About Us – Jasiri

About Jasiri

Jasiri is a programme of Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies that invests in, guides and supports entrepreneurs and early stage startups who benefit society by creating high impact businesses on the African continent.

“Businesses can and should be a force for the common good by offering their customers and clients great value for money, acting ethically, creating good employment opportunities, raising efficiency through innovation and thereby earning a profit while contributing to the welfare of others.” 
Allan Gray

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies’ Philosophy

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies believes that businesses can and should be a force for the common good. This was the dream of the late Mr. Gray who founded an investment management firm, Allan Gray Ltd, in 1973. Allan Gray Ltd takes a client-centric, long-term investment approach which has seen the company grow into one of the largest of its kind on the continent. Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies is convinced that the biggest challenge facing our continent is youth unemployment, and that focused support of entrepreneurship is the greatest driver for job creation and meaningful employment. To this end, Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies intends to pursue a long-term strategy of developing exceptional and responsible entrepreneurs in East Africa, starting with Jasiri.

Vision

Our vision is an empowered, prosperous, productively engaged African citizenry thriving in ethical societies with dignity and hope. 

Mission

We attack poverty by investing in, nurturing and empowering responsible entrepreneurs and leaders who benefit society by helping to accelerate meaningful employment creation while embodying the values and behaviours of ethical leadership

There are numerous initiatives across the ecosystem, some of which include:

Jasiri Rwanda Team

Our team is a collaborative and innovative group driven by excellence. We value open communication, accountability, and a growth mindset. Together, we strive to deliver outstanding results and make a positive impact.

CEO

Anthony Farr

Regional Director

Aline Kabanda

Program Lead

Isidore Iradukunda

Accountant

Linda Ingabire

Lead Recruiter

Amandine Kayizali

Marketing & Communications Manager

Sherry Uwase

Finance Manager

Steven Nkubito

Junior Software Developer

Florentine Dusabeyezu

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Nadine Nkulikiyinka

Systems Architect

Ruti Yannick

Mid Level Software Developer

Peace Alliance

Technical Support Officer

Patrick Nsengumuremyi

Business Analyst

Rafiki Murenzi

School Liaison Officer

Richard Bareke

CRM & Systems Admin

Noël Shumbusho

M&E Support

Ashley Akaliza

Office Administration Intern

Joe Ntwali

Jasiri Kenya Team

Our team is a collaborative and innovative group driven by excellence. We value open communication, accountability, and a growth mindset. Together, we strive to deliver outstanding results and make a positive impact.

Country Lead

Dr. Roselyn Marandu-Kareithi

Wavumbuzi Program Manager

Njoki Nancy Riguga

Marketing & Communications Officer

Wamuyu Martha

Data Scientist

Allan Kimaina

Administrative Officer

Mercy Naimutie

Wavumbuzi School Liaison

Isaac Maweu

Jasiri South Africa Team

Our team is a collaborative and innovative group driven by excellence. We value open communication, accountability, and a growth mindset. Together, we strive to deliver outstanding results and make a positive impact.

Head of Research

Phumlani Nkontwana

Head of Program Design

Katharina Scholtz

Executive Assistant

Sue Marx