It is the birthright 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 Watergen, is a philanthropist who supports donatings to many worthy causes, improving and saving the lives of many around the world.
Mr. Mirilashvili is the visionary behind Watergen’s mission to provide clean and safe drinking water to every corner of the globe. He is actively involved in the development of Watergen towards spreading its revolutionary technology all over the world.
For more than 30 years, Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 positions of the President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress and of the Vice President of the World Jewish Congress.
In October 2017, he awarded former President George Bush the Isaiah Award on behalf of Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal for his economic, diplomatic and security cooperation with Israel while president. Dr. Mirilashvili himself received the same award in 2015. In years past, other recipients of the Isaiah Award also included former U.S. President Bill Clinton, late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, and actress and producer Sharon Stone.
Yarden Gonen joined Watergen in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer responsible for accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, internal audit, investor relations, corporate development, and treasury.
Prior to Watergen, Mr. Gonen held finance leadership positions at Elbit Systems, where he served as VP Finance & Control, responsible for covering all strategic and operational financial management.
Mr. Gonen brings over 20 years of experience in corporate finance for global public organizations, including shareholder value creation, corporate governance, business partnering, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and funding, investor relations, taxation, and management consulting.
Mr. Gonen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Roni Litinetsky leads Watergen’s sales around the world, bringing Watergen’s drinking water from the air to people everywhere.
As the VP Sales, Mr. Litinetsky manages Watergen’s Sales team and a global distribution network with clients in diverse sectors such as business, government, defense, infrastructure, beverage, etc. Mr. Litinetsky represents Watergen in complex negotiations and has brought Watergen into new markets such as Golf, Asia, LATAM and more.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Litinetsky served as Chief of Staff to Watergen’s controlling stakeholder & President, and as Chief of Staff to the previous VP of Sales and Marketing with his deep knowledge of Watergen’s technology and products and rich experience in the company.
Before joining Watergen, Mr. Litinetsky served in various executive leadership roles in an Israeli leading lobbying firm, representing prominent Israeli and global firms in fields of hi-tech, finance, medical and media.
Mr. Litinetsky holds a B.A. in Communications, specializing in Political Marketing, from IDC, Herzliya.
Chen Nechemia leads the technological research and development of consumer, commercial and automotive products at Watergen. Mr. Nechemia has led the Research and Development department for over a decade, and has been responsible for most of Watergen’s product launches in recent years.
Mr, Nechemia oversees the company’s team of talented engineers and developers who create the high-quality breakthrough products, using Watergen’s patented and award-winning technology.
Before joining Watergen, Mr. Nechemia held various key positions in companies from the water production technology industry. He was also employed in the R&D field in the industrial, automotive, and medical industries.
Dr. Ratner’s primary responsibility is the successful establishment and ongoing operations of the Water Technology Department for Watergen. The multi-dimensional area includes laboratory facilities and a regulatory and quality division which is tasked with ensuring Watergen compliance with the highest international water standards. His longstanding professional experience in applied research and product development are being applied at Watergen to continue to develop water-from-air technology solutions.
With proven leadership and management supervision, Dr. Ratner previously served as CTO at NanoAF and both R&D Director and Laboratory Director at Strauss Water. He was also Senior Researcher at Tosaf Compounds. Throughout his career, the outstanding analytical and multidisciplinary (engineering, chemical and microbiological) research skills he possesses have enabled him to develop and implement new water-related technologies. He has managed procurement elements, dealing with suppliers as well seek new commercial materials when needed. Working alongside Israeli safety authorities, he gained first-hand knowledge on safety and environmental regulations required by global bodies.
The author of 16 recognized works in scientific journals and publications from 2002-2016, Dr. Ratner also registered four water filter patents in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016.
Dr. Ratner earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician from Ukrainian State Chemical Technology University and Executive MBA in Investment and Management of Startups at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he previously obtained a Master’s Degree in Polymer Science and a Ph.D. in Composite Materials.