Board of directors

Jacquelline Fuller

Jacquelline Fuller

Director (US)

Jacquelline Fuller leads Google.org, which provides more than $100 million yearly to support tech innovators making transformational impact in areas such as education, development and renewable energy. She previously served as Deputy Director of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she was a member of the senior management team for eight years and helped launch a $300 million initiative in India. She received her BA in political science from UCLA and a master's in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Jacquelline currently serves on the board of the Eastern Congo Initiative.
Aly Jeddy

Aly Jeddy

Chairman (US)

Aly Sheezar Jeddy is a Director at McKinsey & Company. He has led the Firm's Private Equity & Principal Investing Practice for the Americas as well as the Strategy Practice on the U.S. East Coast. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Dalton School, the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee, the board of the Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for the Blind, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Jeddy's experience includes work at the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Office of the Prosecutor, at the World Bank, and with the leading human rights lawyer in Pakistan, advising the Prime Minister on advancing gender equality.
Paul Niehaus

Paul Niehaus

Director (US)

Paul Niehaus is co-founder and chairman of GiveDirectly, currently the top-rated nonprofit by GiveWell and ranked among the 25 most audacious companies (Inc) and 10 most innovative companies in finance (Fast Company). GiveDirectly is a recognized leader in the use of modern technology to transfer funds directly to the extreme poor, and in the use of rigorous scientific methods to document its impact. Paul is also a co-founder of Segovia, which builds enterprise technology for the management of social programming in the emerging markets. He holds an academic appointment in the Department of Economics at UC San Diego, where he works with governments in India to improve the implementation of social programming. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Junior Affiliate at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), an Affiliate of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and an Affiliate at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University and is a National Science Foundation Fellow and a Sloan Fellow. In 2013 Foreign Policy named him one of its 100 leading "Global Thinkers."
Rohit Wanchoo

Rohit Wanchoo

Director
Secretary
Treasurer (US)

Rohit is a Principal at a private equity firm in New York. He previously worked as a Research Analyst for the United Nations Millennium Project (UNMP), a group headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, tasked with preparing a plan for low-income countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Prior to his work at the UN, Rohit worked in finance as an investment banker for Lehman Brothers in New York. Rohit holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Country office boards

Samuel Mwamburi Mwale

Samuel Mwamburi Mwale

Director (Kenya)

Samuel Mwamburi Mwale is Founder & CEO of Farasi Strategy Advisors Ltd, a firm that provides investment and strategy advice to public and private sector clients. He has served in senior positions in the Government of Kenya in the last 9 years, having served for five as Principal Administrative Secretary & Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, in the Cabinet Office, Office of the President. Previously he served as Economic Secretary to the Presidency at State House and as Economic Advisor to Ministry of Planning & National Development and National Economic & Social Council. Mr. Mwale holds a master's degree in agricultural economics from University of Oxford, a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Economics from University of East Anglia, a Bachelor of Science in Range Management from University of Nairobi, and has attended executive training on policy analysis at Stanford University and leadership at Harvard University.
Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande

Board Member (Malawi)

Rachel Sibande is a Digital Development Specialist. Ms. Sibande established Malawi's first technology and innovation hub; mHub. The hub provides digital skills training, financing and investment readiness support for emerging innovative entrepreneurs. Rachel currently serves as Senior Director at the United Nations Foundation. She leads Big Data for development and Digital Transformation work in Africa. Rachel has over a decade of extensive experience managing development projects in more than 16 countries cutting across digital financial services, public health, agriculture, disaster management and elections monitoring. She became a Google Scholar in 2015, being a recipient of Google's Anita Borg Award for outstanding computer science students from around the world. Rachel has been listed twice by Forbes as one of Africa's 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in 2016 and as a new wealth creator in 2019. In 2018, Ms. Sibande won the Climate Smart Innovation pan African competition of the Next Einstein Forum after inventing a thermal chemical plant that produces light and gas from maize cobs for mini grids to power rural households in Malawi. Rachel completed a PhD in computer Science at Rhodes University in South Africa. She read Cyrptography and Coding Theory for her Masters degree from the Mzuzu University and holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Malawi.
Kamau Wairuri

Kamau Wairuri

Director (Kenya)

Kamau Wairuri is the founder of Lotus Consulting and previously worked for McKinsey & Company. He is an experienced analyst and strategist who has advised many business and political leaders on various matters. He has also worked a contracted columnist for one of Kenya's national newspapers, commenting on political and policy matters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford. He is currently pursuing a PhD as the University of Edinburgh.

Advisors

Paul Brest

Paul Brest

Paul Brest is Professor Emeritus (active) at Stanford Law School, where he joined the faculty in 1969 and served as Dean from 1987 to 1999. He is also a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business and a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. He served as president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2000 to 2012. A leading scholar and teacher of constitutional law, Paul now focuses his teaching and writing on public policy, judgment and decision making, and philanthropy. He is co-author of Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment (2010) and Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy (2008).
Joshua Rugema

Joshua Rugema

Joshua is currently the managing director at H2O Venture Partners, providing leadership for the firm's Africa operations. H2O Venture Partners is an investment firm that is building and investing in profitable, high-growth, high-impact, agricultural ventures in East Africa. Joshua has spent the last decade in private equity and investment management in the US.
Dhruv Singh

Dhruv Singh

Dhruv is Managing Partner at DEWS Holdings, an investment firm that founds tech companies, buys small businesses, and invests in high-growth companies. Dhruv is (co)founder/owner of Aktivate, Bezant Technologies, Bonfare Provisions, Exubrancy, Panier and Savory; board member/observer to five venture-backed companies; and shareholder in 25+ venture-backed companies. Previously, Dhruv was a management consultant at McKinsey (New York). He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and Choate Rosemary Hall. He lives in Tuxedo Park, NY with his wife Elizabeth (who is also an entrepreneur!) and daughter Emilia "Milly" Wilkes Singh.
Hemant Taneja

Hemant Taneja

Hemant is a managing director at General Catalyst, where he invests in early stage technology companies. Hemant has spent the last decade partnering with great entrepreneurs to build technology companies that can transform industries. Before joining General Catalyst in 2002, he was the founder and CEO of Isovia. Hemant is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning an M.S. in operations research, an M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, a B.S. in mathematics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a B.S. in biology & biomedical engineering.
  William Meehan

William Meehan

Director Emeritus

William F. Meehan III is the Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Meehan is a regular writer, speaker, and advisor on nonprofit strategy, governance, performance measurement, and philanthropy. At Stanford, he is a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Philanthropy and the Civil Society, a faculty member of the Public Management Program and the Center for Social Innovation, and a member of the Arts Initiative Council. During his 30-plus-year tenure at McKinsey & Company, Mr. Meehan worked with chief executives in technology, private equity, retail, financial services, and media on topics of top management strategy, organization, and leadership.

Staff

Jamila Abass

Jamila Abass

Country Director, Morocco

Mohammed Abdulqader

Mohammed Abdulqader

Assistant Field Manager

Lucy Abulo

Lucy Abulo

Senior Manager, Talent & External Relations

Tosin Adeyini

Tosin Adeyini

Office and Procurement Manager

Ruchi Agarwal

Ruchi Agarwal

Senior Global Treasury Manager

Concy Ayet

Concy Ayet

Office Administrator, Uganda

Jamie Backhaus

Jamie Backhaus

Partnerships Manager

Chisomo Banda

Chisomo Banda

Associate Field Manager

Noor Baobeid

Noor Baobeid

Assistant Field Manager

Yazmin Baptiste

Yazmin Baptiste

Data Associate

Leonard Baraka

Leonard Baraka

Finance Associate, DRC

Charlotte Bellini

Charlotte Bellini

Executive Assistant

Surbhi Bharadwaj

Surbhi Bharadwaj

Data Associate

Pearl Bitanhirwe

Pearl Bitanhirwe

Human Resources Manager, Uganda

Diana Bosibori

Diana Bosibori

Recruitment Coordinator

Mouna Boujmal

Mouna Boujmal

Program Manager, Morocco

Mitchell Browne

Mitchell Browne

Associate Field Manager

Marie Cadelina

Marie Cadelina

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Jacob Carmichael

Jacob Carmichael

Growth Associate

Holly Carter

Holly Carter

Partnerships Manager

Driss Chaouki

Driss Chaouki

Associate Field Manager, Morocco

Naomi Chebet

Naomi Chebet

Finance Intern

Sara Chedad

Sara Chedad

Office and Procurement Manager, Morocco

Olivia Chen

Olivia Chen

Technical Marketing Manager

Daniel Chenoweth

Daniel Chenoweth

Senior Engineer

Trevor Connolly Carbo

Trevor Connolly Carbo

Senior Technical Program Manager

Thomas Counsell

Thomas Counsell

Senior Engineer

Edoardo De Paoli

Edoardo De Paoli

Global Partnerships Manager

Namita Desai

Namita Desai

Director of Partnerships and Advisory

Nirali Desai

Nirali Desai

Associate, US

Roshni Desai

Roshni Desai

Data Associate

Hamza Ezzaim

Hamza Ezzaim

Associate Field Manager, Morocco

Kayla Fishman

Kayla Fishman

Aquisition Marketing Manager

Becca Frank

Becca Frank

Director of Field Technology

Elisa Gabellieri

Elisa Gabellieri

Humanitarian Senior Manager

Shaunak Ganguly

Shaunak Ganguly

Country Director, Malawi

Pranathi Ganni

Pranathi Ganni

Data Associate

Ali Ghaleb

Ali Ghaleb

Assistant Field Manager

Mohammed Ghazi

Mohammed Ghazi

Program manager

Nicholas Githinji

Nicholas Githinji

Finance Manager

Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa

Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa

Program Manager

Anthea Gordan

Anthea Gordan

Senior Manager

Simon Grinsted

Simon Grinsted

Senior Manager, Growth

Jon Hall

Jon Hall

Engineer

Tyler G Hall

Tyler G Hall

Director of Communications

Melissa Harpool

Melissa Harpool

Outreach Coordinator

Walid Herzallah

Walid Herzallah

Senior Manager, Growth

Stephanie Hill

Stephanie Hill

Vice President of People

Heidi Hirvonen

Heidi Hirvonen

Senior Manager, People Engagement

William Howe

William Howe

Cluster Finance Manager, West & North Africa

Salome Hussein

Salome Hussein

Field Manager, Kenya

Joe Huston

Joe Huston

Managing Director

Grace Jackson

Grace Jackson

Senior Manager, Humanitarian

Sarina Jain

Sarina Jain

US Manager

Jendayi Jones

Jendayi Jones

Donor Relations Coordinator

Saidi Juma

Saidi Juma

People Operations Manager

Faustah Kago

Faustah Kago

Office and Procurement Manager, Kenya

Raissa Kalinganire

Raissa Kalinganire

Human Resources Manager, Rwanda

Stephen Kalungu

Stephen Kalungu

Country Director, Kenya

Bienvenu Kamana

Bienvenu Kamana

Field Manager, DRC

Swaliho F. Kamara

Swaliho F. Kamara

Senior Manager, Liberia

Omalha Kanjo

Omalha Kanjo

Senior Manager, Malawi

Ammar Karimjee

Ammar Karimjee

Senior Manager, Flex International

Kamesha Kasolo

Kamesha Kasolo

Program Manager

Nsubuga Kasozi

Nsubuga Kasozi

Senior Engineer

Lisa Kaunda

Lisa Kaunda

Human Resource Intern

Michael Kayemba

Michael Kayemba

Director of Innovation

Laura Keen

Laura Keen

Senior Manager, US

Emma Kelsey

Emma Kelsey

Senior Manager

Sarah Kenkuyu

Sarah Kenkuyu

External Relations Manager, Rwanda

Ariana Keyman

Ariana Keyman

Partnerships Director

Peter Kibet

Peter Kibet

Associate Field Manager, Kenya

Lilian Kimuya

Lilian Kimuya

Finance Manager, Kenya

Pamela Kirabo

Pamela Kirabo

Metrics and Quality Associate Field Manager, Rwanda

Doug Kirke-Smith

Doug Kirke-Smith

Vice President, Field Operations

Victoria Allen Kumukyaya

Victoria Allen Kumukyaya

Field Manger-Special Projects, Uganda

Leila Lahlou

Leila Lahlou

Associate Field Manager, Morocco

Miriam Laker

Miriam Laker

Research Director

Linda Lamya

Linda Lamya

Malawi Associate Field Manager

Kristen Lee

Kristen Lee

Sr. Manager, Data/Tech

Cedric Lisasi

Cedric Lisasi

Human Resources Intern

Stella Luk

Stella Luk

Regional Director, North and West Africa

Vera Lummis

Vera Lummis

Innovation Manager

 Bennis Dahn Madave

Bennis Dahn Madave

Associate Field Manager

Violet Magoba

Violet Magoba

Government Relations Manager

Tanvir Mangat

Tanvir Mangat

Data Associate

Nicke Mario

Nicke Mario

Associate Field Manager

Will McDonald

Will McDonald

Senior Manager, Communications and Press

Lucio Melito

Lucio Melito

Data Scientist

Lalena Meyerson

Lalena Meyerson

Compliance and Grants Manager

Jasmine Miller

Jasmine Miller

Research Manager

Chris Mjima

Chris Mjima

Program Manager

Leonard Moragia

Leonard Moragia

Data Coordinator

Sarah Moran

Sarah Moran

Country Director, US

Gianmarco Morassutti Vitale

Gianmarco Morassutti Vitale

Humanitarian Manager

Chikondi Mphonde

Chikondi Mphonde

Human Resources Manager

Tom Mtenje

Tom Mtenje

Senior Manager, External Relations

Rudy Mudakikwa

Rudy Mudakikwa

Finance Manager, Humanitarian

Urbanus Mulobi

Urbanus Mulobi

Finance Assistant

Sharon Munyazikwiye

Sharon Munyazikwiye

Field Manager

Grace Mwihia

Grace Mwihia

Senior Finance Manager, Africa

Mary Nakibirango

Mary Nakibirango

Call Center Field Manager

Yvonne Namala-Murindiwa

Yvonne Namala-Murindiwa

Senior Manager, Malawi

Alex Nawar

Alex Nawar

Regional Director, International

Vincent Ndegwa

Vincent Ndegwa

Data Associate

Ndim-Ejor Ndifon

Ndim-Ejor Ndifon

Program Manager

Gloria Ngabire

Gloria Ngabire

Country Director, Rwanda

Jerome Ngoga

Jerome Ngoga

Data Coordinator

Nigel Nindo

Nigel Nindo

Engineer

Venuste Niyitanga

Venuste Niyitanga

Associate Field Manager, Rwanda

Moise Niyitegeka

Moise Niyitegeka

Tech Associate Field Manager, Rwanda

Roben Nshimiyimana

Roben Nshimiyimana

Follow-up Associate Field Manager, Rwanda

Cedric Ntwali

Cedric Ntwali

Associate Field Manager, Rwanda

Ivan Ntwali

Ivan Ntwali

Country Director, Uganda

Patience Nuwagira

Patience Nuwagira

Office and Procurement Manager, Rwanda

Zondwayo Nyirenda

Zondwayo Nyirenda

Associate Field Manager, Malawi

Denis Nyanja

Denis Nyanja

Finance Director

John Odero

John Odero

Senior Manager, Recipient Advocacy

Friday Ogezi

Friday Ogezi

Associate Field Manager

Derrick Okoth

Derrick Okoth

Recruitment Coordinator

Denzel Omondi

Denzel Omondi

Finance Systems Analyst

David Onyango

David Onyango

Program Manager, Recipient Advocacy

Calvin Opiyo

Calvin Opiyo

IT Manager

Kwamina Orleans-Pobee

Kwamina Orleans-Pobee

Engineering Lead, Growth

Mohamed Asif Panduvan

Mohamed Asif Panduvan

Senior Data Architect

Andrés Parrado

Andrés Parrado

Manager, Data/Tech

Roger Pharr

Roger Pharr

Technical Program Manager

Marie Sophie Pocha

Marie Sophie Pocha

Senior Manager

Kazmyn Ramos

Kazmyn Ramos

Program Manager, US

Harris Roberts

Harris Roberts

Senior Growth Marketing Manager

Tessa Robertson

Tessa Robertson

Chief of Staff

Paula Romero

Paula Romero

Technical Program Manager

Salem Sahaim

Salem Sahaim

Security Manager

Sheheryar Shahid

Sheheryar Shahid

Partnerships Manager

Amber Shelton

Amber Shelton

Human Resources Manager

Maggie Shun

Maggie Shun

Senior Manager, Humanitarian

Gilda Simbine

Gilda Simbine

Finance Associate

Amanda Souza

Amanda Souza

Salesforce CRM Lead

Nikhil Swaminathan

Nikhil Swaminathan

Program Manager

Zack Tarhouni

Zack Tarhouni

Data Coordinator

Ash Taylor-Beierl

Ash Taylor-Beierl

Program Manager

Caroline Teti

Caroline Teti

Director, Recipient Advocacy

Graham Tyler

Graham Tyler

Sr. Manager, Data/Tech

Dan Usman

Dan Usman

Associate Field Manager

Ephrem Uwizeyimana

Ephrem Uwizeyimana

Finance Manager, Rwanda

Gabriel Varela

Gabriel Varela

Data Associate

Andrew Vaziri

Andrew Vaziri

AI Software Engineer, Innovation

Winnie Vivian

Winnie Vivian

Field Manager, Kenya

Rachel Waddell

Rachel Waddell

Director, European Partnerships

Emmanuel Wahn

Emmanuel Wahn

Associate Field Manager

Ilan Wallentin

Ilan Wallentin

Associate, CEO’s Office

Lydiah Wangechi

Lydiah Wangechi

Regional Director, East Africa

John Wanjau

John Wanjau

Field Manager, Kenya

Jason Watters

Jason Watters

Chief Financial Officer

Benjamin West

Benjamin West

Partnerships Manager

Dash Wieland

Dash Wieland

Growth Data Analyst

Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson

Operations Manager, Liberia

Varney Wilson

Varney Wilson

Associate Field Manager

Julie Xia

Julie Xia

Software Engineer

Rohullah Zarif

Rohullah Zarif

Executive Assistant