Mr. Altmann gained his experience by working for more than 25 years for top ranking engineering and construction companies, including Bechtel and Fluor, in technical as well as managerial positions. Before joining ACWA Power he held an EVP position at ILF Consulting with global responsibility for its Energy & Desalination business. Prior to that, he served as VP at Bechtel Intl. in the Power Generation business unit with global responsibility for desalination based in the UK and USA. Mr. Altmann served as a Director of the International Desalination Association (IDA) and the European Desalination Society (EDS) and is a member of the supervisory board at Desertec Industrial Initiative. Furthermore, he served on the Research Advisory Council (RAC) of the Middle East Desalination Research Centre (MEDRC) in Oman. Mr. Altmann holds a degree in chemical engineering and was granted two patents.