Eleanor Allen

Chief Executive Officer, Water For People

Eleanor Allen is the Chief Executive Officer of Water For People, a global nonprofit working in nine countries in Africa, Latin America, and India to help develop sustainable water and sanitation services. Prior to Water For People Eleanor was the Global Director of Water at Arcadis and the Latin America Director of Water at CH2M (now Jacobs). She is a registered professional engineer experienced in leading multi-cultural, global teams in delivering rural and urban infrastructure programs and in managing regional and global operations. She won the Denver Outstanding Women in Business Award in Architecture, Engineering and Construction and was inducted into the Academy for Distinguished Alumni at the University of California at Berkeley. Eleanor is on the Advisory Board at the University of Colorado Mortenson Center for Engineering in Developing Communities. She is also a Water Environment Federation Fellow, and a member of the US Global Leadership Coalition. Eleanor has lived and worked in many different countries and speaks four languages.



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