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The Regional Water Authority (RWA) has named Premjith (Prem) Singh as its first Vice President-Chief Information and Digital Officer. In this new role, Singh will lead the environmental services company’s technology and digital roadmap, and oversee the development of solutions to improve the customer experience. He will also lead operational technology areas such as Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), cybersecurity, and process improvement and strategic planning functions. Singh will report to Larry Bingaman, President and Chief Executive Officer. His appointment is effective November 12, 2019.
"We are very pleased to welcome Prem to the RWA’s senior leadership team,” said Bingaman. “He brings significant expertise in helping companies develop innovative, agile digital solutions that transform their business and allow them to better meet the needs and expectations of customers. His experience in leading business transformation strategy, technology architecture management and SAP leadership will help drive the development of new digital technology to improve operations and enhance service to our customers and the communities we serve as we continue to transform from a traditional water utility into a 21st-century environmental services company. Customer-friendly digital interfaces, supported by a much more efficient technology infrastructure and rich data analytics, are a key strategic driver of our organization’s future progress.”
Singh joins the RWA from National Grid, where he served as chief information officer and vice president of information technology, leading technology innovation, business transformation and digital integration for the global organization, in addition to creating a Transformation Office focused on organizational change and strategic design. Prior to National Grid, Singh served in various technology and business transformation leadership roles at Avangrid/UIL Holdings Corporation. There he led information technology consolidation of various applications and products to one SAP solution, transformed critical business processes for efficiency and productivity, and successfully implemented a myriad of SAP new dimension products. Singh has a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Madras in India, and a master’s degree in management of technology from Fairfield University in Connecticut.
“This is an exciting time for the RWA and I am delighted about the opportunity to lead technology during the organization’s forward-focused transformation,” said Singh. “I am impressed with the RWA’s long history of providing excellent service and great innovation to its customers, and believe digital technology is at the heart of advancing the RWA’s customer experience, operation, business transformation and vision.”