Our Team

Jorn Lyseggen Founder of MEST and Founder & Executive Chairman of Meltwater

Natasha NissarMeltwater Chief of Staff & Board Member at MEST

Ashwin Ravichandran Managing Director

Femi Adewumi Programs Director

Israel Agbeti Director of Operations

Prasanth Kumar Director of Consultancy

Anita Arthur Director of Human Resources

Kwesi Amissah Transport and Security Manager

Francis Elikem Akondor Recruitment and Administrative Associate, Pre-MEST

David Quartey Finance Manager

Hope Ditlhakanyane Venture Partner

Jeffrey Agbo Logistics & Operations Manager

Phoebe Ossei Business Development Manager, Consultancy

Alfred Delle Program Associate, Pre-MEST

Fiona Kiruja Community Manager

Gerhard Malah Head of Projects, Consultancy

Loretta Adamu Program Associate, MEST Scale

Kweku Fleming Program Manager, MEST Scale

Felix Darko Program Manager, MEST Express

Greg Coussa Strategic Director

Liana Tamakloe-Ekuadzi Program Manager, Pre-MEST

Maya Turolla Researcher, MEST Scale

Funke Makinwa Marketing and Recruitment Manager

Selassie Mensah Human Resource Associate

Abena Opeibea Anie-Budu Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

Felicia Vinyo Head Chef & Kitchen Manager

Thomas Kensah Software Developer, Consultancy

Samuel Owusu IT Co-ordinator

Rhema Andah Program Associate, Pre-MEST

Bhavik Doshi Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Leila Khalid Head of Marketing and Community

Kafui Ntumy Creative Manager

Stephen Adomako Program Associate, MEST Express

Daniel Delali Hutorwu Portfolio Associate

Michael Asamoah Mobile Developer, Consultancy

Mary Eshun Program Associate, MEST Express

Jesse RannellsBusiness Development Associate, Consultancy

Michael Asamoah Mobile Developer, Consultancy

Michael Asamoah Mobile Developer, Consultancy


MEST offers aspiring entrepreneurs from across Africa a fully sponsored, intensive 12 month training program, access to funding and an extensive global network. Are you ready to become one of Africa’s leaders in tech?