Galen co-founded Jibu in 2012 and under his leadership Jibu has quickly become one of the world’s largest social franchises, providing affordable access to drinking water and other essential products to hundreds of thousands, and creating hundreds of new businesses across East and Southern Africa. Galen’s achievements at Jibu have been recognized by BBC World, the Guardian, Fast Company, the Franchise Times, and by Forbes (30 under 30). In addition to Jibu, Galen is part of the ExCo of the Africa Great Lakes YPO chapter, is an Aspen Institute Ideas Festival scholar, a mentor (and prior fellow) at Shona, and serves on several start-up company Boards. Galen has been a speaker at events including Harvard’s Social Enterprise Conference and at the UN General Assembly’s Global Development Lab showcase. Previously, Galen worked as a field manager for Colorado’s Public Interest Research Group, for HEAL Africa in Goma, DR Congo, and for the Peace Corps as a Health Educator in Morocco.