JACK SIM, Founder, World Toilet Organization

Jack Sim

Founder, World Toilet Organization


Jack founded the World Toilet Organization (WTO) in 2001. Since 2001, Jack has been involved in sustainable sanitation efforts all over the world. He was a founding member of American Restroom Association, and became one of the key members to convene the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance comprised of over 130 organizations active in the sanitation sector, including UN-Habitat, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, and the World Bank. He heads its Asian Secretariat in Singapore. He also sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council (GAC) for Water Security and the GAC for Social Entrepreneurship. Jack has received many honors and accolades for his work over the years. In 2004, Singapore’s National Environment Agency awarded Jack the Singapore Green Plan Award 2012. He was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Schwab Foundation of Switzerland in 2006 and was also the Asian Development Bank’s Water Champion. Time magazine named Jack Hero of the Environment in 2008. Jack was named a Synergos Senior Fellow 2013, and is also an Ashoka Global Fellow and a Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum. Jack has studied at the Norway University of Life Science and Harvard Business School. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde and is currently enrolled at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s Masters in Public Administration program. He is based in Singapore.