Black & Veatch has named Oscar Falcon as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Power – Latin America.
Falcon joins Black & Veatch’s power business as the energy industry continues to adapt, balancing rising global need for reliable baseload generation with corresponding demand for decarbonization, low-carbon energy and end-to-end project solutions. Demand for renewable energy continues to grow, even as its generation impacts the operations of the traditional transmission and distribution sectors. Investments in distributed energy require a more flexible grid to ensure reliability while offering clients a greater choice of power generation solutions.
Falcon will be responsible for developing client relationships and creating and executing the company’s regional strategy, positioning the business for future growth within the market. He will be based in the company’s Santiago, Chile regional office.
With more than 16 years of experience, Falcon brings a strong perspective and substantial executive experience in the Latin American energy industry. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Falcon served as chief executive officer for Siemens Chile, where he led the company’s energy, industry, smart infrastructure and mobility businesses. He also served as CEO of Siemens’ Power & Gas Division for the company’s Argentina, Chile and Uruguay markets.
“We consider the Latin American region a strategic opportunity to expand our global footprint,” said Mario Azar, President of Black & Veatch’s power business. “Black & Veatch is well-positioned to provide the full range of integrated energy solutions that will help deliver critical infrastructure power projects in the region. We look forward to building new client relationships to help them meet their business goals and Oscar’s deep experience and local expertise will help us further engage in these efforts.”