About Us

Susanne Klatten

SKion Water is a global water and wastewater technology solution provider

"Without water there is no life and for water there is no substitute. For me, investing into water technology companies is both an entrepreneurial opportunity and a chance to push the protection of this precious resource.

SKion Water provides reliable and efficient water and wastewater treatment solutions to municipal utilities as well as industrial and commercial water users. It also aims at the development and implementation of innovative water technologies. What started as an idea 10 years ago, has grown into a group of diverse companies under the roof of SKion Water. Entrepreneurial management teams - who share my passion for water - create a leading holistic player in the water technology market."

SKion Water, a subsidiary of SKion GmbH, is the water technology investment company of German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten.

OUR VISION

Ensure availability of clean water for all citizens, sustainable use of scarce water resources and protection of waterbodies from pollution, through the delivery of solutions, services and treatment plants we build.

OUR MISSION

Create a global group of water technology companies who provide industries and municipalities with highest quality, sustainable, economical and innovative solutions for water and wastewater treatment. We strive to break new ground, advance innovative technologies and establish the most effective solutions while constantly improving our internal processes and services in order to deliver best-in-class results. Our leadership teams operate as entrepreneurs in their market segments and collaborate with each other within SKion Water to deliver the best solutions to our customers.

OUR VALUES

Sustainability
We provide sustainable and efficient solutions, plants and services to resolve our customers' water and wastewater challenges and to protect and preserve, for future generations, the environment and water resources.

Curiosity
We are open to innovative and “out of the box” solutions and new ways of thinking. We are keen to learn about new technologies and business models that align with our core vision and mission. We invite, support and encourage change and aim to be a platform where entrepreneurs and visionaries can succeed.

Integrity
We believe that integrity is the top leadership attribute and therefore support companies that live up to the highest ethical standards. Our employees are transparent, trustworthy, fair and honest.

Commitment
We are committed to delivering the best solutions for our customers and the environment. We are committed to giving our employees the opportunity to grow personally and to grow the businesses that they lead or operate in.

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Transaction History

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Team

Dr. Reinhard Hübner
CEO

With a background in industrial operations, Dr. Reinhard Hübner has over 18 years of professional experience, including with an international management consultancy. Since 2010, he has been responsible for building and managing SKion Water.

Dr. Dirk Brusis
Managing Director

As a process engineering specialist, Dr. Dirk Brusis possesses over 16 years of experience, including management consulting with a focus on technology development and as managing director of an engineering office. Since 2012, he has been responsible for the development and management of SKion Water.

Anthea Viragh
Investment Manager

With a degree in International Relations and East Asian Studies and several years living in various Asian countries, Anthea Viragh has vast experience in this region. Since 2018, she has been responsible at SKion Water for business development and the further expansion of water operations in Asia.

Anna Pozhidaeva
Finance Manager

Anna Pozhidaeva has over 12 years of experience in finance and controlling, first at one of the big four accounting firms and then in group finance accounting and controlling at a European technology company. Since June 2020, she is responsible for group finance and controlling at SKion Water.

Ana Lena Herrling
Project Manager

With a master degree in bioprocess engineering and several years of work experience in the field of industrial wastewater treatment, Ana Lena Herrling has international expertise in water technologies and applications. She joined SKion Water in 2020 and supports technology cooperation and business development within the portfolio.

Tanja Michelizza
Assistant

After completing her business education, Tanja Michelizza worked for several years as a management assistant at an industrial company and then joined the Quandt/Klatten family office in 2003 as assistant to the managing director and manager of the HR department. Since 2012, she is part of SKion Water as assistant to Dr. Hübner and the team.

Stefanie Müller
Assistant

With a degree in English philology, Stefanie Müller was previously an assistant and analyst in a management consultancy and later a statistics specialist at a bank. Since October 2020, she supports the SKion Water team and is responsible for projects such as implementing electronic workflows, building the SKion Water Academy and internal and external communication of SKion Water.

Irena Vlaho
Assistant

After receiving a technical college degree in business and administration, Irena Vlaho began her work in 2012 as an office administrator for the Quandt/Klatten family office. Since 2013, Irena Vlaho supports SKion Water as assistant to Dr. Hübner and the team as well as with event planning, accounting and internal and external communication.