Paolo Bert is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Acta SpA. Following entrepreneurial success in the field of the plastic materials extrusion, since 2000 he has focused his interest on renewable energy and waste water treatment. In 2002 he financed a research project into membranes and catalysts for fuel cells. In 2004 he founded Acta SpA, which Mr Bert took public on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market in 2005. Mr Bert has filed more than twentyfive patents and he has attended numerous international conferences as a speaker.