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  • 1. Advisors Peleg Chevion Head of Crop Enhancement and Water Solutions at Syngenta, Basel Switzerland Mr. Chevion is a business executive and corporate/licensing attorney, with extensive experience in managing R&D and commercial transactions in the military, (bio)technology, water, and agrochemical industries worldwide. Presently Peleg is Head of Crop Enhancementand Water Solutions at Syngenta and previously the Head of Business Development Water.He is an experienced R&D and technology executive. Peleg has an L.L.B., Law Tel AvivUniversity, and an MBA from INSEAD. Dr. Helge Daebel Investment Director, Emerald Ventures, Zurich Switzerland Dr. Daebel is responsible for the water sector within Emerald – defining strategy, driving investment processes and supporting portfolio companies. He has acted as an advisor and board observer to inge watertechnologies, AquaSpy, the Pressure Pipe Inspection Companyand Takadu. Prior to joining Emerald, Helge conducted research at the Swiss Federal Instituteof Aquatic Science and Technology (eawag) in the Environmental Engineering Division. Heholds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe anda PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)in Zürich and speaks German, English and Spanish fluently. Dr. Professor Arjen Hoekstra Professor, Multidisciplinary Water Management, University of Twente Scientific Director, Water Footprint Network Dr. Hoekstra is creator of the water footprint concept (2002) and established the interdisciplinary field of water footprint and virtual water trade analysis, a research field addressing the relations between water management, consumption and trade [].He was co-founder of the Water Footprint Network in 2008. Arjen has been teaching avariety of subjects, including: water resources management, river basin and coastal zonemanagement, hydrology and water quality. He has developed various educational tools,including the River Basin Game and the Globalization of Water Role Play. His scientificpublications cover a wide range of topics related to water management and include a largenumber of peer-reviewed articles and books. Dr. Hoekstra received his education at DelftUniversity of Technology, Netherlands, where he obtained an MSc degree, cum laude, inCivil Engineering and a PhD in Policy Analysis.
  • 2.  Advisors   Carlo Galli Technical and Strategic Advisor for Water Resources at Nestlé Carlo is responsible for the adoption and improvement of sustainable water resources management practices within Nestlé Direct Operations , that includes >500 factories, and theagricultural raw material supply Chain. He develops corporate strategy and projects aimed atminimizing the threats related to long term water availability, ensure good relationships withlocal stakeholders and deploy local initiatives aligned with the Nestle “Creating SharedValue” framework. Carlo’s main competences are in water resources exploration,management and protection.Carlo is Chair of the “Working Group Water & Agriculture” within the “SustainableAgriculture Initiative” (SAI) and Member of the “International Standard DevelopmentCommittee” (ISDC) within the “Alliance for Water Stewardship” (AWS). Mark Lane Partner, Pinsent Masons One of the world’s leading experts in water and wastewater regulations and infrastructure law. Mr. Lane is a specialist in the field of infrastructure law, with over 25 years experience in the water, roads and energy sectors. He has very extensive experience of FIDIC based projects and of projects procured on a PPP/BOT basis.Mark has worked on many projects overseas, particularly in Africa, Hong Kong, the MiddleEast and the Ukraine. Mark heads up Pinsent Masons Water Sector Group, where hespecialises in water and wastewater regulatory and project assignments. He is editor ofPinsent Masons Water Yearbook and is the only private practice lawyer on the UKGovernments Water Sector Advisory Group.He has an MA (Hons) from Trinity College, Cambridge Solicitors Professional Examinations- College of Law. Dr David Lloyd Owen MD Envisager, United Kingdom Dr. Lloyd Owen is Managing Director of Envisager, a strategic consultancy advising governments, multilateral institutions, financiers and companies on water and wastewater market, policy, regulatory, environmental and management, following the water sector for 23 years, previously at BNP Paribas and Ecofin Limited. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Pictet Funds Water Fund and XPV Capital’s Water Fund and is advisor to the Board of Bluewater Bio along withbeing an Ambassador for Pump Aid. He read Environmental Biology at Liverpool and has aDPhil in Applied Ecology from Oxford and is a Chartered Environmentalist (MIEEM, CEnv)and Geographer (FRGS, CGeog)   2  
  • 3.  Advisors  David has written six books on water finance, markets and management including the‘Pinsent Masons Water Yearbook’ (13th edition, 2011) along with a monthly column forGlobal Water Intelligence. ‘The sound of thirst: Why urban water for all is essential,achievable and affordable’ will be published by Parthian Books in June 2012. Specific areasof expertise include water finance, environmental regulation, the role of the private sector inservice provision and corporate strategy. William Sarni Director Deloitte Consulting LLP and enterprise water strategy leader Sarni is the author of “Corporate Water Strategies,” he is an internationally recognized thought leader on sustainability and corporate water strategies. Will has provided sustainability and environmental consulting services to both private and public sector organizations for more than three decades. Sarni’s focus is directed at developing and implementing corporate-wide sustainability strategies, as well as broad based climate and water programs.Additionally, Sarni has managed complex projects throughout the United States, Europe and Asia,working with some of the world’s most recognizable brands. He has extensive experience in thedevelopment of water stewardship programs including: water footprinting, water risk mapping, goalsetting, collaboration strategies and reporting and disclosure of water related risks and opportunities.Sarni is also both the Deloitte project leader for the 2011 CDP Water Disclosure sponsorship and thetechnical leader for Deloitte’s IBLF and CEO Water Mandate “Water Action Hub” project. Sarni is amember of the CDP Water Disclosure Water Advisory Council and an advisor to the University ofCambridge Natural Capital Leaders Platform project, “The right value for externalities” focused onthe real value of water. Trudi Schifter CEO TallyFox Trudi has 30 years of technology management and venture capital experience. She is the founder and CEO of TallyFox Social Technologies AG, Founder of Yew Ventures AG and a long time Advisor to Fleming Family & Partners Private Equity (London). Trudi has extensive boardexperience.  From  1999  to  2005  she  was  General  Partner  of  iGlobe  Partners  a  global  technology  venture  capital  fund.  Trudi  has  been  an  Advisor  to  two  Governors  of  the  State  of  California  on  cross-­‐border  expansion  and  venture  capital.  She  worked  at  GE  for  13  years  in  several  executive  roles.  BS  Engineering,  MBA  IMD  Lausanne  Switzerland. Nikolay Voutchkov President, Water Globe Consulting Nikolay Voutchkov is an internationally recognized expert in the field of membrane water and wastewater treatment with extensive experience in the development of seawater desalination projects, new membrane technologies and in due diligence review of membrane companies andprojects for private investment. For over 11 years, prior to founding Water Globe Consulting,Mr. Voutchkov was a Corporate Technical Director and a Chief Technology Officer forPoseidon Resources, one of the largest private investors and developers of   3  
  • 4.  Advisors  desalination projects in the US. In this capacity, Mr. Voutchkov has served as an experttechnical advisor to project developers, owners, lenders and equity investors of over a dozendesalination projects in the US, Mexico, Australia, and elsewhere. Mr. Voutchkov has beenon the forefront of advancing applied research, technology and policy for cost-effective andenvironmentally safe production of fresh water from the sea. He is an active member of theWateReuse Association – Desalination Committee; the American Water Works Association –Desalination and Membrane Process Committees; the American Membrane TechnologyAssociation, and the International Desalination Association. Peter Williams CTO, Big Green Innovations, IBM Dr. Peter Williams is the Chief Technology Officer for IBMs Big Green Innovations incubator, whose role is to create environmentally focusedbusinesses for IBM. He is responsible for assembling, maintaining and developing theportfolio of businesses included, and technologies used. His particular focus areas have beenPV technologies; developing green house gas reduction solutions and services; and mostintensively, water management solutions, covering entire water resources (for example entirerivers or aquifers), utility infrastructures, and enterprise water management. Dr Williamsholds the title of IBM Distinguished Engineer. By background, he is a managementconsultant with well over 20 years experience of bringing technology and business issuestogether to develop novel solutions and business   4