Rich Thorsten

Chief Insights Officer at

Rich oversees collaboration and innovation across the Global Impact department to generate a credible evidence base to advance insights, influence action, and contribute to thought leadership. His team works with water and sanitation enterprises and service providers to find effective ways to maintain and scale’s programs to improve the health and welfare of people living in poverty worldwide.

Rich’s 25+ year career has included programmatic and leadership roles at and U.S. conservation organizations. Rich holds a master’s and a doctorate degree in planning, with a focus on water and sanitation in developing countries.



  • Chief Insights Officer

    July, 2020 - present