Ms. Teuerstein joined IDE in 2011 as legal representative in the Finance Department. In 2015 she established and was appointed Head of the newly established Commercial Department, and in 2016 assumed the role of Company Legal Counsel. In this position, Lihy is responsible for all commercial and legal aspects of infrastructure projects in the water desalination and water treatment market, including negotiation of complex transactions, M&A, sale of assets, DBO contracts, EPC turnkey agreements, BOT/P3 agreements.
In addition to responsibility for the Company’s asset management of P3, BOT projects and O&M companies, she also manages the team of experienced lawyers who staff the commercial department, and serves on the Board of Directors of the group’s O&M companies. Prior to joining IDE, Lihy was employed in the International Commercial and Corporate department of a large legal firm, advising and accompanying clients in all regulatory and legal commercial aspects of their business activities. Lihy has a combined LL.B in Law and Far East Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. She also has an MA in Sociology and Anthropology from Tel Aviv University.