Team ECOSOFTT is made up of management professionals and technical experts who are passionate and pragmatic. Profile of the key team members are set out below:

Stanley Samuel, Founder and CEO

Stanley is the Chief Architect of our award-winning Water SMART Homes & Communities platform. He has extensive experience in water, wastewater and environmental management, including river embankment construction, rainwater harvesting, wastewater recycling and solid waste management.

Stanley is passionate about addressing the global challenge of water scarcity, shortage and quality. He also works relentlessly on inclusive social development as the Founder of SAAMARTH Social Service Organisation, our social impact programme that empowers marginalised rural communities in India.

Stanley is an Engineer by background, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business Management. He earned a dual degree Executive MBA with INSEAD and Tsinghua University and a Diploma in Wastewater Treatment from the University of Chile.

Prior to starting ECOSOFTT, Stanley held senior management positions with major multinational companies in Europe, Latin America and Asia. An Indian national, Stanley lives in Singapore and India and has a strong global network.

Marcus Lim, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Marcus works closely with research institutions, technology innovators, businesses, NGOs and public sector agencies to develop sustainable solutions relevant to local situations. A believer that we can do well while doing good, Marcus is passionate about bridging the gap between business and social needs to address our shared causes of water, wastewater and environmental management.

Marcus graduated with a BBA (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore, and completed a dual degree Executive MBA with INSEAD and Tsinghua University. He obtained a Diploma in Wastewater Management from the University of Chile. Marcus is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Management Accountant (UK) and Chartered Global Management Accountant designations.

Prior to co-founding ECOSOFTT, Marcus was a senior management consultant with top-tier consulting firms in Southeast Asia and Greater China. A citizen of Singapore, Marcus divides his time between Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India and other countries in Asia.

Genevieve Desouza, Aqualogist

Gen is an Aqualogist leading AQUA-BOONDEIN, ECOSOFTT’s water and environmental education programme for children. She is an inspiring and creative educator and facilitator who creates unforgettable experiences during her well-loved AQUA classes. To date, she has successfully reached out to 5,000 students, comprising those in prestigious International Baccalaureate in the UK as well as less privileged schools in India.

Gen believes her role as runs parallel to that of her other role as a mother. In both roles, she innovatively yet strategically create open platforms that merge knowledge and content to create awareness and thereby collaborate to help solve real issues.

Dr. Ng Khee Yang, Technical Advisor

Dr. Ng is an Advisor to ECOSOFTT on water, wastewater and environmental technologies. A former R&D scientist of Singapore’s cutting edge NEWater system, he is an expert on waste-to-resource and water pollution control technologies. Over the past 25 years, Dr Ng has served with distinction with research institutions, the government, the academia and the private sector. He was formerly the Center Director of the Centre for Applications in Environmental Technology, an institution that promotes technology exchanges between the industry and the engineering community in Singapore Polytechnic. He was also a Research Fellow at the Environmental Technology Institute in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. Ng is currently a part-time lecturer at the Nanyang Technological University and SIM University. He is an active member of the international scientific community, serving as Deputy Chairman for the Singapore Accreditation Council’s Singapore Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SAC-SINGLAS) Technical Committee on Environmental Testing and as member of the international conference review panel for the International Water Association. Dr. Ng obtained his BEng (Honours) and PhD, both in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Teo Kian Guan, Technical Advisor

Kian Guan advises and collaborates with ECOSOFTT on the development and application of sustainable water and wastewater technologies. He is passionate about adopting innovative technologies as alternatives to chemicals solutions for environmental sustainability.

Kian Guan brings 28 years of professional experience in civil and environmental engineering across Asia. He was the Technical Director and Senior Vice President of Sembcorp Environmental Management, a leading Singapore-based environmental management company. As one of the pioneers of the company, he played leading roles in developing medical waste management, waste to resource and energy from waste technologies. Kian Guan began his career practising civil and structural engineering; managing civil, structural and infrastructure projects for international companies in Singapore and Indonesia.

Kian Guan is a Professional Engineer (Civil). He graduated with a BEng (Civil) from the National University of Singapore, an MSc from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK and an MBA from the National University of Singapore.
Kian Guan advises and collaborates with ECOSOFTT on the development and application of sustainable water and wastewater technologies. He is passionate about adopting innovative technologies as alternatives to chemicals solutions for environmental sustainability.

Kian Guan brings 28 years of professional experience in civil and environmental engineering across Asia. He was the Technical Director and Senior Vice President of Sembcorp Environmental Management, a leading Singapore-based environmental management company. As one of the pioneers of the company, he played leading roles in developing medical waste management, waste to resource and energy from waste technologies. Kian Guan began his career practising civil and structural engineering; managing civil, structural and infrastructure projects for international companies in Singapore and Indonesia.

Kian Guan is a Professional Engineer (Civil). He graduated with a BEng (Civil) from the National University of Singapore, an MSc from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK and an MBA from the National University of Singapore.

Raul Fernandez, Engineering Specialist

Raul is a specialist in ECOSOFTT’s Aerobic Bio-filter Without Sludge wastewater treatment technology. He is currently holds the position of Chief Engineer, Wastewater Treatment with the University of Chile’s Foundation for Technology Transfer. He is a preeminent expert in bio-filtration wastewater treatment technology and has successfully completed the design of more than 90 waste water treatments plants and participated in the design of another 100 internationally.

Raul qualified as a Professional Civil Engineer from the University of Diego Portales. He obtained his Masters in Environmental Engineering in Waste Treatment from the University of Santiago, Chile and Diploma in Water Pollution Control from the University of Chile. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Andrés Bello.

Julio Gonzalez, Engineering Specialist

Julio is a specialist in ECOSOFTT’s Aerobic Bio-filter Without Sludge wastewater treatment technology. He brings extensive experience in wastewater treatment systems based on the bio-filtration technology, having participating in more than 110 projects in across several countries. His expertise includes the design, construction, maintenance and environmental impact assessment for such projects.

Julio is currently Chief Project Engineer with the University of Chile’s Foundation for Technology Transfer. He qualified as an Environmental Engineer from Duoc Catholic University. He earned a Diploma in Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment and a Diploma in Water Pollution Control from the University of Chile.

Zhang Houguo, Technical Advisor

Houguo is a partner in ECOSOFTT’s Water SMART Homes and Communities platforms. He is an award-winning inventor, research scientist and entrepreneur. In his 35-year career, he has also held the senior positions in manufacturing, commercial management and government.

Since 2000, Houguo has been researching and developing a series of water and wastewater treatment technologies based on the principles of conservation, efficiency and chemical-free treatment. His work has received multiple awards in technology competitions, including a national level award for the design of the “Zero Discharge Home”.

Houguo is currently CEO of Hwaye Environmental Protection Co., a company based in China dedicated to the development and promotion of water treatment and renewable energy solutions. He is also Director of the Shanghai Water Pollution Control Research Institute. Houguo completed his university studies in Engineering and is a Senior Engineer in China, the country’s highest accreditation in Engineering.

Urich Schraudolph, Design Consultant

Ulrich assists ECOSOFTT in the design and development of the Water SMART Homes & Communities platform. He is an award-winning design consultant with 25 years of experience in product design and innovation in Europe and Asia. Ulrich is the Founding Director and Design Director at XentiQ, a Singapore-based design consultancy. His client record includes major corporations and technology innovators such as Unilever, Alcatel, Alsthom, HP, Hyflux, Honeywell, Singapore Technologies and Shell Solar.

Ulrich is active in contributing to the development of the design profession. He has lectured extensively at universities and international design institutions, including the CREAPOLE design school in Paris, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Stanford Biodesign. He has also been a consultant with the Korean Institute of Design and Packaging. Ulrich studied design in Germany, Switzerland and the United States, where he attended the Art Center College of Design. He also holds a Masters in Human Factors Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.

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