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Gary White

CEO and Co-Founder, Water.org

Skoll Awardee

Biography

Gary White is the CEO and Co-founder of Water.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people in the developing world to gain access to safe water and sanitation. White has led Water.org since its founding in 1990 and has positioned it as an innovative leader in the global water supply and sanitation space. He developed Water.org’s WaterCredit Program, creating new financing tools for people at the base of the economic pyramid to meet their water supply and sanitation needs.

White is a leading advisor in the water and sanitation space, counseling organizations such as the Skoll Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, IKEA Foundation and Caterpillar Foundation on responses to the global water crisis. White is a founding board member of the Millennium Water Alliance and Water Advocates.

White's educational credentials include three degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Missouri University of Science & Technology.