As a managing director of Dow Venture Capital, the venture capital unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dennis Merens is well recognized as a global leader in corporate venture capital. His role includes coordinating a multi-functional international effort to identify, assess and exploit potential investment opportunities that optimize both technology and financial objectives.
He joined Dow Sales and Marketing in 1970. He transferred to Latin America in 1975 as Chemicals Marketing Manager and returned to the U.S. in 1980 as Sales Manager for Functional Products & Systems and then as Group Marketing Director in 1983. In 1985, was appointed General Sales Manager for Boston, and in 1986 Zone Vice President of Sales for Chemicals & Performance Products.
Dennis completed Venture Capital Investment programs at Harvard and the Venture Capital Institute. He holds a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Wisconsin.
He is on the board of Dendritech, Inc., Impact Analytical, Pfenex, Inc. and WaterHealth International, Inc.
Sanjay Bhatnagar leads a new generation green enterprise at WaterHealth International. Mr. Bhatnagar is the founder of the THOT Capital Group, a private equity firm based in New York. Prior to setting up the THOT Capital Group in January 2001, Sanjay was the the Chairman and CEO, Enron South Asia working on the development and financing of significant energy and broadband infrastructure projects and also worked for Schlumberger as an engineer and manager in several countries. Sanjay received an MBA with Honors, from Harvard University, a Master's degree in Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology. He has also held other pivotal positions such as Director Emeritus, US India Business Council (USIBC), US Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC, Director, Punj Lloyd Construction Company, India, Director, AIESEC International, President, American Chamber of Commerce in India (1999-2001), Member YPO/WPO, Chairman, Infrastructure Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (2000), Member, National Committee on E-Commerce, Confederation of Indian Industry (2000) and Member of ISOC (Internet Society International) Geneva.