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Board of Directors

​An active and engaged board of directors represents the interests of Xylem's shareholders. 

The independent directors, along with our president and chief executive officer, make up Xylem's board. They bring a wealth of relevant experience, governance acumen and passion for success to their vital roles. ​​

Robert F. Friel


Chair, Xylem Inc.
Former Chairman, President & CEO, PerkinElmer, Inc.

Mr. Friel has led our Board as independent Chair since May 2020. He served as Chief Executive Officer of PerkinElmer, Inc., a multinational corporation focused on human and environmental health, from January 2008 until his retirement in December 2019. He was one of the primary architects of PerkinElmer’s transformation into a global technology leader.

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Patrick K. Decker


President and Chief Executive Officer, Xylem Inc.

Mr. Decker was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Xylem in March 2014. He also serves as a Director on the Board. As a leader in the water industry, Mr. Decker serves on the Infrastructure Committee for the Business Roundtable, and as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Executive Council on Infrastructure, which is developing recommendations on initiatives to encourage additional private sector investment in infrastructure to promote economic growth.​ 

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Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn


Chief Executive Officer & President, Claridad, LLC

Ms. Beliveau-Dunn is the Chief Executive Officer & President of Claridad, LLC, a digital and IoT consulting firm. Prior to founding Claridad in April 2018, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn served as Vice President & General Manager of Cisco Systems Inc., a global technology company, where she managed the products and services business and operations, and built and operated centers of excellence, learning and knowledge, and innovation practices for scale. 

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Jorge M. Gomez

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Dentsply Sirona, Inc.

Mr. Gomez has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Dentsply Sirona, Inc., a manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, since August 2019. From January 2018 to August 2019, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Cardinal Health, a global, integrated healthcare solutions company. Mr. Gomez held a variety of positions at Cardinal Health from 2006 until being named CFO in January 2018 including chief financial officer of the Medical segment, chief financial officer of the Pharmaceutical segment, corporate treasurer and corporate controller.

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Victoria D. Harker


Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, TEGNA, Inc.

Ms. Harker has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of TEGNA, Inc. since June 2015 when Gannett Co. spun off its broadcast and digital businesses; in 2017, TEGNA spun off and sold its digital businesses. She served as CFO of Gannett from July 2012 to June 2015. Prior to joining Gannett in July 2012, Ms. Harker served as the CFO and President of Global Business Services of the AES Corporation, a diversified, multinational power generation and utility company.

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Steven R. Loranger

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, ITT Corporation

Mr. Loranger served as Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of ITT Corporation, our former parent, a global manufacturing company, from 2004 until his retirement in October 2011. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer & President of Xylem Inc. from September 2013 until March 2014.

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Surya N. Mohapatra, Ph.D.


Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

Dr. Mohapatra served as President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, a leading provider of diagnostic information services, from 2004 until his retirement in 2012. He joined Quest Diagnostics as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in February 1999, becoming President & Chief Operating Officer in June 1999.

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Jerome A. Peribere

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Sealed Air Corporation

Mr. Peribere served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Sealed Air Corporation, a global manufacturer of protective and specialty packaging for food and consumer goods, from 2013 until his retirement in 2017. He led the transformation of Sealed Air from a products-based company to a knowledge-based company, with a more unified organization through the company’s rebranding, and renewed commitments to creating customer value and sustainability. 

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Markos I. Tambakeras


Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Kennametal, Inc.

Mr. Tambakeras led our Board as independent Chair from 2011, when Xylem was spun off from ITT Corporation, its former parent, until May 2020. He currently serves as Chair of the Board’s Nominating & Governance Committee. He served as President  & Chief Executive Officer of Kennametal, Inc. from 1999 until his retirement in 2005 and as Chairman of Kennametal’s board from 2002 to 2006. 

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Lila Tretikov

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Corporate Vice President & Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Ms. Tretikov is a Corporate Vice President & Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Corporation, and a leading expert on Artificial Intelligence and business transformation. In her role at Microsoft, she applies a cross-disciplinary approach to creating solutions that address some of the world's most challenging problems and empower humanity through technology.

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Uday Yadav

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President & Chief Operating Officer, Electrical Sector, Eaton

Mr. Yadav has served as President & Chief Operating Officer, Electrical Sector, for Eaton, a power management company, since July 2019.  In this role, Mr. Yadav is responsible for the company’s global electrical business and has corporate responsibility for Eaton’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 

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