Kate Thiers Steere

Kate Thiers Steere

Co-Founder and CEO of I-Drop Water

Kate is the Co-Founder and CEO of I-Drop Water and is the I-Drop’s business and operations expert. I-Drop Water is a for-profit mission-driven company that is aiming to revolutionize the drinking water industry. I-Drop’s objective is to get safe, affordable drinking water to everyone, everywhere without harming the environment. The company installs drinking water purification and dispensing machines at no cost, sharing ongoing sales revenue from water-entrepreneurs who sell purified water refills to their shoppers. By purifying water at the point of sale to shoppers who reuse water containers, I-Drop dramatically lowers the price of safe drinking water and reduces plastic, carbon and water waste. A firm believer in the power of business to deliver sustainable, social and economic benefit, Kate comes from a background in management consulting in the USA, healthcare-sector programme management in Europe and non-profit executive management in South Africa. Kate holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and an undergraduate degree from the Wharton Business School at U. Penn (USA).