With a more than 30-year distinguished professional career in the engineering industry, Rizwan, President and Chief Executive Officer of EBA, is responsible for the firm’s overall administration and management and serves as EBA’s client liaison. He has supervised a variety of complex and challenging projects and is recognized equally by his clients and colleagues for his leadership, quality designs, rapid response, and exceptional service. Before becoming President of EBA, Rizwan was instrumental in establishing and overseeing the operations of the firm’s Water Systems Engineering Department.
Rizwan is a registered professional engineer in the state of Maryland and District of Columbia and a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned his master’s in civil and environmental engineering.
He has held leadership positions in a variety of professional associations and is currently serving on the board of directors of the American Council of Engineering Companies/Metro Washington (ACEC/MW).
In 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed him as the Commissioner for the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC); he was reappointed again in June 2013 for another 5-year term. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor O’Malley to serve on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Task Force to create a statewide plan to maintain Maryland’s competitive knowledge-based economy.
In 2013, recognizing his environmental stewardship, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman appointed Rizwan to serve on the Environmental Sustainability Board until 2015. In 2015, he was appointed by Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman to serve as co-chair of the Howard County Energy Task Force.
Additionally, Rizwan is actively involved in community service and in 2012 received a “Community Service Award” from Governor O’Malley to recognize his leadership.
At the ACEC 2018 Fall Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rizwan presented on leadership and discussed how firms can create a great place to work while achieving financial success. Click here to view his presentation.