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THALES is a water strategy and finance advisor that draws upon an

established network of trusted collaborators recognized in the industry for their strategic, operational, financial

and technical leadership and expertise.

Rima Franklin | Thales Water Advisors LLC


Strategy & M&A Professional

Rima is a Strategy and M&A Professional practitioner that is active in the sector creating sustainable and conscientious growth.  Rima transitioned from management consulting to corporate CEO advisory/strategy work and has led transactions, strategic partnerships and joint ventures with a large number of companies and organizations in the industrial sector, including Cargill, Republic Services, and LafargeHolcim.  Rima began her career at Lucent Bell Labs, after which she went into management consulting and a number of Corporate Strategy roles.  She has worked in the Middle East, China and parts of Europe.  Rima holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business, a Master’s in Information Systems and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, BSEE. 

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