Iulian moved around the world a lot over the last 20 years. First as a relief professional pursuing humanitarian crises and later as a development executive running large field operations. A human rights lawyer with a passion for social impact, this type of work has always been a natural fit. However, he always felt that incumbent Aid is risk adverse and slow moving and has been known to get in trouble for acting on this feeling.
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.
THE KENYA LEAD
Yvonne believes in enabling low income communities by giving them access to what she terms as the basics (health, food and entrepreneurship opportunities). Teach a man how to fish and he will be fed for a lifetime (positive behavior). She has completed a Degree in Entrepreneurship and an MBA in Project Management. She intends to use her education and experience to enable the low income communities rise in the economic scale. She is the Kenya Operations Lead.
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 CREATIVE ACCOUNTANT
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.
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.
After an initial 7 year stint in education, James has spent the last 14 years applying data-science to solving a wide range of problems in 5 industries and 9 countries. He is excited about helping the team to leverage data and mathematics to achieve meaningful social impact at scale.
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.
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.
Never knowing where he is or what he’s getting himself into, Gaspar ensures that our global operations and projects are running smoothly. Passionate about the intersection of technology and people, he has dedicated his career to implementing technology solutions for social impact organizations around the world. Outside of work, you may find him on a distant mountain top or on the back of his motorcycle.
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.
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.
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
I was 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 my blood. I love numbers and completed my M.B.A. in Finance. I have worked for small start-up companies to big corporations. I love learning new things, meeting new people and enjoy challenges. In my free time, I love baking with my kids, travelling and admiring beautiful sceneries.
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.
Anne loves to work at the intersection of technology and people. She has worked in user centered roles in the Kenya tech industry and derives satisfaction when users can adapt and get the best out technology. She loves the outdoors, tea, and engaging in random UX discussions.
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.
An entrepreneurial hustler and dreamer passionate about working with people to design scalable solutions to the the most pressing local and global challenges using technology. A big advocate of open innovation, collaboration, human centered design and impact. Isaac holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a post-grad in Software Entrepreneurship and has worked in the startup scene for more than 3 years. Besides work, Isaac is interested in building and managing communities, and occasionally loves to hike and travel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Labs Team.