Board of Directors
Richard Irving is the Chairman of Fluence Corporation. Prior to Fluence Corporation, Mr. Irving served as Executive Chairman & Chairman of Emefcy since 2010.
Based in Silicon Valley, Richard co-founded Pond Venture Partners in 1997 and brings over 30 years’ experience in venture capital, business management, marketing and engineering in technology companies including AT&T Bell Labs, AMD, and Brooktree.
Richard has helped create over $3B in shareholder value through IPOs, acquisitions, and private financings.
Past exits include LiveRail (Facebook), Gigle Networks (Broadcom), 4Home (Motorola Mobility), Transitive (IBM), and Microcosm Communications (Conexant).
Richard also serves as a Venture Advisor to Samsung.
Peter Marks serves as Non-Executive Director for Fluence Corporation. Mr. Marks has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking, specializing in capital raisings (for listed and unlisted companies), underwriting, IPOs, corporate restructurings, and venture capital transactions with a focus on emerging technologies and life sciences. Furthermore, he has participated in over $3B in public and private capital raisings, and has served as an Executive and Non-Executive Director of many entities which have been listed on the ASX, NASDAQ and AIM markets
Arnon Goldfarb serves as Non-Executive Director for Fluence Corporation. Currently he is a partner at Israel Cleantech Ventures and has significant entrepreneurial experience and interests in chemistry, materials and industrial processes. Until early 2011, Arnon served as CEO of TMB Water, a water project company active in desalination, aquaculture and water treatment efforts in Israel and abroad, and the predecessor to RWL Water. Prior to establishing TMB in 2001, Arnon spent 17 years with Israel Chemicals Ltd., where he served as Corporate VP for Business Development and Chairman of the R&D, Fertilizers and Chemicals, and Ceramics units. He was also a director at ICL’s Israel Desalination Engineering (IDE) subsidiary as well as its potash, phosphate and bromine subsidiaries. Previously, Arnon worked in the oil and gas industry in Israel and the US as a production and facilities engineer with Superior Oil and Israel National Oil Co., and as a production and field manager for Israel’s Sadot natural gas field. Arnon serves as Chairman of Atlantium Technologies, as well as on the boards of TGA, a waste treatment facility, and TSP, a chemical company. Arnon holds a B.Sc. in chemistry from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a M.Sc. in Ocean Engineering from University of Rhode Island, USA.
Paul Donnelly serves as Non-Executive Director for Fluence Corporation. Mr. Donnelly is an accomplished financial services executive with international experience across all aspects of capital markets.
Mr. Donnelly is an Executive Director at Macquarie Capital, where he has served since 1995 in various roles, including President & CEO of Macquarie’s Canadian Operations, and Global Head of Equity and Debt Capital Markets, among others.
Mr. Donnelly has a broad range of sector experience, both in Australia and internationally, with particular skills in financial services, infrastructure and utilities. Over his twenty-year career, he has gathered deep transactional experience from developing significant and complex transactions for leading Australian companies. Mr. Donnelly is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Henry J. Charrabé
MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Henry Charrabé serves as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fluence. He brings more than a decade of experience in developing water management and investment solutions to his role at the Company.
Prior to the establishment of Fluence, Mr. Charrabé served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RWL Water since its inception in 2010. During his tenure, Mr. Charrabé was instrumental in establishing RWL Water as a global player through strategic acquisitions and significant organic growth.Prior to RWL Water Mr. Charrabé was a senior executive at RSL Investments Corp. in the United States and Europe. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Charrabé served as Chief Operating Officer of W2W, an electrocoagulation wastewater technology company.
Mr. Charrabé received a B.A. from the Freie Universität in Berlin and Tel Aviv University. He earned an M.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Economics and Finance, both from Brandeis University, as well as an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Ross Haghighat serves as a Non-Executive Director for Fluence Corporation. He has over 30 years of experience in the technology sector as founder or co-founder of a half dozen companies with a combined shareholder value exceeding $4.5B. With over 20 years in operating and strategic roles and a decade in the investment arena, he has helped to create a number of global enterprises in the private and public space in the US, China, Australia and Europe. Mr. Haghighat was Non-Executive Director for Emefcy. He serves as Chairman for Triton Systems Group – a Global Investment and Product Venturing firm. He serves as a Director at Aduro Biotech a clinical stage biopharma (Nasdaq: ADRO), is Chairman of FRX Polymers, a specialty chemicals firm with operations in the US, Europe, and China.
Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh
Dr. Ramesh serves as Non-Executive Director for Fluence Corporation. Currently he is a partner at Eagletree Capital. Previously, Dr. Ramesh supported RWL Water’s efforts to evaluate the best water treatment technologies and companies around the world. Dr. Ramesh has held senior management positions at GE Water and Process Technologies, including Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a role which he held for more than four years. As CTO, Dr. Ramesh played a key role in the development and implementation of the strategy that led to the creation of GE’s $2.5 billion global water platform. While at GE, he also led the technology and engineering organizations for GE Sensing, GE Security, and GE Fanuc. He also served on the board of GE’s Asia Pacific American Forum. In addition to his role at GE, Dr. Ramesh served in numerous senior management roles over a two-decade career with A. Schulman, Inc., a global multi-billion-dollar specialty chemicals manufacturer. He also served on the International Advisory Board for the Ministry of Environment and Water, Government of Singapore from 2006-2016. He currently serves on the board of Students2Science a non-profit organization serving inner-city schools by providing hands-on lab training to teachers and students.
COMPANY SECRETARY & BOARD ADVISOR
Ross Kennedy was appointed to the position of company secretary of Emefcy on 23 December 2015, and company secretary of Fluence Corporation on July 14, 2017. Mr. Kennedy was previously Company Secretary and Executive General Manager of St. Barbara Limited for 10 years. Mr. Kennedy is an experienced Company Secretary, holding the professional qualifications of Fellow Governance Institute of Australia; Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors; and Chartered Accountant.