Managing Director, Uganda
Yvonne, who heads UpEnergy’s operations in Uganda, has experience managing and advising for-profit and non-profit social enterprises in Africa and Europe. Prior to UpEnergy, she managed Sustainable Health Enterprises, a Rwandan social enterprise making and selling affordable sanitary pads. Yvonne has also managed the operations and finances of CMAP, a participatory development NGO in Nigeria, played a role in the creation of, and initial pipeline development for, Yunus Social Business’ incubator in Tunisia, and co-founded Next Generation Lab, an accelerator for family businesses and SMEs in South Africa. She holds degrees in international business, law, and public policy. In her free time, you can find Yvonne swimming, diving, practicing yoga, and taking in as much live music as she possibly can.