Mr. Rajiv Mittal holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) and is a Fellow of the International Water Association and Corporate Member of the Indian Desalination Association. He has experience over 4 decades, and has dedicated himself to the water industry with a special focus on sustainability. He has advocated sustainable use of water; leveraging alternative sources of water such as seawater & used water; efficient wastewater treatment, water recovery and reclamation. He has also been very vocal in promoting advanced technologies for water treatment solutions for municipalities and industries at an affordable price. Mr. Rajiv Mittal started his career with Dorr Oliver and later worked with John Brown Engineering, U.K. He then joined WABAG, UK and was deputed to India to set up a Strategic Business Unit in Water towards the end of 1996.

Under his visionary leadership, WABAG:
• Evolved into a true Indian multinational, ranked among the Top 3 Global Water Players by GWI for benefiting over 88.8 million people globally;
• Emerged as the preferred partner for achieving water sustainability, leveraging alternative water sources: Desalination & Water Reuse to boost water supply;
• Pioneered the concept of wastewater treatment with power neutral model and re-demonstrated at the 140 MLD sewage treatment plant under Namami Gange at Varanasi;
• Expanded its global footprint with a presence across 4 continents and projects in over 25 countries;
• Reinforced its technological excellence: R&D centres in India and Europe and over 125 IP Rights;
• Masterminded the Management Buyout of WABAG India in 2005;
• Orchestrated historical Reverse Acquisition of erstwhile parent WABAG Group from Siemens in 2007;
• Successful listing on the BSE and NSE in 2010.

Global accolades in Mr. Mittal’s illustrious career as under:

• Conferred with IWA Fellow by the International Water Association – 2022;
• Global Asian of the Year by AsiaOne Magazine – 2022;
• World Top 20 Most Transformative Leaders in Water Sector by GWI – 2021;
• Top 3 Most Influential Global Water leaders by WWI (UK) in successive years – 2017 & 2018;
• Top 100 CEOs of India and 4th in the Infra & Engineering Sector by BT-PWC – 2018;
• Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Desalination Association for contribution to the water and desalination industry and entrepreneurial excellence – 2015;
• ‘Eminent Engineering Personality’ Award by the Institution of Engineers India – 2018.

Sustainable solutions. For a better life.

The WABAG Group head quartered in Chennai with its global presence in 4 Continents and more than 20 countries has a work-force of more than 2,000. With a history dating back more than ninety years, the group has emerged as a leading pure play water technology player across the globe with focus on emerging markets.

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