BOARD & MANAGEMENT

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United Global Water Holdings Limited is organized in a way that the technical expertise and know how is secured on subsidiary level.

Each subsidiary company has a highly sophisticated and dedicated management team with a proven and recognized track record which spans over 20+ years.

The board is responsible for creating value for shareholders, determining strategy, investment and acquisition policy, approving significant items of expenditure as well as financing and legal matters.

The company reports annually on the number of board and committee meetings held during the year and the attendance.

On holding level, the board of directors and management team consists out of entrepreneurs, finance experts, and professionals of the resource industry.

The board is aware that the culture set by the board will greatly impact all aspects of the company as a whole and the way that partners, contractors and advisors behave.

The corporate governance arrangements that the board has adopted are designed to ensure long term value and returns to its shareholders.

Meet our Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER

Rolf Hess

Rolf has over 30 years of professional experience as a business consultant, board member and investor. In his previous career as a CPA and owner of a large consulting firm, he gained in depth knowledge mainly about US multinational corporations. In his capacity as a board member, active Investor and mentor for small and medium size enterprises (SME) he however found his true calling. Throughout his career, he has not only been operating in the German speaking countries, but also in Asian, American and Eastern European markets.

As a book author, he has written two books in his main domain ”Private Equity” and ”International Finances“. His last book ”The arrogance of money” published by Oesch Verlag Zurich, was published in 2009.

Today he serves as Chairman on the Boards of several American, Asian and European companies that are active in the resources, consumer and luxury goods industries.

CEO & BOARD MEMBER

Norbert Stocker

Norbert spent over 30 years in private and investment banking in Europe, North and South America and the Middle East. During eight years with a leading Investment Bank in Canada, Norbert has worked closely with some of the largest Gold, Silver and Platinum mines in North America developing mine finance and production hedging strategies. He is a member of the board on multiple Mining and Energy Companies. He received his MBA from State University of New York (SUNY), Albany NY.

BOARD MEMBER

Garry Miller

Garry has joined United Global Water Holdings as a Board Member and is an expert with proven track record in the natural resources sector.

Garry is a USA citizen. He began his investment career in 1978 with the New York Stock Exchange firm of PaineWebber, in crude oil futures, stock portfolios, public oil companies and client relations.

From this he began to develop and focus sincere interest in the resources sector, in particular in oil & gas production.

He went on to exploration projects in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. With this experience, and with a desire to continue on in a more prolific region, he joined Chasel Energy in 1984. Garry represents the Group on the Ground for North American resources projects since 2007.

Garry has joined United Global Water Holdings as a Board Member and is an expert with proven track record in the natural resources sector.

BOARD MEMBER

Thomas Stieger

Thomas is holding several board member seats in the resource sector. He spent 10 years in Banking as well as Private Equity in Europe. For Credit Suisse he worked within the Syndication Group, advising Entrepreneurs on Private Placements and IPO themes as well within Private Banking. Prior to that he was working within the strategical department for Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions of Zimmer Biomet, a market leader within the medical device field. Thomas is a Certified Wealth Management Advisor (SECO & SAQ) and received his Bachelor Degree from the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland.
HGI Biswanath Patnaik

BOARD MEMBER

Biswanath Patnaik

Biswanath (BNP) is an accomplished entrepreneur and banker and he also has a law degree. BNP together with his family is active across multiple sectors with business interests in finance, mining, healthcare, aviation and construction just to name a few. Apart from companies in his native Odisha BNP, through his investment company, also has controlling stakes in companies in London, Hong Kong and Singapore and is a member of the board of several companies in different sectors.

Building on his vast network and business experience BNP is overseeing UGWH’s expansion strategy in Asia.

Management

CEO & BOARD MEMBER

Norbert Stocker

Norbert spent over 30 years in private and investment banking in Europe, North and South America and the Middle East. During eight years with a leading Investment Bank in Canada, Norbert has worked closely with some of the largest Gold, Silver and Platinum mines in North America developing mine finance and production hedging strategies. He is a member of the board on multiple Mining and Energy Companies. He received his MBA from State University of New York (SUNY), Albany NY.

COO & MANAGING DIRECTOR GENERAL WASTEWATER INC.

Robert Rosinski

Rob’s core knowledge of the oil industry spans over three decades of productivity. His ownership of several oil and water recovery companies ranged from the production of private label motor oil, to operating in the vast Oil Tanking terminals of Texas. His recent management of the Klean Waters facility in Northwest Indiana, which processes wastewater generated by the petroleum, industrial and utility industries, has provided him the insight to emphasize his focus on the water recovery opportunity of industrially polluted water.
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & CHAIRMAN UNITED GLOBAL WATER AG

Martin Emch

Martin brings 30 years of experience in banking and investment consulting with a special focus on Eastern Europe. Before joining Credit Suisse, with a mandate to build up, from scratch in 1990, its presence in Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus and Central Asia, he had already specialized his studies on this region, finishing with an MBA at Zurich University. Besides commercial banking, business acquisition and front sales support for precious metals, trade finance and IAM in the region, he consecutively also worked in private banking for other renowned Swiss banks. Fluent in Russian and Polish among other languages, Martin spent much of the past years working and living in the market area.