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Mr. Nizar KammourieDirector

Mr. Kammourie heads the Water Division of the privately-owned Saudi Brothers Commercial Group, which consists of three companies. Under his management, SAWACO Water Desalination, Saudi Arabia’s first private water utility, has expanded its output capacity and extended its operating model to include Build/Own/Transfer (BOT) concessions. Suido Kiko Middle East (SKME), a Japanese-Saudi EPC venture in the water treatment field, has secured many significant projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia within a short span of time. Its clientele include the Ministry of Water and Electricity, Municipal Authorities, National Water Company, and other leading public/private sector organizations/industries. SKME has been the recipient of various prestigious international awards and recognitions. Chemsbro is a specialty chemical services provider for the water treatment industry in Saudi Arabia and has established collaborations with leading international chemical suppliers. Mr. Kammourie is the Director of the Business Development Unit (INDUSTRIAL) of Saudi Brothers Commercial Group. The Water Division's companies were all spun-off from the Business Development Unit. He holds Degrees in Civil Engineering and Math from the American University of Beirut.

Dr. Barry J. ShelpDirector and Secretary

Dr. Shelp is co-founder and director of Current Water Technologies Inc. With the exception of one year, he has served on the board since the company's inception. In addition, he is professor of plant physiology/biochemistry in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph. Dr. Shelp has expertise in plant nutrition and plant response to environmental contaminants, revegetation of reclaimed sites and environmental impact studies, and production of major crop plants with improved ability to tolerate pests and environmental stresses using state-of-the-art biochemical and molecular techniques. Dr. Shelp earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biology and Plant Physiology, respectively, from Brock University, and his PhD degree in Plant Physiology from Queen's University. He was an NSERC Canada Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Western Australia and at Carleton University. He later joined the University of Guelph as an NSERC Canada University Research Fellow, and achieved the rank of Full Professor. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 refereed publications in the scientific literature. Dr. Shelp has served as Associate Editor for both the Canadian Journal of Plant Science and the Canadian Journal of Botany, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Experimental Botany, and the Co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Botany. 

Dr. Gene S. ShelpDirector, President and C.E.O.

Dr. Shelp is co-founder, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Current Water Technologies Inc. Dr. Shelp is a professional geoscientist with about ten years experience in mining and fifteen years experience in water treatment, with emphasis on water quality issues associated with development, operation and decommissioning of mine sites. Over the past twenty plus years, Dr. Shelp has spearheaded the development of the company's electrochemical water treatment technologies for remediating surface waters, groundwater, and municipal and industrial process and waste waters contaminated with metals, ammonia and nitrate. He earned undergraduate degrees in Wildlife Management and Earth Sciences, and a PhD in Environmental Geochemistry from the University of Guelph, as well as a M.Sc. degree in Geology from Queen's University. He was an NSERC Canada Industry Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph. 

Alexander Kaszuba Director

Alexander Kaszuba has been a board member since September 2019. Mr. Kaszuba is the Managing Director of Fibrelight Design Solutions Inc. He has been in the consulting and infrastructure design business for over 30 years with diverse project experience in most sectors from government, automotive, development and banking. Mr. Kaszuba is an active member, since 1997, with Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) as well as an Affiliate with the Canada Green Building Council since 2009.