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This is Who We Are

People are at the core of Water For People's mission. The differences in language, educational backgrounds, gender identities, ethnicities, skill sets, and years of experience uniquely positions Water For People to tackle the world's water crisis.

Our Co-CEOs

Partnerships are embedded in everything we do—even our organizational leadership.

Co-CEO Samson Hailu Bekele (far right) walks with community members in Rwanda.
Co-CEO Samson Hailu Bekele (far right) walks with community members in Rwanda.

Global Leadership Team

The eight members of Water For People's Global Leadership Team represent the dedication, expertise, and cross-cultural backgrounds of Water For People's employees as they lead strategic decision-making for the organization. From civil engineering, economics, environmental policy, finance, community service, strategic planning, and private and public sector development, the Global Leadership Team brings this extensive array of experience and knowledge. Plus a shared passion for a world where every person has the opportunity to thrive.  

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Samson Hailu Bekele


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Mark Duey


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Sarah Bramley

Chief Impact Officer

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Jody Debs

Chief Finance and Administration Officer

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Bishwadeep Ghose

Country Director, India

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Cate Nimanya

Regional Director, Africa

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Daniel Oporto

Regional Director, Latin America

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Katherine Williford

Chief Growth Officer

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Water For People Country Directors are local leaders and experts in their country’s context. These Directors develop strategies, foster relationships, manage operations, promote policies, guide their teams, and empower communities to create lasting change.   

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Andrés Abasto

Country Director, Bolivia

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Brenda Achiro Muthemba

Country Director, Uganda

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Ulemu Chiluzi

Country Director, Malawi

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Eugene Dusingizumuremyi

Country Director, Rwanda

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Henry Gudiel

Country Director, Honduras

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Gisela Murrugarra

Country Director, Perú

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Rehema Tukai

Country Director, Tanzania

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Mario Velásquez

Country Director, Guatemala

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Additional Teams

With employees based around the globe, whether in the field or their home office, we have an incredible team with some of the most dedicated, collaborative, and innovative people driven by one vision: a world where everyone has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services, forever. 

Interested in joining our team?

If you're ready to jump into the nonprofit sector, we'd love to have you on our team.