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Jacob Lennheden

Jacob Lennheden

Chairman

Jacob Lennheden is a serial social entrepreneur. Previously he co-founded the social entrepreneurship competition Innovate Kenya, as well as its parents organization Global Minimum Inc. He holds and Honors Degree in International Studies and Economics from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Business and Development Studies at Copenhagen Business School.

Andrew R. Karlin

Andrew R. Karlin

Vice Chairman

Andrew Karlin is an investment banker at Lincoln International and a member of the Social Investment Council for Echoing Green. Andrew has partnered with founders CEOs of tech and social impact startups. Andrew holds a degree in History and Economics from Yale University, and an MBA in Finance at the Wharton Business School.

Carol Koech

Carol Koech

Local Expert

Carol works with GE – Sub Saharan Africa. She has over 10 years experience in selling, people management, risk evaluation, management information and reporting, business partnering, pricing, financial management

Ajay Bhandoola

Ajay Bhandoola

Finance Expert

Ajay is an entrepreneur and impact investor who was previously the Senior Director of HSBC’s Private Equity Division. Some of his other roles in HSBC were the Head of Corporate Banking, Dubai and the Deputy CEO of HSBC, Oman. He has been working in the microfinance and impact investing space as a volunteer, an independent consultant, and an impact investor.

Kevin Kung

Kevin Kung

Technology & Industry Expert

Kevin Kung is a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose work focuses on making better char from biomass in resource-constrained settings. He has helped sell briquettes in East Africa and serves as an advisor and organizer of various entrepreneurship initiatives and organizations. Kevin holds a degree in Physics from Princeton University, and an MPhil degree in Physics from University of Cambridge.