People

Executive team

Michael Mirilashvili

President

It is the birth right of every person in this world to enjoy the most basic human necessity of clean and pure drinking water, regardless of geographical location, skin color, or religious belief

Mr. Mirilashvili, who serves as the president of Water Gen, and a philanthropists who has been supporting and donating to many worthy causes, improving and saving the lives of many around the world, is the visionary man behind WaterGen mission to enable each and every human around the world to have fast and easy access to clean drinking water, anywhere, everywhere.

For more than 30 years, Michael Mirilashvili has been leading and directing numerous business ventures all over the world in various fields ranging from real estate, healthcare, information technology, management, entrepreneurship, to media, agro-tech, innovation social entrepreneurship, sports, hi-tech, infrastructure and green technologies.

Michael Mirilashvili devotes his time and resources to a broad spectrum of philanthropic activities, and has been chairing several renowned organizations around the world, including chairing the position of the Vice President of the World Jewish Congress.

Michael Mirilashvili is actively involved in the development of Water Gen strategy towards spreading its revolutionary technology all over the world, with the aim to improve the lives of billions around the world and provide those in need with clean, safe drinking water, thereby making his own contribution to to bring clean water to the world.

Maxim Pasik

Executive Chairman

Maxim Pasik is an internationally experienced, results-driven leader whose primary focus is spearheading Water-Gen’s business development strategy. His strategic contribution is dedicated to two parallel activities:

1. the continuous design of innovative solutions which meet the diverse needs of the world’s growing demand for clean drinking water, and

2. the successful establishment of a highly efficient global operation and supply chain that will distribute (and support) Water-Gen’s solutions worldwide.

Maxim also serves as Executive Chairman of other global companies, including BIEBeer Itzhak Energy Ltd. which invests in technology, infrastructure and energy projects; and Vertical Field, a worldwide pioneer in the design and construction of modular and lush, green vertical gardens and fields using a unique, state-of the art technology system.

With a self-styled and successful approach encouraging a flexible, team-oriented work culture, Maxim has time and again demonstrated continuous growth for the companies where he holds these executive positions.

An influential businessman, Maxim is well-versed in the developing water crisis across the globe. He has educated and been educated about the deterioration of the quality of life for people in distressed areas where water is scarce and/or accessibility to clean drinking water is virtually non-existent.

Maxim has introduced Water-Gen’s innovative technology solutions to provide clean drinking water to foreign government officials and the most prominent international business leaders. He has secured joint ventures to provide clean drinking water across the globe. He has sought collaborations to maximize Water-Gen usage in areas with little or no electricity by seeking solutions. As one example, in India, Water-Gen is partnering with Vikram Solar, the globally leading Tier 1 solar module manufacturer, to boost the efficiency of Water-Gen units by powering them with a solar energy solution, enabling its use in the remotest parts of India where electricity is not available.

Maxim is a regular contributor to TV news programs and international media focused on emerging Israeli technology as well as the humanitarian and environmental solutions Water-Gen is providing to alleviate the global water crisis. He recently traveled as a distinguished member of the official State of Israel delegation to Australia with Prime Minister Netanyahu and introduced Water-Gen at the UN Technology and Innovations forum for African Leaders (also with PM Netanyahu). At the prestigious World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea in Jordan which is widely attended by prominent global leaders, Maxim was a panelist in the closing day water panel entitled, “Racing Against the Clock: The Water Crisis” alongside other international and regionally acclaimed water experts. The panel discussed the water crisis in the world and how new technologies can improve the governance and management of water in the region.

In the United States, Maxim has engaged with senior officials at U.S. federal agencies and introduced Water-Gen solutions as preventative measures against contaminated water resources. His insistence that Water-Gen be available to provide clean, drinking water wherever it is needed is not being overlooked. Most recently, U.S. Marine Corps and National Guard units invited Water-Gen to participate in a three-state emergency responder drill to illustrate the preparedness of Water-Gen to dispense clean, drinking water in response to emergency disaster situations.

A certified CPA, Maxim began his career in 2000 as a tax advisor at Ernst and Young Israel and also served as a lecturer in capital markets, accounting and finance at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Kiryat Ono College. He earned a Bachelor of Business Management degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Manchester University.

Arye Kohavi

Co-CEO

Arye Kohavi is the founder and Co-CEO of Water-Gen LTD.

Kohavi holds an MBA and a BA in Economics and Accounting from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and served in the IDF as a Combat Reconnaissance Company commander.

Before founding Water-Gen, Kohavi has been the Founder & Chairman of composica, a novel E-learning software developer. Kohavi also served as an Independent M&A Executive, Chairman and Director in top-end Israeli companies, and as Co-CEO at Meitav Corporate Finance, one of Israel leading investment houses.

Arye Kohavi has been chosen as one of the world’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers, and one of the world’s top innovators of 2014 by Foreign Policy Magazine