Founder - Louis Pope
Veteran entrepreneur and social innovator. Louis founded US Synthetic, a $400 MM manufacturing and engineering company in the US making diamond cutters for the oil and gas industry. He has spent years living in Africa managing enterprises for the foundation. MBA and BA in Mechanical Engineering. Louis has founded many NGO’s and sits on numerous boards including Unitus and Choice.
CFO - Troy Holmberg
Troy graduated with distinction from the Johnson School at Cornell University with his MBA. His undergraduate degrees are in Finance and Spanish. He spend 13 years at US Synthetic as the Director of Engineering Good and Social Innovation, improving lives in the community through STEM Education and building the next generation of problem-solvers and innovators. US Synthetic is the world leader in diamond solutions for the energy industry with nearly $400 MM in annual sales. Troy has founded several social enterprises including Coast Coconut Farms and Basa Body. He serves on several international boards and has a passion for social entrepreneurship.
Veneer Factory Manager - Oscar Kirada
Oscar Kirada is a graduate of Moi University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wood Science and Industrial Processes. He has over 7 years of work experience, last of which was Meru Wood Industries where he worked for 4 years as the company’s Production Manager. He is very open minded and believes there are solutions to whatever challenges he is faced with both at work and in the general life.
Briqutee Factory Manager - Stephen Omuhande
Holds a Diploma in Food Processing Technology and Quality Assurance from the Technical University Of Mombasa. He has worked for various companies including, Kentaste Products Limited as Quality Controller, Coast Coconut Farms Ltd, Kwale Coconuts Ltd formerly Serendi Kenya Ltd certified in production of Organic and Fairtrade Virgin Coconut oil a subsidiary company of the Dr. Bronners Magic soaps in USA California one of the largest organic and Fairtrade Soap producers in the USA as a production manager. Have vast experience in Organic and Fairtrade production standards both to EU and NOP standards. Also has a practical learning experience in production management from Serendipol PVT Ltd one of the largest producers of certified Organic and Fairtrade Virgin Coconut Oil producers in Sri Lanka. From the certified Organic and Fairtrade companies.