AKOKITE joins Drylet as Chief Operations Officer

proud to welcome Dr. Malcolm Fabiyi as its Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Operations, effective immediately. As COO, Dr. Fabiyi will play instrumental roles in continuing to develop Drylet’s proprietary bioremediation technology and expanding the company’s presence in international wastewater and biosolid reduction markets.

“Dr. Fabiyi’s understanding of so many technologies in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment make him an ideal fit for Drylet and an invaluable addition to our team,” said Drylet President and CEO Luka Erceg. “We are excited for Dr. Fabiyi to begin working with new and existing customers to reduce biosolids pollution and drive high-performance outcomes in wastewater plants.”

Dr. Fabiyi earned a First-Class degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos, a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Dr. Fabiyi brings diverse professional experience to Drylet. He started out his career as a management and strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, and for the past decade has been contributing his expertise at the highest levels in corporate research and the development and management of environmental technology solutions, including wastewater treatment. He has worked and lived in several geographies in Africa and North America.

“Drylet’s solution a key reason for my decision to join the Drylet team.”

“Drylet’s biocatalyst technology platform has the potential to revolutionize the water and wastewater industry,” Dr. Fabiyi said. “I look forward to driving the rollout of this leading-edge technology that can help facilities optimize operations and enhance resource recovery, while reducing biosolids generation. I have seen firsthand the extent of the biosolids problem, from rural villages in the developing world to urban centers in the U.S., and Drylet’s natural, low-cost and low-environmental impact solution to that problem is the most compelling that I’ve encountered; it is a key reason for my decision to join the Drylet team.”

In his role as COO and Vice President of Operations at Drylet, Dr. Fabiyi will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. He will take responsibility for driving sales, marketing and business development efforts in the U.S. market; lead new product development activities; manage Drylet’s growing technology platform; and drive product extension into new markets.

Prior to joining Drylet, Dr. Fabiyi was Global Market Director at Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 500 company where he led technology development and commercialization efforts across a range of market segments — including water and wastewater, pulp and paper, hydrometallurgy and textiles — that generated over $250 million in annual revenues. Most recently, he served as the president of Hydromantis, USA, the environmental software solutions provider that developed the world’s premier wastewater treatment plant simulation and optimization application, GPS-X™.

Dr. Fabiyi has extensive expertise in technology commercialization and global experience serving clients in the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment markets. He has authored over 50 journal and conference papers, and holds several patents for commercialized wastewater technologies.

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