Booky Oren

Chairman & CEO, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies

In 2002 Oren served as Netafim's (the world’s largest drip and micro-irrigation company) Corporate Business Development VP.

In 2003, Oren became the Executive Chairman of Mekorot – Israel’s National Water Company. Booky also established WaTech® – Technologies Accelerator, using the company’s 3,000 facilities as beta sites for new external innovation in order to improve Mekorot’s mode of operation. He was also the Chairman of WATEC Israel (2007, 2009 and 2011) and led the creation of a prominent global water event in Israel.

At the end of 2006, Oren was a co-founder of Miya together with the Arison Group. As the President and CEO and later as the Executive Chairman of the company Miya became a world leading company in the field of urban water loss, water systems optimization and efficiency.

In 2011, in order to scale up over 30 years of leading and actively supporting multiple innovation implementation processes, Oren established “Booky Oren Global Water Technologies”. The company is active in hundreds of ventures globally, while overcoming the challenge of “i2i” – innovation to implementation.

In the last few years, Booky is leading various activities at different global events, aimed at shifting the market focus from the technologies towards the “Voice of the Utilities”, highlighting their needs and challenges.