Our Team

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

Natasha Nissar

Natasha NissarMeltwater Chief of Staff & Board Member at MEST

Ashwin Ravichandran Portfolio Advisor

Femi Adewumi Programs Director

Israel Agbeti Director of Operations

Emily FiagbedziDirector of Training Program

Melissa Nsiah Director of Portfolio

Greg Coussa Strategic Director

Leila S. Khalid Head of Marketing and Community

David Quartey Finance Manager

Jeffrey Agbo Logistics & Operations Manager

Angela Ankomah Duho Program Manager, MEST Scale

Ophesmur Adjei Communication and Community Manager

Fiona Kiruja Community Manager

Gerhard Malah Head of Projects, Consultancy

Liana Tamakloe-Ekuadzi Program Manager, Pre-MEST

Kwesi Amissah Transport and Security Manager

Felicia Vinyo Head Chef & Kitchen Manager

Funke Makinwa Marketing and Recruitment Manager

Kafui NtumyCreative Manager

Maya Turolla Researcher, MEST Scale

Bhavik Doshi Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Tolulope Olatunde

Tolulope Olatunde Program Associate, MEST Scale

Rhema Andah Program Associate, Pre-MEST

Thomas Kensah Software Developer, Consultancy

Samuel Owusu IT Co-ordinator

Abena Opeibea Anie-Budu Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

Selassie Mensah Human Resource Associate

Jesse Rannells Business Development Associate, Consultancy

Mary EshunProgram Associate, MEST Express

Stephen Adomako Program Associate, MEST Express

Daniel Delali Hutorwu Portfolio Associate

Michael Asamoah Mobile Developer, Consultancy

Francis Elikem Akondor Recruitment and Administrative Associate

Marian-Rhoda Akondor Pre-MEST Associate

Joseph Kumassey-DugbateyMobile Developer, Consultancy

Mica Woode.Research and Impact Associate, MEST Africa

Rhoda Fletcher Project Associate, MEST 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?