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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Currently working as Data Analyst and awaiting for the future with enthusiasm .
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.
TECH ACTIVATION 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 KENYA LEAD
Dr Jesse , an aviation enthusiast, comes with a Pharmacy degree, comes with over 5 years experience in running businesses, social marketing and project management. He oversaw the growth of business and social impact while handling safe motherhood projects in Marie Stopes Kenya. He is a passionate visionary bringing on board positive creativity and strategic leadership. He is an avid reader and loves spending time with family
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.
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.
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.
With a Computer Engineering degree and a Management Short Master I worked 10 years as Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Consultant and Architect in Retail Industry. I am a passionate by the power of the data and its role in Companies’ Management and Strategic definition. I think if the right data is prepared in the right way to be analyzed by the right people, companies will get fantastic results. I am an enthusiastic soccer fan, I love music and photography, but my free time is mostly used to show to my little son the fantastic world we live in.
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.
Aisha Nuru Jamal
Young self-motivated, entrepreneurial, hard-working and goal oriented young Kenyan who is excited about bringing organizational growth and scale as a marketer. Effective communication skills and enjoy working with diverse teams at all organizational levels. Interests lies in creating brand and product awareness, developing and growing product usage and in exploring new markets
In addition to studying a bachelor’s degree in commerce, I have helped several brands with product activation and launches, running marketing campaigns, product awareness and market research.
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.
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.
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.
THE PRODUCT OWNER
“The difference between wishes and achievements is your attitude.” Cristiana has joined Triggerise as a Product Owner and describes herself as a passionate learner that puts heart and soul in everything she does. She is a dedicated friend and supportive colleague, looking at everyday challenges as an opportunity for professionally and personal growth. Cristiana is fascinated by the potential that technology offers to improving people’s lives, and joining Triggerise aligns perfectly with her values and career goals, a “maktub” as she likes to say! She is also a sports addict, foodie, an affectionate traveler and has a love-affair with fashion.
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.
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
Studied Biomedical Engineering and somehow made his way into IT world where he was during nearly 4 years a Software Engineer for TELCO and Banking business. During the last year started a new journey to Agile world that he believes to be the present and the future. He loves to travel and get to know new cultures and above all to add value to initiatives that have impact.
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.
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.
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.
Grace has a background in Mathematics and Computer Science with experience on data analysis in the medical research sector. Grace has joined Triggerise as a data analyst. She is passionate towards using data to propose solutions for effective decision making. She loves traveling and swimming.
François has a masters degree in Economics with a lot of experience in social economics, working in the rural areas of Cameroon. When François is not busy conducting surveys and collecting data, he loves having debates with friends and also playing tennis just like his icon Roger Federer.
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.
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.
Loves to help, be it people or animals and be it professionally or casually. Always trying to find different adventures or hobbies, the ones he really enjoys are usually in the ocean like surfing or sailing.
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.
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.
Rose is a skilled professional with more than five years experience, confident, tenacious with a proven track record for first class marketing management and client satisfaction. She is always on task with an ability to identify key marketing strategies and implement account direction positively.
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!”
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.
Kenneth is passionate to improve user based integrated systems through data analysis curving his way from a background in Music Business and Communications. He is a Support Systems Guru with adverse skills of Decision making, Creativity and Adaptability having thrived in his early career start-up environment. He is easy going fun-loving and a team player who in his free time, plays music.
TIKO DIRECT PRODUCT OWNER
Passionate about translating technology into simple solutions for the end users. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. Furaha has experience setting up direct- to- consumer mHealth interventions and using social media as a tool for influencing behavior change among young people. Previously worked for Marie Stopes Kenya.
Fomo is a graduate with an MBA from Pittsburg State University in the U.S.A., with a background in sales and marketing and a lot of field experience both at home and abroad. People often refer to him as the HANDYMAN as he is always a problem solver both professionally and at home. He enjoys doing BBQ’s on weekends with friends and also sings in the choir when he gets the chance to do so. He also loves to travel and experience new things.
DATA CENTER PRODUCT OWNER
Business Intelligence professional with a passion for data to create impact especially in healthcare. Previously worked on open data projects to strengthen the government’s ability to disseminate data. As a woman in the technology space, my goal is to inspire young girls to take up STEM-related careers. I love movies, playing games especially Table Tennis and trying out new restaurants.
A certified Counselling Psychologist with 3 years of experience working with adolescents and young women. Esther is passionate about effecting change in adolescent sexual reproductive health rights and coming up with unique ways to mitigate the challenges present in these areas. In her spare time she likes travelling and reading.
THE KENYA ACCOUNTANT
A certified public accountant by the Kenyan accounting body ICPAK, as well a holder of bachelor’s degree in commerce finance option. Has over 4 years of vast experience in different organisations in accounting, credit control, and donor funds management. Worked previously with organisations that empowered vulnerable children to move beyond charity to become entrepreneurs, who are socially, economically, and spiritually strong — transforming entire communities in the process. Also worked in a hospital on funds management of health programs. During his free time Edwin loves travelling, wild park drives and watching football.
`IN THEIR HANDS´ PROGRAM MANAGER
A social scientist who believes in application of a human rights based approach to programming and aims to apply her multi-stakeholder coordination, community mobilization, gender and environmental expertise to the team. Mercy believes in constant growth through listening and learning; we have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak. She is a student of life, global citizen, toastmaster and avid reader that relish spending time with her family and friends and believes there is enough room in this world for everyone to shine their light by being the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.
THE ETHIOPIA FINANCE MANAGER
Having over six years’ experience working in different sectors, Biruk started off his career working in international NGO managing funds from different donors. Prior to joining Triggerise, Biruk worked as a Finance and Investment Lead at an incubator and seed investor company where he worked closely with more than 20 startup companies in developing their business. He has also worked as a Finance and Admin Manager for a leading marketing and promotion company in Ethiopia. Biruk has a B.A degree in Accounting and Finance from Addis Ababa University, Masters in Business Administration specializing in Finance from Bahirdar University; he has qualified for the Diploma in IFRS from ACCA UK and is passionately pursuing his ACCA membership qualification.
Nuno’s a computer Engineer focusing on Data, with around 6 years of experience. He’s always eager to learn more and improve his knowledge in this domain. Besides work he likes to spend time with his little daughter and family, and his two dogs. He’s also passionate about sports, specially soccer.
Carlos is a biomedical engineer who has worked in the support services field in a healthcare company for about 6 years. As a problem solver his main goal was to give quick solutions that can improve patients care. At Triggerise he will try to use this knowledge to help the team in solving problems. In his free time, he likes to be with his friends and play sports.
HR Officer Labs
Born in Porto, Portugal, Maria had the opportunity to live in Italy, Spain and Angola. She is people-oriented, and really loves working within organizations. With a Master’s Degree in Work and Organizational Psychology and Coaching, she has always worked in Human Resources. Over the last years Maria specialized in recruitment of Tech teams. Passionate about social projects, she is excited to learn more about NGOs’ operating systems and how teams function within them. Her favorite hobbies are traveling, getting to know new cultures, and photography.
Computer engineer with a passion for Linux and Open Source. Learn, build, deploy, troubleshoot, automate, improve, scale and monitor with a touch of magic on the side. Joined Triggerise to make a positive impact on people’s life.
Problem solver at heart. Passionate about good solutions and good people. Undertook a spiritual journey for the last two years, travelling the world and developing projects and ideas in the personal, software and musical realms. Joined Triggerise to try and better mankind.