Arcardis announced the promotion of fifteen year veteran Ifetayo Venner to the role of Global Leader of the firm’s Water Supply and Treatment arm, Venner previously holding the title of Principal Environmental Engineer at Florida-based Arcadis. In her new role, Venner is responsible for client delivery, strategy and the organic growth of the arm’s offerings.
Ifetayo Venner started her career at Arcadis in 2000, and, during her more than sixteen year tenure at the firm, became a Principle in Environmental Engineer. Throughout her career, Venner developed expertise in project and resource management, knowledge management and transfer and wastewater design. Roles have included that of Wastewater Treatment Community of Practice Leader, as well as being Member of the ARCADIS Envision Leadership team. Additional roles for industry groups include that of Director of the Sustainability Community of Practice and a member of the Committee Leadership Council steering committee at Water Environment Federation (WEF), she further sits on the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision Review Board and is involved with the International Water Association (IWA).
Venner holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from McGill University, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University and an MBA in Management & Sustainability from the University of South Florida – College of Business Administration.
Arcadis recently announced that Venner has been promoted to the role of Global Leader of the firm’s Water Supply and Treatment arm. In her new role based in Tampa, Florida, Venner will be responsible for delivering the firm’s range of solutions, with a focus on sustainability. In addition, the firm will leverage her more than 15 years’ experience to the end of pre-empting trends and developing the arm’s strategic pursuits and the organic growth of its offerings.
Venner remarks that she is looking forward to the “exciting challenge” of leading the future direction of Arcadis’ water business. She adds that “The way that our water is treated and distributed is becoming increasingly important for businesses and communities around the world. With rapid advancements in technology and cities growing so quickly it is vital that businesses keep pace.”