6 Questions on Water and Sanitation Services with Brian Arbogast
Brian Arbogast is a Director of Global Development for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He leads the foundation’s effort to bring groundbreaking innovations in sanitation technology and new ways to deliver sanitation products and services to people in the developing world.
Arbogast was previously a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, leading an international portfolio of R&D projects. More recently, he concentrated in clean-tech and international development, driving market solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. He served as a Senior Advisor with The Boston Consulting Group and as a board member of the Northwest Energy Angels and of Water1st International. He is a founding board member of Progress Alliance of Washington and an advisor to Upaya Social Ventures.
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