Ms. Schmitz de Fernández joined WaterHealth International (WHI) in 2004. She brings extensive international business experience to her work at WaterHealth, having lived, worked, and studied in Japan, Hong Kong, and France. Before joining WHI, she served as Vice President – Strategic Planning and Business Development for DCH Technology, a fuel cell and hydrogen sensor company focused on distributed generation. Ms. Schmitz de Fernández also worked in renewable energy and project development in East Asia at Enron International. She later joined Global Aluminum Products Company – GAPCO, a company developing aluminum smelting and associated power generation capabilities in the Republic of Guinea; this project will enable Guineans to realize the full value of their bauxite reserves and avoid exporting their raw materials. She has a BA in Japanese from University of California, Berkeley and an M.BA from INSEAD, France.