The fellowship experience forms a distinguishing characteristic of the LGT approach to venture philanthropy. Besides awarding grants, LGT Venture Philanthropy contributes to portfolio organizations by matching talented professionals who can help build capabilities on the ground and boost know-how.
To date, 172 professionals have completed the fellowship, contributing thousands of hours of knowledge transfer to our portfolio organizations. For more information on our LGT Impact Fellows, take a look at their Impact Reports.
|Fellow||I joined the LGT Impact Fellowship because…||My background|
Aditi Khatri (India)
Analytical and Strategic Support
|…my focus is on using the law to empower underserved communities and vulnerable populations. With a strong legal background, I analyze complex social issues and create sustainable solutions. Though early in my career, I'm eager to learn from experienced mentors who share my passion for social impact. I approach every opportunity humbly, valuing collective efforts and diverse perspectives for meaningful change.||I have pursued BA.LLB(Hons.) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. Post finishing law school I followed a conventional route of working in a law firm. But somehow it did not excite me enough to stay in the same field for years to come. In May of 2022- I changed my stream and moved to a fairly unconventional career path that a law degree can offer me- programmes and policymaking. I chose to work with a strong sense of purpose and that kept me going.|
Amé Lazaridis (South Africa)
Fundraising and Marketing
|…I am very passionate about the conservation of wildlife and nature and want to work in a |
position where the goal is beyond just a monthly pay-cheque. I also want to be part of a
community of like-minded peers, to learn from, support and collaborate with in our joint effort
and drive to make a difference.
|I have completed my Bachelor and Masters in Law, majoring in Humanitarian law. From there I sought after impact related job opportunities and have worked in various roles in business development in South Africa, Catalonia and the Netherlands.|
Banke Olukanmi (Nigeria)
|..having worked for a social enterprise for the last 4.5 years, I have witnessed firsthand the kind of catalytic change that impact focused organizations can create in helping to solve some of most complex and deeply rooted challenges faced in developing economies especially. The LGT Impact Fellowship will provide me with a very unique opportunity to further my impact journey as I continuously seek new learning opportunities and experiences that can help me contribute significantly towards bridging the poverty, income, justice, and equality gaps in emerging countries.||I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Investment and Finance. My working experience over the past 9 years have spanned across different areas in the financial services and impact investment sectors including; investment banking mergers & acquisition, corporate strategy, corporate finance, fund raising and investor relations activities|
Communications and Marketing
|My motivation for joining the fellowship is cross learning through sharing relevant knowledge, |
skills, as well as my first-hand experience and knowledge on climate change and the nexus
between climate change and other sectors while learning from other fellows on their
experiences in the various professional fields.
|I am a Development and Climate Change specialist with 15 years of practical working knowledge and hands on experience in developing and deploying interventions that seek to strengthen capacities and systems for Climate Change mitigation, adaptation and resilience building through tackling social, economic, and environmental challenges which undermine the wellbeing of the communities. I hold a master’s degree in international Relations an undergraduate degree in Development studies and a Diploma in Project Management. I have also attended several specialized trainings in addition to working closely with governments, donors, local and international NGOs and diverse local communities on Climate Change, Food Security, Agriculture and Disaster Risk Reduction.|
Scaling Community Health Senior Associate
|...it is a great opportunity to deepen my expertise in the impact sector, working hands on with |
governments to make a tangible and lasting social impact. It also offers a pathway to transition
into a new sector while forging valuable connections within a network of like-minded
|As a proud generalist I have had a broad range of experience and roles in the impact ecosystem. I have supported scaling up social businesses, worked as an impact investor, as a fundraiser within an NGO, and, most recently I have supported government agencies on result-based financing programs for early childhood development|
Jasmin Higo (Germany)
Senior Health Financing Fellow – Financing Alliance for
|… it provides me with the opportunity to combine my passion for addressing global health|
challenges with my background in the private sector, specifically in finance, enabling me to
leverage both realms in order to deliver social impact and contribute to scalable and sustainable solutions within the field.
|I hold MPA in Economic and Financial Policy from Cornell University and have worked in the private sector, multilateral organizations, various NGOs, and research institutions.|
▪ Impact Evaluations, policy analysis, data and geospatial analysis, project management and
training and capacity building at the World Bank in the US
▪ Financial analysis, sustainable financing, and controlling for SIEMENS in Germany and Canada
▪ Strategic partnership building, quantitative and qualitative research, and geospatial analysis for Harvard’s Growth Lab, various NGOs, and the UN agency Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Javan Pyne (British Caribbean)
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
|… I am an advocate of lifelong learning and ‘paying things forward’ and particular areas of interest are within FinTech, ESG and the impact investing / venture philanthropy space. This Fellowship is a unique opportunity for me to work with a B-Corp certified financial institution in addition to becoming a member of the wider LGT Impact Fellows network of individuals passionate about causing paradigm shifts and effecting meaningful change.||The financial services sector spanning retail, investment banking and investment management space. My GRC consultancy experience includes secondments at fund managers such as Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. More recent experience includes working for an|
independent healthcare centric foundation (Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Foundation) within their endowment/impact investing team and the UK’s development finance institution, British International Investment Plc (formerly CDC Group Plc)
Project Management Fellow
|… Its goals align with my "African Dream" of using technology to reduce hardship, improve|
healthcare delivery, and minimize corruption in African. I am convinced that its vital role and
tangible impact on the continent is noble and instrumental in advancing healthcare, education
and environmental sustainability across Africa. I am committed to contributing towards realizing
this dream for millions of individuals through my work with the Fellowship.
|I am a digital transformation enthusiast with a postgrad in IS Management. I have 15+ years of experience in project management, IT security, and digital banking. I have worked across international organizations, financial services, consultancy, and retail, gaining valuable experience. My odyssey as a project manager has led me to manage projects of diverse scales, involving multiple stakeholders and global collaboration. I am passionate about using technology|
to improve businesses and society. With each endeavor, I seek to weave a captivating tale of progress, injecting life into stagnant processes and breathing vitality into outdated systems.
Njoki Gachwe (Kenya)
Investment Associate at LGT Venture Philanthropy
|… I deeply care about making a difference in the lives of people who need support. It's a chance for me to use my skills and passion for social impact in a meaningful way, working with inspiring social enterprises to address important global issues in the healthcare, education and environment sectors. Through this fellowship, I hope to contribute to creating a more equitable and sustainable world.||I am a Corporate Finance professional with over 5 years of experience in Financial Advisory Services at Deloitte where I developed expertise in conducting due diligence analysis, financial modelling, business valuations, feasibility studies, and business plan preparation across diverse sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, FMCG, healthcare, hospitality, and education. Prior to this, I spent a year in India at Tata Consultancy Services where I coached over 1,000 graduate recruits on soft skills. I hold a post-experience Masters in Finance degree from London Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Strathmore University in Kenya. I|
am also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and have completed CFA level 1
|…It is a platform to create lasting impact is sectors where there is plenty of room for it. Having worked in the global south for over 10 years in the fields of philanthropy, innovation, |
leadership, humanitarian, and international development, joining the Fellowship is an
amalgamation of my professional and lived experience to serve and extend my learning on how best to bring innovative solutions to local problems at scale.
|I’ve had the privilege of wearing different hats while solving problems on the Africa continent in; international development, African philanthropy, innovation, leadership, and the humanitarian space|
Business Finance Specialist
|… it provides me a platform to aid impact organizations through my finance & business |
expertise. It gives me the opportunity to work with organization that aligns with my mission and
values in a sector I am passionate about. It also provides an incredible opportunity to connect
with likeminded professionals .
|I am a finance graduate with a specialization in International Finance, and have cleared the CFA Level 1 Exam. My professional career started at Aurigin, a Investment Banking Platform where I worked with 100+ Impact entrepreneurs and advisors to best understand their funding requirements and best present their company to institutional investors. I did my first fellowship at Indian Impact Fund Lok Capital where I worked for their portfolio company Akshayakalpa, an organic food company that enables farmer livelihoods. I played a focal role in the company’s Series B Fund raise, long term financial planning and data driven business insights.|
|… I love the fact that the solutions that I get to come up with have social impact and can effect change directly. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to do that. The career growth aspect is also important as I hope to be challenged, learn and grow in the Fellowship program.||I have a Psychology and a software development background. I worked as a counsellor at Mater Hospital for 2 years then transitioned to software development from 2022.|
|Fellow||I joined because||My background|
Atandi Anyona (Kenya)
… I am driven by positive tangible societal impact which aligns perfectly with LGT’s goals. Moreover, I believe the LGT Fellowship will be an optimal stepping stone to fine-tune my skills in an organization whose work I am passionate about, as well as expose me to new expertise in the communications and conservation field.
|Environmental Conservation, Communication and Content Creation. I am a passionate environmentalist and impact ambassador with a firm conviction on the importance communication plays in creating and disseminating information which is necessary in effecting behavioral and societal change.|
Sreejan Dutta (India)
LGT VP Associate Fellow
… I am passionate about leveraging my existing skill set to create a positive impact in the world especially in the context of the growing wealth gap and climate change.
While pursuing my Mechanical Engineering degree from the Indian Institute in Technology Roorkee, electives in finance and economics helped me develop an interest in pursuing a career in investment management. Subsequently, I did my Master’s in Finance degree from HEC Paris and received my CFA charter.
I have over 8 years of experience in management consulting, credit analysis and PE/VC. In my latest role I was working as the Mergers & Acquisition Lead with an early-stage e-commerce roll-up venture based in India.
Lilian Kahara (Kenya)
LGT VP Associate Fellow
… LGT offers a platform for me to use my skills, knowledge and the little privilege I have to identify and support solutions created to uplift the disadvantaged through investments and follow-on creation process.
|Actuarial Science, Risk Management, Real Estate Investment and Impact Consulting.|
Evelyn Kaumba (Kenya)
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
… I wanted a platform that could allow me to explore my capacities on a global scale by providing technical knowledge and expertise to organizations that change the lives of different communities. I also yearned to learn new skills and lessons from the LGT VP networks with an aim of improving myself for better career growth.
|My academic background is in Monitoring and Evaluation. Over the last 12 years, I have effectively and efficiently implemented Monitoring Evaluation and Learning plans in different non-governmental organizations (NGOs), INGO’s and government parastatals. I am proficient in developing robust M & E plans with results frameworks with logical frameworks, measurable outcome & impact indicators and theory of change across different thematic areas including Health, Agriculture, Climate Change, Environment and education. Further, I have experience in conducting research, impact evaluations and studies. In addition, I have vast knowledge in documenting lessons, case studies and stories of change.|
Lutho Mbonambi (South Africa)
Special Projects Associate
… My vision and mission is to contribute to inclusive economic and social upliftment in Africa. I feel the burden (and privilege) to solve African problems and improve people’s lives. To be a part of developing innovative and sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty and create a more equitable society. This is me at my core and this is what I understand LGT Venture Philanthropy to be about. The LGT Impact Fellowship is the perfect opportunity to live this out authentically.
I am an economic development professional with an entrepreneurial spirit. I have a deep passion for economic inclusion and believe that business is a powerful yet underleveraged vehicle for driving social impact.
I obtained a Master’s in Economic Development from the University of Cape Town and thereafter worked as a management consultant at Genesis Analytics - Africa’s leading economics advisory firm. My experience cuts across strategy development, research and data analysis as well as monitoring and evaluation. This has largely been in the development sector, working to address pressing global challenges as they relate to decent work, gender equality and climate change.
I also have personal entrepreneurship experience in the South African context, both in the digital and township economies. Most recently, I have worked as owner-operator at a bridal fashion digital tech start-up as well as assistant general manager at a township butchery and grill based in Inanda, Durban.
Sahar McTough (Kenya)
LGT VP Associate Fellow
… I wanted to benefit from the opportunity to grow and strengthen my personal and professional career through exposure to LGT’s portfolio organizations in unfamiliar and multifaceted environments. The valuable opportunity presented by LGT to gain hands-on experience with a range of organizations in different fields will undoubtedly enrich my entrepreneurial skills and build my capacity for the next stage in my professional career.
|Over the past 4 years, I have pursued a career in fundraising, business development and advancing human rights in both the non-profit and private sectors, most recently at Book Bunk Trust, a non-profit organization restoring the iconic McMillan Memorial Libraries in Nairobi. Prior to this, I worked for NIRAS Africa and KPMG as a Business Development Associate and several community- focused NGOs tackling a range of human rights issues in Kenya and Senegal. I have a MA in Human Rights from the LSE and my interests include sports, experimental baking and everything about cats.|
Eric Muriuki Mugambi (Kenya)
Finance & Grants Fellow
… I want to share my time and skills to actively contribute in making a lasting positive impact especially in the developing world. The LGT Impact Fellowship offers a perfect opportunity to work with organizations that are driving innovative, scalable and sustainable interventions that are creating a positive impact with the aim of achieving the SDGs. The fellowship will also nurture my passion for social and economic empowerment and serve as a stepping stone for me into the social impact investment space where I hope to pursue a long and fulfilling career.
|I hold a Bachelors of Business Science degree in Financial Economics, currently working on the dissertation for a Masters of Science in Development Finance while also pursuing ACCA. I’ve worked in finance and grants management for a local community health NGO gaining a practical outlook of how important it is to not only have social impact investments but to ensure their sustainability so as to grant the communities better outcomes for generations to come. I have also more recently worked in the mass media and service industries in accounting and finance functions.|
Eric Mutisya (Kenya)
Chief of Staff
… I am passionate about health, wellness and working health systems. I believe LGT Venture Philanthropy shares my values in both helping people access quality affordable healthcare and also in helping improve health systems in the developing world. I also want to learn from the people I shall interact with.
|I have worked in senior management roles both in Kenya and Uganda, mostly in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution industries. I have interacted with policy makers, healthcare providers and not-for-profit organizations involved in health. I have also been involved in designing and implementing digital health platforms in both Kenya and Uganda. My strengths are in operations, business development and general management oversight. I have an accounting and finance training, with certification in quality systems. Currently, I am pursuing an MBA in healthcare management at Strathmore University, Kenya.|
Mercy Okaalet (Uganda)
… LGT while it strives to provide financial support to its portfolio organizations, it also aims to assist in the creation of innovative and sustainable goals for the communities they serve. This Fellowship is a good next step for me because it will not only provide the professional space for me to contribute my aforementioned skill set, but it will refine my expertise as a public health practitioner, encourage collaboration with a global network of stakeholders, and afford the opportunity to improve the health and lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
|I am an infectious disease Epidemiologist whose major initiatives have been in the area of syndromic surveillance, outbreak management, and healthcare-acquired infections. I have experience in public health emergency preparedness, particularly in the planning and implementation of critical measures for disaster prevention, management, and response. Prior to my work in communicable disease surveillance, I worked as a research assistant for a culturally appropriate cancer prevention and education program for refugee women, where I evaluated the barriers to cancer screening and assessed the significance of the lay health worker model for the development for culturally appropriate intervention programs.|
LGT VP Associate Fellow
… In my view, it offered an excellent opportunity to contribute towards the improvement of the quality of life of economically disadvantaged individuals. In particular, those who lack perennial access to basic needs such as healthcare and education.
|I have 7.5 years of experience in finance; having worked at leading financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, I have been able to gather financial advisory, private equity and capital markets experience along the way.|
Shivani Shukla (India)
Health Financing Fellow
… it provided me with an international platform where I could assist in operationalizing development in healthcare in the global south. I got the opportunity to apply to and work for an organization that strongly aligned with my own mission, vision and values.
|I am a post-graduate in Health and International Development with a specialism in Applied Development Economics from the LSE. After graduating from BITS Pilani with a B.Pharm (Hons.), I kick-started my professional life with an academic career in healthcare and biomedicine which gave me objective, logical and factual capacity to look at problems. I interned at Imperial College London, worked with the Indian Institute of Science in immuno-engineering, and Columbia Business School for their Digital Health Program. I then had to opportunity to drive social development while working with Karnataka Health Promotions Trust, Enzia Ventures and recently with the United Nations ESCAP. With experience of working in different organizational environments, I see myself as a passionate individual with a vision to contribute to the betterment of society.|
Prasad Wagh (India)
Project Manager – ERP Implementation
… I always wanted to be a part of your organizations’ workforce as it promises to be a place wherein the learning curve is great & hard work is appreciated. I have always looked towards organizations like yours. I believe with the right atmosphere at the workplace, one can achieve much more than working at an unappreciative workplace. This is one of the biggest reason why your organization tops my priority list. I assure you that I have the zeal to give 100% towards my work & bring a noteworthy contribution to this organization.
|Prasad Wagh is a development professional with a proven record of project management and building relationships, managing projects for multiple locations, designing strategies, and successful execution of projects at the ground. Skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and making critical decisions during challenges. An adaptable and transformational leader with an ability to work independently as well as in a team, creating effective presentations, and developing opportunities that further establish organizations goals.|
Xinxi Wang (China)
Health Financing Fellow
… The LGT Impact Fellowship feels like a “Magical Lab” to experiment with new possibilities in the impact area, which offers me a great opportunity to make career transitions in three dimensions simultaneously - sector, function, and geographical coverage.
|Cici is a development economics professional with experience covering international organizations, consultancy, think tanks, NGOs, and media. Her interests lie at the intersection of economic growth, sustainable development and social innovation of emerging economies. Prior to joining LGT Impact Fellowship, she worked with the World Bank as an urban economist consultant under Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.|
Sylvia Warren (USA)
Advisor to the CEO
… After nearly a decade at Dalberg, I am eager to explore opportunities outside of strategic advisory, and specifically, to work at a social enterprise that is implementing solutions that positively impact peoples’ lives and reduce inequities. The LGT Impact Fellowship offers a great opportunity to do so, bringing together highly driven and capable portfolio companies with the support and expertise of LGT Venture Philanthropy and Lightrock. Moreover, I have closely followed and admired Salauno’s work since I moved to Mexico City four years ago, and I am excited to contribute to the team and support their ambitious mission.
|I have 10+ years of experience developing strategies, building partnerships, improving operations, leading research studies, and measuring impact for a range of philanthropic, government, non-governmental, and corporate clients. Most recently, I was an Associate Partner at Dalberg Advisors, a leading global strategy consulting firm focused on social impact. The majority of my work centered around health and climate, with a focus on equity. In particular, I worked closely with Ministries of Health and local partners to develop strategies that support community and health system strengthening, maternal and child health, the scale-up of life-saving products and services (e.g., medical oxygen, neonatal care), and the design of sustainable financing solutions. Over the past two years, I also supported several projects focused on understanding and mitigating the health impacts of Covid-19. Before Dalberg, I worked for Oxfam in Haiti, where I designed and spearheaded an evaluation of a three-million-dollar post-earthquake relocation program. I hold a bachelor's degree in Statistics (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Harvard College.|
|Fellow||I joined because||My background|
Daniel Diaz (USA)
LGT VP Associate Fellow with LGT Venture Philanthropy
...I am passionate about global equity and the economic empowerment of disadvantaged peoples.
I have wide experience across economic development, namely in natural resources like water and agriculture. I would like to marry this with a deeper understanding of the environmental impacts of economic growth and how conservations efforts can mitigate this.
I am also seeking to better understand grants as a financial instrument and their potential to catalyze increased commercial investment in developing countries.
Earned an MBA from Berkeley Haas; background in economics and finance.
Worked as an AmeriCorps member supporting college preparation for students in low-income communities across Los Angeles.
Worked in the private sector supporting strategy development with Bain & Company.
Worked in the NGO space with TechnoServe, leading program design and feasibility studies centered on smallholder farming across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and India.
Most recently, have been leading the project finance and capital raise effort for a potential groundwater public-private partnership with the Government of Uganda.
Charlotte Dryander (Germany)
Fundraising Manager with City Eye Hospital
...I am eager to support one of LGT VP organizations on its impactful and purpose-driven mission and to apply my knowledge and experience. LGT VP provides the framework to become part of a larger mission and network of individuals who share the same values - with a desire to contribute and transfer knowledge to initiatives that have a sustainable and socially beneficial impact. More than that, the engagement provides an opportunity for personal growth, awareness, and valuable experience abroad and in a country facing very different challenges.
|I have an MSc. in Economics and Business and a BSc. in Technology and Management and worked in consulting for several years. After three years in management consulting, I moved to an artificial intelligence service provider two years ago, where I work at the interface between project and product management.|
Daniel Grossman (USA)
Business Manager, Impact Investment with mothers2mothers
...I want to use my financial and business skills to contribute to an organization making a strong, social impact on the world. The Fellowship presented itself as a unique opportunity to support the work of one of LGT’s many incredible portfolio organizations, immerse myself in a new environment, and pursue a career path focused on impact.
|After growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, I studied mathematics and economics at the University of Michigan. I have lived in New York ever since, where I began my career in mergers & acquisitions and financial restructuring at Moelis & Company, a global investment bank. Afterward, I worked at the U.S. financial institution Capital One in an internal consulting capacity, helping business leaders identify opportunities for growth and improve operations. Following an opportunity to travel extensively, both internationally and domestically, I helped the consumer fintech startup ValueChampion launch a new business segment for India. I enjoy volunteering in my local community, where I have made contributions to organizations focused on social services, education, environmental protection, and politics.|
Saurabh Karamchandani (India)
Program Manager with Porter.in
...in the last four years I have come to see the importance of technology in delivering value across various platforms and value chains. Through this fellowship I aim to enhance my experience with start-ups while gaining hand-on experience in this growing sector. This experience would be vital for me to build leadership skills as well. Furthermore, having spent 3.5 years as a Management Consultant in Government & Policy Advisory, I was exposed to the field of Impact Investing. Exposure to LGT Venture Group’s own capabilities in the Impact Investing field would further help me add value to my experience.
|I come from a small town in India known as Jodhpur located in the beautiful state of Rajasthan. Until recently, I worked as a Management consultant for over 3.5 years in Economic Development Team under Government Advisory vertical of KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. India on projects/programs varying across sectors and policy making initiatives. I hold a B.E.(Hons.) in Electronics & Instrumentation from BITS, Pilani (Pilani), an MBA in International Management from MDI-Gurgaon and an MEB from ESCP Europe. I enjoy reading, writing, playing chess, running and listening to music in my free time.|
Tundu Kenyua (Kenya)
Communications Fellow with AMP Health
...I was seeking for more. I have always had a keen interest in catalyzing and creating Impact. After a lot f soul searching, I opted to pursue something that was more fulfilling and could create long lasting impacts in society. Something that gave me purpose and a reason to look forward to working every morning.
|An accomplished professional in integrated multi-channel communications, creative writing, digital and social media, public relations, media relations and brand optimization for the past 10 years with experience in large corporates in the UAE and Sub-Saharan Africa. Specialised expertise in corporate communications, planning, media relations, public relations, digital communications, content creation, search engine optimization, research and data collection, client relationship management, photography and videography. Additional experience in market survey and research.|
Samwella Lerno (Kenya)
Project Manager with Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association
...the LGT Impact Fellowship is an opportunity to build my skills on social impact sector. I’m eager to use my knowledge and skills to support community centered development, scalable and sustainable projects. I’m also looking forward to connecting with the global network of peer fellows.
|I have 5 years experience in project management and advocacy in the development sector. My experience spans across planning, design, resource mobilization and implementation of projects. I have advocated for increased capacity of youth advocates to influence youth policy and resource priorities in the areas of Gender equality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Education and Climate Change.|
Maria-Immaculata Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein)
LGT VP Associate Fellow with LGT Venture Philanthropy
...I am looking to combine my previous experience in the international sector as well as my studies (international relations and diplomacy) with my experience in the private sector in order to facilitate my transition back to the international arena, as I aim to continue working in international development.
|I was a management consultant for Accenture with widespread experience in process and business analysis as well as conceptional and strategic planning within the public sector industry and more specifically for IT and digitalisation projects. I have experience in project management and design thinking methodologies. My experience cuts across designing, programming, managing and implementing various projects while communicating with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Before joining Accenture I was a Policy Adviser or the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York, where I advanced Liechtenstein’s interests over various topics, such as The Oceans Conference, Security Council Monitoring, Human Rights issues, ECOSOC, the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty etc.|
Roshni Mahesh (UK)
Associate Director – Partner Management with The/Nudge Foundation
...it will give me the chance to get my hands dirty in the field and get a deeper understanding of the challenges that persist. I believe that the makings of meaningful and sustainable solutions come from listening to the voice on the ground.
I consider myself a citizen of the world, having lived in 9 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.
Immediately prior to the fellowship, I was a Principal at Mercer across their Singapore and London offices, supporting clients to deliver holistic health and well-being programs to their employees. I recently completed a secondment to the World Economic Forum which was focused on Closing the Economic Gender Gap.
I am a qualified UK actuary and hold an MBA from INSEAD.
Digital Marketing Officer with Basecamp Explorer Kenya
...As the founder of a social enterprise in the tourism industry in Malawi I joined this fellowship in order to learn how to preserve cultural heritage but also to promote Malawi not only as a tourist destination but ensure that I am able to economically empower the young single mothers that I work with in Malawi, I am excited to learn new things and also contribute to the development and sustainability of tourism in Africa.
|I am Communications Specialist by profession and Human Rights Activist with a particular interest in Body Politics and Bodily Autonomy; she uses her talent and privilege to highlight and combat issues the reality of young women in rural Malawi through story telling and art advocacy. Over the past 6 years Chimwemwe has worked both in the public and private sector including the United Nations Development Program and the Malawi Government.|
Data Analyst at Educate Girls
...I liked the role offer by the LGT through EG as a data analyst. While working as a business analyst I feel necessity of upgrading my skillset in data science it will help me to decode the some of the impotent social science facts/ data. I like the idea of LGT to work globally and I would like to be part of there global network of like-minded people.
|I’m a mechanical engineer and after that I worked with my father in his construction business. I completed my masters in Public health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance from TISS, Mumbai. I got opportunity to work in a digital health company where our main focus was on the data collection and data visualization. I have also worked on interesting projects using block-chain, real time monitoring, etc.|
Nhlanhla Junior Ngulube
Research & Impact Specialist with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
...I would like to develop professionally by stepping outside of my comfort zone, while doing impactful work that matters at the same time. In South Africa we have a unique concept known as ‘Ubuntu’, or a ‘sense of community / togetherness’. I joined the fellowship to live by this principle more directly in my professional career.
Investment consultant at a local Investment Fund Management Company
Africa & Emerging Markets Research Consultant at Deloitte
Research Fellow for a Japan-based youth NGO (remote work due to COVID-19)
Conservation Fellow with Ahueni
...LGT shares in my belief that economic returns go hand-in-hand with positive social and environmental results. It develops and advises impact investment funds that focus on small business development, energy and resource efficiency, conservation of biodiversity, and climate action. This will give me an opportunity to work on an exciting project that seeks to protect biodiversity and landscapes by creating sustainable livelihoods for the local community.
I have been working as an impact investing analyst at AWF and Okavango Capital Partners, a conservation-lens investor that helps commercial businesses realize their potential for disrupting environmental degradation while expanding economic opportunity for investors and rural communities, as a Financial Analyst with the Gatsby Africa for two years and prior to that as a corporate finance analyst with PKF Eastern Africa for three and a half years.
I hold a Bachelor of Economics and Statistics from University of Nairobi, a graduate diploma in finance from the University of London and I am Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A - K).
Joshua Wafula (Kenya)
Carbon Fellow with Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservation Association
...of the adverse effects of COVID 19 on communities that depend on tourism as the main source of income. Establishing alternative revenue streams can help mitigate the effects of COVID 19 on the rural poor.