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Team

Our team spans the globe and includes people from a variety of backgrounds who share a track record of entrepreneurship, deep social sector experience, and a culture of doing — not talking.

Global partners

Systems change work requires local depth and global reach, and our organizational structure matches that. We are a network of locally-run and independently-managed global partners with a shared vision and mission. The partners work together to build knowledge and capacity in our incubation services, and our team often collaborates across partners in their support of initiatives.

Team members

Andrew Stern
Andrew Stern
Founder & CEO – GDI Americas
Warren Ang
Warren Ang
CEO – Voyage
Alice Gugelev
Alice Gugelev
CEO – GDI Africa
Suvranil Majumdar
Suvranil Majumdar
Managing Director – GDI South Asia
Wendy Adisa
Wendy Adisa
Associate – GDI Africa
Cyrielle Auffray
Cyrielle Auffray
Senior Manager – GDI Americas
Tanmayata Bansal
Tanmayata Bansal
Senior Associate – GDI Americas
Steve Bergen
Steve Bergen
Associate Director, Operations & Special Projects – GDI Americas
Kristi Bottoms
Kristi Bottoms
Staff Accountant – GDI Americas
Daisy Chesang
Daisy Chesang
Senior Associate – GDI Africa
Niraj Chitnis
Niraj Chitnis
Senior Associate – GDI South Asia
Joanne Ke Edelman
Joanne Ke Edelman
Associate Director – GDI Americas
Inga Finkova
Inga Finkova
Senior Accountant & CPA Candidate – GDI Americas
Emmanuel Fondo
Emmanuel Fondo
County Program Manager, Taita-Taveta – GDI Africa
Andrew Gathecha
Andrew Gathecha
CFO – GDI Africa
Stanley Gichobi
Stanley Gichobi
Manager – GDI Africa
Jessica Frank
Jessica Frank
Senior Associate, Operations and Human Resources – GDI Americas
Jessica Harrison Fullerton
Jessica Harrison Fullerton
Managing Director – GDI Americas
Sharanya Hariharan
Sharanya Hariharan
Senior Associate – GDI South Asia
Madhumitha Hebbar
Madhumitha Hebbar
Manager – GDI South Asia
Meredith Husar
Meredith Husar
Brand, Marketing, & Communications Manager – GDI Americas
Millicent Idaki
Millicent Idaki
Human Resources Lead – GDI Africa
Susan Kimani
Susan Kimani
Finance Officer – GDI Africa
Douglas Kiratu
Douglas Kiratu
County Program Manager, Murang’a – GDI Africa
Balkrishna Korgaonkar
Balkrishna Korgaonkar
Chief Operating Officer – Leapfrog to Value
Janani Krishnan
Janani Krishnan
Human Resources Lead – GDI South Asia
Pall Kvaran
Pall Kvaran
Manager
Jeremiah Sarunye Lengure
Jeremiah Sarunye Lengure
County Programme Manager, Marsabit – GDI Africa
Chintan Maru
Chintan Maru
Managing Director – GDI Americas
Kim Matu
Kim Matu
Associate Director & Shared Services Lead – GDI Africa
Danielle Maxwell
Danielle Maxwell
Senior Manager, Human Resources – GDI Americas
Annu Mehta
Annu Mehta
Manager – GDI South Asia
Alizah Merali
Alizah Merali
Manager – GDI Americas
Lauren Monahan
Lauren Monahan
Manager, Operations & Compliance – GDI Americas
Judy Mukiri Muketha
Judy Mukiri Muketha
Finance Officer– GDI Africas
Ann Murage
Ann Murage
Associate Director, Operations and Programs – GDI Africa
Jackson Muraguri
Jackson Muraguri
County Project Manager, Makueni – GDI Africa
Yvonne Mwende
Yvonne Mwende
Senior Associate – GDI Africa
Esther Ogol
Esther Ogol
Project Manager, Shared Services Platform – GDI Africa
Dan Ouko
Dan Ouko
Manager, GDI Africa
Peter Ouma
Peter Ouma
Human Resources Lead, Shared Services Platform – GDI Africa
Sharon Osano
Sharon Osano
Grants and Finance Specialist– Shared Services Platform (SSP)
Kiran Pawar
Kiran Pawar
Senior Associate – GDI South Asia
Ben Savonen
Ben Savonen
Manager, Strategy & Build – GDI Americas
Tanushri Shukla
Tanushri Shukla
Manager– GDI South Asia
Denis Slootsky
Denis Slootsky
Controller – GDI Americas
Tereese Smith
Tereese Smith
Senior Associate – GDI Americas
Deepanshu Srivastava
Deepanshu Srivastava
Finance & Operations Lead – GDI South Asia
Stuart Symington
Stuart Symington
Brand, Marketing, & Communications Associate Director – GDI Americas
Adrian Tabares
Adrian Tabares
Accounts Payable Specialist – GDI Americas
Kimberly Dasher Tripp
Kimberly Dasher Tripp
Senior Advisor
Elizabeth VanDerWoude
Elizabeth VanDerWoude
CFO & Treasurer – GDI Americas
Miruna Visuian
Miruna Visuian
Brand, Marketing, & Communications Associate – GDI Americas
Jason Wendle
Jason Wendle
Managing Director – GDI Americas

Board members

Each of GDI’s global partners in Africa, the Americas, East Asia, and South Asia, as well as our fiscal sponsorship subsidiary GDI Solutions, are overseen by their own boards. These boards include business, nonprofit, and government leaders who share a passion for entrepreneurship and a commitment to social impact.

Andrew Stern
Andrew Stern
Founder & CEO – GDI Americas
Sewit Ahderom
Sewit Ahderom
Board Member – GDI Africa
Habtamu Girma Agaje
Habtamu Girma Agaje
Board Member – GDI Solutions
Ernest Darkoh
Ernest Darkoh
Board Member – GDI Americas
Grant Gordon
Grant Gordon
Board Member – GDI Americas
Amanda Glassman
Amanda Glassman
Board Member – GDI Americas
Wadzi Katsidzira
Wadzi Katsidzira
Board Member – GDI Solutions
Ylva Lindberg
Ylva Lindberg
Board Member – GDI Americas
Kate Montgomery
Kate Montgomery
Board Member – GDI Africa
Bilha Ndirangu
Bilha Ndirangu
Board Chair – GDI Africa
Elchi Nowrojee
Elchi Nowrojee
Board Chair – GDI Americas
Dr. Omchand Mahdu
Dr. Omchand Mahdu
Board Member – GDI Solutions
Chintan Maru
Chintan Maru
Managing Director – GDI Americas
Jane Mwangi
Jane Mwangi
Board Member – GDI Africa
Dr. Bernard Olayo
Dr. Bernard Olayo
Board Member – GDI Africa
Gretchen Phillips
Gretchen Phillips
Board Member – GDI Americas
Brian Trelstad
Brian Trelstad
Board Member – GDI Americas

GDI Solutions

GDI Solutions is separate from, but complementary to, our incubation model. GDI Solutions is a 501(c)3 and sole member-controlled entity under GDI US that provides fiscal sponsorship services to incubated initiatives and donor collaboratives that build and scale the next generation of social impact solutions globally.