Hydroleap appoints water technology veteran as COO, poised to scale

Hydroleap, the next-generation green wastewater technology company, announced the appointment of the water industry veteran, Allan Toh as its first COO. With over 29 years in the field having served global water companies from Europe, Japan and America, he is positioned to propel the Singaporean company Hydroleap towards its global expansion ambitions alongside supporting its commitment to establish Singapore as a worldwide water hub.

In this newly created leadership role, Toh will be tasked to set up a strategic growth roadmap by identifying new business opportunities and driving operational excellence.

“The contribution of industrial sectors to global water stress is massive which requires a fast-paced transformation. It is a race against time which is why Allan’s appointment is crucial as we sprint ahead. He showcases the tenacity, expertise and passion required to rewrite the wastewater management chapter through green technology,” said Mohammad Sherafatmand, Hydroleap founder and CEO.

“Allan’s track record in implementing novel water technologies and working with the water value chain will be critical in fuelling the Hydroleap engine. He brings value to the company at this important juncture as we look towards our next growth frontier,” he added.

“Hydroleap is a disruptor in wastewater treatment technology and I am excited to lead the company’s operations to make water sustainable. I believe in Hydroleap technologies over regular methods that can help municipalities and industries improve water efficiencies while being ecologically green and less energy-intensive, alongside lowering their carbon footprint. Sustainability is at the heart of business that echoes with me,” said Toh.

The Singaporean also brings water technology connections, having worked at NX Filtration where he led sales across APAC, Diehl Metering as the head of operations across South East Asia, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and Hyflux as its vice-president.

A graduate of University of Wales, Allan also volunteers as a disaster relief water specialist.

Backed by the Singapore government as well as institutional investors such as Seeds Capital, Wavemaker Partners, 500 Global and SG Innovate, Hydroleap aims to revolutionise the way industrial wastewater is treated across multiple industries, through solutions that are automated, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. Driven by a team of specialised R&D experts, Hydroleap’s electrochemical techniques is said to reduce up to 95% pollutants present in industrial wastewater.