Our team

We are a global team of economists, entrepreneurs, researchers, product managers, designers, data scientists, coders, business strategists, policy and regulatory experts, and marketing and communications specialists, with deep local expertise. We are passionate about building a more inclusive and sustainable planet so that all can realize their full potential.

We are also curious and creative minds, recovering entrepreneurs, experienced travelers, data enthusiasts, and early tech adopters. We are a global company – with remote staff based around the world – drawn together by our mission. Meet the team.

Leading Experts

Team Members

Keeya-Lee Ayre

Keeya-Lee Ayre

Head of Communications and Influence

Maxime Bayen

Maxime Bayen

Operating Partner, Catalyst Fund

Lyn Braz

Lyn Braz

CFO

Ambika Chopra

Ambika Chopra

Social Science Researcher

Hannah Eskinder

Hannah Eskinder

Program Manager

Tyler Ferdinand

Tyler Ferdinand

Climate Innovation Strategist

Anne Gachoka

Anne Gachoka

Qualitative Researcher

Mohammed Valiullah Hashmi

Mohammed Valiullah Hashmi

Lead Designer

Jorge Hernandez

Jorge Hernandez

Financial Modeling Specialist

Juan Jaramillo

Juan Jaramillo

Data Scientist

Joel Muiruri Kahuhu

Joel Muiruri Kahuhu

Senior Accountant

Nancy Kiarie

Nancy Kiarie

Senior Consultant, Inclusive Finance, Livelihoods, and Agriculture

Phoebe Kiboi

Phoebe Kiboi

Gender Project Lead

Maureen Koech

Maureen Koech

Program Operations Manager, Catalyst Fund

Gabriel Kuindwa

Gabriel Kuindwa

Marketing Associate

Javier Linares

Javier Linares

Head of Venture Building, Catalyst Fund

Nick Markham

Nick Markham

Business Strategist

Benjamin Mazzotta PhD

Benjamin Mazzotta PhD

Senior Social Science Researcher

Shirley Mburu

Shirley Mburu

Program Director, TECA

Carmen Merab

Carmen Merab

Communications & Influence Manager

Kenneth Ngetha Mwangi

Kenneth Ngetha Mwangi

Product Manager, Catalyst Fund

Charles Nweke

Charles Nweke

Venture Building Engagement Lead, Catalyst Fund

Grace Onyuka

Grace Onyuka

Communications & Influence Analyst

Nomso Opara

Nomso Opara

Product Manager

Maria Puch

Maria Puch

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Sana Raazi

Sana Raazi

Senior HR Manager

Nelly Ramírez Moncada PhD

Nelly Ramírez Moncada PhD

Senior Climate Ecosystem and Innovation Architect

Kevin Rejko

Kevin Rejko

Tech and Data Specialist, Catalyst Fund

Marco Antonio Del Rio

Marco Antonio Del Rio

Program Director, Strive Mexico and Senior Consultant, Financial Services

Julián Rodríguez

Julián Rodríguez

Junior Product Manager

Aline Schlebach

Aline Schlebach

Engagement Manager

Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma

Project Management Associate

Juan Diego Martin Soto

Juan Diego Martin Soto

Impact AI Strategist

Clement Sukura

Clement Sukura

Regional Administrator, Africa

Rasima Swarup

Rasima Swarup

Head of Strategy & Operations, Catalyst Fund

Sydney Thiam

Sydney Thiam

Venture Building Engagement Lead, Catalyst Fund

Mark Tum

Mark Tum

Head of Project Operations

Karen Serem Waithaka

Karen Serem Waithaka

Chief Investment Officer, Catalyst Fund

Consulting Associates

BFA Global Consulting Associates are subject matter experts who broaden the scope of knowledge, tools and perspectives we provide to our clients. We continue to work with select independent consultants and offer them a meaningful and collaborative professional environment.

Careers at BFA Global

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