Mr. Rajiv Mittal is the Chairman & Managing Director of VA TECH WABAG Limited, a pure play Water Technology Multinational headquartered in Chennai.

Through his professional career spanning over 3 decades, Mr Mittal 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 sea water & used water; efficient waste water 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 and is a pioneer in building water neutral and power neutral plants both in India and abroad.

Mr Mittal started his career with Dorr Oliver and later worked with John Brown Engineering, Glasgow. He then joined WABAG, UK and was deputed to India to set up a Strategic Business Unit in Water in 1996. He led the management buyout of WABAG India in 2005, making it the first ever in corporate history in the water industry and later orchestrated the historic reverse acquisition of WABAG Group from Siemens in 2007. He followed it up with a successful listing on the bourses in 2010.

His vision and foresight have seen the company evolve from being an Indian subsidiary of a German entity to a true Indian multinational with a presence across four continents and more than 20 countries along with three R&D centres in Austria, India and Switzerland and over 100 patents.

Some of the accolades received during his illustrious career include

  • Ranked amongst the Top 03 Most Influential Global Water leaders by WWI (UK) for 2 years (2017 & 2018) in a row
  • Ranked amongst Top 100 CEOs of India and 4th in the Infra & Engineering Sector by BT-PWC (2018)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2015) by Indian Desalination Association for contribution to the water and desalination industry and entrepreneurial excellence
  • Exceptional entrepreneurial excellence by Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award Program (2011)
  • Mittal was declared the Water Icon during 2006-2007 by poll conducted by Water Digest

Mr Mittal holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Mumbai and is a Corporate Member of the International Water Association as well as Indian Desalination Association.

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.

Connect with us

© 2024

We use cookies to recognize your repeat visits and preferences, so as to optimize your browsing experience on this website. By clicking "I Accept" on this banner, or using our site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.