Experience is amplified when pursuing a higher human ideal.

“As a founding executive of Orascom Telecom in Cairo I helped bring reliable cellular communications to more than 125 million customers in 10 countries. It changed their lives. It’s time to do the same with water.”

– Michael O’Connor, Rainmaker CEO

The Rainmaker management team is smart, experienced, and committed. Our Chief Technology Officer holds over 430 patents, while our Managing Director has structured and executed many sophisticated international M&A, corporate finance, and intellectual property transactions in global markets.

Furthermore, this multi-national team has seen great success in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, all critical markets for Rainmaker.

Rainmaker’s executive management team is responsible for establishing the strategic policy for the company with the committed goal of increasing shareholder value, and conducting our business true to our core values of transparency, ethics, and teamwork.

Rainmaker Management and Board of Directors

A Rainmaker management team portrait of Piet Oosterling, Inventor, Chief Technology Officer, and Director.
Piet Oosterling

Inventor, Chief Innovation Officer, and Director

  • Extensive innovation experience, holding over 430 patents, across many sectors including agri-food, chemical and water
  • Vast experience in start-ups and launching IPOs
  • Corporate governance of public and private corporations
  • Focused on wind turbine, agri-automation and mechanical inventions

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A Rainmaker management team portrait of Michael O’Connor, Board Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Director.
Michael O’Connor

Board Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

  • Co-Founder of WIND Mobile (Canada) 2008
  • A founding executive of Orascom Telecom, 1999-2008, Cairo, Egypt. IPO 2000. Market Cap growth $200 million to $12 billion. IPO more than 12 subsidiaries.
  • Director of the Centre for Economic and Financial Analysis at SAIC, M&A consultancy supporting multiple transactions

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A Rainmaker management team portrait of Paul H. Heney, Vice President MENA & Asia, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer.
Paul H. Heney

Vice President MENA & Asia, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer

  • Extensive M&A, transaction and corporate development experience in Canada and international
  • Corporate governance of public and private corporations
  • Senior lawyer (30 years)
  • Merchant banker

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A Rainmaker management team portrait of Joost Oosterling, Managing Director, Europe.
Joost Oosterling

Managing Director, Europe

  • Management and financial executive
  • Broad international business development experience
  • Extensive public company experience CMA, CMF and IMA designations
  • Amsterdam Stock Exchange executive

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A Rainmaker management team portrait of Michael Dohaney, Chief Financial Officer.
Michael Dohaney

Chief Financial Officer

  • CPA, CMA, BSc, MBA, MA (Econ)
  • VP / CFO Manulife Financial (Barbados), CFO BMO Financial Group (Barbados)
  • In-depth international experience in accounting, taxation, treasury and asset/liability management
  • Manufacturing experience with GE and Outboard Marine Corp

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Kelly White

Vice President Finance

  • Orchestrated many new business
  • Manages all of the financial, administration and human resource functions
  • Manufacturing, retail, financial services, telecommunications, media and consumer products

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Board of Directors

Michael O’Connor

Board Chairman

  • Director of many telecom companies and holding companies including Wind Mobile, Hutchison Telecommunications International and Telecel
  • Active with numerous NGOs including Trent University and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Member of many critical committees including finance and compensation

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Piet Oosterling


  • Since 1989, Managing Director of Swilion Business Development B.V.
  • Past Chairman of the Board for Prolion B.V.
  • Active in management turnaround processes, innovation management

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Jim Bailey

Non-Executive Director

  • Senior Finance Executive, international experience, including CFO, CEO and Board Director
  • Consultant to companies in telecom, media and technology sectors
  • Expertise in optimizing company value
  • Led 35+ M&A deals and been involved in financings with a total value of several billion

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Nityen Lal

Non-Executive Director

  • Active in venture capital since 2003
  • Executive and director on the board for several start-ups in California, Israel, India and Europe
  • Active with various water technologies
  • Expertise in the renewable energy sector

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D. Bruce Macdonald

Independent Director

  • Extensive experience in the financial services industry and corporate governance
  • Past Head of Commodities for RBC Capital Markets and Co-CEO of RBC (Barbados) Trading Bank Corp.
  • Past Head of Wholesale Technology and Operations for RBC’s Capital Markets and Wealth Management business
  • Served as Executive Vice President of Royal Bank of Canada and President of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

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Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri

Independent Director

  • World-renowned researcher specializing in thermal-fluid science
  • Recently completed his decade-long tenure as the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of York University
  • Led the development of the McMaster Innovation Park and was a member of the founding Board of the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE Inc.)
  • Past member of the Ontario Research and Innovation Council
  • Named a Member of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal

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Our Advisory Board

Fred Van Beuningen


  • Investment advisor, international clean tech fund
  • Board member of the Young Presidents Organization Sustainability
  • Board member of the Erasmus Center of Future Energy

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Shainoor Khoja

UAE / Afghanistan

  • Founder and CEO of Better Business Enterprise
  • Managing director, Roshan Community, at Afghanistan’s leading mobile operator
  • Health care, technology, corporate social responsibility, education, entrepreneurial development, and large-scale humanitarian response

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Piers Clark

United Kingdom

  • Founder and chairman of Isle Utilities
  • Instrumental in identifying short-term opportunities including Scottish Water
  • Commercial Director at Thames Water

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Grant Seabrooke


  • Began his career in industrial sales with Nyberg Sales selling process control equipment
  • Founded Machine Dynamics Ltd, which focused on designing and manufacturing automation
  • Experience in manufacturing

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Ma’an al Salmi

Sultanate of Oman

  • Senior Business Analyst with Muscat National Development and Investment Company
  • Assisted P3 lngenieurgesellschaft, a German engineering consultancy firm with local project management representation in Omani

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Michael Skinner

President & CEO of Innovation Cluster

  • Canadian management consultant and entrepreneur
  • Founder of Operitel Corp., acquired by OpenText
  • Government relations and international business development expertise
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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