Dhesigen Naidoo

Chief Executive Officer, Water Research Commission (WRC), South Africa

Dhesigen Naidoo is a leader, a scientist, and an activist for positive social change. As CEO, he leads the Water Research Commission (WRC), South Africa’s dedicated National Water and Sanitation Innovation, Research, and Development Agency. He is also President of the global NGO, Human Right 2 Water, and a founding member of the Water Policy Group. He has served in senior positions in the South African national government and South African universities, having begun his career as a medical scientist in a specialist children’s hospital. Naidoo is a Councillor of the South African National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) and a Fellow of the Mapangubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA).