the Toilet Board Coalition announces new Chair and Vice-Chair

The Toilet Board Coalition is pleased to announce the appointment of its new leadership for a two-year term commencing 1 September 2021. Ishtpreet Singh, Global Brand Director at Unilever, has become the Chair of the Toilet Board Coalition.  Jenny Lewis, Vice President, Kimberly-Clark Foundation has become Vice-Chair.

Established in 2015, the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) is a business-led membership organisation driving private sector engagement in SDG6.2. We facilitate large-small company partnerships, public-private collaboration and run a business accelerator for SGBs (small & growing businesses) to contribute to universal access to sustainable sanitation products & services.

Speaking after his appointment as Chair, Mr. Singh said, “It is a great honour to take on the role of Chairperson for TBC. Since its inception, TBC has strived towards building a sanitation economy that will serve the unmet needs of billions of people around the worlds who still lack access to safe sanitation. I am a strong believer that TBC, through its work, will continue to bring market based solutions that provide 21st century solutions which are sustainable and well placed to address the sanitation challenge the world faces.”

Ishtpreet Singh is a Marketing and Business Professional with over 14 years of experience.  Currently working as Global Brand Director for Domestos, he has managed Business and Brand across Regions and Globally for Unilever. Ishtpreet is Passionate about creating sustainable Business and Brand solutions that create impact for the larger society.

Jenny Lewis is the Vice President of the Kimberly-Clark Foundation.  She is responsible for Kimberly-Clark’s global corporate social responsibility agenda across four geographic regions with an emphasis on delivering innovative solutions to systematic issues facing under-served communities while also delivering business results.  Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Jenny spent 12 years with Ericsson Inc. serving in several technical and leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Jenny’s strategic leadership, governance and financial oversight of the Kimberly-Clark Foundation enables her to build support and advocacy with brand and regional leaders to develop locally relevant global programs which address the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals around maternal and child health, gender equality and sanitation.

“Having been involved with the TBC since its inception gives me unique insight into our journey as a coalition. Serving now as Vice Chair will let me continue to bring a private sector point of view to the TBC.  As a proud representative of Kimberly-Clark, I will continue to drive the importance of both global scale and to advocate for the woman that is disproportionately impacted by poor sanitation”, said Mrs Lewis.

“We are very grateful to have such passionate WASH leaders in our steering committee. Erin and Pascale have deftly led us through the challenges of the pandemic and a change in TBC leadership. Ishtpreet and Jenny inherit a stronger TBC and we’re excited to expand our impact with this new steering committee in place”, said Greg Davies, TBC Interim CEO.

The Toilet Board Coalition works with businesses, investors and governments to scale market based solutions to universal access to sanitation while strengthening efforts around climate change, biodiversity, public health and gender equity. We have pioneered a shift towards a new approach to sanitation – the Sanitation Economy – which harnesses the valuable resources and information within sanitation systems and builds on innovative business models and strategic collaborations to provide sustainable sanitation products and services to everyone, everywhere.

The Toilet Board Coalition would like to thank out-going Chair, Erin McCusker and Vice-Chair Pascale Guiffant for their exemplary leadership during their two-year terms 2019-2021, a period full of unexpected events. Under their leadership the Toilet Board Coalition transitioned from its own start-up phase with a change of leadership, bringing in the opportunity to consider how best to organise the TBC for the future. Our mission and our members remain the same and we firmly believe we are stronger and better equipped than ever to deliver.

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