2014 Mentors

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2014 Mentors

A huge thank you to our 2014 Unreasonable East Africa Mentors

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Christopher J. Bak

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Founder and Director, Liberty Eagle Holdings
  • Former Director of investments, Serengeti Advisers
  • Brought Subway franchises to Kenya

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Jared Angaza

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Brand Artist, Let It Grow.
  • Former President, Angaza.
  • Former President and Founder, Keza.

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Jude Cesar

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Leading Emerging Markets Investment Bank
  • Former Legal Counsel and Co Founder, Telecomm Solutions Group
  • Co-Founder, Tiwani Contemporary
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Ssenyimba Samuel

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Investment Manager, East and Southern Africa at LGT Venture Philanthropy
  • Former Risk and Compliance Manager, Opportunity International
  • Former Credit Officer, Centenary Bank Uganda

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Kamran Elahian

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-founder and Chairman, Global Catalyst Partners and Foundation
  • Founder of 10 for-profits and 2 non-profits; exited 3 companies

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Daniel Epstein

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Founder and CEO, Unreasonable Group and many of its offshoot organizations
  • Partner, Unreasonable Capital

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Bill Harrington

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Managing Director, Vista Ventures LLC
  • Former Investment Advisor, MEDA
  • Former Executive Vice President, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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Peter Kithene

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Founder and CEO, Mama Maria Clinics
  • 2007 CNN Global Heroes “Medical Marvel” Honoree (one out of 7,000 applicants)
  • A  University of Washington “Wondrous 100″

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Nabeel Hassanali

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Consults businesses on strategy, leadership and human capital
  • Seed Investor
  • Chief Executive, Genesis Consult

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Devin Hibbard

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-Founder and Executive Director, BeadforLife
  • Former Associate Director, The Better, Safer World Campaign
  • Former CEO, JDH Consulting

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Rich Hoops

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-Founder and Board member, Impact Hub Boulder
  • Advisory Board Member, University of Colorado
  • Former Director of Marketing, Dell Computer Corporation

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Eric Glustrom

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Founder, Educate!
  • Founder, Watson University
  • Ashoka Fellow
  • One of Forbes 30 entrepreneurs under 30

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Jeremy Fischer

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Senior Manager, IDinsight
  • Former Analyst, The Result Institute
  • Former Infrastructure Consultant Liberia, World Bank

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Kim Kamarebe

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-Founder, Damascus Group
  • Chief Investment Officer and Partner, Damascus Capital
  • Former Investment Director East Africa, TLG Capital

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Samallie Kiyingi

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Director- Group Finance, Deutsche Bank
  • Former Senior Associate and Africa Group Coordinator, Clifford Chance
  • Former Associate, Blake Dawson

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David Kyle

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Executive Director, Impact Business Leaders
  • Founder and former CEO, Indian School Finance Company
  • Former CitiBank Executive in 6 countries including President and CEO of Citibank Portugal

Michael MacHarg

Michael MacHarg

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Sr. Advisor Social Enterprise, Mercy Corps
  • Co-Founder, Simpa Networks
  • Former Associate Director, One World Health

Ben Lyon

Ben Lyon

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-Founder and VP of Business Development, Kopo Kopo Inc
  • Former Executive Director, FrontlineSMS Credit
  • Former Mobile Payments Consultant, Schneidman and Associates International

Sacha Joseph Matthews

Sacha Joseph Matthews

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Assistant Marketing Professor, University of the Pacific
  • Former Economic Development Officer, Trinidad and Tobago
  • M.Sc. in Tourism and Hospitality

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Nick Moon

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-founder and Director, KickStart
  • Executive Chairman, Wanda Organic
  • Advisor, Vumilia CBO

Toni Maraviglia

Toni Maraviglia

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-Founder and CEO, Eneza Education
  • Co-Founder and Director, WISERBridge
  • Teach for America Corps member and Program Manager

Peter Benhur Nyeko

Peter Benhur Nyeko

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Director, Benconolly PEJJ Co Ltd
  • Director, Mandulis Energy
  • Founder and Director, Kampala Diplomatic School

Ted Pantone

Ted Pantone

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Managing Partner, Mango Fund East Africa
  • Former Operations Manager, Innovations for Poverty Action Kenya
  • Former Product Manager, R. W. Beckett Corp

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Ashley Muspratt

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Founder and CEO, Waste Enterprisers Holding, operating in Kenya as Pivot Ltd.
  • Former Associated Researcher, International Water Management Institute
  • PhD Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley; MS Environmental Engineering

Nat Robinson

Nat Robinson

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • CEO Juhudi Kilimo
  • Former Consultant, Accenture Washington D.C.
  • Former Business Development Manager, Expat-CFO Shanghai

Moses Sanga

Moses Sanga

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Founder, EcoFuels Africa
  • Unreasonable Fellow 2011

Mary Nyaga

Mary Nyaga

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Client Relations Manager, Coach Africa Limited
  • Personal Life Coach, I Coach
  • Program Director, Twin School Seeta

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Jacques Schrier

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Managing Director, Fiduga Ltd
  • Chairman, Ugandan Flower Export Association (UFEA)
  • Former Systems Engineer/ Technical manager, Priva

Farouk Sheikh

Farouk Sheikh

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • CEO, First Fidelity REO
  • CEO, US REO Fund
  • Founder, PC World East Africa Ltd.

Julio De Souza

Julio De Souza

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director, Let It Grow ltd
  • Former COO, Farm Shop & Nuru Energy Africa
  • Former Chief Operating Officer Africa, Nuru Energy East Africa

Jim Thaller

Jim Thaller

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Managing Director, Talier Trading Group Inc.
  • Senior Agribusiness Advisor, The World Bank
  • Former Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Posh Nosh Imports

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Nicholas Thiede

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Owner, Tantrum Group
  • Founding member, Entrepreneurs’ Organization East Africa
  • Former head of B2B, Ebay Germany

Roshan Paul

Roshan Paul

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Founder and CEO, Amani Institute
  • Founding participant, THINK The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership

Rebecca Peel

Rebecca Peel

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Global Head of Talent, Living Goods
  • Head of Search, Engineers Without Borders Canada
  • Digital Strategist, We Canada Initiative

Michael Wilkerson

Michael Wilkerson

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Co-Founder and CEO, Tugende
  • Former Associate Product Marketing Manager, Google
  • Former U.S. Fulbright Student Researcher

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Bruce Campbell

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Founder and Principal, Blue Dot Advocates
  • Advisor: GSSE at Colorado State University
  • Founder and Director, HUB Boulder
  • Associate, Hogan Lovells

Awel Uwihanganye

Awel Uwihanganye

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Managing Director, Silverback Travel Company
  • Co-Founder & CEO, LéO Africa Forum.
  • Former Secretary General, Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Alfred Wise

Alfred Wise

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Country Director, Living Goods Uganda
  • Former Country Director, KickStart International Tanzania
  • Former SVP/ General Manager, Snyder Communications

Josh Adler

Josh Adler

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Leadership Academy
  • Former Head of Measurement, Digital Media and Marketing Association of South Africa

Jeff Grosz

Jeff Grosz

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
  • Country Director, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Uganda
  • Former Program Associate, Strategic Planning and Allocations, UJA-Federation of New York

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