Dr. Mirka Wilderer is recognized as one of the leading female executives in the water industry with deep experience in corporate strategies, business transformation, and cross-functional leadership in global organizations. In 2019, Mirka was appointed the first female Chief Executive Officer of De Nora Water Technologies, a leader in disinfection and filtration technologies with a global footprint in the water industry.
Prior to De Nora, Mirka was Vice President and General Manager at Evoqua Water Technologies, where she held various roles. Mirka started her career at Siemens AG as strategy consultant and held management positions in Germany, China, Thailand, Indonesia, the United States and South Africa.
She is known as a “get-things-done” executive that inspires leaders to translate bold strategies into agile action plans that accelerate the execution of transformative strategic initiatives to rapidly scale enterprise value. Her personal mission is to lead business transformation by tapping into the individual strengths and talents of all employees to generate sustainable benefits for the greater good of society.
Mirka’s accomplishments include the esteemed recognition from GWI as “One of the 20 Most Powerful Women in the Water Industry” (2020 & 2022), from the World Biz Magazine as “One of the Top 100 Innovation CEOs” (2021), from the Philadelphia Business Journal as “One of the Most Admired CEOs” (2021), from Titan 100 as “One of Colorado’s Top CEOs” (2021, 2022), from Diversity MBA as “Top 100 under 50 Executive and Emerging Leaders” (2020), and from the Grand Rapids Business Journal as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” (2018) and one of the “Forty under 40” in West Michigan (2016). Mirka is a member of the distinguished GEN CEO Women’s Network in Germany, the International Women’s Forum (IWF), the Forbes Women’s Forum, and is a member of the Board of the “Doing Business Globally Network” in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Mirka is a frequent public speaker and has been on several CEO panels, such as a guest in a webinar hosted by SalesForce and Business Insider to discuss the accomplishments in driving digital transformation in the water space and pivoting during the COVID pandemic, accomplishments also featured in an article in Forbes.