Shashi Buluswar

Shashi Buluswar


Shashi Buluswar is the CEO of the Institute for Transformative Technologies, and the chief architect of the largest electrification and natural sanitation infrastructures in the world.


Noha El-Ghobashy


Noha leads ITT’s product development and deployment strategy, and engagement with the technology-for-development ecosystem.

Roger Sathre

Roger Sathre

Chief Scientist

As Chief Scientist at the Institute for Transformative Technologies, Roger is responsible for ensuring the scientific rigor of the technology pipeline.


Sanjay Khazanchi

Access to Electricity | Vice President

As Vice President at ITT, Sanjay brings in a decade of experience in the space of renewable energy and off-grid rural electrification.


Effeson Hailemichael

The Oxygen Hub | CEO

Effeson leads ITT’s oxygen infrastructure work and heads ITT’s oxygen infrastructure subsidiary.


Ruth Njuguna

The Oxygen Hub | Kenya

Ruth provides country support to ITT’s oxygen infrastructure work.


Chin Maru

The Oxygen Hub | Advisor

Chin is an advisor on ITT’s oxygen infrastructure work.


Joanne Ke Edelman

The Oxygen Hub | Project Manager

Joanne is the Project Manager for ITT’s oxygen infrastructure work.


Etse-Hiwot Girma

The Oxygen Hub | Strategy

Etse provides strategic support to ITT’s oxygen infrastructure work.


Elizabeth VanDerWoude

Finance and Operations | Lead

Elizabeth leads Finance and Operations at ITT as part of the Global Development Incubator team.


Ratana Ismail

Finance and Operations

Ratana supports Finance and Operations at ITT.


Denis Slootsky

Finance and Operations

Denis supports Finance and Operations at ITT as part of the Global Development Incubator team.


Loretta Tackie

Finance and Operations

Loretta supports Finance and Operations at ITT as part of the Global Development Incubator team.


Danielle Maxwell

Talent Management

Danielle leads Talent Management at ITT as part of the Global Development Incubator team.

Sai Madhavi (3)

Sai Madhavi

Access to Electricity & Water | Product Development

Madhavi works with the Product team on the engineering and operations of advanced technologies in groundwater extraction and access to electricity


Tareesh Thomas

Communications | Design Officer

As Communications Designs Officer for ITT, Tareesh is responsbile for developing all marketing and branding assets.

Maria Hancock

Maria Berenguer Hancock

International Executive

Maria is the Chair of the ITT Board of Directors and is an Asset Management Executive with a unique combination of Strong Analytics, Technology and Risk Management background.


Dr. Stefano Bertozzi

Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Over 30 years of public health experience. Led major initiatives with health ministries in DR Congo and Mexico. Former Director of HIV at the Gates Foundation.


Sandro Tuzzo

Director, Cities and Counties at City Innovate Inc

Sandro is a legal professional turned legal tech entrepreneurs - with a focus on bridging the gap between the legal professional and technology.


Andrew Stern

Founder and CEO, GDI

Andrew is the Founder and CEO of GDI where he shapes new opportunities for GDI to drive the global development sector forward and provides strategic guidance to select incubated initiatives.

Shashi Buluswar

Shashi Buluswar


Shashi Buluswar is the CEO of the Institute for Transformative Technologies and author of the groundbreaking study to identify the “The 50 most critical scientific & technological breakthroughs required for sustainable global development”


Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Executive Chairman Econet Global

Strive is a businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of the telecommunications company Econet Global.


Madji Sock

PartnerDalberg Advisors

Madji is a Partner in Dalberg’s Senegal office. She has more than 20 years of experience implementing and managing projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the United States.


Sam Thenya

Founder and Director of StrategyThe Nairobi Women's Hospital

Medical Doctor & Entrepreneur who founded many successful companies including The Nairobi Women’s Hospital Group, which has attracted 3 rounds of funding by globally acclaimed Private Equity Funds.


Nnamdi Agbim

CEOInterkel Networks

Nnamdi is the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Interkel Group and has taken the company from its humble beginnings over 3 decades ago to being one of the most diversified indigenous construction and engineering companies in Nigeria and sub Saharan Africa.


Dr. Bernard Olayo

Physician and Entrepreneur

Kenyan physician and public health specialist with more than 14 years experience in the Africa healthcare system. Founder of HEWA Health, a medical oxygen company.


Amod Kher

VP Ingersoll Rand

Leading COVID response at Ingersoll Rand, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ventilator components.


Robert HaucK

Former Chief Mechanical EngineerGE Healthcare

Over 30 years at GE Healthcare. Part of the current push by GE and Ford to crank up ventilator production in the US to 50,000 per week.


Dr. James Bolton

UV Expert

Internationally known expert and author in ultraviolet applications and President of Bolton Photosciences Inc., Canada.


Adnan Asdar Ali

Chief Executive OfficerMultinet Pakistan (Private) Limited
Mr. Adnan Asdar Ali serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited and previously served as its Acting Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ali is the Co-Founder of Multinet, a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Bhd. Mr. Ali has over 25 years of progressively diverse experience in the discipline of structural and forensic engineering, construction management, project management, liaison with local and international consultants, quality control and testing procedures for a wide range of construction and other engineering material.

Amos Winter

Ratan N. Tata Career Development Assistant ProfessorMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Amos Winter is the Ratan N. Tata Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He earned a BS from Tufts University (2003) and an MS (2005) and PhD (2011) from MIT, all in mechanical engineering. Prof. Winter’s research includes design for emerging markets and developing countries, assistive devices, irrigation systems, water purification, agricultural equipment, and subsea systems. He is the principal inventor of the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), an all-terrain wheelchair designed for developing countries that was a winner of a 2010 R&D 100 award, was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s top innovations in 2011, and won a 2015 Patents for Humanity Award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prof. Winter was the recipient of the 2010 Tufts University Young Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2012 ASME/Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, and was named one of the MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35) for 2013.

Anne Hansen

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care UnitBoston Children's Hospital
Dr. Anne Hansen is currently the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She also is an Affiliate with the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on improving care for seriously ill newborns with medical and surgical conditions as well as those in resource limited settings. In collaboration with the Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT) and Partners In Health (PIH), she is developing an inexpensive nonelectric infant warmer. In partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and PIH, she helped develop and implement a package of newborn medicine materials for Rwanda that was accepted as the national standard.

B. L. Ramakrishna

Emeritus ProfessorArizona State University

Dr. B. L. Ramakrishna is an emeritus professor at the Arizona State University (ASU). After a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, he joined the faculty at ASU in 1985. He worked as the Diane and Gary Tooker Professor at the Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU, and has served a member of the humanitarian engineering faculty until 2016. He was the director of ASU’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program (recognized by the US National Academy of Engineering) from 2009-2013, and was responsible for the integration of research, education and outreach in areas such as affordable energy, access to clean water, safe cyberspace and increased access to health services.


Daniel Fletcher

Associate Professor, BioengineeringUniversity of California, Berkeley

Dr. Dan Fletcher’s research focuses on the biophysics of cell movements and the cytoskeleton and development of biomedical devices. Recent work from his laboratory includes direct measurement of the actin networks that drive crawling motility, development of vesicle encapsulation technology for cellular reconstitution, and demonstration of fluorescence microscopy on a mobile phone.


Gary Andersen

Head, Ecology DepartmentLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Gary Andersen is currently a Senior Scientist and Head of the Ecology Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Saniya LeBlanc

Assistant ProfessorGeorge Washington University

Saniya LeBlanc is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at The George Washington University. Her research goals are to develop and improve energy conversion technologies with advanced materials and manufacturing techniques. She uses scalable manufacturing processes to integrate nanostructured materials into energy technologies like photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, and she develops techno-economic models for emerging energy technologies.


Shally Shanker

Mission Investing ManagerThe Schmidt Family Foundation

Shally Shanker is Manager of Mission Investing for The Schmidt Family Foundation. She is responsible for the Foundation’s portfolio of program-related investments (PRI) and mission related investments (MRI), and in that role works with a team of content experts to identify, structure and manage investments that are consistent with the Foundation’s mission and return profile. The portfolio seeks to create environmental and social impact in the areas of agriculture, food, water, waste reduction, energy, health, access to finance, and human rights.