Aquaporin A/S

Aquaporin announces appointment of Matt Boczkowski as Chief Executive Officer and Peter Holme Jensen as Chief Innovation Officer

24.11.2021 14:45:19 CET | Aquaporin A/S | Changes board/management/auditors

Company announcement no. 24/2021

On 24 November, Aquaporin’s board approved the appointment of Matt Boczkowski, CCO and Deputy CEO as CEO of Aquaporin A/S. Matt Boczkowski will replace Peter Holme Jensen, who has been the CEO since the inception in 2005.

As part of this transition, Peter Holme Jensen is appointed Chief Innovation Officer at Aquaporin and assume responsibility of the company’s Deep Tech Department and Open Innovation initiative.

Niels Heering, Chair of the Board, says: “Peter has built something we see far too seldom today; the amount of patience and focus required over the years to develop Aquaporin from a research company to a commercial company should not be underestimated. Peter has had a clear vision from the beginning, and I am confident Matt is the ideal new CEO to continue making this vision a reality and take Aquaporin to the next level. I am excited that Peter will continue as future Chief Innovation Officer and continue to add value to the business and culture of Aquaporin."

Peter Holme, founder and future CIO, says: “When I founded Aquaporin in 2005 I could only dream of what Aquaporin would be today – I’m extremely grateful for the journey we are on. The next stage of Aquaporin’s journey requires a different skillset for a CEO and I’m very happy to pass on the baton to Matt Boczkowski. I look forward to getting “back” closer to the innovation side of Aquaporin and continue to add value through exciting new technology and partnership developments.”

Matt Boczkowski, CEO, says: “I’m honored to accept the position of CEO and excited to lead the company into the next stage of growth. Aquaporin is entering a commercialization stage where our unique technology is incorporated into traditional water treatment membranes and processes to solve customer challenges. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to position the company for growth and build a successful WaterTech business in Denmark. It has been wonderful working with Peter over the past seven months and I’m delighted that he will be appointed as our future Chief Innovation Officer. This will be a key role for Aquaporin enabling us to stay at the forefront of water technology.”

The above appointments will be effective as of 1st of January 2022. Both will continue to form part of the Executive Management team, which in addition includes Bo Karmark, CFO, and Joerg Hess, COO.

For further information, please contact:

Niels Heering, Chairman

Mikkel Tanderup, Head of Investor Relations

Contact information: +45 53 55 55 05, investorrelations@aquaporin.com

About Aquaporin A/S

Aquaporin is a water technology company dedicated to natural water treatment, with operations in Denmark (HQ), Singapore and the United States. At Aquaporin, we’re working to preserve the Earth’s most valuable resource - water - by combining advanced engineering, biotechnology, and natural aquaporins. We embed aquaporins – nature's own water purifiers – into water purification membranes. Our proprietary technology, Aquaporin Inside®, is based on Nobel Prize-winning research and used to clean and reuse water in industries, in our homes and even by NASA in space.

 

We work with customers and partners around the globe to sustainably treat industrial wastewater, concentrate food & beverage products and enhance drinking water quality and accessibility.

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