After school Hans had to choose between art and accounting. He went for accounting but never lost his creative side. A chartered accountant escaping the corporate world where he was responsible for implementing various changes projects, he is committed to setting up Triggerise’s finance function and contributing to the overall strategy in a creative and fun way.
An accomplished marketer, Benoit cut his teeth with multinationals and global consultancies before joining PSI in 2010. By 2011, at PSI Mozambique, he oversaw a complex portfolio of products, services and strategies, and lead the development of the first eco-systems powered by what became Triggerise’s Tiko platform.
Monique de Haas
THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE
Strong background in marketing and project management. All-around centipede, handling the back-office for Triggerise. Based in The Netherlands and working hands-on with the international team. Passionate about taking Triggerise globally by acting locally.
Dejus has built a career in commercial marketing. With a degree in Research Psychology, she specialises in consumer insights, segmentation and communications. Her passion is building brands and crafting new product innovation. Her recent work includes repositioning an NGO into a for-profit commercial business, while still creating behaviour change in South Africa.
Moonlighting as a jazz drummer, Sam is committed using his improvisatory spirit to solve problems. Before joining Triggerise, he managed a spinal clinic in Ethiopia, researched the politics of music in Portugal and Sierra Leone, and spent two years working for Population Services International’s East Africa department.
Terence is our Data Security & Privacy Officer. With an engineering background and over a decade in software development and information security, he brings new insights and verve to the team.
A software engineer whose main interests rely on large and scalable distributed systems, web development and mobile development. He’s an enthusiast and a motivated person, always eager to be presented with problems and challenges. If these help make the world a better place, even better.
Had his first computer when he was seven years old, and since then, has been nurturing a big interest in computers and technology. After graduating from FEUP in 2014, he started developing little pieces of code that power up Triggerise’s technology platform.
An agile software developer working on the Movercado platform since mid 2013. More focused now on web development, but also a huge fan of infrastructure development as well as the occasional visual interface design.
Morian has experience in project implementation, customer service, and innovation. He began working with Triggerise’s technology platform four years ago at PSI-Mozambique. He likes to use previous learning to improve system performance. In his free time, he enjoys football, music, and a good pool.
THE PRODUCT OWNER
A software engineer passionate about building solutions that improve people’s lives and allow them to learn something new. Joined Triggerise in Mozambique as a bridge between software development and implementation in the field, providing the knowledge of both worlds.
A software engineer who focuses on mobile development. Creating handy and intuitive applications is his goal. He’s an adventurous person and loves the outdoors, always trying to push his limits and overcome new challenges. He tries to leave his mark on everything he gets involved with.
Jean-Foré is a graduate from the University of Kinshasa and has spent the most part of his professional life as a commercial agent with a microfinance institution in Kinshasa, where he worked in starting, implementing and managing a network of SMEs. Jean-Foré regards himself as an entrepreneur as he is passionate about owning his own business and has tried out various different business ventures. He’s a big fan of football and pass his free time in playing scrabble.
Software engineer with deep passion for web and mobile applications. Joined Triggerise to provide a bridge between Field Operations and the Engineering team, in order to solve and develop pressing technical requests and provide global support to Triggerise. A travelling lover, a beach addict and a peace seeker.
THE PRODUCT OWNER
As a problem solver, I want to create customer-centric engaging experiences so that we can bring the most valuable solution to our audience. Always a passionate in bringing a positive impact to others, Pedro found in Triggerise the opportunity to leverage technology for social impact. When out of the office, you can find him carrying his camera everywhere.
THE YOUNG GUN
Young gun passionate about improving the lives of low income communities. Before joining Triggerise she completed a Degree in International Development and intends to focus on development programs in Africa that achieve the best possible outcomes. She absolutely loves food and is quite good with cook-books and trying different kinds of imagined baking recipes. She easily gets attracted to trying new cuisines and new restaurants.
Asgar Ali Saifi
Asgar is a result-oriented professional with ~15 years of experience in the areas of program management, community mobilization, capacity building, content writing & livelihood. He is an ex-PSI, and have managed projects on family planning, natural resource management, HIV/AIDS, and maternal & child health. He has comprehensive understanding of the Indian context and have worked extensively in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
THE INDIA LEAD
With Bollywood in heart and passion for community empowerment , Lovee is a seasoned leader, who, over the last decade has executed and lead projects in Technology, Outsourcing and Development. She leads a rock star team at PSI India, focused on driving health impact through Social entrepreneurship.
With a passion for developing new relationships and making unique connections, Anna joins Triggerise as an Ecosystem Launcher. After studying international relations and human development, she worked at various NGOs before her first foray into social business in Mexico. Before joining Triggerise Anna also completed her MBA and dabbled in Europe’s start-up ecosystem. Unafraid of a little risk, Anna looks forward to building strong networks and scaling meaningful impacts.
THE MOVER SHAKER
Keen on building sustainable business solutions, Marylou studied strategic management and social business. Before Triggerise, she designed and delivered plans for start-ups, and gained project management experience within an established trade association. Marylou is excited to develop strategies with partners to find solutions that provide impact.
Coetzee van Staden
Graduated in 2015 with a Masters in Advanced Manufacturing, Coetzee promptly started a career in a completely different industry – although being an Analyst wasn’t far removed from nature of the research he did. His interest in data and analytics grew in a short time and that path lead him here. In my free time I dabble in the art of making beer and enjoying the suds after a rigorous day of carpentry. I thrive on challenges and always welcome any task that teaches me something I didn’t know, be it about the subject matter or myself and others.
THE PROBLEM SOLVER
Born in India, brought up in the United States, married in Portugal and even spent a year in Ghana. Yet, the love for Bollywood songs runs in her blood. She loves numbers and completed her M.B.A. in Finance. She has worked for small start-up companies to big corporations. She loves learning new things, meeting new people and enjoys challenges. In her free time, she loves baking with her kids, travelling and admiring beautiful sceneries.
As a student she was passionate about academics and hence decided to pick up one of the most reputed and toughest profession in India and finally became a qualified Chartered Accountant. Nimisha’s diverse experience varies from working for a big corporate to working for mid-sized firms.
Her inclination to work for society while continuing her passion for Finance made her a right choice for Triggerise. She has implemented ERP for Finance and she is actively involved in setting up Finance and policies for all the entities of Triggerise together with the CFO.
Aimable MUHIRE always believes that the key to every success is through Education. After completing his Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and International Development from an Algerian University, Aimable M. came back to his home country and started working in the telecommunications. After few years in the telecoms, he decided to join the Public health environment working with one of the International Non-government organizations operating in Burundi. Excited by both, the Vision and the Mission of Triggerise, Aimable MUHIRE decided to join the team as the Ecosystem Manager in Burundi. His dream is to always work hard and to be the change maker in the community. Aimable Muhire loves and plays Basketball.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT LEAD
A learner, with a zeal to evolve, lead and accomplish. A software engineer looking for the sweet intersection of technology and humanity. Dreams to be a contributor to the grassroot community development. Orator. Organizer. Dreamer. Vegan. Dog Lover.
THE ETHIOPIA LEAD
A budding young man full of passion and drive, Kaleab has many years of experience working and volunteering at a spine clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From organizing and sending patients to Ghana and India for life saving spine and heart surgery respectively to expertise when it comes to computers and a great need to give back to society, Kaleab is ready to contribute to the development and implementation of our mission and goals in Ethiopia
Faith is passionate about human interaction in the project cycle and this is fueled by her work background in Social and Market Research spanning over six years. Her specialty being in Operations coupled with project management, client service and training. She has a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences and currently undertaking graduate Developmental studies in Monitoring and Evaluation. When not working, she is reading a book, dancing, checking out latest trends in style, baking here and there or engaging in meaningful conversation.
THE SINGING CHEF
Vanessa has more than 5 years of project management experience in diverse work environments, particularly start-ups within: e-commerce, technology, learning and communication and has a BA in International Relations degree. Vanessa is passionate about doing work that creates a difference in people’s lives. She is a also a closet aspiring ‘chef’ and a one time Karaoke winner.
THE KENYA LEAD
Peter grew up in Nairobi, and moved to the UK for his A levels and Undergraduate degree. It was in the UK that Peter’s love for music really developed, especially for Garage and old-school Hip-Hop. Peter then moved to Canada where he completed his MBA. It was during the MBA that Peter met his wife. Upon graduating Peter worked in Toronto for an investment firm and then moved to a mining company where he got the opportunity to work on mining projects in Cuba, Madagascar and Canada. After about 14 years of battling the brutal Canadian winters Peter decided to move his family to Kenya, where he has worked at UAP Old Mutual as Managing Director in the Investment division and has also been involved in the family business.
When not in the office Peter loves travelling, kicking around a soccer ball with his kids and is a long suffering Arsenal Fan.
Walter has experience in project design and implementation and nutrition/crop production-dissemination throughout Mozambique, having received his bachelors degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources in Zimbabwe. Most recently, he worked in sales and marketing for a teaching related institution in Maputo. Walter has always been keen to arts and culture, having been a tutor for breakdance, Capoeira. He cannot live without music – its food for his soul, brain, inspiration, and motivation. Besides music, he also has a passion for novels, movies and traveling.
THE ETHIOPIA LEAD
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” Lidya is a passionate young woman, who is dedicated in making a difference by turning the term impossible to possible. Regardless of the problems and obstacles that have been challenging her, she is a strong believer that she can make things possible and turns dreams into reality. Lidya creates a successful career path in a very short period of time after she joined the professional environment. She offers a wide range of programs and services starting from business development in to consulting and management. She joined our Team in a vision of helping to create a better tomorrow for the low income society, youth, women and unschooled society.
Gladys is a people person,easily engages and interacts with all sorts of people in the field,loves to make a difference.She has previously been in sales with an FMCG Multinational in kenya,and is excited about communicating and implementing Triggerise’s policies on the ground.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Carolina has always been passionate about people and social impact initiatives. Over the last seven years she has collaborated in public policy projects in her home country, focusing on project management and team healthiness. She somehow made her way into the digital development world through education projects and became tech curious and an agile enthusiast. Carolina has recently decided to embrace her Portuguese side and moved to Porto, her beloved ancestors’ hometown, and today is Scrum Master for Tiko Pro and Tiko Explore teams.
Rose is a healthcare professional, trained in pharmaceutical technology and emergency medical services. She’s passionate about humanitarian work and has participated in several outreach programmes in marginalized areas in Kenya. She loves spending time with her kids while teaching them how to make the world a better place.
THE CREATIVE BRAND CUSTODIAN
With a MBA degree in Marketing & International Business and rich experience of working with startups, Subhanshi joins Triggerise India Team as Assistant Brand Manager. She is a blogger by hobby and loves to travel and click pictures. Subhanshi is excited to develop and implement sustainable strategies to expand Tiko in India and Worldwide.
With BA in Sociology & MPH and rich experience of working on different thematic areas, Abdu has joined Triggerise Ethiopia Team as Program Officer. He is passionate to contribute for efforts to bring lasting changes at grass root level, learning and loves to read.
THE FRONTEND DEVELOPER
Curious by nature, Beatriz was always an eager learner passioned by challenging problems and brain teasers. From that passion surged her motivation to become a software developer. Raised in a small village, she knows that the smallest gestures can mean the world to those in need and believes anyone can make a difference, no matter how small, to turn the world we live in into a better place.
Meenu has 25+ years of experience in social sector with focus on health and women development. She started her career with CARE International, where she was instrumental in training Government Front Line Workers (ASHA). In last 6 years she worked on family planning and maternal child health projects with PSI India. She is passionate about people, loves travelling and learn new things everyday.
Avishek R Lal
Avishek is a commerce graduate with interest in IT. He has experience in managing and analyzing customer data for fraud prevention. He is passionate about contributing in the economic and social development of the community. He is a big-time foodie, who loves travelling and exploring new electronic gadgets.
TECH SUPPORT LEAD
An information systems technician, with a strong background in Support. Found in Triggerise the opportunity of being part of something that makes difference. Animals, nature and people are her passions.
Daun Fest learned early on working in a family business how to simplify complex operations to deliver on the bottom line. After 25 years of leading social marketing and franchise entities in over 30 countries, Daun has the ability to support diverse teams in successfully turning “plans” into health and wealth impact. You will hear her often stating; “Hope is not a plan!”
THE OUTDOOR NERD
William has a degree in marketing and management. He also has experience in sales and marketing, banking, front office and has held administrative roles in a multinational organization. When he is off nerd duty, he likes to cook and socialize, he also enjoys a good game of pool, listening to hip hop music, and half halfheartedly supports Arsenal, he is an aspiring golfer and loves the outdoors.
A psychologist who has nurtured a career in brand marketing and communications. She cut her teeth in the world of advertising and has had experience developing winning communication strategies and media implementation plans for multi-national, local blue-chip companies and NGO’s. The love of a great challenge has seen her manage brands across multiple markets in Africa and Dubai. “I don’t think like an expert. The ever changing dynamics between the brand and its audience do not allow me to. Constantly learning, discovering and innovating new pathways to engaging and memorable consumer connections.” In her spare time, she loves designing crafts, going through her annual book reading challenge and ticking off a coast at a time exploring the deep sea.
GLOBAL MARKET LEAD
Based in Nairobi, Nathalie-Ann’s background is in international development, sexual health and project management. She is solution-orientated and proactive in her efforts to secure results. Prior to joining Triggerise, Nathalie-Ann worked for Marie Stopes Kenya and is excited to explore how technology can be used to enhance women’s access to health services.