HELENA RIESE HARSTAD
Chairman & Co-Founder
Helena Riese Harstad is the
Co-Founder and working Chairman
of Optimizer Foundation.
She leads the overall strategic direction of the foundation, including assessment of investment opportunities, and manages donor engagement.
Emily Durfee is the Investment Manager of Optimizer Foundation, to be based out of Nairobi, Kenya. She is responsible for identifying and evaluating potential East African investments, and managing and supporting the current portfolio.
Peter F Hinton
Peter provides advisory support to Optimizer Foundation, especially as regards sector views and insights on education and health, but also with general advice on impact and strategy. Peter is an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School.
Marcus provides advisory support
to Optimizer Foundation, specifically with regards to the East African markets. Marcus is
an Associate Partner at Dalberg Advisors, a strategy consulting firm, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Abdourahmane is an investment professional with more 7 years' experience in impact investing
and innovative financing in agriculture, global health and education. He provides advisory support to Optimizer Foundation, specifically with regards to financial returns analysis and investment pricing strategy.