Lt Col Suresh Rege (Retd.)
Lt Col Suresh Rege (Retd.) is a graduate from the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune, commissioned into the Indian Army in 1969. Having served in the army in various capacities for 20 years, he retired in 1990 and set up a SSI unit M/S. Sarath Enterprises to manufacture and install small biogas plants for treatment of biodegradable organic wastes. After gradual but dedicated R&D efforts in the field of biogas, Lt. Col. Rege (Retd.) soon formed Mailhem Engineers Pvt. Ltd. in 1996, and took over as founder director. Having specialized in biomethanation projects, Lt. Col. Rege is a strong supporter of the concept of integrated Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management. He has been the CEO of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Waste Management and Urban Services Ltd. for two years from April 2007 to April 2009, during which time he was associated with the Mailhem Group as Executive Chairman. When Mailhem Engineers Pvt. Ltd. entered into a strategic partnership with French Group Lhotellier Ikos in April 2014, Lt. Col. Rege (Retd.) was at the forefront of the JV, and now serves as Executive Director and a Board Member of the new entity Mailhem Ikos Environment Pvt. Ltd. As a senior member of the board, he continues to extend his guidance and support to the entire team at Mailhem Ikos. Lt. Col. Rege (Retd.) is also a regular invitee of committees formed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for policy formation.
Born in 1967, Christophe Schumer is an environmental engineer by profession and has served as the CEO of Ikos Environment from its inception in 1995 until 2010. He took charge as Deputy Chairman of Environmental Development, Lhotellier Ikos Group in 2010-2012, and is currently Vice President International and Managing Director of Mailhem Ikos Environment in India. Christophe is an expert in the collection and treatment of waste and has been supervising the creation, development, and management of several municipal waste treatment plants (landfill, composting, segregation, methanation, biogas recovery, leachates treatment) up to a capacity of 1,000 TPD. He has also been contributing to the creation of waste collection services for several cities in Europe up to a capacity of 1,000 TPD.
Sameer Rege is a graduate chemical engineer from Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune, and has always shown a keen interest in environmental management. Having specialized in Environmental Design, he has since been spearheading the business of Mailhem Engineers – first as design and engineering leader and subsequently as the business head of the organization. Sameer manages project implementation in the newly formed entity Mailhem Ikos Environment Pvt. Ltd. and has executed around 250 projects spread across the length and breadth of the country. Another feather in his cap has been getting the organization’s systems certified for ISO 9001, making Mailhem Ikos the first biogas manufacturing company to be awarded an ISO certification. He also looks into Design and Trademark registration for the organization and all its proprietary internal modules (Mailhem Design). Besides this, Sameer is also actively involved in all the technical activities related to various projects and R&D initiatives of the organization.