Board of Directors

Qing Zao
Chairman of the Board

Mr. ZHAO Qing, received his Master’s of Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University and Master’s of Business Administration from Cass Business School, UK. Mr. ZHAO Qing currently works as Vice President of TusHoldings, General Manager of Tus-Material Group, General Manager of TARAROSSA S.R.L. and Chairman of BIOREM, Canada; he once worked as Executive Vice President of International Business of Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. and Managing Director of its subsidiary in the US concurrently, responsible for managing the Group’s overseas business expansion and international influence promotion, and his work area included the North American and South American markets. Prior to joining TusHoldings, Mr. ZHAO Qing served as Senior Managing Director and China CEO of Hyflux Group and was also appointed as a member of Hyflux Management Committee.

Derek S. Webb, P.Eng

Derek received his Bachelor’s (Hons.) degree in environmental engineering at the University of Guelph, where he focused his studies on air pollution control.  He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University.  Derek has intimate knowledge of gas and air abatement solutions, having been directly involved with the design, manufacture and management of over 1500 installations, throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.   His extensive theoretical and practical knowledge has been instrumental with the successful completion of a wide spectrum of industrial and municipal projects handled over his twenty years at BIOREM.   Currently the CEO for BIOREM Inc., Derek is responsible for the management of the company’s domestic and international operations.  He is also currently serving as a Director on the Board for Ontario’s Environment Industry Association and as a Director for the GreenCentre Canada.

Alex Gill

Alex Gill is a social entrepreneur who serves as the Executive Director of the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA).   In addition to his work on behalf of environment and cleantech companies, Alex founded Mendicant Group, a consultancy that supports social-purpose organizations across Canada and around the world.  He currently serves as moderator of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance and holds an appointment in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto’s Ryerson University.  He founded and still leads that institution’s social business incubator, the Social Ventures Zone, which has supported more than 70 startups since 2014You can follow Alex’s Twitter feed (@alexgill) for updates on his work in the areas of environment, entrepreneurship and social change.

William B. White

Bill White is a senior executive with broad global experience in leading businesses to deliver step change improvements in bottom line results.  He has more than 30 years in business and corporate leadership. 

Bill is a partner with CBW Associates Inc., providing strategic advice and executive coaching on Leadership, Business growth, Operational excellence and Organizational improvement.   He is on the Board of Directors of several private and public companies drawing on his broad global business experience. He is a graduate of Purdue University and chairs the Mechanical Engineering advisory council and chairs the Schulich graduate school of business Center of Excellence for Responsible Business

Prior to forming CBW Associates, he was President of E.I. du Pont Canada with responsibility for leading all aspects of the DuPont Company in Canada.

Liang (Ken) Chen

Based out of Shanghai, Ken Chen received his MBA from University of New South Wales (Australia) and currently works for TUS New Material Group as an Investment Director.


Derek S. Webb, P.Eng
President and CEO

Mr. Webb is a registered Professional Engineer with an undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in Environmental Engineering where he focused his studies on air pollution control and biological processes.

Doug Newman
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Newman serves as BIOREM’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), providing both operational and programmatic support to the organization. Mr.Newman supervises the finance department and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization.

Dan Costello
Director of Operations

Mr. Costello supervises the project management and field service teams responsible for all project deliverables.

Mark Smit
Director of Technical Services

Mr. Smit leads a multi-disciplined engineering, procurement and production team supporting all aspects of the organization.

Sam Chen General Manager, China Operations

Mr. Chen manages the China operations from new sales opportunities through project delivery and start-up support from offices in China as well as Canada.