Mr Akhil Barar
Chief Operating Officer, Organica Water
Akhil joined Organica in 2009 as Head of Engineering Services. Prior to Organica, Akhil worked for a number of multinational corporations specialising in desalination and water treatment, including CH2M Hill, Nuchem, Weir Group and Veolia Water in regions covering the United Kingdom, Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent. He was involved in design, engineering and delivery of projects for industries such as oil and gas, breweries, textile, hotels, municipalities, etc. Right before Organica, Akhil worked as Chief Operating Officer for Nuchem’s water business, with responsibility for business development, project execution, supply chain, operation & maintenance and overall supervision of the business unit. Prior to his COO role, Akhil was a project manager at both Veolia and CH2M Hill, with responsibility for the supervision of multiple water-related projects of various sizes from inception through design, construction, commissioning, testing and warranty phase. Akhil began his career at Weir Westgarth as a Process Engineer in the UK and Middle East, focused on detailed design, pilot trials, and project engineering of water treatment plants. Akhil received his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from DCET, Panjab University in 2001.
Currently Akhil is COO of Organica, responsible for managing the complete project business globally including Business Development, Sales, Engineering Services, Project Delivery, Supply Chain, HR, Financial Planning, Strategy and Field Services. He covers China, ASEAN, ANZ, Europe, Middle East and Africa from his base in New Delhi, India.