Toilet Board Coalition Announces New Chairman & Board Members

September 16, 2016 — The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), the world’s first business-led accelerator for market- based sanitation solutions, has appointed Mauricio Troncoso of Kimberly-Clark Corporation as chairman, and has named 3 new board members and one new non-executive director. Mr. Troncoso has been elected by the TBC board for a two-year term commencing 1 September, 2016.

The Toilet Board Coalition is a business led public-private partnership. Its members are multinational corporations, development expert NGOs / IGOs and social investors — all sharing a joint vision and mission to support and accelerate commercially sustainable business models dedicated to building smart, sustainable sanitation systems for the future while delivering sanitation to all.

Mr. Troncoso has served as a member of the TBC board since its inception in 2014 as non-executive director and vice-chairman. In that capacity, he fostered Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s mentorship of emerging market business entrepreneurs in the TBC’s 1st Toilet Accelerator Cohort. Mr. Troncoso currently serves as Kimberly- Clark’s vice president and managing director for Western Europe. He began his involvement with the TBC as leader for the company’s Family Care sector, and has passionately worked to deliver the coalition’s vision of catalysing a robust business sector to deliver universal access to sanitation through his work at Kimberly- Clark.

Speaking after his appointment as chairman, Mr. Troncoso said, “I am a firm believer in the mission and purpose of the TBC. As someone who has been involved in the TBC since its inception, I’ve witnessed the organisation move from bringing experts together to talk, to joining experts together to work and get things done. We are now applying business processes to enable entrepreneurs the ability to provide sustainable access to a proper toilet to thousands of people. I’m honoured to be invited to serve as chairman to aid in the continued journey.”

Additionally, the Toilet Board Coalition is pleased to announce the following board member appointments effective 1 September, 2016: Charlie Beevor, global vice-president Household Cleaning brands at Unilever has been appointed to TBC non-executive director and vice-chairman. He joins John Stone of the Stone Family Foundation as the TBC’s vice-chairmen. Jenny Lewis, vice-president at Kimberly-Clark Foundation; Rohit Pathak, global brand director, Domestos at Unilever; and Katy Sill, Water & Sanitation advisor at USAID have been appointed to the TBC’s Steering Committee, and join Paul Gunstensen of the Stone Family Foundation; Jon Lane (independent director); Neil Macleod (independent director); Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat of Firmenich Corporation; Jim McHale of Lixil Corporation; Perry Rivera (independent director); Lu Shen of Asian Development Bank; and Andrew Taylor of Grand Challenges Canada on the TBC board.

“We are delighted to welcome Mauricio to the TBC leadership in our exciting new phase. His energy and drive to ensure the success of ‘Sanipreneurs’ globally is truly inspiring” said Cheryl Hicks, executive director, Toilet Board Coalition. “The appointment of Kimberly-Clark to our Chair marks an important milestone for the TBC demonstrating the continuous business leadership from global brands committed to accelerating sanitation for all. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Unilever for its catalytic leadership as our founding Chair 2014–2016.”

The TBC is an inclusive platform for large and small businesses; for innovators and entrepreneurs; governments and development organisations with an joint interest in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6; universal access to improved sanitation by 2030. The TBC will hold its 1st Global Toilet Business Innovation & Investment Summit in Mumbai in November 2016 in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry. If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information, please contact secretariat@toiletboard.org.

About the Toilet Board Coalition

The Toilet Board Coalition is a business led public-private partnership. Its members are multinational corporations, development expert NGOs / IGOs and social investors. Founding corporate members include Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Firmenich, and LIXIL Corporation who are bringing their commercial acumen, combined with the sanitation expertise of the WSSCC, UNICEF, WaterAid, WSUP, BRAC, and the social investment expertise of DFID, AFD, GCC, USAID, the World Bank and the Stone Family Foundation. These organisations, leaders in their respective sectors, share a joint vision and mission to support and accelerate commercially sustainable business models dedicated to building resilient sanitation systems. They are demonstrating their commitment by investing capital and by deploying experts from across their organisations to work directly with small and medium sized sanitation businesses in the countries and communities most affected.

For more information, visit www.toiletboard.org or contact secretariat@toiletboard.org
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