Executive Director + Founding Principal
Joe is a Founding Principal of KDI, and currently serves as Executive Director. A chartered civil engineer, he is passionate about the joint application of science and local knowledge to develop responsive and sustainable projects. Joe co-directs the global organization and oversees all of KDI Kenya’s projects and operations. He has twenty years of professional experience in sustainable infrastructure master planning; design and delivery of water, wastewater, and drainage systems; and participatory design and engineering projects in both rural and urban settings. Joe has worked on engineering design projects in India, China, Nigeria, Haiti, Ghana, Malaysia, El Salvador, Kenya, Russia, Bulgaria, UAE, the UK, and the US. Joe holds a Master of Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He also holds a PhD in Planning and Decision Analysis from KTH Royal Institute of Technology where he is a faculty member in the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED).