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© 2017 Opportunity International Education Finance functions under its US and UK affiliates. Opportunity International United Kingdom is registered as a charity in England and Wales (1107713) and in Scotland (SCO39692). Opportunity International United Statesis a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Edufinance Team

The Education Finance team began formally in 2012 and is growing in both size and dimension. Representing a diversity of experience across sectors, the team includes educationalists, microfinance experts, school administrators, bankers, non-profit leaders, and quantitative analysts.

From past CEOs to long-time education leaders, our average team member brings more than 15 years of professional experience to bare on their work with Education Finance.

Please click on individual team members to learn more about their background.

Edufinance Team

The Education Finance team began formally in 2012 and is growing in both size and dimension. Representing a diversity of experience across sectors, the team includes educationalists, microfinance experts, school administrators, bankers, non-profit leaders, and quantitative analysts.

From past CEOs to long-time education leaders, our average team member brings more than 15 years of professional experience to bare on their work with Education Finance.

Please click on individual team members to learn more about their background.

Nathan Byrd

As Head of Global Programs of Opportunity International, Nathan Byrd leads the organization’s global efforts in a diverse range…

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Celia Trillos Figueroa

Celia has devoted her life to teaching and researching, with more than 20 years of experience in education field. She is part…

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Shula Glymin

Shula is a founding and executive member of The Educators’ Network (TEN), which is a group of internationally-trained teachers…

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Abby Takyi Kwakwa

Abby serves as an Education Specialist in Ghana. Prior to joining Opportunity International, Abby held several leaderships roles…

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Chris Nyidiku

Prior to his appointment with Opportunity EduFinance, Chris was the Head of Education Finance for Opportunity International…

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Julius Emmanuel Omoding

Julius Emmanuel Omoding is Finance and Banking professional with more than 15 years of experience in the Ugandan Banking sector. From…

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Jonathan Renaudon-Smith

Jonathan is responsible for the management and oversight of all quality-focused education service functions, including cluster-based…

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Sande Robert

Sande Robert has worked within the education sector in Rwanda for seven years. Prior to joining EduFinance, he served as the Director…

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Scott Sheridan

Scott is responsible for operations and business intelligence for Education Finance’s global footprint, including the development…

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Faye Ruck-Nightingale

Faye is responsible for leading complex, multi-disciplinary projects across our global operations and managing relationships with…

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Mina Sarpong

Mina joins the Education Finance team with more than 30 years’ teaching experience, and a ten-year history of active professional…

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Juan Vega

Juan Vega has more than 25 years' experience as a consultant and expert advisor to corporations, banks, and microfinance organisations.…

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Charles Wabwire

Charles serves as an Education Specialist in Uganda. Prior to joining Opportunity International, Charles spent 13 years in integrated…

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Lukas Wellen

Lukas is responsible for the effective implementation of the EduFinance Technical Assistance Facility (ETAF), which, amongst…

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Robinah Zawadde

Robinah serves as an Education Specialist in Uganda. Prior to joining Opportunity International, Robinah worked as the Headteacher…

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Jayesh Jain

Jayesh has 13 years of banking, research, operations, consulting and impact assessment experience in the financial inclusion…

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Adrehem Kayombo

Adrehem comes to us with more than 27 years’ experience in the education sector, serving in varied roles across both the…

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Doris Adanu

For 35 years, Doris Adanu has worked in the education sector as a teacher, head teacher and municipal administrator in four…

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Moses Wamanga

Moses is an experienced educator with a strong background in the use of technology and capacity building to improve educational…

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Kofi Boakye

Kofi joins the Education Finance team as an Education Specialist with responsibility for schools in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana.…

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Patrick Elmer

Patrick is advising EduFinance on the design, structure and investment preparation of the Education Finance Fund. He has worked…

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Williams Oguttu

A passionate educationist, Williams is a trained Secondary School teacher with over 20 years’ experience in education, training…

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Hannah Hilali

Hannah Hilali is responsible for providing administrative support to the Head of Global Programs and the EduFinance team. Prior…

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Violet Leonard

Violet has over 15 years’ experience as a classroom teacher. She started working as a primary school teacher in 2002 after completing…

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Andrea Camacho

Andrea del Pilar Alvarado Camacho holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education Sciences: Mathematics and Physics and a Master's degree…

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Nathan Byrd
Head of Global Programs
Celia Trillos Figueroa
Education Specialist, Colombia
Shula Glymin
Education Specialist, Ghana
Abby Takyi Kwakwa
Education Specialist, Ghana
Chris Nyidiku
Operations and Reporting Officer
Julius Emmanuel Omoding
Senior Advisor, Africa
Jonathan Renaudon-Smith
Director of Education Quality, Education Finance
Sande Robert
Education Specialist, Rwanda
Scott Sheridan
Director of Operations, Education Finance
Faye Ruck-Nightingale
Project Strategy Lead
Mina Sarpong
Education Specialists, Ghana
Juan Vega
Senior Advisor, Latin America
Charles Wabwire
Education Specialist, Uganda
Lukas Wellen
ETAF Lead
Robinah Zawadde
Education Specialist, Uganda
Jayesh Jain
Senior Advisor, India
Adrehem Kayombo
Education Specialist, Tanzania
Doris Adanu
Education Specialist, Ghana
Moses Wamanga
Education Specialist, Uganda
Kofi Boakye
Education Specialist, Ghana
Patrick Elmer
Senior Advisor, Funds
Williams Oguttu
Education Specialist, Uganda
Hannah Hilali
Administrative Assistant
Violet Leonard
Education Specialist, Tanzania
Andrea Camacho
Education Specialist, Colombia

  

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