Els Vanbeckevoort is Co-Founder and CEO of SanEcoTec Ltd., a social entrepreneurship cleantech company addressing emerging water quality challenges. The Company is recognized as a leader in advanced water innovation and sustainable development. In addition to managing business relationships and the company platform as CEO, Els oversees R&D and provides approval and direction for projects and studies and spearheads new initiatives. SanEcoTec has been recognized with the Bootstrap Award for Innovation Engineering & Technology. For her contributions to the water treatment industry, Els was named Canada’s Clean50 Leader Honouree for Green Technology.