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

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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

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President and Chief Executive Officer, Xylem Inc.

Mr. Decker has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Xylem since March 2014. From October 2012 to March 2014, he served as President & CEO of Harsco Corporation, a global industrial services company. Prior to joining Harsco, Mr. Decker served in a number of leadership roles for Tyco International’s Flow Control business, ultimately serving as President of Tyco Flow Control, a leader in industrial flow control solutions.

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Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

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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

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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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Sten E. Jakobsson

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer, ABB AB

Mr. Jakobsson served as President & Chief Executive Officer of ABB AB, the Swedish subsidiary of ABB Ltd., a leading power and industrial automation company, until his retirement in 2011. During his nearly 40-year career at ABB, he held several key leadership positions, including Head of the North Europe Region and Executive Vice President of the Power Transmission and Distribution Segment.

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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.

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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

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

Mr. Tambakeras led our Board as independent Chair from 2011, when Xylem was spun off from its former parent, until May 2020. 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 of Technology, Microsoft Corporation

Ms. Tretikov is a Corporate Vice President of Technology in the Office of the CTO at Microsoft Corporation, and a leading expert on Artificial Intelligence and business transformation. 

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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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