Kevin McGovern

Kevin McGovern

President and Chairman, The Water Initiative

Kevin McGovern is the Chairman and CEO of The Water Initiative®, which co-creates customized and sustainable drinking water solutions through innovative partnerships with municipalities, business and local microentrepreneurs in developing and developed countries. The Water Initiative is the first company in the world to be chosen by municipalities to install point-of-drinking devices in lieu of central treatment plants and is a recipient of the Artemis Award as a global leader in advanced water technology. Mr. McGovern has founded over fifteen companies, seven of which have become world/category leaders, has been lead negotiator/principal in over twenty-five (25) global joint ventures and serves as Chairman of McGovern Capital, an investment, strategy and licensing provider to global businesses. Mr. McGovern is a Trustee Emeritus and a Presidential Councilor (highest honor to alumnus) of Cornell University. Mr. McGovern was named the Cornell “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2007, was recently given St. John’s University School of Law’s “Distinguished Alumni Award” in 2010 and in 2011 was awarded The East West Institute’s “Global Game Changer Award”. He is also a Co-Chairman of the Silver Shield Foundation, providing assistance to families of policemen and firemen who die in the line of duty in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.


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