The beginning of 2012 brings many new faces to EGG-energy! Jodie Wu and myself arrived early January. Jodie was like some of EGG cofounders an MIT student. An Echoing Green fellow (www.echoinggreen.org/fellows/jodie-wu), she is the co-founder and current CEO of Global Cycle Solutions (lien vers http://gcstz.com/), a company created 3 years ago in Arusha (North of Tanzania). She will be working this year as consultant for sales & marketing at EGG-energy.
In addition to Jodie and me, two new employees were hired a few weeks ago to help us with corporate support activities in Dar es Salaam:
Sophia Nyoni, office assistant:
Sophia started to work for EGG-energy 3 weeks ago. After discovering our activities and visiting our stations in Mbagala and Chanika, she is now responsible for gathering, archiving and classifying operational data, translating internal and external documents, conducting surveys on the field and running errands. Welcome Sophia!
Sophia is a 23 years old Tanzanian. After finishing her advanced level studies in Loyola secondary school, she worked as a data collector in a faith based organisation known as Catholic Relief Services (helping the most vulnerable children in orphans). After this first experience, she was hired as a field officer in Global Fund “PACT” organisation (also working to improve children’s lives). Before joining EGG-energy, Sophia was working as a research assistant in an organisation called “AMEND”, which is responsible for road traffic and injuries.
Herry Nasser, Office Manager and Accounts Assistant:
Herry started to work with EGG-energy at the beginning of February. He is in charge of payroll and manages our company’s relationships with local institutions regarding staff and administrative issues. More specifically, he is responsible for all human resources related issues. He will also assist with company accounting and purchasing. Welcome Herry!
Herry, 28 years old, was born in Tanzania and has lived in many Southern African countries. He first went to high school in Zimbabwe and then to college in South Africa. After getting a diploma in sales and marketing and a diploma in Information Technology in Cape Town, South Africa, Herry got his first job in a travel agency in Cape Town as a Sales and Marketing officer. Then he came back to live in Dar Es Salaam and worked more than 5 years for a Health insurance company, first as a corporate relationship officer and then as an office manager. Just before EGG-energy, Herry spent a few months in England which he enjoyed discovering.
When none of us is out in the field, there are now 8 persons in the office. It was time to move to a larger company space, which we are scheduled to do very soon.
EGG-energy head quarter team:
Jamie Yang (CEO), Solomon Faraji (COO), Samson Msami (Subscription Manager), Sophia & Herry, Jodie Wu (Consultant Sales & Marketing), 2 fellows: Anne Raymond and myself.
My next post will certainly be written from the new office and we look forward to hosting you there!