THE TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ALEXIS CHAVEZ

Founder, President of the Board

Living throughout Africa since 2009, Alexis has worked on an extensive list of programs from humanitarian aid to wildlife rescue.

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JOHN MARK MUWANGALA

VP of the Board

He’s a vital asset to the development of Einstein Rising, alongside being a great mentor for our entrepreneurs.

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Abdul Hameed Kateregga

Board Member

Hameed was born and raised in Central Uganda. After graduating from Makerere University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine

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Michael Rongo

Board Member

Michael jumped at the opportunity to work with Einstein Rising. recently Michael made an investment purchasing a percentage of a broker dealer.

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STAFF MEMBERS

Brian Mangeni

Country Director

Born in Kampala, Uganda. Brian has ventured in a variety of businesses including transport, financial consultancy and agribusiness since his childhood.

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Sheilla Karungi Nsiimenta

Grants and Fundraising Officer

Sheilla is a Grant writer who works with Einstein Rising to seek grants.  She believes in the support of entrepreneurs as they are wealth creators

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Geoffrey Pao

IT Consultant

A Telecommunications Engineering Graduate who started out his carrier in Software Development way back in 2014.

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PATRICK SEREMBA

PR/Social Media Manager

Patrick is a poet and a writer embracing values through literature. Now a Public Relations specialist holding a degree in Journalism and mass communication

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Julian Nabakiibi

Outreach Coordinator

Julian Nabakiibi epitomizes integrity,honesty,energy,hardwork and Creative Service in every detail of the sociological field.

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JOHN PAUL SSEGUYA

Field Monitor

John Paul was one of Einstein Rising’s first entrepreneurs and graduate. His company JP Liquid Soap continues to grow and trains

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LYDIA KABAROKOLE

Office Administrator

Studied and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in science in accounting at MUBS. She has experience in office management

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About Us

Einstein Rising’s business development curriculum trains the next
generation of social entrepreneurs. They are wealth creators with
profitable ideas to tackle human and environmental issues, driving
permanent change.

CONTACT INFO

Brian Mangeni (Uganda)
Tel: +256 (0) 782 222878
Alexis Chavez (U.S.A)
Tel: +1 917 327 4252
For General Inquiries
info@einsteinrising.org

Living throughout Africa since 2009, Alexis has worked on an extensive list of programs from humanitarian aid to wildlife rescue. In the past, she has provided strategies for development, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of multiple humanitarian aid/conservation projects in East & South Africa as well as Indonesia.

She realized through this work that turning the dreams of others into a reality was her true passion and her experience of working with people at all levels of society gave her the idea for Einstein Rising. Alexis holds a Bachelor of Science from The New School in NYC.

Her personal passion is wildlife rescue and volunteering with conservation groups in Seattle and Uganda.

With eight years of experience in banking, sales and development finance, John Mark has focused on the acquisition, appraisal, credit risk analysis, and portfolio management for small to medium enterprises.

His development strategies for local companies have helped to increase profits, and impact alongside marketing, development financing.

He’s a vital asset to the development of Einstein Rising, alongside being a great mentor for our entrepreneurs. John Mark lives in Kampala, Uganda. He and his wife are the managing directors of their own consultancy company, Ichuli Consulting.

Hameed was born and raised in Central Uganda. After graduating from Makerere University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, he dedicated himself to protecting wildlife and habitats. His expertise is in eco-friendly community initiatives, animal production, economic conservation, and wildlife medicine.

Hameed’s vision for human health, environment, and the economy made him a strong influence at Einstein Rising. Throughout his life, he has seen ambitious African entrepreneurs’ dreams crumble due to insufficient support. He saw an opportunity to change that with ER.

His favorite motto is “The same sun that melts the wax hardens the clay”.

After graduating from Villanova University Michael set his sights on wall street. as an institutional sales trader, he worked for ten years with mutual and hedge funds managing capital and providing clients with trading ideas, commentary, and analysis. an entrepreneur himself, Michael jumped at the opportunity to work with Einstein Rising. recently Michael made an investment purchasing a percentage of a broker-dealer.

Life’s journey brought his west to Portland, or where he discovered passion outside of the markets. he now works as the business development manager for trend capital holdings Inc. bringing in new revenue streams to the firm through analyzing and determining the feasibility of different startup financial models. embracing the Northwest life he enjoys surfing, camping, and horseback riding.

Born in Kampala, Uganda. Brian has ventured into a variety of businesses including transport, financial consultancy, and agribusiness since his childhood. He is Certified Public Accountant who has a degree in Actuarial Science from Makerere University as well as a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and has dedicated his life to mentoring upcoming entrepreneurs.

He believes in creating a better Africa. His experience in financial management, the business sector as well his passion to be part of the solution to social problems make him the ideal candidate to offer direct support to our entrepreneurs.

He believes, “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you

Sheilla is a Grant writer who works with Einstein Rising to seek grants.  She believes in the support of entrepreneurs as they are wealth creators and a key to the development of an economy. She became interested in business development when she volunteered at Challenges Worldwide Uganda as a business consultant.  She has a vast experience in project proposal writing, customer care, and management. She holds a B.A in arts in Economics from Kyambogo University – Uganda combined with a further post-graduate diploma in Tax administration from Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA), Kenya.

A Telecommunications Engineering Graduate who started out his carrier in Software Development way back in 2014. He was introduced to Computers as a Lead Web Developer at Outbox Hub (Uganda). To this day, he runs multiple web development projects across the country.

Patrick is a poet and a writer embracing values through literature. Now a Public Relations specialist holding a degree in Journalism and mass communication from Cavendish University. He has a broadcasting background as a program scriptwriter, radio producer and host on several shows for more than 2 years. Over time he has grown interested in digital communication thus venturing into developing online Content Strategies, campaigns, and Social Media Management.

Julian Nabakiibi epitomizes integrity, honesty, energy, hard work and Creative Service in every detail of the sociological field. Born and raised in Kampala Uganda, graduated from Makerere University with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences majoring in social work and sociology.

She is very passionate about writing and reading. She enjoys to write more than the latter but both help calm her mind. Values social interactions and has worked with different communities carrying out ESIA studies on different projects. Volunteering has given her a chance to not only work with children but also learn about non-profit organizations which has given her hands-on experience of company operations and helped to shape her career goals.

John Paul was one of Einstein Rising’s first entrepreneurs and graduates. His company JP Liquid Soap continues to grow and trains over 1,000 women each year. His heart led him to apply for the position of field monitor, where he supports other entrepreneurs through their growth process. He monitors and evaluates each budding company and brainstorms with the team on structuring ways of improvement

Studied and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in accounting at MUBS. She has experience in office management, Book Keeping, and principles of management. She is passionate about the ethical standards of an office environment. She Values social interactions, communication skills, both verbally and written.  She has a methodical approach with excellent attention to detail and numeracy skills