Lars joined IRC WASH as an associate in 2019. He has more than a decade working experience in the WASH sector with a special focus on water quality and rural WASH in East Africa. Amongst others, he is coordinating IRC's activities under the USAID Transform WASH (a project seeking to strengthen Market-Based Sanitation in Ethiopia) and supported sustainability checks on rural WASH in Ethiopia which were implemented on behalf of UNICEF.
Lars holds a degree in Environmental Engineering (M.Sc.) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and obtained a certificate of advanced studies at the Centre for Development and Cooperation at ETH (NADEL). He currently lives in Addis Ababa.