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Covanta names new president

Covanta, a Morristown, New Jersey-based provider of sustainable materials management and environmental solutions, has appointed Selma Kivran as president of Covanta Environmental Solutions (CES). She will take over the role from current CES President Paul Stauder.

Reporting to Covanta President and Chief Operating Officer Azeez Mohammed, Kivran will lead Covanta’s expanding CES business line.

CES was formed as a subsidiary of Covanta in 2015 to provide companies with comprehensive environmental services through a network of material processing and waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities.
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Strauder will take on new responsibilities as chief revenue officer for Covanta, assuming leadership of the WTE commercial teams, including asset management and sustainable solutions.

He will continue to play an instrumental role in the creation and growth of new environmental services offerings through acquisitions and greenfield expansions.

“Selma brings to Covanta a proven history of leading complex and challenged businesses to new heights in potential and growth by optimizing business and stakeholder return on investment,” Mohammed says. “With her unmatched background in both services and product businesses, I expect she will bring a focused and fresh perspective to CES and move us forward to be a one-stop-shop in providing our customers with the most sustainable outcomes.”

Prior to joining Covanta, Kivran was executive vice president of the West Hemisphere at Ethos Energy, where she had full P&L responsibility for the Americas business and led the transformation from a product-line business to a regional business model. She has a background in profit and loss management.

“Covanta Environmental Solutions has a proven track record of providing customers unmatched solutions for their sustainability needs,” Kivran says. “As we look toward our future growth and the incredible market opportunity ahead, I look forward to working with this agile, exceptional team.”

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