World-Class Team 

Innovative, passionate, and deeply committed to our vision, our team of outstanding individuals leads our mission of alleviating poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa sustainably. Each member of our staff – 90% of whom are African – lives out our core values of impact-led, innovative, respectful, and smart action.

KickStart’s Team

Peter Juma

President & Chief Operating Officer

Nairobi, Kenya

Martin Fisher

CEO & Co-Founder

San Francisco, CA, USA

Tom Opapa

Director of Global Institutional Partnerships

Nairobi, Kenya

Mercy Ngene

Global Supply Chain Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Denivas Onyancha

Head of Training and Field Innovations

Nairobi, Kenya

Nancy Muindi

Head of Marketing

Nairobi, Kenya

Philip Weiser

Director of Development

Boston, MA, USA

Angela Omondi

Human Resources Officer

Nairobi, Kenya

Hichem Mihoub

Head of Partnerships

Boston, USA

Washington Dozva

Southern Africa Regional Manager

Lusaka, Zambia

Mwaluko Mpangwa

Tanzania Country Manager

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Festus Ademola

Sub-Regional Partnerships Manager – West Africa

Lagos, Nigeria

Katherine Georges

Senior Manager, Grants and Institutional Partnerships

New York, NY, USA

Pascal Maitha

East Africa Regional Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Silvanos Zengueia

Mozambique Country Manager

Maputo, Mozambique

Ernest Jerome

Country Partnership Manager

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Timothy Wabukoti

Country Manager, Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

Michael Mills

Business Development Manager

San Francisco, CA, USA

Faustin Migisha

Rwanda Partnerships and Development Officer

Kigali, Rwanda

Ernest Mitei

Kenya Country Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Paul Munyala

Partnerships and Development Officer

Nyanza, Western, and North & Central Rift Regions, Kenya

Memory Mtambo

Partnerships and Development Officer

Eastern Province, Zambia

Cynthia Musonye

Solar Engineer
Product Intelligence and Design

Nairobi, Kenya

Samuel Kunda

Partnerships and Development Officer

Lusaka, Zambiba

Albert Lukhale

Design Engineer
Product Intelligence and Development (PID)

Nairobi, Kenya

Abubakar Shikanda

Product Technician
Product Intelligence and Development (PID)

Nairobi, Kenya

Titus Wafula

Pump Tester
Product Intelligence and Development (PID)

Nairobi, Kenya

Grace Stroup

Institutional Partnerships Officer

Charleston, SC, USA

Salome Kinyanjui

Accountant

Nairobi, Kenya

Maurice Ojow

Finance Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Boniface Wambua

ERP Project Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Simon Gatonye

IT Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Peter Wambua

Pump Tester

Nairobi, Kenya

Alan Spybey

Director, Product Intelligence and Development (PID)

Nairobi, Kenya

Kennedy Thiong’o

Project Lead, Rent to Try & Buy Project

Nairobi, Kenya

Ian Muketha

Finance Director

Nairobi, Kenya

Michael Adero

Kenya Partnerships and Sales Officer

Nairobi, Kenya

Mercy Kirui

Kenya Partnerships and Sales Officer

Nairobi, Kenya

Kelvin Chitayi

Kenya Partnerships and Sales Officer

Nairobi, Kenya

Bethwel Amuhonda

Kenya Partnerships and Sales Officer

Nairobi, Kenya

Able Nonde

Zambia Partnership Officer

Lusaka, Zambia

John Ahebwa

Uganda Partnership and Sales Officer

Kampala, Uganda

Stewart Nyanzi

Uganda Partnership and Sales Officer

Uganda

Edward Boomera

Uganda Partnership and Sales Officer

Uganda

John Mushi

Tanzania Partnership and Sales Officer

Mbeya, Tanzania

Nicholetta Ncube

Zimbabwe Partnership and Sales Officer

Harare, Zimbabwe

Derrick Ssemyalo

Uganda Partnership and Sales Officer

Eastern Uganda

Brian Masse

Designer Engineer, Product Intelligence and Development (PID)

Nairobi, Kenya

Christina Lokoya

Accountant and Administrative Assistant

Tanzania

Alexandre Criston Zulu

Mozambique Partnership and Sales Officer

Central Mozambique

Board of Directors

Sander Pruijs

Chairman of the Board

President, Manufacturers’ Bank

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dr. Charles Owubah

CEO, Action Against Hunger

New York, NY, USA

Jane Okun Bomba

President, Saddle Ridge Consulting

Denver, CO, USA

Christopher Young 

Principal, Christopher Young Advisory

Montreal, Canada 

David Young

Senior Partner & Managing Director – Social Impact, The Boston Consulting Group

Boston, MA, USA

Stephen van Helden

Principal, Novo Holdings

San Francisco, CA, USA

Bob Meaney 

Retired, Previously at Valmont Industries

Riverside, CT, USA

Tembwe Mutungu 

Entrepreneurial Executive & Co-Founder, FirstWave Group 

Johannesburg, South Africa