Steve Severance leads the Program Management and Marketing for Masdar City, a low-carbon sustainable city and clean-technology cluster in Abu Dhabi. He oversees numerous projects to ensure they meet program baselines that balance sustainability and economic requirements, as well as program controls guaranteeing each project meets sustainability, revenue, cost and schedule targets. Additionally Mr. Severance leads the development of the technology lines of business including district cooling, mobility, and smart city initiatives. He develops new business models, execution strategies and partnerships with leading global companies to implement the technology requirements.
Mr. Severance has 20 years of experience in project and programme management, strategy consulting, financial analysis and economic development. He joined Masdar City from Booz & Company in Los Angeles, where he was an Engagement Manager. During nine years at Booz & Company, he led teams handling senior-level clients and their major projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He also headed the development of operating models, governance, organisation, processes, and
tools required to improve the success of these projects. Additionally, he led project teams in growth strategy, cost reduction and economic analysis. Before joining Booz & Company, Mr. Severance served as Project Director for the nonprofit Citizen’s Network in Moldova and as a Business Consultant to
the Peace Corps in Moldova. He has also worked for Sun Microsystems, Wyse Technologies and Amdahl Corp., all in California.
Mr. Severance graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from San Jose State University in California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in in Business Administration, emphasis Finance, from Cedarville University in the United States.