Janet Mountain, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Children living in urban poverty in the U.S., India, and South Africa

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PROFILE: Previously an executive on Dell's corporate side, Janet Mountain now directs and oversees all giving at the foundation, and creates strategy about its overall direction. Her foundation bio shares: 

Janet leads the foundation’s efforts to transform the lives of children living in urban poverty around the world through better health and education. She drives strategic priorities and oversees all areas of the foundation’s investments in the United States, India and South Africa. Before joining the foundation in 2003, Janet was an executive at Dell Inc., where she led various Dell business units as vice president and general manager. Janet has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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Brian Arbogast, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

TITLE: Director, Global Development, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

FUNDING AREAS: New sanitation technologies, urban WASH projects, and advocacy

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PROFILE: Looking outside of philanthropic circles to fulfill their leadership needs is not a new practice for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But when it comes to Brian Arbogast, the director of the foundation's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program, there is only one degree of separation between him and Bill Gates. His foundation bio shares:

Brian Arbogast leads the foundation’s effort to bring groundbreaking innovations in sanitation technology and new ways to deliver sanitation products and services to people in the developing world.

Prior to joining the foundation, Brian was a corporate vice president at Microsoft Corporation, leading an international portfolio of research and development projects. More recently, he concentrated in cleantech and international development, driving market solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. He served as a senior advisor with The Boston Consulting Group and as a board member of the Northwest Energy Angels and of Water1st International. He is a founding board member of Progress Alliance of Washington and an advisor to Upaya Social Ventures.

Brian received his Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a Certificate in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.

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