2019 Speakers

OPENING PLENARY DAY 1
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Gillian Tett

Chairman of the US Editorial Board and America Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

OPENING PLENARY DAY 1
DISRUPTIVE DESIGNS

Liv Garfield

Chief Executive, Severn Trent

Susanne Dorasil

Head of Division Water, Urban Development, Mobility, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Steve Robertson

CEO, Thames Water, UK

Bertrand Camus

Group Senior Executive Vice President, Africa, Middle East, India, Asia and Pacific, SUEZ

OPENING PLENARY DAY 2
DISRUPTING CITIES

Vincent Sapienza

Commissioner, NYC DEP

Carlo Ratti

Director, MIT Senseable City Lab & Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati

Gisela Kaiser

Executive Director: Utilities, City of Cape Town

Katrin Bruebach

Associate Director, 100 Resilient Cities

Roger Harrabin

Environment Analyst, BBC

Laurent Auguste

Senior Executive Vice President, Veolia

CLOSING PLENARY
GWI Insights

Christophe Cros

Chairman of Water Technologies & Solutions, SUEZ

Heidi Mottram CBE

Chief Executive Officer, Northumbrian Water Group

SESSIONS AGENDA

Ahmed Al-Mazrouy

Chief Executive Officer, Majis Industrial Services

Alex Milshteen

Senior Facilities Engineering Manager, Intel Israel

Ana Trujillo

Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Andreas Bassett

Director of Operations & Maintenance, VCS Denmark

Andrés Zancada

Business Development Director, Aqua Advise

Ann Chai Wong

Managing Director & Co-Founder, NANOSUN PTE LTD

Asadullah Khan

Managing Director of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Pakistan

Aude Giard

Chief Digital Officer, Veolia Water Technologies

Barak Horvitz

CEO, Ma'agan Desalination Plant, Israel

Bill Malarkey

Managing Partner, North America Region, Amane Advisors

BJ Walker

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co

Bob Stear

Chief Engineer, Severn Trent Plc, UK

Booky Oren

CEO and Chairman, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies

Brendan Tierney

Managing Director, Head of the Global Water Practice, Raymond James

Bruce Smith

Acting Managing Director, Emirates Water and Electricity Company

Carlos Cosín

CEO, Almar Water Solutions

Celine Gilquin

Head of Water and Sanitation, French Development Agency (AFD)

Chau Sai-Wai

Deputy Director of Water Supplies, Hong Kong SAR Government

Chen Jyh-Woei

Director, Sewage System Office of CPAMI, Taiwan

Chris Thurston

Head of Sustainability, Watercare Services, New Zealand

Christophe Guillet

Managing Partner, Amane Advisors - Middle East and South East Asia

Christopher Gasson

Publisher, Global Water Intelligence

Cosima Sichel

Account Manager, Water and Wastewater, Siemens

Craig Beckman

CEO, Aqua Membranes

Cristina Ahmadpour

President, Isle Group Ltd

Darren Bentham

Executive Partner, UKI E&U Customer Leader

Darren Sun

Founder, Nano Sun

David Henderson

Founder, XPV Water Partners

David L. Johnson

Deputy General Manager of Engineering and Operations, Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority

Deane Dray

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Dileep Agnihotri

Chief Technology Officer, Watersurplus

Dimitris Xevgenos

Innovation Manager, ZERO BRINE

Disque Deane Jr.

Chief Investment Officer & Co Portfolio Manager, Water Asset Management, LLC.

Dr. Ahmed Moawad

Vice Chairman, HCWW

Dr. Chien-Hsin Lai

Director General, Water Resources Agency under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan

Dr. Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi

President, Ashghal, Public Works Authority of Qatar

Dr. Silver Mugisha

Managing Director, NWSC

Ekaterina Miroshnik

Director, Head of Infrastructure, Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, EBRD

Eng. Nahason Muguna

Managing Director, Nairobi Water and Sewerage Corporation, Kenya

Eric Zhang

Chairman of Directors, GreenTech Environmental Co., Ltd

Erin Mahoney

Commissioner of Environmental Services, The Regional Municipality of York

Evis Gjebrea

Deputy General Director, Tirana Water Utility, Albania

Felipe Aravena

Executive Director, Ecopreneur

Fiona Griffith

Group Director, Isle Group Ltd

Frederico Fernandes

CEO, Águas do Porto

Gauke Reitsma

Chief Executive Officer, ELIQUO WATER GROUP GmbH

Gavin Van Tonder

Water Sector Head, NEOM

George Butler

Principal Water Specialist, International Finance Corporation

Grant Page

Founder, Chairman & President of Magna Imperio Systems Corporation

Guy Sagie

CEO, IDE Projects, IDE Technologies

Hani Al-Khalifa

Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Hans-Ulrich Buchholz

Environmental Compliance, L'Oréal

HE Eng. Essa Al Kuwari

President, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation KAHRAMAA

HE Eng. Iyad Dahiyat

Secretary General, Water Authority of Jordan, Jordan

Howard Neukrug

Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair of the Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board

Ian Knight

Global Sustainability Senior Manager, Mars Inc.

Ian McAulay

Chief Executive Officer, Southern Water, UK

Jacques Euler

Beauty Division – Manufacturing Sustainability, Procter & Gamble.

Jared Lazerson

President, CEO and Director, MGX Minerals

Jean-Didier Berthault

Vice-President of SIAAP, Paris City Councilor and Great Paris Metropolitan Local Authority Councilor

Jean-Pierre Sweerts

Managing Director, Water Finance Facility

Jeffrey McCutcheon

Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research & Education in the University of Connecticut Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Jens Skødt

Chief Business Developer, Grundfos A/S

Jimmy Summers

Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability, Elevate Textiles, Inc.

Jin Wei

General Manager, Yanshan Petrochemical Water Company

John David Thompson

General Manager Desalination Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited

John Russell

Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Ofwat

John Tonner

COO, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.

Joke Cuperus

CEO, PWN

Jörg Simon

CEO, Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany

Jorge Cantallopts

Director of Research and Policy Planning, Chilean Copper Commission

Julio de la Rosa

ME Business Development Director – Acciona Agua

Justin Winter

Director of Listed Equities, Impax Asset Management

Karyn Georges

Head of Consulting UK, Isle Group Ltd

KC Chou

Senior Vice President, ASE Group

Kevin Klau

President, Hach

Khalid Tahri

Technical and Engineering Senior Manager, ONEE, Morocco

Kim Cipriano

Chief of Staff, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Kishia L. Powell

Commissioner, Department of Watershed Management, City of Atlanta, USA

Lee King

Founder & CEO, Hydro Wind Energy

Lisa Henthorne

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Water Standard

Lisa Marchewka

Vice President - Brand and Strategy, Evoqua Water Technologies

Louise Dudley

Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Urban Utilities

Luan Jinyi

Director of Environmental Protection Institute, Professor-level Senior Engineer, Sinopec Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry

Luis Francisco de Lope Alonso

Managing Director for International Business, Aqualia

Lydia Whyatt

Managing Director, Water Investments, Resonance Asset Management Limited

Ma Jiangjun

Deputy Director, Environment Department, BOE Technology Group Co., LTD.

Mahmood Lutaaya

Regional Manager, NWSC

Manuel Parra

Business Development Director, Software Solutions – Americas, AVEVA

Martin Adams

Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Martin Padley

Water and Scientific Services Director, United Utilities

Matthew J. Diserio

Co-Founder and President, Water Asset Management, LLC

Matti Korhonen

Energy and Material Efficiency Manager, Metsa Board

Metin Akbas

Deputy General Director, ISKI

Miguel Angel Sanz

President, International Desalination Association & Director of Strategic Development, Suez Treatment Infrastructure

Mohammed Abdullah Al Mahrouqi

Chairman, Diam, Sultanate of Oman

Muminu Badmus

Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation

Nico Saporiti

Senior Investment Officer, Public Private Partnerships Advisory, IFC

Osward Chanda

Manager, African Development Bank

Pat McCafferty

Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water, Australia

Paul Choules

CEO, Water Cycle

Per Holm

CEO, BlueKolding

Perry Rivera

COO, New Business Operations, Manila Water Company

Peter Simpson

CEO, Anglian Water

Piers Clark

Chairman, Isle Group Ltd

Rafael Perez Feito

International Operations Director, Aqualia

Rami Ghandour

Managing Director, Metito Utilities

Redi Molla

Director General, Tirana Water Utility, Albania

Regina Rossmann

Policy Advisor, Sustainable Water Policy Programme, GIZ

Richard Harasick

Senior Assistant General Manager, Water System, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Roelof Kruize

CEO, Waternet, The Netherlands

Rolfe Eberhard

International Water Advisor

Ron Keating

CEO, Evoqua Water Technologies

Ryan Miller

Director, Energy & Infrastructure, KKR

Sanjay Patil

Technical Advisor & Head, Department of Alcohol Technology and Biofuels at Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI), India

Sarah Beckman

Marketing Manager, Aqua Membranes

Simon Judd

Consultant, Judd Ltd.

Slava Libman

CEO, FTD Solutions

Sophie Trémolet

Senior Water Advisor – Europe, The Nature Conservancy

Stefano Venier

CEO, Hera Group, Italy

Susan Goeransson

Director, Head of MEI, EBRD

Taqsem A. Khan

Managing Director and CEO, Dhaka Water

Terri Benson

Managing Director, South East Water, Australia

Thierry Noel

Managing Partner, Amane Advisors

Thomas Altmann

Vice President, Technology, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia

Titilola Bright-Oridami

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Lagos Water Corporation

Tom Mattison

Group Director for Corporate Operations for Manila Water Company, Inc.

Tom Pankratz

Editor, Water Desalination Report, USA / Global Water Intelligence

Tom Scotney

Editor, Global Water Intelligence

Vedika Bhandarkar

Managing Director, Water.org, India

Veronique Bonnelye

Process Expert – Technical Support Manager, SUEZ

Vetrivel Dhagumudi

Global Water Program Leader, Kimberly-Clark

William Muhairwe

Founder, 2ML Consulting & Executive Director, Global Water Leaders Group

Yitsik Marmelshtein

Head of Infrastructure and PPP Projects Unit, Ministry of Finance, Israel & Chairman of Israel’s Desal Interministerial Tender Committee

Zhang Tao

Research Associate, Water Environment Institute of Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning

Gillian Tett, Chairman of the US Editorial Board and America Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

Liv Garfield, Chief Executive, Severn Trent

Susanne Dorasil, Head of Division Water, Urban Development, Mobility, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Steve Robertson, CEO, Thames Water, UK

Bertrand Camus, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Africa, Middle East, India, Asia and Pacific, SUEZ

Carlo Ratti , Director, MIT Senseable City Lab & Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati

Gisela Kaiser, Executive Director: Utilities, City of Cape Town

Katrin Bruebach, Associate Director, 100 Resilient Cities

Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice President – Development Innovation & Markets, Member of the Executive Committee, Veolia

Roger Harrabin, Environment Analyst, BBC

Cristophe Cros, Chairman of Water Technologies & Solutions, SUEZ

Heidi Mottram CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Northumbrian Water Group

Ahmed Al-Mazrouy, Chief Executive Officer, Majis Industrial Services

Alex Milshteen, Senior Facilities Engineering Manager, Intel Israel

Andreas Bassett, Director of Operations & Maintenance, VCS Denmark

Ann Chai Wong, Managing Director & Co-Founder, NANOSUN PTE LTD

Aude Giard, Chief Digital Officer, Veolia Water Technologies

Biju George, Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering, DC Water

Bill Malarkey, Managing Partner, North America Region, Amane Advisors

Bob Stear, Chief Engineer, Severn Trent, UK

Booky Oren, CEO and Chairman, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies

Bruce Smith, Acting Managing Director, Emirates Water and Electricity Company

Chau Sai-wai, Deputy Director of Water Supplies, Hong Kong SAR Government

Chen Jyh-Woei, Director, Sewage System Office of CPAMI, Taiwan

Christ Thurston, Head of Sustainability, Watercare Services, New Zealand

Christopher Gasson, Publisher, Global Water Intelligence

Craig Beckman , CEO, Aqua Membranes

Darren Sun, Founder, Nano Sun

David Henderson, Founder, XPV Water Partners

David L. Johnson, Deputy General Manager of Engineering and Operations, Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority

Deane Dray, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Dileep Agnihotri, CEO, Watersurplus

Dimitris Xevgenos, Innovation Manager, ZERO BRINE

Disque Deane Jr., Chief Investment Officer & Co Portfolio Manager, Water Asset Management, LLC

Dr. Chien-Hsin Lai, Director General, Water Resources Agency under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan

Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services, The Regional Municipality of York

Evis Gjebrea, Deputy General Director, Tirana Water Utility, Albania

Fiona Griffith, Group Director, Isle Group Ltd

Gavin Von Tonder, Water Sector Head, NEOM

Grant Page, Founder, Chairman & President of Magna Imperio Systems Corporation

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO, DEWA

Hani Al-Khalifa, Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Hans-Ulrich Buchholz, Environmental Compliance, L’Oreal

Howard Neukrug, Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair of the Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board

Ian Knight, Global Sustainability Senior Manager, Mars Inc.

Ian Mcaulay, CEO, Southern Water, UK

Jacques Euler, Beauty Division – Manufacturing Sustainability, Procter & Gamble

Jared Lazerson, President, CEO and Director, MGX Minerals

Jean-Didier Berthault, Vice-President of SIAAP, Paris City Councilor and Great Paris Metropolitan Local Authority Councilor

Jean-Pierre Sweerts, Managing Director, Water Finance Facility

Jeffrey McCutcheon, Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research & Education in the University of Connecticut Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

John Russell, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Ofwat

John Tonner, COO, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.

Joke Cuperus,CEO, PWN

Jorg Simon, CEO, Berlin Wasser, Germany

Jorge Cantallopts, Director of Research and Policy Planning, Chilean Copper Commission

Karyn Georges, Head of Consulting UK, Isle Group Ltd.

KC Chou, Senior Vice President, ASE Group

Kim Cipriano, Chief of Staff, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Kishia L. Powell, Commissioner, Department of Watershed Management, City of Atlanta, USA

Lee King, Founder & CEO, Hydro Wind Energy

Lisa Henthorne, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Water Standard

Luan Jinyi, Director of Environmental Protection Institute, Professor-level Senior Engineer, Sinopec Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry

Luis Francisco De Lope Alonso, Managing Director for International Business, Aqualia

Lydia Whyatt, Managing Director, Water Investments, Resonance Asset Management Limited

Ma Jiangjun, Deputy Director, Environment Department, BOE Technology Group Co., LTD.

Martin Adams , Director of Water Operations, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Martin Padley, Water and Scientific Services Director, United Utilities

Matti Korhonen, Energy and Material Efficiency Manager, Metsa Board

Miguel Angel Sanz, President, International Desalination Association & Director of Strategic Development, Suez Treatment Infrastructure

Muminu Badmus, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation

Nico Saporiti, Senior Investment Officer, Public Private Partnerships Advisory, IFC

Paul Choules, CEO, Water Cycle

Perry Rivera, COO, New Business Operations, Manila Water Company

Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water

Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group Ltd

Rami Ghandour , Managing Director, Metito Utilities

Redi Molla, Director General, Tirana Water Utility, Albania

Regina Rossmann, Policy Advisor, Sustainable Water Policy Programme, GIZ

Richard Harasick, Senior Assistant General Manager, Water System, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, The Netherlands

Rolfe Eberhard, International Water Advisor

Ron Keating, CEO, Evoqua Water Technologies

Sanjay Patil, Technical Advisor & Head, Department of Alcohol Technology and Biofuels at Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI), India

Sigrid Scherrenberg, Manager Operations, Evides Industriewater

Simon Judd, Consultant, Judd Ltd.

Slava Libman, CEO, FTD Solutions

Sophie Tremolet, Senior Water Advisor – Europe, The Nature Conservancy

Stefano Venier, CEO, Hera Group, Italy

Susan Goeransson, Director, Head of MEI, EBRD

Taqsem A. Khan, Managing Director and CEO, Dhaka Water

Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water, Australia

Thierry Noel, Managing Partner, Amane Advisors

Thomas Altmann, Vice President, Technology, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia

Titilola Bright – Oridami, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Lagos Water Corporation

Tom Mattison, Group Director for Corporate Operations for Manila Water Company, Inc.

Tom Pankratz, Editor, Water Desalination Report, USA / Global Water Intelligence

Vetrivel Dhagumudi, Global Water Program Leader, Kimberly-Clark

William Muhairwe, Founder, 2ML Consulting & Executive Director, Global Water Leaders Group

Yitsik Marmelshtein, Head of Infrastructure and PPP Projects Unit, Ministry of Finance, Israel

Zhang Tao, Research Associate, Water Environment Institute of Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning