Kenneth Rubin, Managing Director

For the last 35 years, Dr. Rubin has provided engineering, economic, financial, and management consulting services to public and private clients worldwide.  He consults regularly on matters of infrastructure, real estate, and industrial strategy, management, and operations.  His domestic clients include public and private utilities, private equity firms, state and local governments, and public interest groups. Internationally, Dr. Rubin consults with utilities, private developers, port authorities, manufacturers, economic and trade development organizations, the US Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and foreign sovereign institutions on infrastructure development, urban and regional planning, and development of market-based alternatives to command and control regulatory programs.

Dr. Rubin is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on water sector policy, economics, finance, markets, management, and operations. He consults regularly to the industry on matters of national policy, market dynamics, and finance. His work for governments and the private sector has affected the debate on US water policy for more than three decades. He also has structured multi-million dollar water programs in more than a dozen countries. His knowledge of US water markets has helped many US and international firms enter, compete, and thrive in the sector.

Prior to forming RMW,  he successfully capitalized, launched, managed and sold his own infrastructure consulting firm, bought and sold other businesses, managed and sold one of two key business units of a publicly traded consulting firm, and developed several successful new international management consulting ventures.  Between 2000 and 2008, he served as President and CEO of a $70 million US subsidiary of a UK-based international management consulting firm.  As US Country Head, he guided the growth of the broader $200 million US business of 300+ consultants and represented it on the firm’s International Management Committee.

Primary Expertise:

•  Public and Private Infrastructure
•  Water Market Analytics and Market Entry Strategies
•  Economics and Finance
•  Asset Management
•  Institutional Design
•  Urban Environments