George Greene III, PE, PhD
Executive Chair, Global Water Center & Water Mission
Dr. Greene is the co-founder, and Executive Chairman of Water Mission. He was founder and CEO of General Engineering Laboratories, a full-service environmental company that combined analytical, engineering, and hydro-geological consulting services to become one of the largest privately held environmental labs in the U.S.
He received his degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida (BS), Columbia University (MS), and Tulane University (PhD). He has also been awarded a Doctorate of Public Service from Charleston Southern University. Dr. Greene is a licensed Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. He and his late wife Molly were honored by Rotary District 7770 with the “Service Above Self” award and by Gov. Mark Sanford with the “Order of the Palmetto,” South Carolina’s highest civilian award.
As the Executive Chair of the Global Water Center, Dr. Greene oversees the strategic direction of the GWC based on its founding vision – to see 2.2 billion go to zero. Dr. Greene is actively involved in strategic planning and day-to-day development of GWC initiatives.