meet the somo team

Amelia Hopkins Phillips

Executive Director

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Justus Mulwa

Program Coordinator-Outreach 

Nila Juliet

Marketing and Media Relation Lead

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Frankline Gitau

Program Coordinator-Training

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Imelda Sewe

Sales Associate

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Wilkister Awuor

Operation Manager-Kisumu

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Seth Kyalo

Acceleration Officer

Bentah Atieno

Administration Officer

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Joshua Onialo

Program Coordinator-Acceleration

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Loreen Wanjiru

Operations Manager- Nairobi

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Temesi M. Weboko 

Sales Manager

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Lilian Wanjiku

Finance Associate

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Jason Anjichi

Program Coordinator-Training

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Steven Ochieng

Program Coordinator-Training

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Mercy Lago

Admin Officer- Kisumu

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Rebecca Ofwete 

Trainer- Kisumu

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Dancun Onialo

Acceleration Officer- Kisumu

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Maureen Moraa

Partnership Associate

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Sally Jebet

Trainer 

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Collins Kirowo

Trainer

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Emmanuel Mwangi 

Sales and Product officer

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Charles Juma

Acceleration Officer

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board members

Board members

Kagure Wamunyu

Kagure Wamunyu currently the CEO - Africa Region at Kobo360. A technology company that aggregates end-end haulage operations to reduce logistic frictions. She previously worked as the Senior Director in Strategy for East Africa for Bridge International Schools. She is very passionate about education and its ability to transform people's lives. Kagure Wamunyu is currently pursuing a part-time PhD at University of Oxford. She holds a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley, a BSC in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State and a BA in Mathematics from Meredith College.

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Edel Were

Edel is a Consultant at Dalberg Advisors, providing strategic advice to social impact initiatives in Africa with a focus on education and youth employment projects. Previous to joining Dalberg, Edel was a Research Fellow at IBM Research Africa and has worked with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). Edel has a BSc from Strathmore University.

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George Rzepecki

George is a co-founder of the Somo Project, and the founder of Raba Capital, an investment firm focused on partnering with bold thinking entrepreneurs in emerging markets. He was previously a Managing Director at Glynn Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, an associate at Goldman Sachs and an enterprise technology software strategist at General Electric. George has a BS from the University of Connecticut.

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Eskor John

Eskor is the founder of Marigold Investments, a London based real estate company. Prior to founding Marigold, Eskor was with BizCorp, a consulting firm focused on working with small and medium sized enterprises in Kenya and prior was an investment advisor at BestInvest in London. Eskor has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

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Sebastian Peters

Sebastian is a portfolio manager at Genesis Investment Management where he is focused on investments in India, Indonesia, and Russia. Prior to Genesis, Sebastian was a research analyst at Praesidium Investment Management and prior an analyst at Wachovia Securities. Sebastian has an MBA from Columbia Business School and degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

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Tom Phillips

Tom is President of Section4, a new video-based business analytics startup. Previously, he was CEO of Dstillery, a machine-learning-based data analytics company, and a director at Google where he pioneered new uses of Google data for ad analytics. He has been a venture partner at Insight Ventures, CEO of Deja.com, the original media chief for Starwave (creators of ESPN.com, NFL.com, ABCnews.com and NBA.com), and founding publisher of Spy magazine. He has a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.

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Brittany Ryden

Ryden launched Somo’s market access programs and is heading up the pilot hub in Mexico City with La Chispa. Before coming to Kenya, she was a manager at the Investment Management firm, Bridgewater Associates.

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Contact us

92 Morningside Ave, #7E, NY, NY10027

P.O BOX 76403-00508, Olympic Stage Kibera, Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi +254798985151, +254768825370, 

Kisumu +254768517417

contact@somoafrica.org
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