Amanda Brock is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Aris Water Solutions, a leading produced water infrastructure and recycling company primarily focused on the Permian Basin which went public in October 2021. Amanda has been with Aris and its predecessor Solaris Water Midstream since 2017. She has spent her career focused on the global oil and gas, power, and water sectors. Prior to joining Solaris, Amanda was CEO of Water Standard, a water treatment company focused on desalination, produced water treatment and recycling for both the upstream and downstream energy sectors. Previously, Amanda was President of the Americas for Azurix, responsible for developing water infrastructure and related services, and prior to was President of Enron Joint Venture Management, managing Enron’s global power assets and partnerships.
Amanda serves on the public boards of Coterra Energy, Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation, and is the current Chair of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of LSU Law School, and Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico. She was named one of the Top 10 Women in Energy by the Houston Chronicle and in 2016 was both recognized as one of the Top 25 Leaders in Water globally and as a Texas Honoree for Woman in Energy. She also facilitated a White House delegation to Abu Dhabi as part of the Obama Administration’s Moonshot for Water Initiative. In 2017, Amanda was inducted into the Houston Woman’s Business Hall of Fame and in 2020 was named one of the 25 Influential Women in Energy by Hart Energy Oil and Gas Investor magazine.
Amanda is regularly asked to participate at global infrastructure events and conferences, including the Business and Professional Women’s Leadership Summit sponsored by the US Senate and as the Water Innovation Speaker at GASTECH in Abu Dhabi. She was invited by Bloomberg to attend the 50 Thought Leaders in Water global conference, chaired “The Future of Water” panel at the GWI Global Water Summit in Paris, and was asked by Ceres to participate in the roll out of their report on Hydraulic Fracturing and to speak at their annual conference in 2014. She has also spoken at the US Mexico Border Energy Forum as a featured expert on the water energy nexus, and more recently has participated in leadership conferences on water treatment and recycling in the Permian Basin.
Amanda is originally from Mbabane, Swaziland, and grew up in Zimbabwe. She completed her bachelor’s undergraduate degree at the University of Natal in South Africa and earned her Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Law Review. She is dedicated to responsible conservation and passionate about elephants, water and energy security.