that keeps the global engineering and construction company running. BV Operations, with more than 8,100 professionals, houses project execution capabilities and resources, and maintains, develops and deploys global resources in support of the work the company performs around the world. 

Andrea Bernica has been named Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for Black & Veatch.  The Chief of Staff role is a new position reporting directly to Mario Azar, Chairman and CEO.  Andrea will work closely with the BV Leadership Team on a day-to-day basis advising and coordinating companywide actions, priorities and strategic objectives. Previously serving as Vice President & Lead Counsel, Human Resources and Corporate Compliance, Andrea joined the company in 2011 and brings 20 years’ experience to the role.

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“The Black & Veatch team loves what they do. It’s very refreshing to see that every day.”

Lynette Ramirez, Executive Director of Infrastructure, Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority

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