Office Staff

 GRAHAM BENTON   Founder & Managing Director   After living and working in rural Kenya for over four years, Graham was tired of smallholder farmers being taken advantage of. Founding LishaBora, he set out to disrupt the status quo, and break the barriers that exist between rural agriculture and prosperity. Graduating from Prescott College in 2010 launched him into a career of working as a sailing, SCUBA and marine science instructor in the Caribbean. It was there that he built his desire to have a richer impact and deeper meaning in the lives of his customers.

GRAHAM BENTON

Founder & Managing Director

After living and working in rural Kenya for over four years, Graham was tired of smallholder farmers being taken advantage of. Founding LishaBora, he set out to disrupt the status quo, and break the barriers that exist between rural agriculture and prosperity. Graduating from Prescott College in 2010 launched him into a career of working as a sailing, SCUBA and marine science instructor in the Caribbean. It was there that he built his desire to have a richer impact and deeper meaning in the lives of his customers.

 EMILY ACHIENG   Finance & Administration Director   Emily is a fully fledged accountant and finance professional who is passionate about championing social economic justice and development. She applies her skills and interests to connect the dots between finance and socio-economic empowerment for sustainability. She believes the world is interconnected, and that the solutions to current problems lie in finding these connections and putting them to good use. Outside of being a change-maker, Emily enjoys reading, exploring new places, cultures , decor and art.

EMILY ACHIENG

Finance & Administration Director

Emily is a fully fledged accountant and finance professional who is passionate about championing social economic justice and development. She applies her skills and interests to connect the dots between finance and socio-economic empowerment for sustainability. She believes the world is interconnected, and that the solutions to current problems lie in finding these connections and putting them to good use. Outside of being a change-maker, Emily enjoys reading, exploring new places, cultures , decor and art.

 DAVID LIPINSKI   Field Operations Director    With a background in the agriculture industry and experience working with farmers across Canada and the United States, David graduated with a BioSystems Engineering degree with a specialization in sustainability. Having a strong passion for agriculture systems and understanding the reasons why farmers across the world are trapped in poverty, David moved to Kenya to help launch and grow LishaBora to a company that addresses these systemic issues. 

DAVID LIPINSKI

Field Operations Director

With a background in the agriculture industry and experience working with farmers across Canada and the United States, David graduated with a BioSystems Engineering degree with a specialization in sustainability. Having a strong passion for agriculture systems and understanding the reasons why farmers across the world are trapped in poverty, David moved to Kenya to help launch and grow LishaBora to a company that addresses these systemic issues. 

 VALERIE WATHIONG'O   Customer Relations Manager   Valerie is an ambitious and compassionate person who builds strong relationships with LishaBora's customers to help them achieve their life goals. She holds a Bachelor's in development studies from Mount Kenya University and is experienced in managing complex projects to drive productivity improvement. She is passionate about helping others and is actively involved in community outreach programmes including capacity building and mentorship. She enjoys networking, socializing with friends and seeking out adventure in nature.

VALERIE WATHIONG'O

Customer Relations Manager

Valerie is an ambitious and compassionate person who builds strong relationships with LishaBora's customers to help them achieve their life goals. She holds a Bachelor's in development studies from Mount Kenya University and is experienced in managing complex projects to drive productivity improvement. She is passionate about helping others and is actively involved in community outreach programmes including capacity building and mentorship. She enjoys networking, socializing with friends and seeking out adventure in nature.

 ALEXANDRE L'HEUREUX   Business Technology Director   After working for 3 years in the construction and energy efficiency industries in Canada, Alexandre piloted programmes in West Africa to grow agribusiness MSMEs. As an engineering graduate, his passion is to use his technical and business skills to implement innovative technologies to drive change, fight poverty, and promote sustainability. At LishaBora, Alexandre is managing the design, development, and execution of our business management mobile application for dairy traders. Whether he is visiting farmers or hiking, Alexandre likes to use photography to tell stories.

ALEXANDRE L'HEUREUX

Business Technology Director

After working for 3 years in the construction and energy efficiency industries in Canada, Alexandre piloted programmes in West Africa to grow agribusiness MSMEs. As an engineering graduate, his passion is to use his technical and business skills to implement innovative technologies to drive change, fight poverty, and promote sustainability. At LishaBora, Alexandre is managing the design, development, and execution of our business management mobile application for dairy traders. Whether he is visiting farmers or hiking, Alexandre likes to use photography to tell stories.

 HERBERT KINOTI   Sales & Marketing Director   Herbert is a business administration graduate and seasoned Animal Health professional with over 10 years experience leading sales for local Kenyan companies such as Pwani Feeds and Bidco Africa. In addition to his role at LishaBora, he oversees field staff training, and ensures quality feed formulations that guarantee optimal performance and value. Herbert is also a Climate Smart Agriculture advocate having trained at the Netherlands Fellow Program and applies his skills to ensure sustainability of Kenya's rural farmers.

HERBERT KINOTI

Sales & Marketing Director

Herbert is a business administration graduate and seasoned Animal Health professional with over 10 years experience leading sales for local Kenyan companies such as Pwani Feeds and Bidco Africa. In addition to his role at LishaBora, he oversees field staff training, and ensures quality feed formulations that guarantee optimal performance and value. Herbert is also a Climate Smart Agriculture advocate having trained at the Netherlands Fellow Program and applies his skills to ensure sustainability of Kenya's rural farmers.

 ROYLICK MACHARIA   Trader Account Manager   Roy has a background in sales and marketing with 8 years of experience in  Business-to-Customer (B2C) sales in the communication industry in Kenya. He is a peoples person who is strongly committed to building new relationships while fostering better societal integration and upbuilding of low income communities. His interests include expanding his knowledge of new places, cultures and innovative solutions within social impact enterprises that address persistent and adaptive problems affecting our society.

ROYLICK MACHARIA

Trader Account Manager

Roy has a background in sales and marketing with 8 years of experience in  Business-to-Customer (B2C) sales in the communication industry in Kenya. He is a peoples person who is strongly committed to building new relationships while fostering better societal integration and upbuilding of low income communities. His interests include expanding his knowledge of new places, cultures and innovative solutions within social impact enterprises that address persistent and adaptive problems affecting our society.

 MONIKA KORCZEWSKI   Fundraising & Communications Director   Having graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and after working in Alberta's Energy Industry for 3 years, Monika decided to switch career paths and pursue her passion of helping others, empowering women and ensuring access to equitable opportunities for all. She is passionate about travelling the world, spending time in nature and telling stories through the art of photography. Working at LishaBora allows her to empowering people while ensuring a sustainable future for all.

MONIKA KORCZEWSKI

Fundraising & Communications Director

Having graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and after working in Alberta's Energy Industry for 3 years, Monika decided to switch career paths and pursue her passion of helping others, empowering women and ensuring access to equitable opportunities for all. She is passionate about travelling the world, spending time in nature and telling stories through the art of photography. Working at LishaBora allows her to empowering people while ensuring a sustainable future for all.

 SHAHIL THOMAS   Partnerships Director   Shahil brings over 10 years of diverse experience, including running his own business, management consulting and fundraising for social enterprises and economic development projects. Having a fascination for urban jungles and natural structures, he is equally comfortable talking about city resilience and the best restaurants in Nairobi while trekking up dormant volcanoes. At LishaBora, Shahil ensures business growth needs by seeking out the right resources and partnerships, while maintaining strong client relationships to develop long-term strategies.

SHAHIL THOMAS

Partnerships Director

Shahil brings over 10 years of diverse experience, including running his own business, management consulting and fundraising for social enterprises and economic development projects. Having a fascination for urban jungles and natural structures, he is equally comfortable talking about city resilience and the best restaurants in Nairobi while trekking up dormant volcanoes. At LishaBora, Shahil ensures business growth needs by seeking out the right resources and partnerships, while maintaining strong client relationships to develop long-term strategies.


Field Staff

 ABRAHAM CHEGE   Lead Sales Representative

ABRAHAM CHEGE

Lead Sales Representative

 DAVID GACHWE   Sales Representative

DAVID GACHWE

Sales Representative

 ERIK KANJA MURURU   Sales Representative

ERIK KANJA MURURU

Sales Representative

 MARTHA CHEGE   Duka Manager

MARTHA CHEGE

Duka Manager

 ESTER HANNA   Duka Manager

ESTER HANNA

Duka Manager

 ESTER WANJIKU NJUGUNA   Duka Manager

ESTER WANJIKU NJUGUNA

Duka Manager