Greg most recently served as the Director of Partnerships and External Relations at the University of Kigali. Prior to that, he was the Head of Development and Partnerships at the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) in Kigali. From 2013 to 2016, Grégoire worked at Strathmore University in Kenya in different capacities managing partnerships and fundraising activities at the Business School.
Greg serves in several advisory boards, including Ongoza Foundation, Nyatha Fund, Lorcan Investments and Bushra Energy. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He speaks French, Italian and English.
Jon is a private investor focused on early-stage energy and healthcare companies. He has served on a number of for- and non-profit boards. Jon’s past positions include co-founder of the Solar Fuels Institute where he was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University; vice president, Energy Risk Management of Goldman Sachs, Asia; and managing director of the Astra Oil Group in Singapore and Switzerland. Jon received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is currently vice-chair of the board of United World College USA and represents the school on all UWC International-related matters.
Will Hogan, Principal of Bequia Securities, LLC, is a builder of community and collaboration in Impact, focused on capital formation for Impact businesses, projects and funds. Over his career, Will has often led cross-functional project teams to originate commercial and project financings and build investment products. Recent focus Impact themes include renewable energy generation and storage, health and wellness, inequality, diversity and inclusion, sustainable agriculture + food, and real estate. Will is also focused on ways Opportunity Zone incentives may be utilized to generate positive Impact.
Will has driven new business initiatives within and across organizations at firms such as Amalgamated Bank, Aetos Capital, Morgan Stanley, and Ernst & Young. Will serves on the board of directors of Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement in Queens, New York. He also serves as a guide for The Resolution Project, which fosters social entrepreneurship on college campuses globally. Will has served on the CAIA Association’s New York Chapter Committee, and as a judge and mentor in social venture business plan competitions at NYU Stern and the Mentor Capital Network.
Will holds an MBA from NYU Stern, an AB from The University of Chicago, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, and the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate from Concordia University (Montreal). Will holds Series 7, 63 & 24 securities licenses.
Jochen has more than 20 years of experience in international development management in Africa, Asia and Europe. During his career he has worked for businesses, governments and International NGO’s. He is a livelihoods & resilience expert with particular experience on Small & Medium Enterprises, Crowd Funding, Innovation Incubators and consulting Start-Ups on impact. Jochen has started 4 businesses himself. He’s the founder of PAMOVIDE, a company that provides strategy advisory & business management services for impact-driven organizations and people.
His academic background includes Business Administration at PFH Goettingen, Development Management at The Open University and Health Sciences at New Charter University. He lives with his family Nairobi, East Africa.
Obadias founded Jenga Ventures in 2019. He has over 10 years of leadership experience in commercial banking, international and economic development, and think tanks. He has worked in micro-finance and commercial banking in Rwanda, and in nonprofit management and think tanks in Kenya and the United States. Obadias regularly writes on development issues, African affairs and economic trends. His articles and views have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Voice of America, Libre Afrique and The Africa Review, among other publications. Obadias holds an Executive Master’s in Development Studies from The Graduate Institute Geneva, a certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and an Economics degree from Kigali Independent University. Obadias has extensively travelled and lectured on global issues in over 25 countries in five continents.
Paul brings to Jenga Ventures over two decades of experience in helping organisations and individuals design and implement growth strategies. Paul has worked with and consulted to global investment banks, the United Nations, a wide range non-profit organisations and several start-up fintech businesses. Paul has degrees in Economics, International Politics and a Masters of International Security.
Paul regularly presents to companies and organisations, sharing his insights on engagement, governance principles and strategic decision making. Paul also regularly writes for commercial and NGO publications, including the United Nation’s sponsored Social Protection program