Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Kevin McGovern

Chairman and CEO, The Water Initiative


Kevin McGovern is Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Water Initiative, which develops home-based water-purification systems and markets them through microenterprises, particularly in developing countries. TWI is now rolling out clean water solutions with subsidies and active support from the Mexican government. McGovern is also chairman and CEO of McGovern Capital LLC, providing investments and business strategy to emerging companies. He has founded more than a dozen companies, seven of which are world and/or category leaders, including SoBe Beverages, Tristrata (skin-care technology), KX Industries (home-based water purification) and Clean Coal Technologies Inc. He serves on various public and private boards, including that of the USA Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. He is also presidential councilor and trustee emeritus of Cornell University, chairing the IP, tech transfer and entrepreneurship committees. He is a graduate of Cornell University and received a J.D. from St. John′s University.


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