Carlos A. Riva

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Carlos A. Riva "has been Verenium’s President, Chief Execuitve Officer and a director since 2007. Prior to Verenium’s merger with Celunol, Mr. Riva was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celunol since 2006. Prior to joining Celunol, from 2003 to 2005 Mr. Riva served as Executive Director of Amec plc, a major global construction and engineering company based in the U.K., where he was responsible for the company’s operations in the United States and Britain and for Amec’s global oil and gas business strategy. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Riva was Chief Executive Officer of InterGen, a Boston-based joint venture between Shell and Bechtel that developed more than 18,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, along with gas storage and pipelines, on six continents. Under his leadership InterGen raised $9 billion of non-recourse project financing to construct power projects and grew from a development company concept to a successful, global operating business. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Riva was President and Chief Operating Officer of Boston-based J. Makowski Company, which developed the first independent power project in the United States. Mr. Riva received his S.B. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and Stanford University respectively, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School." [1]

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  1. Board, Verenium, accessed January 27, 2009.