Andreas Sohmen-Pao joins Board of Directors

John West, Executive Chairman, BioGill (L) welcomes Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao to the Board.

BioGill has announced that Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao has joined its Board of Directors, effective November 2016. The appointment comes at a time when the company is achieving key milestones such as the launch of its next generation bioreactor, the BioGill Tower, ISO9001 accreditation and the recent selection by the Chinese Government as a Top 100 Environmental Technology to help address water pollution in China.

“I am very pleased to welcome Andreas to our Board and as we expand into new markets in China and the USA, his extensive business experience from a global perspective will be invaluable,” said Mr John West, Executive Chairman, BioGill.

Mr Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group, a global maritime group involved in oil and gas shipping. The BW Group spans numerous business segments including crude oil, refined products, LNG, LPG, dry bulk and chemicals transportation, deepwater oil and gas production, and floating LNG storage. He is also Chairman of two publicly listed affiliates in Norway, BW LPG and BW Offshore.

Previously, Mr Sohmen-Pao was Chief Executive Officer of BW Group. Under his leadership of fifteen years, the Group grew substantially, successfully completing multiple acquisitions. Subsidiary BW Ventures became a lead investor in BioGill four years ago, after realising the potential of the technology.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Sohmen-Pao said, “BW Ventures continues to be excited by the enormous opportunities for the low cost, low energy BioGill technology and I look forward to playing an active role in the further growth and expansion of the company.”

Educated at Oxford University in England, from which he graduated in 1993 with an honours degree in Oriental Studies, Mr Sohmen-Pao also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is now based in Singapore.

BioGill is a biotechnology company manufacturing above ground, attached growth bioreactors that deliver highly effective, low cost and energy efficient water treatment systems. By combining simple, yet smart technology and natural biological processes, BioGill bioreactors remove contaminants from water. BioGill units are successfully treating wastewater onsite at wineries, breweries, candy producers, meat, food & beverage processors along with distributed sewage projects at tourist parks and resorts.

The technology is also proving an ideal performance boost for existing wastewater treatment plants, with excellent results from the Philippines and the Middle East. The technology is patent-protected worldwide.