Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh
Managing Director; Investment Committee Member
Dr. Ramesh has consulted for W&Co. on water investments since early 2009 and formally joined W&Co. in 2010. He has over 25 years of global operating, acquisition and technology experience. From 2003 to 2009, he held several senior management roles at GE Water & Process Technologies, including four years as Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure as CTO, Dr. Ramesh played a key role in the development and implementation of the strategy that led to the creation of GE’s $2.5 billion global water platform, managing engineering and technology organizations of over 700 engineers and scientists while leading the technical and operational due diligence and integration efforts of GE Water’s major acquisitions. Prior to serving at GE, Dr. Ramesh served numerous management roles, including Chief Technology Officer, General Manager of Asia and General Manager of Mexico and South America, over a two-decade career with A. Schulman Inc., a global, multi-billion dollar specialty chemicals manufacturer. He currently serves as a director of High Pressure Equipment Company.
Dr. Ramesh received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron. He served as a member of the International Advisory Board to the Ministry of Environment and Water for the Government of Singapore from 2006 to 2009. He also served on the Executive Board of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (a Homeland Security center at the University of Minnesota). He is also on the Board of Imagine H2O, a non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley that supports entrepreneurs.