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Opportunity EduFinance
1 Fore St., London EC2Y 5EJ

Telephone: +44 (0)1865725304

© 2018 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.

Andrew McCusker

As Head of Education Finance, Andrew oversees Opportunity’s work investing in schools and students around the world, helping…

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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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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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Lukas Wellen

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

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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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Nathan Byrd

Focusing on developing EduFinance Technical Assistance product offerings to financial institutions, and helping more capital to…

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Hannah Hilali

Hannah works across Opportunity EduFinance’s global operations, dividing her time between the EduFinance Technical Assistance…

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Surabhi Vaidya

Surabhi Vaidya works across Opportunity EduFinance’s global operations, dividing her time between the EduFinance Technical Assistance…

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Benjamin Loosli

Benjamin is responsible for business intelligence and data analysis for Education Finance products including developing dashboards…

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Renee McAlpin

Renée McAlpin is the Africa Regional Coordinator for Education Quality and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Renée supports the implementation…

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Jayesh Jain

Jayesh has 14 years of banking, research, operations, consulting and impact assessment experience in the financial inclusion space.…

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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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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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Robinah Zawadde

Robinah was promoted to Head Education Specialist in January 2018 with the responsibility of supervising the Education Quality…

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Henry Watira

Henry joins as an Education Specialist in our Uganda EduFinance team with 20 years’ education experience as a teacher, school…

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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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Williams Oguttu

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

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Innocent Masengo

Innocent joins the Uganda EduFinance team as an Education Specialist working with schools in Eastern Uganda. Innocent brings with…

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Annet Wandera

Annet joins the Uganda EduFinance Team as an Education Specialist bringing with her 18 years’ experience in Education. She started…

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Naboth Asiimwe

Naboth joins the Uganda EduFinance team as an Education Specialist, bringing with him over 25 years’ experience in education…

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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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Doris Adanu

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

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Happy Agbenyega

Happy joins our Ghana EduFinance team as an Education Specialist working with schools in and around Accra. Happy brings a wealth…

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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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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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Samuel Opoku

Samuel joins our Ghana EduFinance team as an Education Specialist working with schools in and around Kumasi. Samuel brings with…

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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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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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Joshua Kihaka

Joshua is an educator and facilitator with a degree in rural development and over ten years’ experience in the education sector…

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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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Andrew McCusker
Head of Education Finance
Jonathan Renaudon-Smith
Director of Education Quality, Education Finance
Scott Sheridan
Director of Operations, Education Finance
Faye Ruck-Nightingale
Project Strategy Lead
Lukas Wellen
ETAF Lead
Patrick Elmer
Senior Advisor, Funds
Nathan Byrd
Senior Consultant, EduFinance
Hannah Hilali
Project Management Associate
Surabhi Vaidya
Project Management Associate
Benjamin Loosli
Business Intelligence & Data Analyst
Renee McAlpin
Africa Co-ordinator, Education Quality
Jayesh Jain
Senior Technical Assistance Advisor, Regional Director for Asia
Juan Vega
Senior Technical Assistance Advisor, Regional Director for Latin America
Julius Emmanuel Omoding
Senior Technical Assistance Advisor, Regional Director for Africa
Robinah Zawadde
Head Education Specialist, Uganda
Henry Watira
Senior Education Specialist, Uganda
Moses Wamanga
Senior Education Specialist, Uganda
Williams Oguttu
Senior Education Specialist, Uganda
Innocent Masengo
Education Specialist, Uganda
Annet Wandera
Education Specialist, Uganda
Naboth Asiimwe
Education Specialist, Uganda
Kofi Boakye
Head Education Specialist, Ghana
Doris Adanu
Senior Education Specialist, Ghana
Happy Agbenyega
Senior Education Specialist, Ghana
Mina Sarpong
Senior Education Specialist, Ghana
Shula Glymin
Senior Education Specialist, Ghana
Samuel Opoku
Senior Education Specialist, Ghana
Sande Robert
Senior Education Specialist, Rwanda
Violet Leonard
Senior Education Specialist, Tanzania
Joshua Kihaka
Education Specialist, Tanzania
Andrea Camacho
Education Specialist, Colombia

  

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