Andrés R. Gluski
Independent Director since: 2015
Andrés Gluski has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of The AES Corporation, a Fortune 500 global energy company, since 2011. Mr. Gluski began his tenure at AES in 2000 and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2011. Under his leadership, AES has become a world leader in implementing clean technologies, including energy storage and renewable power, and has been awarded the Edison Electric Institute’s Edison Award seven times. Mr. Gluski has experience in the development of sustainability and corporate social responsibility goals, as well as oversight of compliance programs, resulting in AES being designated as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute for nine straight years.
Prior to joining AES, Mr. Gluski served in a broad range of roles in the public and private sectors, including working as Executive Vice President of Corporate and Investment Banking in Grupo Santander. Mr. Gluski served as a member of the President’s Export Council from 2013 to 2016 and served as an expert witness at U.S. Congressional hearings on the subject of energy policy. He currently serves as Chairman of Council of the Americas.
Through his professional experience, Mr. Gluski has extensive knowledge with respect to evaluating renewable energy strategies, and he has developed expertise in considering and evaluating climate-related risks and opportunities, which is directly applicable to WM’s business and our sustainability growth strategy.
Mr. Gluski has also focused on shaping an inclusive, innovative workplace at AES with a diverse and inclusive culture throughout the world. These efforts have given Mr. Gluski valuable expertise in the areas of human capital management and diversity, equity and inclusion that he utilizes in his role as Chair of the Management Development & Compensation Committee of WM’s Board. Mr. Gluski has been named amongst the 100 Most Influential Latinos by Latino Leaders Magazine every year since 2017.
The depth and breadth of Mr. Gluski’s international business and finance background, and experience in managing growth opportunities while focusing on operational innovation, allow him to provide invaluable risk management, government affairs, public policy, public relations, communications and investor relations insight in his role as a member of the WM Board.
Mr. Gluski holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, as well as a master’s degree and a PhD in economics from the University of Virginia.