Aalt Leusink has a gigantic track record initiating, supervising and advising programmes that improve water resource development, drinking water supply and sanitation, environmental management and transport infrastructure. From 1981 to 1995, he was a director and consultant with IWACO, which became the Netherlands’ leading consultancy in water and environmental management. He directed its Western Africa office from 1982, based in Burkina Faso. 

From 1986 to 1995 he was director for international projects, supervising many projects in South East Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Since then he has been an active advisor to governments, water companies, international agencies and donors in more than 30 countries. During the late 1990s he was managing director of Schiphol Management Services, responsible for the airport’s multi-billion dollar overseas investments at New York JFK and Brisbane Airports. Since 2001, Aalt has initiated startup enterprises with young entrepreneurs in the water and geo-informatics sectors. He has an M.Sc in Earth Sciences from the Free University Amsterdam, where he specialised in Hydrology, Meteorology and Computer Sciences. He speaks Dutch, English, French and German and lives in the Netherlands.