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Executive Leadership

Xylem's executive leadership team is led by Xylem President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick K. Decker and includes the leaders of our major commercial teams and four growth centers, as well as the global heads of marketing, finance, human resources, information technology and legal.​​​ 

Patrick Decker

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President & Chief Executive Officer

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.​ Read full bio

Franz Cerwinka

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Senior Vice President & President, Emerging Markets

Franz Cerwinka is Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets. He is responsible for leading Xylem’s commercial operations across the emerging markets, including China, Southeast Asia and North Asia, India, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Australia and New Zealand. This includes all products and end-markets in the region including Water Infrastructure, Applied Water Systems, and Measurement and Control Solutions (M&CS). Read full bio​

Albert H. Cho

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Chief Strategy & Digital Officer

Albert Cho is Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Xylem. In this role, he is responsible for driving Xylem’s efforts to digitize water infrastructure, as well as the continued development of strategies to achieve our vision and create social and economic value. Read full bio

David Flinton

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Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation, Technology and Product Management Officer

David Flinton is Chief Innovation, Technology & Product Management Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s global technology and innovation activities as well as for managing the entire lifecycle of our offerings. His organization plays a critical role in ensuring Xylem develops advanced technologies and disruptive innovations that will create value for customers, and commercializes them rapidly and effectively. Read full bio

John Kehoe

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Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

John Kehoe was named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Xylem in September 2018.  In this role, he is responsible for leading the Company's global information technology organization. Read full bio

Anthony Milando

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Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Tony Milando joined Xylem in 2015. In this role, he is responsible for driving operational excellence and process simplification across the organization. Read full bio

Matthew Pine

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Senior Vice President & President, Applied Water Systems and Americas Commercial Team

Matthew Pine is Senior Vice President and President, Applied Water Systems and the Americas Commercial Team. The Applied Water Systems business provides products and services that deliver comfort and convenience and save energy through the efficient movement of water. Mr. Pine also oversees the Americas Commercial Team, which includes sales and marketing strategy and execution. Read full bio

E. Mark Rajkowski

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Special Advisor

Mark Rajkowski serves as Special Advisor to Xylem. From March 2016 to September 2020, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xylem, overseeing the Company's global finance organization. Read full bio​

Sandra E. Rowland

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Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Sandra Rowland is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she is responsible for leading the Company's global finance organization. Read full bio 

 

Colin Sabol

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Senior Vice President & President, Measurement & Control Solutions

Colin Sabol is Senior Vice President and President of Xylem’s Measurement & Control Solutions business. He assumed this role in October 2017 and is responsible for all aspects of global operations for these businesses, including strategy, marketing, sales, product development, supply chain and manufacturing. Read full bio​​

Kairus Tarapore

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Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Kairus Tarapore is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s human resources strategy in support of Xylem’s business goals and strategic priorities.  Specifically, Mr. Tarapore oversees the areas of leadership and talent development, talent acquisition, performance management, HR technology strategy, and global compensation and rewards. Read full bio​

Claudia Toussaint

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Sustainability Officer

Claudia Toussaint is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Sustainability Officer for Xylem. In this role, she is responsible for leading the legal and compliance functions at Xylem as well as the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach. She also serves as the company’s Corporate Secretary. Read full bio

Joseph Vesey

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Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Joseph Vesey is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s marketing function, focusing on the unique needs of customers in specific industry verticals, expanding digital marketing efforts, building commercial excellence and further developing key account management capabilities and integrated IT efforts to accelerate commercial excellence. Read full bio

Hayati Yarkadas

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Senior Vice President & President, Water Infrastructure and Europe Commercial Team

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. Read full bio