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About Us

Using Cutting-edge Technology to Treat Water

About Us

Using Cutting-edge Technology to Treat Water

Who We Are

Hydroleap strives to create sustainable, affordable wastewater treatment solutions. We value our natural resources and recognize the environmental impact of wastewater. Our mission is to offer innovative, state-of-the-art technology for effective wastewater treatment.

With a skilled team of experts, we understand the industry challenges and are dedicated to finding environmentally friendly solutions that deliver a solid return on investment for our clients.


To reimagine water and wastewater treatment through sustainable technologies.


Design with sustainability and social responsibility in mind, whilst fostering a culture of innovation and inclusivity.


Continuously innovate, develop and implement cutting-edge technologies as alternatives for our customers.

Our Team

Management Team / Board of Directors

Dr. Mohammad Sherafatmand

CEO, Founder & Executive Director

Moh earned his PhD in environmental engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Following this, he served as a postdoc at NUS before establishing Hydroleap. With a deep passion for environmental issues, Moh firmly believes that climate change is the most significant challenge facing our planet. He is committed to the idea that sustainable businesses, both commercially and technologically, are vital to preserving our environment, rather than relying solely on non-governmental organizations.

Management Team

Kailash Nichani

Chief Financial Officer

A seasoned finance professional and certified management accountant, Kailash brings 18 years of extensive finance and strategy experience to Hydroleap. Previously, he spent 14 years at Royal Dutch Shell, supporting leadership across technology and downstream businesses to drive value. With a background in high-growth startups, he excels in scaling businesses through robust execution. At Hydroleap, he plays a pivotal role in steering financial strategies, upholding sound financial management practices, and driving commercial outcomes.

Management Team

Dr. Lakshmi Jothinathan

Head of R&D

Lakshmi is an experienced researcher with a Ph.D. focused on ozonation for organic degradation from the National University of Singapore. With a demonstrated history of working in higher education, she is skilled in advanced oxidation processes, ozonation processes, wastewater treatment, catalyst synthesis, and electrochemistry. Currently, she serves as the Head of Research and Development at Hydroleap and leads the charge in finding innovative solutions for the water treatment industry.

Management Team

Desmond Koh

Head of People & Culture

Desmond has over 10 years of progressive HR experience across MNCs and high-growth start-ups with broad business partnering and generalist experience. He specializes in helping companies grow through differentiated talent acquisition and talent management strategies. Desmond holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and is passionate about helping deep tech start-ups deliver an impact on the world.

Board of Directors

Dr. Michael Gryseels

Non-executive Director, Chairman

Michael is an experienced CEO, board member, co-founder, advisor, and investor in technology-enabled businesses. He is passionate about disruptive technologies' ability to address global challenges. Currently, he leads True Digital Group, the innovation arm of True Corporation, overseeing a team of 2,000 employees across several countries, which serves over 35 million active users. Michael's commitment also extends to supporting deep-tech companies, sustainability, diversity initiatives, and reducing inequality.

Board of Directors

Paul Santos

Non-executive Director

Paul is the Managing Partner of Wavemaker Partners, a VC firm that invests in early-stage enterprise, deep tech, and sustainability startups in SEA. With US$300 million in assets under management across four funds, the firm has backed 190+ companies, with 25 exits and acqui-hires valued at over US$1.8 billion. Notable portfolio companies include ecoSpirits, Silent Eight and Vigo. He is also one of the founding partners of Wavemaker Impact, and chairs the investment committee for ADB Ventures.


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What to Expect

Working at our company offers a thrilling experience in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. As an organization in an ever-changing industry, we thrive on staying ahead.

We foster a collaborative culture that values teamwork and diverse perspectives. As such, employees are encouraged to freely express their thoughts, challenge one another, and develop innovative solutions together.

Our Core Values


  • Integrity: We hold honesty, transparency, and ethical behaviour in high regard.
  • Innovation: The company fosters creativity and new ideas, empowering employees to take calculated risks and embrace change.
  • Excellence: The company is committed to delivering high-quality products, services, and experiences to its customers, striving for excellence in everything it does.
  • Customer-centric: The company puts its customers at the center of everything it does, understanding their needs, anticipating their expectations, and providing exceptional service and support.


  • Teamwork: The company encourages collaboration, communication, and mutual support among its employees to achieve shared goals.
  • Respect: The company treats its employees, customers, and partners with dignity and appreciation for their contributions.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: The company celebrates differences, values diversity, and creates an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and valued.
  • Work-life balance: The company prioritizes the well-being of its employees, offering flexible work arrangements, support for personal and family needs, and opportunities for personal growth and development.

Meaningful work & Relationships

Put together, these values define who we are and what we do. So if you're looking for fulfilment and our work appeals to you, come join us. Or take the chance to see who we're looking for below.

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Key Events

Notable Milestones

  • Nov 25

    Seed Funding

    Raised US$1.9M.

  • July 01

    Series A Funding

    Raised US$4.4M.


Our Achievements

Notable Awards

  • June 10

    APAC25 by EnterpriseSG

    Secured a position amongst top 25 performers.

  • July 28

    Tech Plan Demo Day

    Emerged as overall winner.

  • Nov 26

    Origin Innovation Awards

    Emerged as a finalist.

  • Jan 03

    IAA Business as a Force for Good

    Recognized as the ultimate champion.

  • Jan 07

    Capitaland Sustainability Challenge

    Achieved a top 10% ranking.

  • Jan 01

    SEA Market Readiness Award

    Emerged as the overall winner.

  • Jan 10

    Global Prize for Innovation in Desalination (GPID)

    Emerged as a finalist.


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