Nikolay Voutchkov is the Executive Director of the NEOM Water Innovation Center, in Saudi Arabia. Neom is a new Saudi Arabia region designed and built based on the principles of fiscally viable generation of fresh water for alternative water resources such as seawater and industrial wastewater. From 2009 to 2023, Mr Voutchkov was the Founder and the Director General of Water Globe Consultants, a US company providing worldwide engineering consulting and training services in the field of desalination and water reuse worldwide. For 11 years prior to 2009, Mr. Voutchkov was a Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Director of Poseidon Resources, a US company specializing in developing desalination and water reuse projects. In this capacity, Mr. Voutchkov has served as an expert technical advisor to project developers of over a dozen desalination projects in the US, Mexico, Australia, the Middle East, South Africa, Indonesia and Singapore.