Hayati Yarkadas is Senior Vice President and President, Water Infrastructure and Europe Commercial Team. As head of Water Infrastructure, he is responsible for managing the lifecycle portfolio of the Dewatering, Transport and Treatment Businesses, from product management to research and development through supply chain, manufacturing and operations. Xylem's Transport and Dewatering business areas include, among others, the market-leading brands Flygt and Godwin in the municipal and industrial wastewater markets. The Treatment business area provides technologically advanced products and integrated water and wastewater treatment solutions that enable our customers worldwide to treat and reuse water.
Mr. Yarkadas also leads the European commercial team organization. In this role, he is responsible for sales, rental, service, marketing strategy and execution with continued emphasis on operational improvement, growth and profitability.
Mr. Yarkadas has more than 25 years of general management and commercial experience, most recently as President of Performance Materials for Trinseo, a leading materials company based in Switzerland. In that role, he led a $2.5 billion division with three businesses and 15 global sites, and also led the global Procurement function. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Tate and Lyle, Europe, a global food ingredients business, and worked at DuPont as General Manager of their Teijin Films business in Europe and as Global Business Director of their Advanced Glass Interlayers business in the U.S. Earlier in his career Mr. Yarkadas held a series of sales, marketing and strategy roles at DuPont, Deloitte Consulting Group, and Borusan.
Mr. Yarkadas holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey, and received a Master of Business Administration from Imperial College Business School, University of London, UK.