Advisory Board

István Kenyeres, MSc

István Kenyeres, MSc is Chairman at Organica Water and Member of the Bio-economy Platform Preparatory Team at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Organica Water is a global provider of innovative solutions for the treatment and recycling of wastewater. Over the past two decades Organica has developed a truly unique approach, enabling customers all over the world to address urban water challenges in a cost and resource efficient manner. Organica’s solutions are all founded on the fundamental belief that nature provides the most efficient means to treat wastewater, offering significant cost savings compared to other solutions, and harmonious integration into modern urban lifestyles.
Today Organica is the world leader in Fixed-Bed Biofilm Activated Sludge (FBAS) technology, with dozens of operating references all over the world.
István cofounded Organica in 1998. He is recognized at all levels of academia, government, and the water industry as being on the cutting edge of the water treatment market, having introduced an entirely new paradigm to the industry.
Prior to cofounding Organica, István was a founding partner of Kenyeres Engineering and Consulting, an environmental services company. He also served as a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). István earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BME.
His efforts in the environmental industry were acknowledged in 2005 when Hungarian President Ferenc Mádl presented him with the Silver Merit Cross of the Republic. Previously, he also served as an advisor to the environmental committee of the Hungarian National Parliament.
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