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meet the somo team

Josephine Okuku
Production Supervisor

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Justus Mulwa

Program Coordinator-Outreach 

Nila Juliet

Marketing and Media Relation Lead

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Frankline Gitau
Training Coordinator-Nairobi

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Imelda Sewe

Sales Associate

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Wilkister Awuor
HR & Kisumu Facility Manager

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Seth Kyalo
Product Development Leadr

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Bentah Atieno
Admin officer & Business Coach (Nairobi)

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Joshua Onialo
Program Manager-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
Facility Manager - Mombasa

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Steven Ochieng
Training Coordinator-Nairobi

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Mercy Lago
Admin Officer- Kisumu

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Rebecca Ofwete 
Training & Outreach Officer - Kisumu

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Dancun Onialo
Business Coach - Kisumu

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Joash Olwaga
Online Sales Associate

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Sally Jebet

Trainer 

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Collins Kirowo

Trainer

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Caroline Mwarania 
Grants and M&E Associate

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Charles Juma
Acceleration Coordinator & Tech Lead

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Amelia Hopkins Phillips
Chief Executive Officer

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Felix Ogada
Director of Finance 

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Leonidah 

Front- End Developer & Business Coach

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Peter Onyango 

Back end Developer & Business Coach

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Delan Juma

UX Designer & Business Coach

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Bernard Bondi

Branding & Packaging Officer

Cleon Ngoya
Back end Developer & Business Coach

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Aileen Atieno
Social Media Officer

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Maureen Moraa

Partnership Associate

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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 Were is a strategy consultant for NGOs and enterprises focused on employment, entrepreneurship and education in Africa. She is the co-founder of Buyu Media, a collective creating original edutainment based on African history. She was a Senior Consultant at Dalberg Advisors and previously worked for IBM Research Africa and ANDE. Edel is a member of the Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. She has a BS in Financial Economics from Strathmore University in Kenya.

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Dr. Edward Mungai

Dr. Edward Mungai is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC). KCIC supports a holistic country-driven approach to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate technologies to the private sector. Before joining KCIC, Edward was the East Africa Region head for the Danish International Investments Fund and worked for KPMG East Africa in Corporate finance and Transactions Services. Edward sits on several boards and is a faculty member at Strathmore University Business School where he teaches Corporate Sustainability and Innovation to executives. Edward is an Eisenhower Fellow and author of Impact Investing in Africa, A Guide to Sustainability for Investors, Institutions, and Entrepreneurs.

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Eskor John

Eskor is the founder of Marigold Advisers, a London-based advisory firm that provides support to business leaders. Prior to founding Marigold, Eskor was with BizCorps, a consulting firm focused on supporting SMEs in fast growing economies. Eskor has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

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Sebastian Peters

Sebastian is a portfolio manager at Genesis, a specialist emerging markets investment manager. Prior to Genesis, Sebastian was a research analyst at Praesidium Investment Management and an analyst at Wachovia Securities. Sebastian has an MBA from Columbia and a mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt.

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Tom Phillips

Tom is an advisor to entrepreneurs and early stage mission-driven companies in the U.S. and Africa. 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, 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 in Nairobi in 2017, and subsequently started Somo´s sister hub in Latin America, called La Chispa. To date, La Chispa has trained over 200 aspiring entrepreneurs and has over 30 active businesses in its incubator. Before moving to Kenya, Ryden was a manager at Bridgewater Associates.

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Contact us

 

543 West 122nd St.  #22G
New York, NY 10027

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

Nairobi +254798985151, +254768825370, 

Kisumu +254768517417

contact@somoafrica.org
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