Leadership

Leadership

 

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David Auerbach, Co-Founder.

David is responsible for raising capital, business development, and building partnerships. Previously, David worked at Ignia Fund in Mexico and ran Partnerships, Policy, and Outreach at Endeavor. He was the Deputy Chair for Poverty Alleviation at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005-2006, and taught in China for two years. David is a Legatum Fellow, a Rainer Arnhold Fellow, and an Echoing Green Fellow. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and a BA with distinction from Yale University.

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Lindsay Stradley, Co-Founder.

Lindsay oversees the growth of Sanergy. She has developed operating systems and business training for Bridge International, was a manager at Google in Sales & Operations, co-founded a charter high school in post-Katrina New Orleans, and was a Teach for America Corps Member. She is a Rainer Arnhold Fellow. Lindsay holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, where she was a Seibel Scholar and President of MIT Sloan Net Impact, and a BA from Yale University, where she graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

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Ani Vallabhaneni, Co-Founder.

Ani oversees the expansion of Sanergy’s technical operations, including engineering and internal systems and processes. Previously, Ani turned around a chain of dialysis clinics for low-income patients in the Philippines. With a background in technology and operations, he has built startups in India and US. Ani is a Legatum Fellow, Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow and an Echoing Green Fellow. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and a BS from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Patrick Lang’at, Fresh Life Customer Onboarding

Patrick manages Fresh Life customer onboarding. Prior to joining Sanergy, Patrick worked at Indo Africa Finance Ltd as a Branch Manager, International House Branch. He was tasked with general management of the branch, marketing activities, and ensuring the profitability of the branch and company as a whole.

 

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Joseph Githinji, Customer Support

Joseph manages Fresh Life brand awareness. He has over nine years of experience in marketing, including tourism marketing for Kenya, community development work with SNV/Netherlands Development Organization, and branding for Kenya National Library.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Nairobi, a post graduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and is finalizing an MBA at the United States International University.

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Michael Lwoyelo, Engineering Operations

Michael oversees the Engineering Operations Team, including manufacturing, on-site installation, waste collection, and waste processing. Michael is a Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer who championed manufacturing and service sector improvement projects in the UK and in Kenya at Faiveley Transport UK, Wrigley East Africa, and Bridge International. He holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing & Management from the University of Manchester.

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Alex Manyasi, Government Relations

Alex establishes and maintains Sanergy’s relationships with the Kenyan national government, government agencies, county governments, and stakeholders. He is a leader in government relations, having advocated for improved business environments in his previous employments. Alex holds a diploma in Marketing from Kenya Polytechnic University College, a BA in Business Administration from Kenya Methodist University, and an MBA from Presbyterian University of East Africa.

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Robin Farnworth, Talent

Robin heads Sanergy’s Talent team. Prior to joining Sanergy, Robin designed and implemented One Acre Fund’s East Africa recruitment strategy, and was a leader on the talent team for Engineers Without Borders Canada. Robin holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia.