Lars is an accomplished professional with over a decade of experience in the WASH sector, specializing in water quality and rural WASH in East Africa. In 2019, he joined IRC WASH as an associate. He is coordinating IRC's activities under the USAID Transform WASH project, aimed at strengthening market-based sanitation in Ethiopia. He has also conducted sustainability checks on rural WASH projects 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 a certificate of advanced studies from the Centre for Development and Cooperation at ETH (NADEL). Since 2012, he has been based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he resides with his family.
He is a dedicated and passionate professional who strives to make a meaningful impact in the WASH sector through his work at IRC. His strong technical expertise, coupled with his cross-cultural skills, enables him to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders and to drive positive change.