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

Rainmaker’s 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.

Management and Board of Directors

Piet Oosterling

Inventor, Chief Technology 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

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

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

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

Michael Skinner

Chief Strategy Officer

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

Kelly White

Executive 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

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

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

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

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

Kevin Wright

Non-Executive Director

  • Advertising and marketing experience as an award-winning director
  • Clients include Party Poker, Sympatico MSN, IBM, CIBC, L’Oreal, Rogers, Famous Players, Beck’s Beer and Vonage
  • International marketing and business strategies

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

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

Piers Clark

United Kingdom

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

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

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