Henri Disselkoen has more than 30 years of international development experience in environmental management, affordable municipal solid waste service schemes, and addressing ocean plastics. He has directed a range of solid waste management projects in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean for USAID, the World Bank, European Union, United Nations, GIZ, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He worked on landfill designs and constructions, environmental impact assessments, and all operational and financial aspects of municipal solid waste management (SWM). Mr. Disselkoen served as senior technical advisor for urban SWM and recycling on 30 international missions, leading most of them, including feasibility studies and municipal SWM design missions. He has also developed and led 15 trainings on a variety of topics related to SWM.
Since 2016, he is the Development Innovation Group’s lead technical expert and Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Municipal Waste Recycling Program. This program works with national and local authorities, the private sector, communities, both formal and informal waste collectors, and local grantees to reduce land-based plastic waste entering the marine environment in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Disselkoen has a master’s degree in the science of management from Stanford University.