Toilet Board Coalition Members

About the TBC

Initiated in 2014 and formalised in 2015 as a business-led partnership and platform, the TBC has the ambition to address the global sanitation crisis by accelerating the Sanitation Economy. The TBC is enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies; and ensuring close collaboration between private, public and non-profit sectors with the common goal to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6), universal access to sanitation.

The TBC runs the Toilet Accelerator, the world’s 1st accelerator programme dedicated to sanitation entrepreneurs in low-income markets.

The members of the Toilet Board Coalition believe that accelerating the Sanitation Economy will deliver significant impact to business and society.

Our Vision

We are building the Sanitation Economy – a brand new marketplace for innovation, entrepreneurship and investment.

The Toilet Board Coalition and its members are bringing pioneering business solutions to address one of the world’s most pressing crises, universal access to sanitation (Sustainable Development Goal 6.2). In doing so we will un-lock a system full of natural and biological resources, as well as information about human health and behaviour, that have been virtually untapped.

Our ambition is to transform sanitation systems from an unaffordable public cost to an untapped business opportunity.

Meet the Coalition Members

Directors

Charlie Beevor Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands at Unilever, TBC Chairman

Charlie Beevor

Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands at Unilever, TBC Chairman

Unilever

Charlie joined Unilever UK in 1996. Since then, he has worked in local, regional and global marketing roles in London, Paris, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. These roles has involved launching Lifebuoy and handwashing programs in Latin America, and Domestos in Brazil, where he worked with UNICEF, supporting improved sanitation programs. Charlie is currently Vice President for Household Care in Russia, Africa & Middle East, based in South Africa. Charlie is motivated by finding ways for businesses to help improve societal problems. In his current role and geography, there are many opportunities to pursue, perhaps none greater than improving sanitation in Africa.

Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat Global Head of Sustainability, Firmenich, TBC Vice-Chair

Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat

Global Head of Sustainability, Firmenich, TBC Vice-Chair

Firmenich

Dr Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat is the Vice President for Sustainability Partnerships at Firmenich and has been the chair of the UN Global Compact Switzerland since 2011. Berry started her career in the UN System Staff College, before joining the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition as director of Partnerships, where she created the GAIN Business Alliance, a network of over 200 business leaders interested in improving nutrition through innovative business models. Firmenich is the world's second largest company in the perfume and flavour business. Firmenich has a research group actively involved in developing malodour-counteracting fragrance technologies for BoP consumers and improving sanitation and hygiene management.

Cheryl Hicks TBC Executive Director & CEO

Cheryl Hicks

TBC Executive Director & CEO

Appointed as the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC)’s inaugural Executive Director in 2015, Cheryl is an experienced business, investment and sustainable development professional. Cheryl brings over 20 years of experience developing innovative approaches to responsible business strategies, impact investment strategies, and high performing multi-stakeholder collaborations.   Before joining the TBC Cheryl was the Sustainability Investment Partner and Head of Impact at Quadia Impact Finance in Geneva. Throughout her career Cheryl has held several positions with sustainable development platforms, and worked with fortune 500 global companies, investors and start-ups across sectors such as healthcare, consumer goods, food, forestry, chemistry, and renewable energy.  Cheryl began her career in corporate sustainability with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Jon Lane Former head of the WSSCC, TBC Vice-Chair

Jon Lane

Former head of the WSSCC, TBC Vice-Chair

Jon Lane was Director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) from 2007 to 2012, where he launched the Global Sanitation Fund. Jon began his career as a consulting engineer in London before moving to international development work. In the late 1980's, he worked as country representative in Nepal for WaterAid, of which he became Director in 1994. Jon left the London-based NGO in 1999 to work as a senior-level consultant in water and sanitation, primarily for multilateral and bilateral agencies and NGOs, focusing on strategy, policy and advocacy. He also manages the seed company Funwe Farm that he co-founded with his wife in Malawi. Jon has chaired and been a member of the steering committees of several prominent water and sanitation sector organisations.

Steering Committee Members

Pascale Guiffant Sustainable Development & Reputation Deputy Director, TBC Independent Director

Pascale Guiffant

Sustainable Development & Reputation Deputy Director, TBC Independent Director

Pascale is a committed and passionate professional. During her career she has developed projects in very diverse contexts, working mainly on urban services (water, sanitation and waste). Culturally, she has worked in more than 10 countries and managed international networks up to 250 people. Institutionally, she interacts and develops projects with local partners (local authorities, technical services, NGOs) and international stakeholders (donor agencies, large corporations, government departments, international NGOs).Operationally, she has a variety of skills that combine technical and scientific competencies, institutional and political understanding of the issues and strategy design combining business objectives and communication with all stakeholders. This experience has built a leadership focused on business performance and operational excellence, foresight and innovation, strong convictions for Corporate Social Responsibility and a willingness to build projects with positive social, economic and environmental impacts.

Specialties: Water and Sanitation, Solid waste, Circular Economy, Business development, Public Private Partnerships, Sustainable and Inclusive Cities, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Base of the pyramid, Social Business, Entrepreneurship, Community Participation, Stakeholders Dialogue and Governance, Communication

 

Rohit Pathak Global Brand Director, Domestos at Unilever

Rohit Pathak

Global Brand Director, Domestos at Unilever

Unilever

Rohit joined Unilever in 2004. Since then his work has spanned marketing, business responsibility, brand development, White Space Expansion, Market Development & Consumer Research. With in Depth experience of Home care category and of consumers across developed and emerging markets, he has experience working in India, Italy, Indonesia and London with local as well as global responsibilities.

Jin Song Montesano Chief Public Affairs Officer (CPAO) LIXIL Corporation

Jin Song Montesano

Chief Public Affairs Officer (CPAO) LIXIL Corporation

Lixil

Ms. Jin Song Montesano has served as Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director of LIXIL Group Corporation since November 2014, with responsibility for public relations and corporate responsibility. She also serves as Director, Senior Managing Director, Chief Public Affairs Officer at LIXIL Corporation, as well as Chief Public Affairs Officer of LIXIL Water Technology. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Montesano held various senior positions, including Vice President, Global Public Affairs at GSK Vaccines; Vice President, Corporate & Government Affairs, Asia Pacific in Kraft Foods; Vice President, Communications, Asia Region in GE Money; and Corporate & Government Affairs Director, Asia Pacific in GlaxoSmithKline plc.

Prabhat Pani Head - Partnerships & Technology, Tata Trusts

Prabhat Pani

Head - Partnerships & Technology, Tata Trusts

Prabhat Pani joined Tata Trusts in 2016, and currently is the Head - Partnerships and Technology. The Partnerships role seeks to identify, forge and nurture synergies with like-minded entities, and co-create programs for the benefit of the communities served by Tata Trusts. The Technology arm leverages use of cutting-edge technology for innovative solutions that magnify the impact of various programs undertaken by Tata Trusts, and include data analytics for more effective design and implementation of programs.

In his earlier role at Tata Trusts, Prabhat has managed the Tata Water Mission (which aims to create a healthy future for underserved communities through access to safe drinking water, and improved sanitation and hygiene), and Digital Interventions (which focusses upon promoting digital literacy in rural India, and on improving governance by using the power of data in micro-planning).

Earlier, Prabhat has worked in the for-profit space for 30+ years. He has wide experience across India in large companies engaged in the FMCG, Telecom and Hospitality spaces, with a large proportion in various for-profit entities in the Tata Group. His last assignments were as Executive Director in TajSATS Air Catering, and as CEO of Ginger Hotels.

Prabhat holds a degree in Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India, and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad, India. He has been associated over many years with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and associated with academics, as a visiting faculty with prominent Indian Business schools.

Neil Macleod Former Head of Water and Sanitation of the eThekwini Municipality, Durban S. Africa, TBC Independent Director

Neil Macleod

Former Head of Water and Sanitation of the eThekwini Municipality, Durban S. Africa, TBC Independent Director

Neil Macleod has over 35 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector. He recently moved on from his role as Head of Water and Sanitation of the eThekwini Municipality, where he led some of South Africa's most forward-thinking programmes to provide sanitation for all in the Durban Metropolitan region. Neil is currently Chairman of Building Partners for Development in Water and Sanitation, a UK based organisation, and the Chairperson of the National Free Basic Water Services task team, implementing free basic water services and sanitation in South Africa. Finally, Neil is a Director of Johannesburg Water Pty, a municipal-owned private water and sanitation utility. He is actively involved in a number of multi-sector sanitation partnerships.

Virgilio Rivera Managing Director, Ayala, President of Manila Water, TBC Independent Director

Virgilio Rivera

Managing Director, Ayala, President of Manila Water, TBC Independent Director

Mr Virgilio (Perry) Rivera is a Managing Director of the Ayala Corporation, one of the leading conglomerates in the Philippines. Since 1997, he has been seconded to Manila Water Company as Group Director of Corporate Strategy and Development. As a key member of Manila Water's leadership team, Perry played an integral role in formulating and executing regulatory and growth strategies which enabled the company to become one of the most successful and pro-poor private sector utilities in Asia, expanding the coverage of water (and now sanitation) to almost 99% households living in the half of Metro Manila under the responsibility of Manila Water. Due to his extensive experience on Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP), he is consulted by various donor institutions and governments in Asian emerging markets on PPP strategy.

Simon Bibby WASH Adviser at DFID

Simon Bibby

WASH Adviser at DFID

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Portia Persley Deputy Director, E3 Bureau/Water Office at USAID

Portia Persley

Deputy Director, E3 Bureau/Water Office at USAID

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Portia Persley is the Deputy Director of USAID's Water Office where she manages the agency's global water, sanitation and hygiene contract and provides operational and strategic policy guidance.  She holds a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State and an M.S. in Applied International Development from Tulane University.

Jenny Lewis Vice President, Foundation at Kimberly-Clark

Jenny Lewis

Vice President, Foundation at Kimberly-Clark

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Jenny Lewis is the Vice President of the Kimberly-Clark Foundation.  She is responsible for Kimberly-Clark's global corporate social responsibility agenda across four geographic regions with an emphasis on delivering innovative solutions to systematic issues facing under-served communities while also delivering business results.  Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Jenny spent 12 years with Ericsson Inc. serving in several technical and leadership roles of increasing responsibility.  Jenny’s strategic leadership, governance and financial oversight of the Kimberly-Clark Foundation enables her to build support and advocacy with brand and regional leaders to develop locally relevant global programs which address the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals around maternal and child health, gender equality and sanitation. 

Lu Shen Senior Urban Development Specialist at Asian Development Bank

Lu Shen

Senior Urban Development Specialist at Asian Development Bank

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Lu Shen is currently the Senior Urban Development Specialist in the Central and West Urban and Water Division of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Lu has over ten years of experience in water and sanitation sector, having financed projects in over 15 countries in the Asia Pacific and Latin America. In terms of sanitation, she has worked on topics such as innovative financing mechanisms for wastewater treatment in the Caribbean as well as non-networked sanitation solutions. Her current interest is on developing Public Private Partnerships for water and sanitation in the Asia Pacific region. ADB has been and will be stepping up its household and environmental sanitation commitment as part of its 2020 strategy. The new Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund, with a $15 million investment from the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation is just one example of engaging in the sector in non-traditional ways. The Trust Fund will leverage more than $28 million in investments from ADB by 2017 to expand non-sewered sanitation and septage management solutions across Asia. In addition, ADB organizes the Asian Sanitation Dialogue each year to raise awareness and capacity on sustainable sanitation.

Rajeev Kher Founder of Saraplast Pvt Ltd, TBC Independent Director

Rajeev Kher

Founder of Saraplast Pvt Ltd, TBC Independent Director

His passion for better sanitation led him to create India’s very first Portable Sanitation and liquid waste management company.  He has over 18 years of experience in the sanitation sector. This pioneering effort has become a revolutionary concept and has created a phenomenal social business model, which is present in 9 states in India.  Rajeev has been recognized for his work globally in the recent past, he was awarded by the Global Steering Group as The Impact Entrepreneur of the year, 2017 in Chicago.

Rishi Dhingra Global Sector Leader, VP, Global Family Care at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Rishi Dhingra

Global Sector Leader, VP, Global Family Care at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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Rishi Dhingra is the Global Sector Leader, Vice President for Family Care sector at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He joined Kimberly-Clark in April, 2014 and is responsible for leading the $6Bn Family Care business that includes brands like Kleenex, Cottonelle, Andrex, Scott and VIVA. He led the global Adult Care business from 2014 till Oct 2017, before taking on his current role.

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Rishi has 19 years of work experience, including 16 years with Procter & Gamble and Gillette where he worked across different country, regional and global roles. He led strong global brands like Gillette, Old Spice, Crest and Oral-B and has lived and worked across 3 continents: Asia, Europe and North America. Before joining P&G/ Gillette, he spent 3 years working for Cadbury’s in India where he led the North India Sales team.

Rishi resides Dallas, Texas, along with his wife Ruchika and his two boys Raahil (13) and Riyaan (9). He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India and a B.Sc (Hons) in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India. 

Laurent Auguste Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice President Development Innovation & Markets, Veolia

Laurent Auguste

Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice President Development Innovation & Markets, Veolia

Laurent Auguste is Senior Executive Vice President Development Innovation & Markets and member of the Executive Committee of Veolia since 2013. He started his career in 1991 as a consultant in Japan. He joined Veolia in 1995 in France and then. After an initial positioning in Shanghai, he founded and led Veolia’s water activity in Korea in 1999 and in Japan in 2002. From 2008 to 2013, he was Executive Vice President for the Americas. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (engineering school).

Partnership Council Members

Sarah d'Arbeloff Global Technology Business Development at Firmenich

Sarah d'Arbeloff

Global Technology Business Development at Firmenich

Firmenich

Sarah is a Swiss national living in the UK for the last 20 years. She has a PhD in Chemistry from University of Sussex (UK), and then worked in the industrial chemistry sector at Rhodia (now Solvay) for 6 years prior to joining Firmenich in 2006.

Within Firmenich, Sarah has worked across different perfumery sectors, including Technology Sales for their global clients and building their Technology Marketing capabilities. She has been focusing for the last year on Perfumery Technology Business Development which includes managing the Malodour Control Portfolio, under which falls the new Receptor Based Malodour Control Technology targeting toilet odours.

Olivier Crespi Reghizzi Project Manager Water and Sanitation Division at AFD

Olivier Crespi Reghizzi

Project Manager Water and Sanitation Division at AFD

Olivier Crespi Reghizzi is Project Manager at the water and sanitation division of the Agence Française de Développement in Paris. In the past Olivier worked for AFD in Senegal and Mexico and for Eau de Paris.

Olivier holds both a MSc in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Centrale Nantes and a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University and AgroParisTech. His Phd thesis “A long run perspective on urban water and sanitation infrastructure financing: essays in public finance” is available on http://www.publicfinanceforwash.com/sites/default/files/uploads/A_long_run_perspective_on_urban_water_and_sanitation_2014.pdf )

David Shimkus Programme Director at Global Sanitation Fund

David Shimkus

Programme Director at Global Sanitation Fund

David Shimkus is Programme Director of the WSSCC's Global Sanitation Fund. David brings over fifteen years of experience in international health and development to his role, in which he oversees the Fund’s ongoing efforts to support community-led sanitation programmes in developing countries, including resource mobilisation, financial management, capacity building and programme monitoring and evaluation.

Erik Harvey Head Programme Support Unit at WaterAid

Erik Harvey

Head Programme Support Unit at WaterAid

Erik Harvey is the Head of the Program Support Unit at WaterAid, where he previously worked as Technical Support Manager and Program Manager. Erik has worked 18 years in the field of WASH, at all levels, from community engagement to sector strategic planning and organisational management. He has worked in South Africa, Mozambique and the United Kingdom. In addition, he carried out consultancies and supported assignments in various countries in Africa and Asia. WaterAid is an international non-profit organisation that works in 27 countries worldwide, supporting local partners to provide clean water, safe toilets and improved hygiene behaviours to over 19 million people. WaterAid works with local partners and decision makers to help communities make toilets and taps accessible to all.

Jonathan Hague Vice President R&D Homecare Discover at Unilever

Jonathan Hague

Vice President R&D Homecare Discover at Unilever

Unilever

My purpose is to pioneer new ways for technology to make the world a better place. 
I do this because I am happiest and best when building and learning. I will bring 27 years of innovation experience, 33 years of a passion for science and technology, eight years of driving partnerships for Unilever, plus my personal grit and tenacity to bear, on making this impactful for Unilever, its partners, and for people everyday everywhere. I have a long experience of delivering innovation across Unilever's categories, working in all aspects of R&D leadership.

I became Vice President Global R&D for Homecare Discover in Jan 2018, and am currently Chair of the Innovation Board for the Liverpool City Region, a position that extend my experience and abilities to important developmental projects that benefit wider society.

Prior to this I was Unilever's first Vice President Open Innovation, and successfully embedded a unique model in the company, which today generates several hundred million Euros of impact each year.

My experience in R&D includes two international postings, to Jakarta Indonesia from 1997 to 2001, and to Chicago Illinois from 2001 to 2006, both in Unilever's Personal Care business.

I am married with two sons, aged 25 and 30. I have been a sporadic marathon runner, but prefer walking these days, and in summer I am an opening batsman for Sefton Park Cricket Club in Liverpool. 

Specialties: R&D Leadership. Open Innovation. Building strategic alliances

Lewis Temple Chief Executive Officer BRAC UK at BRAC

Lewis Temple

Chief Executive Officer BRAC UK at BRAC

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With an academic background in Social Anthropology, Lewis has worked in international development for the past twenty years. In his early career he spent seven years living and working in Moldova, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan leading programmes for the NGOs EveryChild and HelpAge International. These programmes aimed at reforming State child and family care services and built capacity of civil society organisations to promote the rights of older people. Lewis also worked for three years as Country Director for GOAL in Ethiopia running a large multi-sectoral humanitarian and development programme. Prior to joining BRAC Lewis was for six years Chief Executive of iDE UK – the NGO that has pioneered the marketing of water, sanitation and agricultural products to poor rural households across ten countries in Africa and Asia. Lewis joined BRAC UK in November 2014 and is working to build partnerships and raise the profile of BRAC across Europe.

Lizette Burgers Senior Advisor Water & Sanitation Section at Unicef

Lizette Burgers

Senior Advisor Water & Sanitation Section at Unicef

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Lizette Burgers is currently leading UNICEF's Toilet Team in New York, advocating to eliminate open defecation and to promote WASH in schools and health centres through global partnerships and technical support to countries. She will be a key player in the roll-out of the global UN campaign to eliminate open defecation by engaging in global partnerships and by supporting countries with advocacy and guidance to scale up evidence based sanitation and hygiene promotion programmes. Lizette has a Master's degree in waste water engineering with a postgraduate degree in communication science. She worked over 25 years with different international organisations and research institutes in Europe, Latin America, West Africa and Asia. Over the last years she was UNICEF's Chief of WASH in India and in Afghanistan, and she is in the final stage of finishing a Master's degree in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Alexis Morcrette Head of Innovation and Consumer Needs at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

Alexis Morcrette

Head of Innovation and Consumer Needs at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

WSUP

Alexis Morcrette is a managing consultant working at the intersection between economic policy, sustainable business and international development. Alexis is currently Head of Innovation and Consumer Needs at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).

Alexis' expertise focuses particularly on delivering economic research, market and business intelligence, building social performance management systems, and conducting independent evaluations. Alexis deploys these skills to contribute to strategic decision-making and adaptive management in impact investing, grant-making and technical assistance programmes and shared value initiatives.

Most of Alexis' experience has involved partnering with and promoting the development of the private sector to contribute to inclusive, sustained and sustainable economic growth and prosperity. Alexis specialises in building and developing vibrant markets through the process of investing in innovation, de-risking market entry and promoting competition to help markets mature.

Assignments have varied widely and include developing performance-based contracting mechanisms for sanitation services in urban slums, designing interventions to promote trade competitiveness in agriculture; building impact investing pipeline, piloting new commercial financial products that extend financial inclusion, and working with businesses to develop viable apprenticeship programmes for marginalised young people.

Alexis has a background in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford and after a stint as a mathematics and statistics teacher, studied economic development policy, statistical methods, and sociology at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Pete Dulcamara Vice President Corporate Research & Engineering at Kimberly-Clark

Pete Dulcamara

Vice President Corporate Research & Engineering at Kimberly-Clark

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Pete Dulcamara is Vice President of Corporate Research & Engineering at the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Under his leadership, Corporate Research & Engineering provides advanced scientific research and technology development to all business sectors and all regions of the company globally in the areas of materials science, life sciences, analytical sciences, innovation testing, and research management systems. Pete has been with Kimberly-Clark since May 2006. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Pete had 18 years' experience with The Dow Chemical Company where he held various positions for numerous businesses in research and development, new business development, sustainable development, mergers & acquisitions, corporate licensing, and new ventures. His personal mission is to "help create businesses that improve people's lives" and he believes being part of the Toilet Board Coalition will help him achieve this mission.

Sophie Tremolet Senior Economist at World Bank

Sophie Tremolet

Senior Economist at World Bank

Sophie is an economist specialised in infrastructure. She works mostly on issues of financing, institutional and regulatory reforms and private sector participation in the water and sanitation sectors. She is a Senior Economist in the Global Water Practice at the World Bank, providing support to lending operations in the water sector and leading on knowledge development in areas such as urban sanitation and performance management.

Sophie holds an MA in Economics and Business from Sciences-Po (Paris) and an MIA in Economic and Political development from Columbia University (New York). After graduating, she started her career as a consultant at NERA, an economic consultancy and ERM, an environmental consultancy. From 2004 to early 2016, Sophie was the Director of Trémolet Consulting, a consulting practice focusing on delivering high-level advice on the design of optimal water sector reform strategies and financing mechanisms. Clients included donor agencies, governments, public and private service providers, foundations and non-governmental organisations. She also was the Chair of the Global Sanitation Fund Advisory Committee from its establishment in 2008 to 2015 and a SHARE consortium (www.shareresearch.org) research associate. Sophie is a frequent speaker in international conferences and teaches in a number of reputable universities. She has published numerous reports, books and articles on subjects ranging for infrastructure regulation to financing on-site sanitation.

Val Curtis Director of the Environmental Health Group at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Val Curtis

Director of the Environmental Health Group at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Dr Valerie Curtis is Director of the Hygiene Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where she teaches design of disease control programs as well as tropical environmental health. Val is trained in engineering, epidemiology and anthropology. Her research focuses on a behaviour-centred design, which couples behavioural theory with marketing practices to improve health-related behaviour. She has helped to develop and test successful hand washing programs in Africa and Asia and is now working on improving infant feeding, diarrhoea control and sanitation-related behaviour. Val helped found the Global Public-Private Partnership for Hand Washing with Soap and advises public and private sector organisations on behaviour change. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

K. Jawaharlal Director at Confederation of Indian Industry

K. Jawaharlal

Director at Confederation of Indian Industry

K Jawaharlal is Director and Desk Head - Projects, with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and CII Foundation. He currently manages projects worth over INR 7 crores. He has 22 years of experience including the last 15 years with CSR, Corporate Affairs, Network & Liaison with multi stakeholders including Government, multilateral & bilateral donors, NGOs and service providers in the social sector. He is part of the core team that interfaces with the Govt. on various policy matters, which also includes the CSR Rules of the New Companies Act. He is part of the Steering Committee to promote accessibility under the PWD acts, Member of Project & Grantee Selection Committee, Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation of India and Member on Panel of the Jury for NGO Awards 2014-15. 
He has Advanced University Degrees in Social Sciences. His job profile includes working for Community & Rural Development Industry, Civil Society interface, Women Empowerment, People with Disabilities, Disaster Management. He has also handled sectors such as Indian Wild Life Business Council, Sports and skill development for North East India. 
At present, his key responsibilities include liaising with the Government, developing and managing csr projects, identifying areas for partnerships, advocacy, strategizing ways for interfacing and engaging with multi stakeholders, planning, raising funds for the identified initiatives, managing and overseeing the team.

Daigo Ishiyama Director of Global Product Design and Development, SATO at LIXIL Corporation

Daigo Ishiyama

Director of Global Product Design and Development, SATO at LIXIL Corporation

Lixil

Daigo Ishiyama is Director of Global Product Design and Development for the SATO business unit at LIXIL. An engineer by training, Ishiyama has been with the company for over 15 years. Before his current role with SATO, he served in a leading role on the New Product Development department at American Standard Brands in the US, now part of LIXIL. During his tenure there, Ishiyama designed and developed numerous mid to high end bathing and sanitaryware products that were introduced to market. Based in New Jersey, he brings the latest knowledge and thinking regarding toilet systems, product development and manufacturing techniques to innovate effective, affordable, aspirational products for the SATO business, which aims to address the sanitation needs of BoP population around the world. Ishiyama holds MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Industrial Design.

John Sauer Senior Technical Advisor of WASH programs at Population Services International

John Sauer

Senior Technical Advisor of WASH programs at Population Services International

Currently working as a Senior Technical Advisor for PSI's water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, John Sauer has over 15 years of program implementation, advocacy, and strategy development experience in the WASH sector. John leads efforts to execute market development programs, with a focus on dismantling barriers to growth, achieving increased use of WASH products and services. Before joining PSI, John worked for Water For People, Water Advocates, and Action Against Hunger with a recent focus on sanitation as a business in rural and urban contexts. John graduated from Fordham University in 1992 and holds a Master's degree in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT.

Jay Bhagwan Executive Manager: Water Use and Waste Management Water Research Commission

Jay Bhagwan

Executive Manager: Water Use and Waste Management Water Research Commission

Jayant Narsee Bhagwan, is the Executive Manager of the key strategic area of Water Use and Waste Management at the South African Water Research Commission, overseeing nearly 150 research projects covering the management of drinking water and wastewater in the Domestic, Mining and industrial sector.  In his term he has been instrumental in creating a robust portfolio of research projects and products related to water supply and sanitation for low income areas, and being recognised as an internationally for his work and contribution.  He completed his Masters Degree in Tropical Public Health Engineering from Leeds University, supported by degrees in Municipal and Civil Engineering.  With his knowledge and experienced gained in implementation of rural water and sanitation projects, he has played and participated in the shaping of national water policy and legislation.  He held the posts of the President of the Water Institute of Southern Africa, Chairperson of the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry Water Advisory Committee, as well as international advisory positions with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, IWA- Global Development Agency and UNEP. He has been instrumental in driving the area of Faecal Sludge Management and has pioneered a lot of work and the international series of very successful FSM conference. He continues to be actively involved in a broad range of areas in the field of water supply and sanitation, with current focus being on social franchising of O&M in water services and disrupting the sanitation technology environment towards off the grid solutions. Innovation and implementation continuous to be his passion.

Johann Clere Global Strategic Partnerships Director at Veolia

Johann Clere

Global Strategic Partnerships Director at Veolia

Johann Clere is the Global Strategic Partnerships Director at Veolia. He develops commercial partnerships with third parties including startups and acts as a business growth catalyst enhancing downstream competitive advantage, leveraging new business models and unleashing new markets' opportunities around Carbon Capture Utilization, Resilience, Water, Sanitation & Circular Economy.

He joined Veolia in 2004 in Australia before moving back to Veolia headquarters in France where he had multiple global roles from Business Development Director at Veolia Water Technologies to Open Innovation Director for the Veolia group

Johann Clere holds a master degree from the engineering school INSA Lyon in France and received Executive Education at Harvard Business School on Creating Shared Value.

Previous chairmen

Jean-Laurent Ingles General manager of Unilever Vietnam, Honorary & Founding Chairman of the Toilet Board Coalition

Jean-Laurent Ingles

General manager of Unilever Vietnam, Honorary & Founding Chairman of the Toilet Board Coalition

Over 25 years’ experience in FMCG working with global brands and country leadership positions to deliver consistent market-beating growth.
Also inaugural Chairman of the Toilet Board coalition; the world’s first multi-sectorial coalition developing market-based sanitation solutions for low-income consumers.

Madhusudhan Rao Global EVP at Unilever, 2015-2016 Chairman of the Toilet Board Coalition

Madhusudhan Rao

Global EVP at Unilever, 2015-2016 Chairman of the Toilet Board Coalition
Mauricio Troncoso Former Vice President & Managing Director Western Europe at Kimberly-Clark, 2016-2017 TBC Chairman

Mauricio Troncoso

Former Vice President & Managing Director Western Europe at Kimberly-Clark, 2016-2017 TBC Chairman

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Mauricio Troncoso is Vice President and Managing Director Western Europe. In his role he has responsibility for the Kimberly-Clark’s business in the region covering all countries and product categories. Mauricio started his career with Kimberly-Clark in 2013 as Global Sector Leader Family Care, where he oversaw the Intimate, Household, Face and Hand Care categories globally, aiming to establish and disseminate best in class practices to grow Brand Equity while establishing a sustainable innovation pipeline. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, he spent 18 years at Procter and Gamble (P&G) in a variety of local, regional and global Marketing roles living and working in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the USA. He has experience in the Beauty, Household, Laundry and Health Care categories as well as the US Hispanic markets. After leaving P&G, Mauricio worked 4 for years as Vice President-Marketing of Latin America for Mead Johnson-Nutrition where he held Brand Building responsibilities for the company’s entire portfolio in that region.

Team

Cheryl Hicks Executive Director & CEO

Cheryl Hicks

Executive Director & CEO

Appointed as the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC)’s inaugural Executive Director in 2015, Cheryl is an experienced business, investment and sustainable development professional. Cheryl brings over 20 years of experience developing innovative approaches to responsible business strategies, impact investment strategies, and high performing multi-stakeholder collaborations.   Before joining the TBC Cheryl was the Sustainability Investment Partner and Head of Impact at Quadia Impact Finance in Geneva. Throughout her career Cheryl has held several positions with sustainable development platforms, and worked with fortune 500 global companies, investors and start-ups across sectors such as healthcare, consumer goods, food, forestry, chemistry, and renewable energy.  Cheryl began her career in corporate sustainability with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sandy Rodger Chief Operations Officer

Sandy Rodger

Chief Operations Officer

Sandy joined the Toilet Board Coalition in 2016 to has lead its Circular Economy work. He developed the Circular Sanitation Economy model, which can improve health and achieve economic and environmental gains, by building working biological and water cycles, in the process creating multiple business opportunities.  From January 2018 Sandy will broaden this leadership role by becoming the TBC’s Chief Operating Officer.

Sandy worked for 26 years with ICI, Unilever and then Diageo. Starting as an engineer, and later adding an MBA, he held senior roles in manufacturing, supply chain, and R&D, finally as Diageo’s global head of R&D. Having built a deep understanding of the industrial system, in 2009 Sandy changed direction to work on the systemic changes needed for businesses to use resources effectively. After a Masters in Environmental Systems Engineering, his main focus has been on the emerging topic of the Circular Economy.  Sandy spent 2 years with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the leading Circular Economy think tank. He led project MainStream, their collaboration with McKinsey and the World Economic Forum, and started the major project now known as the New Plastics Economy.

 

Venugopal Gupta Director Accelerator Programme India

Venugopal Gupta

Director Accelerator Programme India

Venu is a start-up specialist and has over nineteen years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in corporate sector driving critical initiatives across logistics, private equity and more recently in the venture incubation and acceleration space.

In the last few years, he helped establish four acceleration programs where over thirty startups received critical support including seed capital and mentorship. Prior to this, he was Country Manager for an emerging market real estate private equity firm and Head of India Corporate Development for a global industrial real estate investment firm. His roles have spanned corporate development, joint ventures and building execution teams.

Venu holds an MBA from INSEAD and his articles on business strategy are regularly featured by prominent global knowledge platforms.

 

Sunil Agarwal Director Pune Smart Sanitation City Project

Sunil Agarwal

Director Pune Smart Sanitation City Project

Sunil is trained as an Economist with specialization in Development Economics. He brings fifteen years of experience working with consulting firms, NGOs, government agencies, academia and informal sector workers to his current position at the Toilet Board Coalition. As a consultant for Ernst & Young LLP, Sunil worked with the Pune Municipal Corporation’s solid waste management department providing technical advisory support, developing waste management policies and improving the overall performance of the department.

He has worked on numerous assignments related to water and sanitation, urban governance viz. urban local body’s budget simplification, participatory budgeting, conceptualizing the process for creating a shared vision for a region. He has also worked on creating urban body’s asset inventory and a few projects on natural resources management under climate change adaptation programs.

Floriane Goy Accounting & Administrative Manager

Floriane Goy

Accounting & Administrative Manager
Alexandra Knezovich Programme & Communications Manager

Alexandra Knezovich

Programme & Communications Manager

Alexandra brings twelve years experience working with NGOs, SMEs and multi-stakeholder platforms in the US and Europe to her position at the Toilet Board Coalition. With an expertise in project management, coordination, and creative development, Alexandra's work centers around communication, strategy, development and events management.

Claire Balbo Accelerator & Pipeline Manager

Claire Balbo

Accelerator & Pipeline Manager

?Claire comes from the field of environmental protection, conservation and development and has over 8 years of experience working with NGOs and UN agencies in Eastern and Southern Africa. She joins the Toilet Board Coalition after transitioning to the social entrepreneurship sector by developing her own projects. She has a passion for projects with a purpose and connecting people with different skills in order to find creative solutions to complex problems.

Kelsey McWilliams Strategic Projects - India & Impact Reporting

Kelsey McWilliams

Strategic Projects - India & Impact Reporting

Kelsey brings five years of working within the sanitation sector with an expertise of designing toilets as well as aiding sanitation entrepreneurs to improve their business capabilities. As a consultant for Deloitte, Kelsey worked with various NGOs, government agencies and corporations to help define their key metrics and restructure their current monitor and evaluation processes. With a passion for sanitation and KPIs, Kelsey’s work as Impact Specialist centers around designing and restructuring how the sanitation sector currently measures impact. 

Jasmine Burton Interim Communications Manager & Associate Manager of Programmes

Jasmine Burton

Interim Communications Manager & Associate Manager of Programmes

Jasmine Burton graduated with Highest Honors from the Georgia Tech School of Architecture with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial/Product Design. Prior to graduation, Burton founded Wish for WASH, LLC, a social impact startup intended to bring innovation to sanitation after her senior design team was the first all-female team to win the GT InVenture Prize Competition for their invention of the SafiChoo toilet in 2014. Burton led Wish for WASH in conducting iterative toilet innovation pilots and research in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia and in an Atlanta-based resettled refugee community all with a human-centered design lens. Burton continued to pursue her passion for hygienic, equitable, and sustainable sanitation as a 2016-2017 Rotary Global Grant Scholar and MSc in Public Health graduate student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine while representing Wish for WASH in a number of media outlets including CNN Money, Inc., WIRED, Fast Company, WSBTV and TEDxAtlanta. With 5 years of sanitation experience in the research, health communications/advocacy, and social enterprise spaces,  Burton identifies as a social impact designer and storyteller who seeks to utilize design thinking and business acumen to accelerate universal access to improved sanitation. 

Michael TS Lindenmayer Smart Sanitation & Digital Health Co-Lead

Michael TS Lindenmayer

Smart Sanitation & Digital Health Co-Lead

Michael co-founded Toilet Hackers. He co-created the world's first global sanitation hackathon in partnership with the World Bank.

Michael concentrates on generating growth strategies, impact investing, human centered design and collective impact.

Michael started his career in finance. He worked at Morgan Stanley in their London and New York offices. He became an entrepreneur and built up ventures in the wellness and real estate sectors in the US, UK and Latin America.

He is an Associate Fellow at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Blum Center on Developing Economies. He has written two books and is a contributor to Forbes.

James Dornan Sanitation Economy Specialist

James Dornan

Sanitation Economy Specialist

James brings his experience from international fieldwork in post-disaster and conflict-affected areas. As an engineer, James has designed and delivered projects for the private, non-profit and defence sectors. After being awarded a Santander Universities Scholarship, James completed an MSc in Water and Sanitation for Development at Cranfield University. James is passionate about the potential impact of the circular sanitation economy and first worked with the Toilet Board for his thesis project. James's work as a Sanitation Economy Specialist translates the potential impact of the circular economy into workable solutions.

Partners

BCCC
GSMA
Intellecap
Impact Hub
Mullenlowe Salt
Salesforce
Global Citizen
The Water Network
SuSanA
CEWAS
Waterforeveryone
ANDE
Waterpreneurs
Wash4Work
Corporate & Tax Advisors
Global Handwashing Partnership
Ethical Markets
WIPO
SWEP

One of the biggest drivers of success for partnerships is being very clear on what you want to get out of the partnership, and understanding the motivations of your partners. For the people from the Unilever side who are involved in mentorship, it is very rewarding to make a difference with sometimes the smallest techniques, or just by asking the smallest question. I have immense respect for the work that these entrepreneurs are doing. What you are trying to do every- day is very very tough. Having a mentor to talk to is a valuable outlet.

Charlie Beevor, Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands, UNILEVER, TBC Chair

It is a blessing to work with young people full of energy. Through this program, in a structured manner, we can build business models to deliver sanitation to those in need.

Virgilio Rivera, Managing Director Ayala, President of Manila Water, TBC Independent Director

The TBC is a formidable laboratory for new ways to do business, collaboratively and with a social purpose, which could eventually be promoted to the company level.

Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat, Global Head of Sustainability, Firmenich, TBC Vice-Chair

For the TBC, 2016 is the year of speed, results, innovation and partnerships - the essentials to drive forward an emergent sanitation business sector to deliver sanitation to all.

Madhu Rao, Global Senior Vice President at Unilever, Former TBC Chairman

This kind of partnership allows us to pool our expertise to solve problems and inspires us to prioritize the social and environmental issues affecting our regions to create value now and in the future. On a personal note, having grown up in my beloved Mexico where poverty causes all sorts of issues, you can see first-hand the effects of improper sanitization. This makes me have a deep and personal commitment to the TBC. I believe this is the most rewarding project I’ve had the honour to participate in my 24 years of professional career.

Mauricio Troncoso, formerly Kimberly-Clark, Former TBC Chairman

Are we making a positive impact to those with the lowest incomes in society? Is leadership doing something to improve it? Together with the TBC, we have created a leadership group, collaborating to make positive strides forward to tackle the sanitation crisis. We're calling for more partners to help drive the agenda and take the Sanitation Economy to scale.

Kinya Seto, President and CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation

Being a part of the TBC helps us at K-C invest in innovative social programs that improve people’s lives - and that’s integral to our overall mission as an organization. The coalition allows us to pool our expertise to solve problems and add value through innovation.

Pete Dulcamara, Vice President Corporate Research and Engineering, Kimberly-Clark, TBC Partnership Council