Sandra Rowland

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Role at Xylem

Sandy leads Xylem’s global finance organization where she oversees the company’s finance, accounting, treasury, tax, corporate development and investor relations teams. In this role, she is focused on accelerating the company’s growth, furthering financial and operational discipline and advancing strategic priorities.

Sandy is passionate about solving water through customer-focused business models and financial innovation that delivers improved community outcomes.  Sandy also continues to integrate sustainability into the Company’s financing strategies including linking the Company’s Sustainability targets with financing instruments and investing in underserved communities.  

Professional Background

Sandy joined Xylem in 2020 with more than 25 years of finance leadership experience in global enterprises, including serving as:

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harman International, a global leader in connected technologies for the automotive, consumer and enterprise markets. Sandy led and integrated several acquisitions and was instrumental in Samsung Electronics’ acquisition of Harman. Sandy previously served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Harman
  • Sandy held various positions of increasing responsibility in accounting and finance at Eastman Kodak Company
  • Earlier in her career, Sandy held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 

Community Impact

Sandy is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit and Human Resources Committees of industrial manufacturer Oshkosh Corporation. She serves on the Alumni Advisory Council for the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester and was a founder of the Harman Women’s Network. She now serves as executive sponsor of the Xylem Non-Native English Speakers and Allies Network.


Master of Business Administration, William E. Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business, Lafayette College 

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