Keith Gardner is CEO of Eshara Water, an Abu Dhabi-based utility company that produces machines which convert humid air into WHO-standard drinking water. Having set up the disruptive technology business, he now leads its growth in the Middle East and South East Asia.
He started his career in the British Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot. On leaving the RAF, Keith moved into venture capital and spent 5 years in Africa establishing fast growing start-up businesses in a range of sectors from hotels to advertising and telecommunications. Today the company he helped establish (as both employee and investor) employs in excess of 2,000 people.
Keith also has extensive experience working with a range of businesses in the medical, aviation and technology industries.