Noha El-Ghobashy


Before becoming CEO, Noha led ITT’s product development, deployment strategy, and engagement with the technology-for-development ecosystem.

Shashi Buluswar

Shashi Buluswar

Founder & Co-CEO

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

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.


Ratana Ismail

Finance and Operations

Ratana supports Finance and Operations at ITT.


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.


Shreenal Ruparelia

The Oxygen Hub | CEO

Shreenal is currently the CEO of Oxygen Hub. Most recently, she held several senior positions at Jumia, Africa’s largest e-commerce business listed on the NYSE. Prior to Jumia she co-founded a digital marketing startup for SMEs, led a family-owned business, and drove the East Africa coffee and dairy strategyat TechnoServe.

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Herma Gebru

The Oxygen Hub | Strategy & Biz Dev Lead

Herma manages strategy and business development across markets for ITT’s oxygen infrastructure work.


Etse-Hiwot Girma

The Oxygen Hub | East Africa Regional Manager

Etse provides country support to ITT’s oxygen infrastructure work in Ethiopia


Ijeoma Anyigbo

The Oxygen Hub | Nigeria

Ijeoma provides country support to ITT’s oxygen infrastructure work in Nigeria


Kalkidan Tsegaye

The Oxygen Hub | Ethiopia Country Manager

Kalkidan is a highly skilled and accomplished professional with over 5 years of diverse experience in the healthcare and technology industries, with a specific focus on women’s health.


Olatunji Ayimora

The Oxygen Hub | Maintenance Lead

Olatunji comes with two decades of experience in production and maintenance operation management.


Karuna Dookan

The Oxygen Hub | Administrative Coordinator

Ms Karuna Dookhan is the Administrative Coordinator at Oxygen Hub Ltd.


Dr. Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq

The Oxygen Hub | Senior Advisor

Muntaqa is a senior adviser to Oxygen Hub. He has over 15 years of impact investment, policy and consulting experience in the healthcare sector.


Ursula Wynhoven

ITT Board of Directors

Ursula Wynhoven is an international lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. She works at the intersection of technology and sustainable development as the ITU’s Representative to the United Nations in New York.


Tawana Muchatuta

ITT Board of Directors

Tawana is a Founder and Managing Partner of Africa Growth LLC, where he applies experiences in FMCG, Fintech, Renewable Energy and Management Consulting to guide portfolio companies to grow and transform at scale, leveraging his expertise in Finance, Chemical Engineering and Agile/Waterfall Methodologies.

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Karen Pak Oppenheimer

ITT Board of Directors

Karen is a strategy and operations adviser for philanthropic, social enterprise and nonprofit organizations, currently focusing on climate action and the COVID-19 pandemic response. She has experience in private, public and non-profit sectors and is currently an angel investor in social enterprises in emerging markets and serves on multiple nonprofit organization boards.


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.


Dr. Stefano Bertozzi

Dean EmeritusUC 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.


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.


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.

Mark Gumz

Mark Gumz

Executive MentorExCo Group

Former CEO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas. At the ExCo Group, he has worked with Fortune 100 C-suite executives in the financial services, data science, transportation, technology, insurance, private equity, professional services, and energy sectors. Gumz began his career with GE and held management positions with the Marubeni America Corporation and Sankyo Seiki Co. He also ran his own international trading company for 15 years. In addition to his work at the ExCo Group, Gumz has served on the executive committee and as vice chair of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from The Ohio State University.


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.

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.


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.