ROLE PLAYERS 2018 - Yuri R. Obst

Yuri R. Obst

Founder & Acting CEO

Yuri Obst, chemical engineer and environmental scientist founded the Baleen technology during his doctorate study while employed at the University of South Australia. During which time Yuri completed some 27-projects spanning Cleaner Production directives prior to taking on the role of Managing Director for Baleen Filters Pty Limited.

Baleen, the technology and start-up company of same name, stemmed from these directivesin 1999 and with commercial support from the University's incubatorprogram successfully stepped into export markets in 2004. Some 200+ installations involving food & beverage, mining and municipal applications now span Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, and North America.

Yuri's vision of a cleaner, greener future to wastewater infrastructure remains steadfastwith Baleen gaining much acclaimand many accolades across the globe. The most notable of achievements being recognition that Baleen's unique approach to 'Ending Marine Pollution' offersa unique 'Solution to Climate Change'.

Throughout2016 and 2017, Yuri's continued pursuit for a shift in paradigm from today's ever-prevalent extractive economy to one of circular merit based upon proper management of Water is surely gaining awareness around the World.