Brian Arbogast


Brian Arbogast leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's effort to bring groundbreaking innovations in sanitation technology. Arbogast was previously 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.

Latest Articles

#MenstruationMatters to all, not just girls
27 May 2016

Lack of water and sanitation and access to menstrual hygiene products affects women and girls health, dignity, comfort and ability to fully participate in their communities. Tackling these challenges must start with improving education not just for girls, but for everyone in their communities, explains Brian Arbogast from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The sanitation challenge: What's next after toilets?
18 Nov 2015

Lack of sanitation is a major cause of death and disease, and a serious barrier to development, writes Brian Arbogast, director of global development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in this guest column ahead of World Toilet Day.

Choosing the right post-2015 sanitation indicators
26 Aug 2014

As we inch closer to the MDGs deadline, how can we spark real progress on sanitation ? Let's set a target to measure and reduce the amount of untreated waste, Brian Arbogast, head of WASH for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in an opinion for our #MDGMomentum campaign.