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Francis McKeever joins NEOM as Executive Director Water Supply

  • Francis McKeever joins NEOM as Executive Director Water Supply

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Starting May 1st, 2023, Francis McKeever has joined NEOM in the role of Executive Director Water Supply. NEOM is a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being built from the ground up.

Mr McKeever is a senior executive in the water industry with extensive Asian and Global experience that spans 25 years. Formerly he was a Vice President with Gradiant in Asia and Australia, and prior to that, Vice President Asia Pacific of the Water Processing Division at Pall Corporation.

He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from Henley Management College (UK), and Executive Education from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.

Mr McKeever said in a LinkedIn post: “The Neom Desalination and Brine Refining projects are the most innovative and ambitious water projects in the world. It is a privilege to work with this team and to drive these projects to success”.

Conceived as a hub for innovation and a model for sustainability, NEOM is one of the Public Investment Fund projects, a key piece of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan for economic diversification.

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