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Design Lab — Mark R. Widmar

Companies' CEOs you don’t know and should know about

Companies' CEOs you don’t know and should know about

You all know that we are inspired by people who are always a step ahead. That is why we’ve made a list of some of the CEOs of innovative companies with a great impact on society that are changing the world. They are pure #dothefuture. We introduce them to you.

 

Avshalom Halevi Felber of IDE Technologies (Israel). This company turns ocean saltwater into safe drinking and watering water in regions where fresh water is hard to find. Big virtual applause.

 

 
Peder Holk Nielsen, of Novozymes (Denmark). The mission of this company is to isolate and produce enzymes and microorganisms that help industries to make their products more environmentally friendly, ranging from efficient detergents to enhanced animal feed. Peder believes this could help reduce world hunger and carbon emissions. This type of projects show that sustainable development is more than possible.

 

Bright Simons, of mPedigree (Ghana). To prevent deaths from counterfeit drugs for malaria and tuberculosis (more than 700,000 deaths worldwide, according to International Policy Network), this startup puts a code on the medicine´s packaging. It’s already present in 12 countries in Africa and Asia and its labels already appear on more than 500 million packets. Next step? They plan to do the same with fake agricultural crops, textiles and automobile parts. You have all our admiration, Bright.
 
Manuel Velez Pangilian, of Smart Communications (Philippines). He is responsible for promoting education in engineering and computer science in schools of his country. Currently, they have already transformed six student projects into real startups. We like it :-)

 

Mark R. Widmar of First Solar (United States). Clean energy ceases to be science fiction. The world's largest manufacturer of "thin-film" solar panels delivers energy to utilities at low prices - low enough to be an alternative to fossil fuels.