Meet the Management Partners

Matt Ramirez, Malawi Ministry of Health - Community Health

Matt has supported health-related issues in Malawi since 2011 when he worked with Grassroots Soccer on HIV/AIDS education, sensitization, and testing programs. In 2012 he co-founded Teen Support Line, a program supporting adolescents living with HIV through a free phone hotline service that is now available to thousands of teens throughout Malawi. In May 2016 Matt graduated from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service with a Master’s degree in Global Human Development and was the recipient of the Lancaster Award for Student Leadership. Matt’s other international work includes a Kiva Fellowship where he worked with microfinance institutions in Uganda, and developing social impact evaluation for SME-focused investments in Peru with Grassroots Business Fund. Prior to this, Matt spent 5 years at PepsiCo in roles in finance, strategy, and marketing. Matt has professional proficiency in Spanish and is conversational in Chichewa (Malawi). His interests include soccer, romcoms (romantic comedies), and corny “dad” jokes. 

Read our interview with Matt to learn more.

Kiribakka Tendo, Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Tendo has over five years of experience in investment banking and recently completed his MBA at the R. H. Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland. He has work experience in eight African countries, the United Kingdom, and was a Retail Leadership Development Program intern at Amazon’s head office in Seattle over the summer of 2015. Tendo was instrumental in the design and deployment of the P&L attribution system across Barclays offices across Africa. Tendo is a self-taught computer programmer and graphic designer. He plays the guitar, piano, and the recorder. He enjoys hiking, photography, playing basketball and swimming.

Read our interview with Tendo to learn more. 

Nidhi Singh, Malawi Ministry of Health - EPI

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Nidhi has over five years of experience within the healthcare sector, she holds a Master's degree in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy from SDA Bocconi Milan, Italy. Her previous experience encompasses roles in change management, business development and relationship management within the health insurance and financing sector in Nigeria. In 2007, she founded a company that facilitated end to end medical and travel logistics for patients seeking medical care off the shores of Nigeria. Nidhi was recently engaged as a research assistant in Karolinska Institutet Stockholm Sweden, where she supported qualitative health management research to explore the outcomes and cost components of value based healthcare, and today she continues to follow trends in this area. She is conversational in Hindi, Igbo, and Swedish, is an art enthusiast, and is self-taught in the water based medium.