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Jeff Church

NIKA Water Company, LLC.

Mr. Church is the founder and CEO of NIKA Water Company, a two-year old social enterprise that donates 100% of its profits to clean water projects and poverty alleviation projects around the world. Since its short existence, NIKA has completed water well and school building projects in Sri Lanka, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Nicaragua and has brought clean water to more than 4,500 people.

Mr. Church speaks passionately and often about social entrepreneurship and how sustainability through a triple bottom line approach is a key towards ending societal and environmental problems and challenges.

Prior to starting NIKA, Mr. Church spent his career buying, building and selling middle market manufacturing and distribution companies. Mr. Church earned an M.B.A at Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Accounting at Michigan State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Church lives in the San Diego area and has four children and his wife Linda of twenty years. His hobbies include running and climbing. He has run more than 50 marathons, 5 ultra marathons and has climbed the tallest mountains on five of the seven continents.


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