Carlos Cosín Fernández is currently the founder and CEO of Almar Water Solutions. He is responsible for strategic management of the company, whose main investor is Abdul Latif Jameel, to implement and promote its activity in the water sector.
Before that, he worked at Abengoa between 2005 and 2016. At the end of his career there, he was Chairman and CEO of Abengoa Water, the water subsidiary of the group (2012-2016). During 2011 he was General Manager of Befesa Water (depending on Befesa Environmental Services). He has been in charge of developing water activities worldwide (such as desalination or water reuse) under EPC or BOOT models. His first step at Abengoa was as International Division Manager for the water business division (Befesa Agua).
Mr. Cosín also spent seven years (1997-2004) at Veolia Water Systems, first as Desalination Business Manager and later, he held several managing positions in Veolia Water branch in Spain. There, he restructured the various water activities (drinking, waste water, reuse and process) while enhancing technology transfer at the same time.
Prior to his incorporation in Veolia, he held several high level positions, most notably the ownership of a private company that developed and designed heat exchangers.
Mr. Cosín holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. He has been an active member of the International Desalination Association Board of Directors for the last two terms (2013-2015 and 2015-2017). He also was a member of the Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) between 2013 and 2016.
He was born and raised in Madrid, Spain.
Day 1: Monday 24th April 2017
14:00 – 15:30 – Desalination – Desal’s changing business model