Frank Rijsberman

Director Program,

Dr. Frank Rijsberman joined, the philanthropic arm of Google Inc., in June 2007, where he is Director Program. has programs and projects in the areas of health, geo, environment and green energy. Prior to joining Google, Dr. Rijsberman was Director General (CEO) of the non-profit research institute, International Water Management Institute (, with head quarters in Sri Lanka. After starting his career as a researcher at Delft Hydraulics Laboratory, he co-founded and managed an environmental consultancy firm in the Netherlands, Resource Analysis BV. Dr. Rijsberman holds a BSc and MSc from Delft University of Technology in Civil Engineering and a PhD from Colorado State University in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Planning and Management). He was a professor at UNESCO-IHE International Institute for Water Education from 1999 to 2008, jointly appointed at Wageningen University from 2003 to 2008.