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African Leadership Group • United States (U.S)

Head of Development

2018 - 2021 (2 years, 12 months)
The African Leadership Group (AL Group) is an ecosystem of pan-African organizations that are transforming Africa by developing a generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders and placing them into dignified career opportunities.

- Built fundraising ecosystem and pipeline to strengthen African Leadership University (ALU) during transition to new operational model
- Helped launch the Centre for a Re-imagined Africa (CRA) to support African public sector leaders with closing the gap between policy formulation and implementation
- Helped start United States operations with $580K annual operating budget and helped build global team to 8FTEs focused on fundraising and business development
- Built operational backbone, systems, and donor portfolio to collectively raise $410mm+ in philanthropic contributions from FY2019 to FY2021 (scaling from <$600k in FY2018), including the cultivation and stewardship of a $350mm grant from the Mastercard Foundation
- Developed and managed new donor experience products to reduce fundraising lead time and steward authentic relationships with key stakeholders
- Monitored operationalization of restricted grants to ALU to ensure execution and impact despite ongoing change management processes
FreshBox • Kenya


2017 - 2021 (3 years, 12 months)
FreshBox is an early stage solar-powered cold storage social enterprise for horticulture and aquaculture, operating in Kenya and Somalia

- Developed and led Kenyan solar refrigeration / food tech company to $110k in sales revenue within 14 months of product launch
- Raised £35,000 in seed funding from a British government (Department for International Development) program
- Received 3rd Place, 2019 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge
Komaza • Kenya

Project Design Associate

2017 - 2019 (2 years, 1 month)
Komaza is a distributed forestry company that partners with smallholder farmers in Kenya to plant trees for sale as sustainable wood products

- Designed and managed recruitment processes for field staff in expansion areas leading to over 5700 interviews, 103,000 data points, and 243 new hires in two months
- Led implementation and transition to company-wide ERP software
- Managed immigration process for 20 international expatriates with Kenyan government

BBA, Management / Public Policy / International Development

Southern Methodist University