Initiative: Eau announced today that it has added three new members to its Board of Directors, effective 01 January 2019.
Vlad Danciu - With vast experience in behavior design, intelligence analysis, and information security, Vlad brings a multidisciplinary skill set that integrates creative thinking with engineering and business expertise.Vlad is an Honorary Consul of the United Mexican States to Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Vlad holds an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Computation, with a minor in Financial Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a MicroMaster in Cyber Security from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Humphreys Munai – Humphreys is currently Chief Operating Officer at 350.org, an international environmental NGO fighting climate change.Previously, he served as Director of Global Finance Operations – Africa with Heifer International.In this role, he successfully implemented enterprise resource planning and standardization of processes across implementation countries while implementing major multimillion-dollar, multi-country projects. Humphreys holds an MBA with a concentration on Project and Operations Management from Oklahoma Christian University.
Swarandeep Singh - Swarandeep is currently Lead - Investments and Community at UNLEASH Innovation Lab and has previously worked at Axon Partners Group with the firm's India-dedicated venture capital fund. He brings his investments, fundraising, and startup experience to our governing body. Swarandeep holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology from Delhi University. He volunteers concurrently with Indo-Swiss Future Leaders Forum as their Lead - Investments & Sustainability and with StartingBloc as their Regional Leader, India.
“Following an extensive search for appropriate candidates, we are delighted to welcome Vlad, Humphreys, and Swarandeep as new directors. As we continue to grow, these new directors will bring to Initiative: Eau a wide-range of relevant experience and expertise in the international development space as well as competences in management, fundraising, and finance more broadly," said Donald J. Brooks, President and CEO of Initiative: Eau. "Given the diverse backgrounds and impressive track-records of each of our new board members, I am confident that their leadership will have a meaningful impact on Initiative: Eau’s future growth."
The Board of Directors is Initiative: Eau’s governing entity.Initiative: Eau regularly evaluates its Board’s composition to ensure it includes the appropriate skills, experience, and perspective necessary to adeptly oversee organization activities to enable impactful, results-driven programming.With these director additions, seven directors will have joined Initiative: Eau’s actively engaged board in the past five years.
Initiative: Eau’s other Board directors consist of Kimberly N. Lyon, Water Resources Management Analyst with the World Bank Group; Kelly M. Thompson, Senior Analyst with the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; Jon R. Rudnicki, Associate Director of Admissions at the Maine College of Art; and Donald J. Brooks, Chief Executive Officer at Initiative: Eau.
About Initiative: Eau
Initiative: Eau is an American 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to increase the safety and quality of drinking water services in developing areas. The organization currently conducts programming in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria. Its vision is a world where everyone has access to safe drinking water.Initiative: Eau is in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Initiative: Eau’s approach is human-centered, and data-driven. As such, data represents a common thread that links its programs. Each uses data to inform strategic decision-making whereby rendering available financial and human resources for development efforts better targeted and more effective.