New Staff Appointments: Toilet Board Coalition Welcomes New Directors in India and Geneva in 2020

New Staff Appointments:  Toilet Board Coalition Welcomes New Directors in India and Geneva in 2020

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) adds to its growing team two new Directors who will join the Secretariat’s management teams in 2020 to implement the TBC’s 2020-2025 strategy.  Dr. Nimish Shah will be the TBC’s inaugural Managing Director of the Toilet Board Coalition India commencing 1 January 2020.  Greg Davies will join the TBC’s Geneva team as Director of Finance, HR and Administration commencing 1 February 2020.

The Toilet Board Coalition is a business led public-private partnership of global organisations with the joint ambition to accelerate the Sanitation Economy.  Its members are multinational corporations, innovators, development experts, investors and donors.  The Sanitation Economy has the potential to transform the economics of sanitation from unaffordable public costs into sustainable business opportunities.  Via the Sanitation Economy, sanitation is a net contributor to human rights, new resources, and data with vast opportunities for business and society.

Nimish Shah will lead the Toilet Board Coalition India Secretariat, the TBC’s first local market Chapter, which will begin its operations in January 2020.  Dr. Shah joins the TBC India from Unilever where he has led global Research & Development teams, and strategic partnership initiatives for Hindustan Unilever in India.  He brings deep technical expertise across  water, sanitation, food safety, health and hygiene.  Dr. Shah has been engaged with the TBC since its origins in his capacities with Unilever and most recently as the Unilever member delegate of the TBC’s Partnership Council. The TBC’s India Chapter has been established in India in October 2019 as a Section 8 company and signals the increased investment of global and local businesses in accelerating the Sanitation Economy in India.

Greg Davies brings vast experience in transforming organisations for growth. He joins the TBC’s global Secretariat in Geneva to lead the strategic finance, HR and administration of the TBC’s 2020-2025 growth strategy. Mr. Davies has been the CFO for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development from 2010-2018 and has held senior finance, human resources and administration positions in global organisations such as mining sector giant Alcoa, IATA the International Air Transport Association and Initiatives of Change. Mr. Davies is a certified accountant with purpose and passion to enable organisations to optimise their potential for significant impact.

It is my extreme pleasure to welcome these talented and driven leaders to join the TBC Secretariat’s management team to execute the TBC’s ambitious 2020-2025 strategy.  Their collective track records in delivering business value with purpose and leading courageous transformation initiatives will enable the TBC to hit the ground running as we launch into our new effort to scale up the Sanitation Economy in the next decade.” — Cheryl Hicks, Executive Director & CEO, Toilet Board Coalition

“What a great opportunity to be part of TBC and leading the India chapter. With Swachhata (cleanliness) and Jal (water) being crucial national priorities, TBC India is gearing up to drive impact through business led scalable solutions.” – Nimish Shah, Managing Director, Toilet Board Coalition India

I am thrilled to join the TBC at this pivotal moment and be part of a passionate team building the Sanitation Economy at the scale the world needs.” – Greg Davies, Director Finance, HR & Administration, Toilet Board Coalition


Established in 2015, the Toilet Board Coalition is a business-led partnership platform with the goal to accelerate the transition to the Sanitation Economy.  Our ambition is to transform sanitation systems from unaffordable public costs into robust marketplaces of sustainable business value.

The TBC is facilitating private sector engagement; large company – small company partnerships; and public-private collaboration to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Universal access to water and sanitation.

We run the Toilet Accelerator, the world’s first accelerator programme dedicated to Sanitation Economy business solutions that are smart, circular, and resilient to address the unmet sanitation needs of the world’s most vulnerable.

The members of the Toilet Board Coalition believe that accelerating the Sanitation Economy will deliver significant benefits to business and society.


For Toilet Board Coalition inquiries, please contact: Alexandra or +41 79 454 54 25 in Geneva.

For media inquiries, please contact: Henry Kirby, Mullenlowe Salt, +44 (0) 7714 471152 in London.

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