Founder Jorn Lyseggen becomes new MD of MEST as Ashwin Ravichandran pursues fintech startup
MEST’s founder, Jorn Lyseggen, will be taking over as Managing Director of MEST as current MD, Ashwin Ravichandran, goes on to pursue a fintech startup.
Ashwin will continue to be a part of the MEST family, in a new capacity as Portfolio Advisor on a part-time basis while supporting our founder transition to the Managing Director role.
Ashwin joined MEST in 2015 as a Technology Teaching Fellow and has since served in various capacities such as Incubator Manager, Director of Portfolio Support, Country Director of Ghana. He became the Managing Director in 2019 where he oversaw MEST’s flagship Training Program, the growth and the successful development of MEST portfolio companies while establishing MEST’s influence in the ecosystem through partnerships, ecosystem engagements, and thought leadership.
Thank you to Ashwin for everything you have led us to achieve! We are excited about what the future holds for our ongoing relationship in a part-time capacity. We wish you and your startup the best of luck!
Ashwin over the years at MEST Africa: