Dr. Sufia Askari

Managing Director

Sufia is a trained medical doctor and a globally recognized public health strategist with almost two decades of experience in policy, technical support, and research, focusing on maternal, newborn, and...

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Kalpana Beesabathuni

Managing Director

At Sight and Life, Kalpana advances game-changing business solutions, products, and technologies in low-income contexts across several countries in Africa and Asia. Working with farmers and entrepreneurs from grassroots to...

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Walter Häusermann

Chief Financial Officer

Walter has worked at big corporates such as Credit Suisse in Zurich and Swatch in Tokyo and Seoul. He has been a financial advisor for government projects and was Finance...

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Srujith Lingala

Director - Business Solutions

Srujith’s work impacts over 2 million beneficiaries, mainly pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children under 5 years.  He designs, implements, and manages a portfolio  of market-based models for last-mile access...

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Kesso Gabrielle van Zutphen-Küffer

Director - Science

Kesso has nearly a decade of experience in the field of nutrition science translation for the design and implementation of effective programs. At Sight and Life, Kesso’s work spans applied...

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Kalyani Prasher

Global Director – Communications

Kalyani leads communications globally for Sight and Life. She has been a journalist and editor for 20+ years before moving to communications roles in the development sector. She has published...

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Elvis Gakuba

Country Director – Rwanda

Born and raised in Burundi, Elvis returned to his home country after the ’94 Tutsi genocide and liberation war in Rwanda. Always inspired to serve, Elvis once hosted a radio...

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Anirudh Poddar

Senior Manager- Nutrition commodities

Anirudh contributes to strategy and implementation pertaining to health industry supply chains and improves the accessibility and affordability of nutritious foods and micronutrient supplementation among vulnerable communities. Though he graduated with...

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Daniel Amanquah

Manager - Food Technology

As a food scientist under the Obaasima project since 2018, Daniel works with both public and private sector players in Africa and other development partners to focus on fortified foods...

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Neha Bainsla

Manager - Engagement and Partnerships

Neha designs and implements scientifically backed business solutions to reduce the burden of malnutrition. She also fosters meaningful partnerships with enterprising individuals and organizations in the ecosystem who are passionate...

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Rachel Natali

Manager - Communications

Combining technology and communication skills with creative visualization, Rachel manages social media platforms and brand identity for Sight and Life. A  graduate of Webster University’s Media Communications program, she has...

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Laura Prestel

Manager - Business operations

As a professional in intercultural management, Laura uses her expertise in core business functions to ensure deep relationships and excellent mutual exchanges between our global team and all our stakeholders...

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Yash Goel

Manager - Design

As a multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, marketing, and advertising, Yash drives Sight and Life’s initiatives to share its brand, goals, and impact across audience groups. He is...

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Straton Habumugisha

Manager- Nutrition in City Ecosystems

Graduated in Food Science and Technology (BSc.), Master of Science in Agricultural economics, and Master of Science in International Development. This places him in righter spots to provide a wider...

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Afomiya Mekonnen

Senior associate- Demand generation

Afomiya Mekonnen’s work at Sight and Life entails consumer research, demand generation, and social marketing campaigns addressing malnutrition among people in Africa from vulnerable backgrounds.  A graduate in nutrition science...

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Tamerayehu Gossaye

Senior Associate - Government & Stakeholder Engagement

As a stakeholder engagement specialist, Tamerayehu manages key relationships to accelerate SAL’s work across Africa. Additionally, he leverages his strategic thinking and project design skills to oversee the implementation and...

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Shashank Sarvan

Manager- Nutrition commodities

Backed by his expertise in supply chain management, go-to-market strategies, and business modeling and planning, Shashank enables Sight and Life to ideate business models, engage in project consultations, manage projects...

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Kalkidan Nigussie

Program Manager- EggHub Ethiopia

Graduated in Economics (BA), which gave me an opportunity to boldly teller my career journey on understanding, shaping, and contributing to the then business dynamics. My work discipline, Creativity, learning...

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Harini Murali Kaliyur

Senior Associate - Business Solutions

Harini comes from a background in Psychology and Healthcare Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her experience with research, go-to market strategies and business modelling equips her...

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Jordie Fischer

Senior Nutrition associate

Jordie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences and International Development at the University of Guelph, where she developed a passion for the intersection...

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Gilbert Dushimimana

Associate - Food Technology

Graduated in Food Science and Technology, bachelor’s degree holder. Over last 7 years, he worked with Food manufacturing industry. Prior to join SAL Rwanda, he worked for SOSOMA Industries Ltd...

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Immaculée Nabacu

City Coordinator, Rusizi

Immaculée’s project management skills, honed through her years of experience in the public sector and with NGOs like USAID, make her a vital part of our development, coordination, and outreach...

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Pavithra Balasubramanian

Project Associate - Entrepreneur Training

Pavithra specializes in administrative management at Sight and Life. She keeps the team up to date with progressive processes and organizational procedures and collaborates with them to reach the everyday...

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Racheal Nuwagira

M & E Specialist

Racheal brings to Sight and Life her capacity to develop effective monitoring and evaluation systems that showcase the organization’s contribution to the diet and nutrition sector. She also helps the...

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Rebecca Olson

Consultant, MMS

Rebecca is a nutrition specialist with over 10 years of experience working with small and large organizations, including the World Bank, United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations Children's Fund,...

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Esperance Bamurange

Project Accountant

Priyanka Kumari

Manager – Food and Agribusiness

Prior to joining Sight and Life in 2018, Priyanka cofounded two start-ups. One in agriculture sector, where she worked on streamlining the supply chain for vegetables and medicinal plants; and...

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Innocente Turinimigisha

City coordinator, Rubavu

Born and raised in Rwanda, Innocente has a passion for serving and helping vulnerable people, especially women and children. An Agronomy graduate (Bsc.), Innocente went to Israel for a professional internship in...

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Mairo Mandara

Africa Advisor

Dr. Mairo Mandara MBBS, FWACS, FFPH (UK), FoE Africa Advisor An Obstetrician/Gynecologist and public health physician with extensive knowledge and  experience in strategic planning and implementation of health and social...

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Saida Madzitova

Financial Advisor

Saida is a finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in corporate and privately held companies in the healthcare and life sciences space. Her work on transformation, business turnaround, expanding to...

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Meet the board

Our board brings together expertise from business, scientific research, health management, and public policy to dramatically expand the impact of science-led nutrition solutions.

Christoph G. Goppelsroeder

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Joined: 2021 Chris started his career in Boston Consulting Group after completing his engineering degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and his MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He...

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Dr. Klaus Kraemer

Board Member

With a distinguished career spanning over 35 years in both the private and non-profit sectors, Dr. Klaus Kraemer is globally recognized as a leader in nutrition. Currently, he is Senior...

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Mope Ogunsulire

Board Member

Joined: 2021 Mope Ogunsulire is an investment professional with a background in international corporate and project finance, and experience spanning the private and public sectors, multilateral development, and mature and...

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Tom Arnold

Board Member

Joined: 2018   Tom Arnold’s current main tasks include serving as Ireland’s Special Envoy for Food Systems; member, Global Panel for Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GLOPAN); board member,...

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Benedikt Suter

Board Member

Joined: 2015 Benedikt was instrumental in setting up Sight and Life and defining its governance structure. He provides legal direction and support to various projects of the foundation.  Benedikt is...

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Mauricio Müller Adade

Board Member

Joined: 2019 Mauricio joined Roche Vitamins in 1988 in São Paulo as marketing and technical manager. In 1992, he was appointed Human Nutrition and Health Director of Roche in Mexico,...

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Our story

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Our partners

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Our strategy

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DEI policy

Examine how we build DEI values into the fabric of Sight and Life