F. Henry Habicht II
Chairman, WaterHealth International, Inc.
SAIL Capital portfolio company WaterHealth International, Inc. (www.waterhealth.com) is the world’s leading provider of pure drinking water systems to underserved communities in India and West Africa. WaterHealth currently serves over 5 million people every day and has now achieved positive cash flow as a prominent example of sustainable capitalism. The Company's transformational, decentralized business model purifies water to WHO standards, monitors quality and effectively delivers water to consumers with state-of-the-art systems and supply chains, including the use of smart cards for consumers in each key market. SAIL Capital was a co-founding investor with Dow Chemical Venture Capital. We have since added Coca-Cola, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Tata Power, the Acumen Fund and Vital Capital as strong investment contributors to the success of WaterHealth.
Hank's career has also included leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division and at the U.S. EPA as COO (Deputy Administrator).
In business, Hank served as Senior VP in charge of acquisitions and other divisions of Safety-Kleen, a billion-dollar environmental service company and was VP of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, which co-managed the successful Environmental Venture Fund in the 1980s. As Co-Founder of Capital E, LLC, a strategic consultancy for emerging renewable energy products and technologies, he advised Fortune 100 and early stage ventures on sustainable growth strategies. He previously served as CEO and is now Vice Chairman of the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF.)
Hank is a Co-Founder of the American Council of Renewable Energy, a Commissioner of the National Commission on Energy Policy, a member of the Board of Directors of the World Environment Center, and has advised several Cabinet Secretaries. He is on the Advisory Board to the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Pacific Northwest National Lab. Hank holds a B.A. with High Honors from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.