Meet The Somo Team

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Josephine Okuku

Production Supervisor

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Justus Mulwa

Program Coordinator-Outreach

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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 Lead

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Bentah Atieno

Admin officer & Business Coach (Nairobi)

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Joshua Onialo

Program Manager-Acceleration

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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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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

Facility Manager - Kisumu

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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 & Human Resources

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Leonidah Mwamto

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

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Cleon Ngoya

Back end Developer & Business Coach

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Maureen Moraa

Partnership Associate

Board Members

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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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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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Fiona Kirubi

Fiona Kirubi is a partner at Gateway Global and head of Fintech and Leadership development for Africa. She is active with Gateway's Conversion Factory, Digital Strategy & Fintech, Gender Equity & Inclusivity, Real Estate, and Social Responsibility & Impact practices. Her mission is to deliver innovative solutions to communities, institutions and governments. She is also a coach and certified practitioner with EmoWave and a pioneer in emotional intelligence coaching in the GCC.