Founder and CEO, Waste Enterprisers Holding (USA) and Pivot Ltd (Rwanda)

Ashley Muspratt is a waste-to-energy entrepreneur focused on using business to solve human waste management challenges in developing cities. She is the Founder & CEO of Waste Enterprisers Holding (USA) and its operating arm, Pivot Ltd (Rwanda), a startup company that converts human waste to solid fuel for industry. Pivot has a factory operating in Kigali, Rwanda, and is working on expansion to other parts of East Africa and India. She was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2011; was a Fellow at the 2012 Unreasonable Institute and mentor at the 2014 Unreasonable Institute East Africa, and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences, including Harvard’s Africa Business Conference and World Water Week (Stockholm). She has published more than 10 peer-reviewed journal articles in the sanitation and renewable energy literature. She recently returned to the United States with her husband and two young boys after nearly a decade living in Ghana, Kenya, and most recently Rwanda. She holds a PhD from The University of California, Berkeley Energy & Resources Group and an MS from the university’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department.