David Kuria is the CEO of Ecotact Limited and the Regional Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Africa, 2009. Ecotact is a social enterprise that invests in innovations to solve the sanitation crisis in Africa and beyond. The company’s award winning flagship project, Ikotoilet (founded by Kuria), is revolutionizing the sanitation industry and transforming it into a dignified and decent service to the public. In addition, Kuria is the Urban Advisor for the Civil Society Urban Development Programme of the Embassy of Sweden and the Cluster Leader of Investment Partnerships of the Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI), a USAID funded program. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Langata Nairobi, as well as the current editor of Eco Digest, a regional newsletter on current trends and opportunities in environmental management. Kuria is also a member of the Advisory Team for Ashoka Sanitation in Africa, working to develop sustainable sanitation options and technologies. He holds an M.B.A. and a degree in Architecture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Chief Executive Officer, Ecotact