Startup Team

Reza Rezaei

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Reza is a Co-Founder and CEO of Aqua Intelligent Technology Inc.  Reza developed Aqua intelligent's idea and has been actively involved in the development of the business. 

Reza completed his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2017. During this time, he was part of RES'EAU Water-Net that is working in partnership with many other public and private organizations. They deliver local solutions to drinking water issues faced by small, rural and indigenous communities.

Alan Saw

Chief Operating Officer

Alan is a business and technology executive who specializes in scaling up teams and companies quickly. He is a seasoned operations executive who excels in delivering value to organizations and stakeholders.


Alan has extensive experience in the software industry as an engineer and as a senior manager. He completed both his MBA in Management of Technology and undergraduate studies in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University.

Ata Kheyrandish

Data Scientist  

Ata, Ph.D., EIT, is a chemical engineer with over six years of experience in water treatment and developing new technologies for getting access to cleaner water. He has experience with working with small communities and small community targeted techniques to treat and deliver safer water. Ata is a part of Aqua Intelligent Technology Inc. team providing insight to develop a model helping water operators to optimize controlling the water plant. 

Hamed Valipour

Electronic Hardware-Data communication Manager 

Hamed is an experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of working in academia and industry. He is skilled in Firmware Development, Electronics Hardware Design, Power Electronics, and Programming. He is a strong research professional studying Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Board of Directors

George Thorpe

Co-founder & Director

BI-Pure water Co-Owner and BOD member in RES’EAU WaterNET 

Peter Madden


Sales Leader for IBM's Blockchain, Watson and Cloud platforms and BOD of Ocean Networks 

Madjid Mohseni

Co-founder & Director

professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC and the Scientific Director of RES'EAU-WaterNET

Poya Haghnegahdar


CEO and Co-founder of FIND Innovation Labs Inc.

Board of Advisors

Kyle Cheriton

Mentor and Advisor in e@UBC

Jonathan Ho

 Board Chair in BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA)

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