Elan Emanuel is responsible for mobilizing investments and partnerships with a broad portfolio of investors to accelerate WaterEquity’s impact addressing the global water and sanitation crisis. He brings 15+ years of experience in developing public-private partnerships to this role.

Prior to WaterEquity, Elan led Fair Trade USA’s global cocoa program, where he established and directed strategic partnerships with large multi-national corporations, NGOs, and agricultural cooperatives. Additionally, Elan has extensive experience in the legal sector, domestically for Hanson Bridgett LLC, and internationally for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Elan holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.