former director at Alinda Capital Partners, the largest independent infrastructure
private equity fund, has
had more than 35 years experience in fostering constructive cooperation between
the private sector and municipal services. He has researched and developed water, solid waste and distributed energy projects.
Much of his early experience was gained at the City of New York.
economist for New York City’s Environmental Protection Administration
(Sanitation, Water Resources, Air Resources and Noise Abatement) he founded and
directed the NYC Recycling Office, initiated the world’s largest
public-private newspaper recycling program, established guidelines for purchase
of recycled products, negotiated the City’s first royalty payment for recovery
and use of landfill gas and managed its first Energy Office.
As a consultant
to systems manufacturers Mr. Chertoff directed government
relations, market planning and project development for full service,
waste-to-energy projects, transfer stations and materials recovery facilities
serving county and municipal agencies. He also developed low-technology
alternatives appropriate to less developed jurisdictions. This includes programs
for landfill gas recovery and re-use, medical waste disposal combined-cycle
(cogeneration) power plants fueled by waste-wood, sugar cane toppings and other
by-products of agrarian cultures. He has been retained by international
water/wastewater service companies and manufacturers of wastewater related
equipment such as sludge dewatering and drying, materials handling, vacuum
wastewater collection systems and package wastewater treatment facilities. Among
his clients are The American Forum for Global Education, Black & Veatch, HDR,
Medcalf & Eddy consultants, Archaea Solutions organic wastewater sludge
reduction system, water/wastewater treatment facility development in The
People’s Republic of China and has been US correspondent to Global Water
Intelligence, Oxford, UK and approximately 20 capital management firms.
Mr. Chertoff has been an advisor to the NYC Comptroller on watershed protection issues and to the NYC Office of the Public Advocate. He currently advises several New York City not-for-profit organizations.
He was a founding
Board member of the Environmental Action Coalition, Water Industry Council and
Water Institute of the National Council for Public Private Partnering, a former director of the New York League of Conservation
Voters and a member of the National
Research Council's Water and Technology Board, Committee on Privatization of
Water Services in the
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