Chief Executive Officer
Sanjay serves as President & CEO of WaterHealth International. He joined WHI in 2009, bringing extensive experience in emerging markets of infrastructure development and management in a global context. He founded the THOT Capital Group in 2001, a private equity firm based in New York that invested in energy assets. Previously, Sanjay served as a CEO of Enron Broadband Services for the Middle East and Asia, based in Singapore, and prior to that he was the Chairman and CEO of Enron South Asia, developing large scale power, gas and telecom infrastructure. Sanjay started his career with Schlumberger, where he served as an engineer and manager in several Asian and European countries.
Sanjay received an MBA with Honors from the Harvard Business School, a Master’s degree in Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.
Sanjay has and continues to hold leadership roles with organizations such as: the Global Agenda Council on Water, World Economic Forum; Advisory Board on Water, University of Alberta, Canada; Senior Fellow, University of Southern California; Director Emeritus, US India Business Council (USIBC) affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC; Director, Punj Lloyd Construction Company, India; Director, Emco, India; Former Director,AIESEC International; Former President, American Chamber of Commerce in India (1999-2001); Member, YPO/WPO; Chairman, Infrastructure Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (2000).
Chief Operating Officer
Vikas serves as Chief Operating Officer for WaterHealth International globally. Prior to joining WHI in early 2009, Vikas served as President, Access Business Unit of Tata Teleservices Ltd., TTSL (a $2 billion telecom company operating in India) for ten years. In this role, Vikas managed a business unit comprising of Pay Telephony, Rural, Point of Sales (PoS) and Calling Card businesses for Tata Teleservices. Vikas and his team were instrumental in growing the revenue of this business to $400 million in FY 2008 from mere $10 million in FY 2000.
Vikas received an MBA in Finance from the University of Jammu and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University.
Earlier in his career, Vikas worked for four years for PSi Inc., a US-based consulting and investment banking firm. At PSi he managed the Engineering/ Industrial Consulting practice based out of Delhi, India, and he worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies, including John Deere, Eaton, Amoco Chemicals and Con Agra.
Chief Development Officer
Sameer joined WaterHealth International in 2009 to lead global business development. In this role he is responsible for identifying new geographic areas of growth as well as appropriate business partners who can facilitate the company's strategic objectives. Prior to joining WHI, he was a Senior Principal with IBB Consulting Group focused on strategy, new product definition and business development opportunities for companies in the cable, media and communications industries. Sameer has also been the founder and managing partner of a technology development company and VP of Business Development/Operations for a media-focused startup. In addition, Sameer has worked for several years with Booz Allen & Hamilton on projects in Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Sameer holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from The Wharton School, a Master of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Western Australian Institute of Technology.
Chief Legal Officer
Tom Weil joined WaterHealth International as a General Counsel in 2009, after years of experience consulting on international energy matters and business transactions and advising on major infrastructure projects in numerous countries, including India and the Philippines. Tom spent almost two decades with Skadden Arps as energy group counsel and partner in alternative energy project development and financing in Washington D.C. and Houston, where he advised on the development, financing and construction of power generation plants worldwide. He was named as one of the leading energy lawyers in the United States by the Chambers USA "America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2005.”
Tom received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was on the Journal of International Law.
He served as a US Navy officer from 1970 to 1975. A rowing history aficionado, he is the author of Beauty and the Boats (River and Rowing Museum, 2005), and he holds several key positions in rowing organizations in the U.S. and England. Tom often teaches “Global Energy Sources, Uses and Issues” at Yale college seminars.
Chris Herak leads the global accounting and finance functions of WaterHealth. Chris brings more than thirteen (13) years’ experience in Accounting and Finance including eight (8) years with WHI. Prior to joining WHI, he served as an Internal Auditor for northern Nevada’s largest healthcare network with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. He has also served as a corporate accountant in the education and software industries.
Chris has pursued BS in Accounting from University of La Verne and is a Member of the ULV Society of Accountants. During his tenure as Financial Controller, Chris streamlined the global financial and accounting operations including the financial practices at WaterHealth. Over the years, he has also played a key role in WaterHealth’s successful fund (equity) raising effort.
Chief Serendipity Officer
Jacqueline served as first lady of US to India under President Clinton from 1997-2001 and worked on social issues including HIV/AIDS. Her professional career spans over sales, marketing and advertising for Hilton and Hyatt Hotels to being an entrepreneur in Washington DC. She also worked at the National Community Service issues for President George Bush, Sr. and President Bill Clinton and has served on the board at Children’s Literacy Center and Women’s Foundation of Colorado.