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Sudesh Menon – CEO, Waterlife

Sudesh Menon, has led both start ups and large multinationals in India and globally. An experienced and distinguished professional with International experience, Sudesh is widely credited with pioneering the concept of sustainable community water systems in India.  Sudesh co-founded Waterlife which has grown rapidly and occupies a unique and leadership position in the water space. Employing a unique and creative combination of breakthrough technology and innovative business models, it delivers highly affordable clean water to even the most remote, low income, rural communities. Operating over 3000 water systems in 12 states, Waterlife provides access to safe water to more than 15 million people. Waterlife has raised more than $5 million from investors like Matrix Partners and Aavishkar Ventures

Before coming back to India, Sudesh was country head for General Electric based in Kuala Lumpur. He is credited with some of the major strategic initiatives across Asia and bringing a solutions approach to some of the largest businesses. He was also instrumental in the start up team that brought GE Fanuc Automation into India and successfully grew the business. Sudesh is a B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur and holds a degree in Management.

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