Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States

Doulaye Kone is Deputy Director, Water Sanitation & Hygiene program. He supports the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s effort to provide access to safe sanitation to the 4.5 billion people currently without it. He is disrupting the decades long status quo in the developing world sanitation sector by reinventing the toilet and reimagining fecal sludge management business as a sustainable utility service. He is responsible for the Transformative Technologies Commercialization portfolio, and for shaping the Foundation efforts in birthing a new sanitation industry to equitably serve the majority of poor communities in developing countries. Doulaye has more than 20 years’ experience as a Sanitation and water specialist; a development professional and lead scientist.
He holds a Ph.D., and MAS in sanitary and environmental engineering; MSc. and BSc in Physics and Chemistry.