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meet the somo team

Joash Olwaga

Sales  Associate

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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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Caroline Mwarania 

Grants and M&E Fellow

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Charles Juma

Acceleration Officer

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Amelia Hopkins Phillips

Executive Director

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Felix Ogada

Director of Finance and Human Resources

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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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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 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

Box 605, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912

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

Nairobi +254798985151, +254768825370, 

Kisumu +254768517417

contact@somoafrica.org
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