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bNovate appoints new CEO Serge Gander to drive business growth and market expansion

New CEO Serge on a blog post announcement

Lausanne, Switzerland, 7 February 2024

bNovate Technologies SA is pleased to announce the appointment of Serge Gander as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2024. Simon Kuenzi, co-founder and former CEO, will remain an integral part of the company during the transition, ensuring a seamless handover while continuing as an active member of the Board of Directors. In leading bNovate, Serge will collaborate closely with Simon towards a prosperous future for bNovate.

Serge Gander, a seasoned entrepreneur, brings three decades of global experience to the company. Until 2022, he served as CEO of CleanGreens Solutions SA, spearheading the company's industrial development and successful international expansion. His strategic leadership played a pivotal role in establishing CleanGreens Solutions as a leader in the Agri-Tech industry.


Serge will bring a wealth of experience to bNovate, which is already well established in Europe, growing rapidly, and has secured a CHF 12 million Series C investment round in June 2023. This includes guiding the organisation’s international expansion and developing subsidiaries around the world. With his proven track record in innovation and growth strategy, operational management and market development, particularly in key Asian, Middle East, European and North American markets, Serge is well-poised to lead bNovate into its next phase.


“It is a privilege to join bNovate as its new CEO. Safe water is paramount for humanity, and my mission is to elevate bNovate to a global company that positively impacts water-reliant industries. By fostering game-changing innovation, implementing scalable organisational structures, and prioritising strategic expansion, I aim to bring sustainable growth benefiting all bNovate stakeholders.”

— Serge Gander, CEO, bNovate Technologies


“After more than a decade spent building bNovate together with our fantastic team, I am excited to transfer the company's leadership to Serge. Confident in his ability, I believe he will further strengthen and grow bNovate globally, advancing our vision for rapid and automated microbiological monitoring to ensure water safety worldwide.”

Simon Kuenzi, Former CEO, Board Member and Founder


“On behalf of bNovate, I want to express my gratitude to Simon for his 12 years of hard work and dedication to the company. Under his guidance, bNovate evolved from a 4-person startup to a thriving 45-person company, becoming a pioneer in automated water bacterial monitoring. We look forward to the exciting future ahead under the leadership of Serge Gander.”

Peter Ryser, Chairman of the Board and Founder

Former CEO Simon Kuenzi with new CEO Serge Gander

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About bNovate Technologies

bNovate Technologies SA, a multi-award-winning company, is a game-changing leader in the monitoring and analysis of water. It propels industrial microbiology into the digital age with rapid, automated solutions for the global water, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and semiconductor industries. Powered by proprietary technology, its solutions deliver high-value microbial water quality data for efficient, sustainable water management. Trusted by water professionals across Europe, bNovate is rapidly expanding worldwide. Explore its cutting-edge innovations at

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