We are a team of practitioners dedicated to linking business practices with sustainability.

We have a long term experience in the Middle East and believe in making things happen!

Michael Kropac

Co-Director | Tel. +41 78 872 67 44

Michael studied geography, business management and social and environmental sciences. After founding the NGO “Ecosan Services Foundation” with local partners in Pune, India, he joined seecon international and is today senior partner and is its CFO. Michael has more than 10 years of experience as a consultant in developing innovation projects in the international water sector and beyond. Michael  facilitates and leads the cewas start-up programme and is the head coach.

Aline Bussmann

Regional Programme Director | Tel. +962790801872

Aline studied Geography, Political Science and Integrated Water Resources Management. She has worked as a project coordinator in the MENA region and Eastern Africa on different projects in the field of IWRM, transboundary water management, agricultural development and higher education in natural resources management. She has several years of experience as a freelancer, conducting seminars on water and food security and producing educational documentary films on water and energy resources management in the Middle East and Africa.

Janek Hermann-Friede

Project Manager and Trainer | Tel. +49 163 8776308

Janek is an environmental engineer with a post-graduate degree in international development cooperation. He has more than 10 years of work experience in water governance, private sector engagement and sustainable water management practices. Janek has worked on numerous projects in Latin America, Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He develops, trains and facilitates bottom-up solutions for key management, integrity and governance challenges in the water sector.

Hannah Wuzel

Project Manager - Lebanon | Tel. +96171858049 / +4915770885647

Hannah holds a MSc degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in International Liberal Studies with a focus on International Relations and Political Science from Waseda University, Japan. In addition to several years of experience working in sustainable innovation and social entrepreneurship with a focus on capacity building with and for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, Hannah has expertise in communications, advocacy and business development. As of 2018, she manages cewas Middle East’s activities in Lebanon.

Leonellha Baretto Dillon

Project Manager and Trainer | Tel. +41 79 511 02 54

Leonellha Barreto Dillon graduated as a Chemical Engineer in Caracas, Venezuela. After pursuing a Master in Environmental Engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology, she gathered further knowledge and experience when she worked as Project Developer and Project Manager at the TTZ Bremerhaven, where she was responsible for the European Commission’s Funding Programmes. After pursuing her MBA, she is now responsible for training and coaching in the field of entrepreneurship and business strategy development at cewas.

Hussein Dizzaye

Project Manager – Iraq | Tel. +964 782 282 0707

Hussein is an Agricultural Engineer with a master’s degree in International Management from SOAS, University of London. He has over ten years of experience in Human Capital Management within the energy and development sectors in the MENA region. In 2011 he was recognized as an Iraqi Young Leader by the U.S. State Department and the following year he became a Fellow of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. In addition to his role as Project Manager for CEWAS in Iraq, Hussein is an Adjunct Faculty at the American University of Kurdistan, where he teaches Organizational Behavior and Project Management.

Owice Hammad

Project Officer | Mob. +962-789-359-559

Owice holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). He has working experience in civil engineering, project management, and logistic support in various spheres. He also did research assisting in different projects ranging from sludge management to feminism. Owice is the founder of Turjumaa: a company that provides water and sanitation translation services. Alongside that, he supports cewas Middle East with its projects in Jordan specifically and in the region generally.

Ruweida Aljabali

Project Support

Ruweida studied Architecture in Jordan and Technology and Resources Management with a focus on urban and regional management in Germany. She is keen to help promote innovation in the environmental sector in Jordan. At cewas Middle East, Ruweida provides general support and specifically in social media and communication.

Lillian Volat

Founder of The Program (currently in sabbatical)

Lillian studied International Relations and Environmental Politics at the University of Lingnan as well as Business Development in Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management at the University of Lucerne. She has 7 year of experience working with various NGO’s in the Middle East focusing on innovative sanitation technologies, water management, sustainable agriculture development and green start-ups. She is responsible for running cewas Middle East programmes as well as strategic partnership development.