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Armando Olivera

Armando Olivera ’72 is the retired CEO of Florida Power and Light (FPL), one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the United States. Mr. Olivera served in a variety of positions with FPL, including Vice President of Constructions Services, Vice President of Distribution and Senior Vice President of System Operations.

After his retirement from FPL in 2012, Mr. Olivera served as senior advisor at Britton Hill Partners, a private equity firm. In 2017, he joined Ridge-Lane LP, a venture development firm, where he is currently a venture partner in the sustainability practice.

Mr. Olivera has served on the board of directors of Nicor Inc, AGL Resources and is currently serving on the boards of Con Ed, Fluor Corp, and Lennar.

Mr. Olivera has served on Cornell’s Engineering Advisory Council, University Council, Board of Trustees, (Chair) Student Life Committee of the Board, Executive Committee of the Board, and Presidential Counselor. He currently serves on the Cornell Atkinson Advisor Council.

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