CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR (KENYA)
Adriaan has extensive experience combining innovative technology with business, and has established several successful micro for-profit social impact enterprises that deliver sustainable, long-term impact for low-income communities. Adriaan co-founded ToughStuff with Andrew, as well as BushProof in Madagascar, an enterprise which creates markets and provides affordable clean water to low-income communities. Adriaan has a unique and keen understanding of the needs and motivations of low-income people having lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa for most of his life.
SALES, MARKETING & PARTNERSHIPS (KENYA)
Fiona manages the Kenyan sales and partnerships relationships. Experienced in marketing, her skills include networking and liaising with commercial and non-profit partners as well as government. Fiona founded a relocation company in Kenya which she grew and successfully sold in 2012 to a French-based company. She then worked with Senaca EA, the multi-national security company headquartered in Ireland. Her personal networks, practical understanding of business in Kenya and project manager experience is evidenced by her work implementing and assessing the businesses; and building operational partnerships with Kenyan organisations and government at the highest level.
OPERATIONS MANAGER (KENYA)
As Operations Manager, Livingstone is responsible for day to day management. He has extensive experience in consumer research and management in East, West and Southern Africa for clients such as Safaricom, USAID, Zuku, M-Farm and the World Bank. Livingstone brings a great deal of knowledge in maximising operational efficiency and profitability from his roles with Senaca East Africa and the Private Security Training Academy. Livingstone also has a strong marketing background, from his experience with TNS, a market and social research company, as Research and Insights Executive.
ACCOUNTANT AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER (KENYA)
Phoebe is responsible for managing our Finance, Human Resources and Compliance departments. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration degree from Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She also holds a higher diploma in Human Resources Management from Kenya's college of Human Resources Management. She has worked as an accountant and Head of recruitment for Penda Health (Social enterprise in the health industry), and as an HR administrator for People Insights (HR consultancy firm). Her experience and qualifications in human resource management and finance bring a great deal of business acumen to Tinder Eco Fuels.
BUSINESS BUILDER (LONDON)
Eline combines commercial experience in marketing, business development and the asset management industry with a thorough academic understanding of inclusive development theories and African entrepreneurial ecosystems. Eline has a Master's in African Studies from Leiden University and has worked as an academic researcher. Bringing skills as a Client Portfolio Manager from her time at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and as a Business Development Assistant at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, Eline helps bridge the gap between investors and investee communities alike.
A Startle Business
Tinder Eco Fuels is a Startle Ltd. business. Startle is a long-term impact growth partner on a mission to help lift people out of poverty whilst protecting the environment. Startle helps ventures grow from idea and conception, through pilot to sustainability and ultimately scalability.
Startle specialises in water and sanitation, access to energy and technology and agriculture.