Creating a Sustainable Water
Future through Innovation
Singaporean based. Globally focused.
At Atera Water, we believe that ground-breaking innovations emerge from the intersection of diverse expertise.
We are a nexus of thought leaders in new material sciences, cutting-edge membrane technology, and advanced water treatment solutions.
By synergizing these specializations, we are poised to tackle some of the most challenging problems in water purification and create revolutionary products designed to redefine the paradigms of water purification.
Our cutting-edge filtration solutions go beyond mere products, they are precision-engineered systems crafted to drive profound, lasting change. With an unwavering commitment to efficiency and sustainability, we redefine the paradigm for waste minimization and responsible water stewardship across a spectrum of industries. Every year, our solutions seek to improve lives of communities and protect our environment.
Equivalent to water consumption
for 100,000 people
Equivalent to 1 new million
Equivalent to 360 Olympic-size
Tan Cheng Guan
Chairman & Director
Tan Cheng Guan is a veteran of Singapore’s water industry and is a pioneer in introducing new water innovations to Singapore. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience in engineering, strategy, business and project development for the utilities industry.
Dr. Adrian Yeo
Co-founder & CEO
Adrian is a social entrepreneur and business leader with more than 15 years of C-level experience who has dedicated his career to product innovation in the water technology sector.
Adrian has built a solid reputation in technology translation and innovation. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President at Sembcorp Industries, where he was responsible for the water portfolio in China and management of more than 800 employees. Adrian also led the digital and technological transformation of Sembcorp’s Water Business. Prior to joining Sembcorp, Adrian was involved in a series of successful water start-ups, including De.mem Pte Ltd, that was listed on the ASX exchange in 2018.
As a Social Entrepreneur, he founded Water Initiative for Securing Health (WISH) in 2004, that was responsible for the installation of water filtration devices in Sumatra, Indonesia, providing safe drinking water to more than 200,000 people.
Adrian holds a PhD in Membrane Technology from Nanyang Technological University.
Co-founder & COO
Tai Kee is a technology translation specialist with more than 5 years of research and management experience in the water sector.
In her most recent role as the head of Strategic Partnerships for the water business in Sembcorp Industries, she pioneered their first innovation-to-market program (SWING), scouting more than 1000 companies and partnered innovative water start-ups that can value add to their water business in Asia Pacific. She led her teams in Singapore and China to drive the technology commercialization of water start-ups by serving as their first used case for pilot testing and product validation.
She is also responsible for the management of 2,500 sqm laboratories in Sembcorp Water Hub in Nanjing, which serves as technology development facility for strategic partners and tenants. Her earlier roles include the R&D lab manager in Sembcorp’s Technology and Innovation Center, where she led feasibility studies for the development of wastewater plants in Singapore, China and UK.
Tai Kee holds a Chemical Engineering degree (B. Eng.) from National University of Singapore.
Chief Marketing Officer
Tim is a strategic management professional in the disruptive cleantech and water technology industry for 30 years with extensive experience in B2G, B2B and B2C sales, channel partnerships, business development and marketing in Asia Pac and MENA.
His past tenure include managing global sales for modular decentralised membrane water and wastewater systems for a SGX listed EPC and heading a business unit for a NYSE listed US MNC in polymeric membrane filtration, separation and purification in South Asia.
In the last 10 years, he has successfully facilitated many international technology start-ups into commercialization and successful installations in the municipal and industrial sectors in the region as a technology business consultant.
Daniel serves as the Head of Investments at Inheritance Enterprises, a premier investment holding firm headquartered in Singapore. Prior to joining Inheritance, he played pivotal roles in a multinational conglomerate, where he was involved in strategic M&A initiatives, corporate strategy building, change management and developed advanced information systems for market intelligence. Daniel holds a MA (first class honours) from University of Auckland, New Zealand and a BA from Seoul National University.
Professor Hu Xiao
Professor Hu Xiao is a leading innovator with more than 35 years of R&D experience in new materials design, synthesis, processing and fabrication for targeted end uses. He is also a founding faculty member of the Materials Engineering programme at Nanyang Technological University.
Professor Anthony Fane
Professor Anthony Fane is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from Imperial College. He has been working on membranes since 1973 and is a world expert on membrane science and technology. His current interests are in membranes applied to environmental applications and the water cycle, focusing on the sustainability aspects of membrane technology, including desalination, reclamation, membrane bioreactors and reuse.
Professor Fane is the former Head of the School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry at UNSW (1998 to 2000) and a former Director of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at UNSW, (1991 – 2005). He was the Founding Director of the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) at the Nanyang Technological University and was the Director Mentor at SMTC. Professor Fane is also an Emeritus Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW.
Professor Fane is on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Membrane Science (a former editor, 1992 to 2005) and the Editorial Board of Desalination, an Honorary life member of the European Membrane Society and Patron of the Membrane Society of Australasia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering and a recipient of the Centenary Medal in 2002 for services to Chemical Engineering and the Environment. In 2013 he received the International Water Association’s Membrane Technology Award for ‘pioneering contributions in membrane technology’.