The Srategy & Operations Team works with the leadership team members to drive growth and scaling of our initiatives.
Sam is an enthusiast of both social and technological innovation. He believes that organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, can change the world by driving both kinds of innovation. He is therefore helping organizations to do so through what he knows best - strategy. As head of the global strategy & operations team at SDSN-Youth, he is part of shaping SDSN-Youth into a global impact powerhouse. Sam is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the Founder of Brain House, Kenya, a behavior change strategy consulting firm serving these teams: marketing, communications, software product development, and human capital. He has a rich for-profit background having served in law, marketing, campaign management, business development, and strategy consulting. In 2018, Sam was part of the leadership of the Huduma Halisi National Honest Public Service Campaign which was driven by Kenya's Ministry of Public Service in partnership with UN Economic Commission for Africa. In 2017, he was one of the youngest political candidates in Kenya's general election when he vied to be a Member of the County Assembly of Nairobi. He believes that young people have to assert themselves, in calculated ways, to make meaningful impact in the world; this is the mindset he has carried into his role at SDSN-Y.
Helen is the person who is really enthusiastic to Sustainable Development, Finance, Marketing, and Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry. As the passionate and self driven individual with a wide vision to improve the local business and sustainability action, she's actively got involved in several pro-bono multinational and local organizations in the field of Business Consulting, Education, and Investment, since 2019. As an active learners, she has been working in several national and multinational companies with a multi-industry background, such as FMCG, media and people development, banking, and capital market. During the college year, she's been actively teaching students in the Statistics, Business Management, and Business Mathematics subjects. In order to give back to the society, she is also really excited to share her experiences and give mentorship for freshmen students. She is currently pursuing her final year in the undergraduate study of Finance and Banking, which will be graduated by the end of 2021. She is also really excited to open for any network connections or projects.