Georges Mikhael is the senior specialist in urban sanitation at Aguaconsult and holds a M.Sc. in Water and Waste Engineering from Loughborough University in the U.K. Georges has over seven years of experience in urban centres in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia. His area of focus is in dynamics of urban sanitation markets and the planning, financial analysis and implementation of innovative solutions. Over the last four years he was the primary sanitation expert for Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor’s (WSUP) global approach to urban sanitation where he led the establishment of several sustainable faecal sludge management services, introduction of a sanitation tariff in Maputo, Mozambique, and contributed to the strategic direction of the container-based sanitation service Clean Team. He also co-authored a chapter in the Faecal Sludge Management book on emptying and transport. Georges has a background in consulting, undertaking assignments for a broad range of clients including non-profits, private sector, multilaterals and academia. He is fluent in English and speaks Arabic and has basic French.