Co-Founder and CEO, Water.org
Gary White is co-founder and CEO of Water.org, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering people in the developing world to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Leading the organization since 1994, he developed its WaterCredit Initiative, which creates new financing options for poor populations to meet their water supply and sanitation needs. In 2011, White was named to the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. In 2012, he received the World Policy Institute’s World Social Impact Award and was one of the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs. He is a leading member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water.