Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that its President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, has been appointed to the Corporate Advisory Board of Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) promotes knowledge for business sustainability. IGEL works with a diverse and interdisciplinary network to develop and disseminate innovative research and business practices to solve the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet. IGEL also interfaces with top alumni and with academic, corporate, government, and non-government organizations to drive business policies and practices on a global scale. With its partners, IGEL facilitates knowledge for action, life-long learning and impact through world-class research, transformative teaching of future leaders, and public outreach regarding best business practices.
Dr. Boulos joins a distinguished list of industry leaders on the board, including Laura Bryant, Vice President of Enterprise Holdings; Patrick R. Cairo, Executive Vice President for Suez Environment North America and United Water; Philip Dahlin, Director of Sustainability for Johnson & Johnson; Linda Froelich, Global Sustainability Director for FMC Corporation; Eunice Heath, Global Director of Sustainability for the DOW Chemical Company; Jon Freedman, Global Government Relations Leader for GE Power & Water; David Kiser, Vice President of EHS & Sustainability for International Paper; Allison Porter, Vice President of Sustainability Services for Cushman & Wakefield; Lane Moore, Executive Chairman of Rubicon Global; Kim Rumph, President of CHEP North America (A Brambles Company); Barbara Schulze, Vice President of Sustainability and Director of Environmental Center of Excellence for Merck; and John Shegerian, Chairman & CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI).
“IGEL’s vision is to become the preeminent institutional and educational catalyst for the adaptation of business policies and practices that will transform the world toward sustainability,” said Joanne Spigonardo, Senior Associate Director of Business Development for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. “Dr. Boulos’s vast experience and leadership skills in the field of water infrastructure sustainability and resiliency will add invaluable strength to our vital initiative. We are honored to have him join us.”
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering and the author of ten authoritative books and more than 200 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He is the recipient of numerous honors from national and international scientific and engineering societies, governments, universities, and NGOs. Among them are notable technical awards for excellence in scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). He also received the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of America’s highest accolades; the Pride of Heritage Award from the Lebanese American Foundation; and the Alumni of the Year Award by the Lebanese American University. He was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the most prestigious honor given by the university to its alumni, and awarded Honorary Diplomate status by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) as well as Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), both academies’ top honors. He was also elected to the grade of Distinguished Member of ASCE, the highest honor conferred by the Society; and to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer. He is a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).
Dr. Boulos received his Doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and his Bachelor degree in General Science from the Lebanese American University. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
“To prepare for the better world of tomorrow today, we must work to create sustainable communities,” said Boulos. “This requires us to transform our practices to enhance the well-being of people everywhere. I look forward to working with this preeminent board to contribute to more sustainable, more resilient infrastructures; protect and enhance the natural environment; and create a safer, healthier world for our children and all future generations.”