Management & Board

Management

PhD Matan Beery

Founder &
Chief Executive Officer

Matan Beery

Matan is an expert on membrane-based water treatment and desalination. After his studies in Chemical Engineering at Technion (Israel) he developed the akvoFloat™ technology during his PhD at TU Berlin. Before founding akvola Technologies he managed international academic research projects and he is currently a member of the International Desalination Association YLP committee.
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Johanna Ludwig

Founder &
Chief Technology Officer

Johanna Ludwig

Johanna is an expert in water technologies with 7 years of experience in R&D activities. After graduating in Process Engineering (TU Berlin and TU Denmark) she worked at the Berlin Centre of Competence for Water and the Berlin Water Authority. There she was in charge of the technical and economical evaluation of different technologies for their potential German-wide rollout.

Lucas León

Founder &
Chief Financial Officer

Lucas León

Lucas began his career at Aguas de Arguineguín SL, a water company and family business with over 30 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment, where he participated in the operative aspects of a business in the water industry. He further gathered management and financial experience in several startups in Germany and Spain.

Advisory Board

Lute Broens

Matan Beery

Lute is an expert in bringing new water technologies to the market. He is the founder of X-Flow, a membrane manufacturing company that was recently sold for €700 million to Pentair. He possesses the technical expertise and has a huge network of partners, investors, potential customers and researchers.

Bruno Steis

Bruno Steis

Bruno Steis has more than 30 years professional experience in leading functions, both in large corporations and small technology firms. He worked as a Senior Manager at Siemens, thereof 10 years as Senior Investment Partner at SVC. During this time he was responsible for numerous investments in technology start-ups, which he controlled and advised as Supervisory Board member. In 2008 he moved from the Chairman position of inge AG to the Executive Management, where he was the CEO until recently.

Detlef Taprogge

Detlef Taprogge

Detlef Taprogge serves as Managing Partner of TAPROGGE GmbH, the international market leader for specialized solutions for efficiency and availability improvements in large-scale water circuits of thermal power plants and seawater desalination plants. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of DME e.V. during many years. Additionally, he has been active as a member of the board of directors, supervisory and advisory board for a number of technology companies in the international Cleantech sector.