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Our team


Our team and associates share a common vision to unlock development outcomes through insights. Our joint efforts, together with our partners, amplifies the reach and impact of our collective work.
Doubell Chamberlain
Founder and Managing Director

Doubell is the founder and managing director of Cenfri. He has extensi [...]
Mia Thom
Director of Insights

Mia has extensive experience in how to regulate for innovation and inn [...]
Hennie Bester
Programme Director

Hennie is an experienced public policy strategist working towards an i [...]
Christine Hougaard
Technical Director

Christine has been part of the Cenfri team since 2008. She has deep ex [...]
Barry Cooper
Technical Director

Barry has detailed knowledge in t [...]
Jeremy Gray
Technical Director

Jeremy is a Technical Director at Cenfri. H [...]
Louise de Villiers
Head of Operations

Louise specialises in survey methodology, questionnaire design and dat [...]
Masiiwa Rusare
Integrity Team Lead

Masiiwa manages research, policy and reg [...]
Fiacre Mushimire Niyigena
Digital Transformation Policy Lead

Fiacre has over 15 years’ experience in emerging technologies policy [...]
Antonia Esser
Senior Engagement Manager

Antonia, who has a keen interest and wide knowledge base in payments, [...]
Amina Khan
Engagement Manager

Drawing on her foundation as a Chartered Ac [...]
Sabelo Zwane
 Engagement Manager

Sabelo is a versatile legal professional wi [...]
Rose Tuyeni Peter
Partnerships Manager

Rose splits her time between partnership management, as part of the St [...]
Arlette Rwakazina
Rwanda Country & Partnership Lead

Arlette is the Rwanda Country Lead and the [...]
Karen Kühlcke
Strategy, Growth and Impact Manager

Karen focuses on the external environment and market intelligence and [...]
Albert van der Linden
Senior Engagement Manager

Albert leads the data competency at Cenfri, which aims to enable publi [...]
Edwin Byusa
Capacity Building Lead

Edwin has sixteen years experience in development with a focus on capa [...]
Cleria Dushime
Program Support Specialist

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Ntsako Ngobeni
Data Engineer

Ntsako, who joined Cenfri as a Data Engineer in January 2022, [...]
Marcellin Nyirishyaka
Data Strategy Manager

Marcellin joined Cenfri as Data Strategy Ma [...]
Nichola Beyers
Senior Associate

Nichola has been involved in a number of digital transformation projec [...]
Pieter Janse van Vuuren
Senior Associate

Pieter is an Associate in Cenfri’s data team. As part of the [...]
Vera Neugebauer
Senior Associate

Vera is a Senior Associate who focuses on holistic MSME and value chai [...]
Lezanne Anderson
Associate

Lezanne’s work at Cenfri is focused on advancing inclusive financial [...]
Sasha Lünsche
Associate

Sasha joined Cenfri in March 2021 as a re [...]
Olivia Rutayisire
Data Scientist

Olivia Rutayisire joined Cenfri as a Data S [...]
Jean Bosco Ntwari
Data Scientist

Jean Bosco is a data scientist with an inte [...]
Kinyanjui Mungai
Associate

Dr Kinyanjui Mungai is an Associate currently working in the Rwanda Ec [...]
Ross Holmes
Data Analyst

Ross joined us in October 2022 as a Data Analyst. He has a Masters in [...]
Liebe Burger
Senior Research Analyst

Liebe is a Senior Research Analyst in the Financial Integrity team. He [...]
Lebogang Mashego
Research Analyst

Prior to joining Cenfri as a Research Analy [...]
Simphiwe Sigauke
Research Analyst

Simphiwe is an admitted attorney. After pur [...]
Kane Troy Jules
Research Analyst

Kane's interest in policy advocacy, complem [...]
Natacha Umutoni
Communications Specialist

Natacha has more than ten years of experience in communications and ma [...]
Joshua Hill
Communication and Design Generalist

Josh joined the team as a Communication and Design Generalist at the s [...]
Tessa Kock
Operational Support Manager

Tessa has been part of the Cenfri team since 2009, fulfilling many dif [...]
Megan Gorridon
Human Resource Manager

Megan has been part of the Cenfri team since June 2019, as the Human R [...]
Linda Stanford
Finance Manager

As the Finance Manager, Linda supports Cenfri monitor and achieve the [...]
Siphosethu Patonisi
Assistant Accountant

Siphosethu is deploying the experience she [...]
Olivia Williams
Programme Coordinator

Olivia joined Cenfri in 2022 as part of the [...]
Helene Kabarere
Office Administrator, Cenfri Rwanda

Helene has more than 10 years’ experience in administration and fina [...]
Linet Claassen
Personal Assistant

Before joining Cenfri in 2013, Linet worked in public relations for se [...]
Amanda Schoeman
Personal Assistant

Amanda joined Cenfri in February 2016. She originally worked on the in [...]
Thirza Stevens
Personal Assistant

Thirza joined Cenfri in August 2018 as the personal assistant to the m [...]
Lemmy Manje

Lemmy is the Founding Partner and CEO of  [...]
Nigel Bowman

Nigel is a highly experienced actuary and insurance professional. Prio [...]
Iske van den Berg

Iske is a qualitative research specialist with 25 years’ experienc [...]
Wicus Coetzee

Wicus is an independent consultant who works closely with Cenfri and w [...]
John Symington

John is the owner and director of Compliance & Risk Resources (Pty [...]
Louis de Koker

Louis was a founding director and previous board member of Cenfri. He [...]
Anja Smith

Anja Smith joined Cenfri in 2008 as one of its founding staff members. [...]
Rochelle Jacobs

Rochelle has spent the past three years working as a behavioural pract [...]
Doubell Chamberlain
Founder and Managing Director

Doubell is the founder and managing director of Cenfri. He has extensi [...]
Mia Thom
Director of Insights

Mia has extensive experience in how to regulate for innovation and inn [...]
Raimund Snyders
Chair of Cenfri’s Board

Raimund is Chair of Cenfri’s Board. He is a Partner at Leapfrog Inve [...]
Louise Shaxson
Board member

Louise initially trained as an agricultural economist before embarking [...]
Olayinka David-West
Board member

Olayinka David-West is a Professor of Information Systems. She has ove [...]
Gavin Starks
Board member

Gavin helps solve complex, multidisciplinary, collective-action challe [...]
Professor Vivienne Lawack
Board member

Professor Vivienne Lawack is the Deputy Vic [...]
John Steytler

John is the Director of Economic Research at Bank of Namibia. He is a [...]
Maya Makanjee

Maya was the former CEO of FinMark Trust, and prior to that, Corporate [...]
Prega Ramsamy

Prega was the CEO of FinMark Trust and the second Executive Secre [...]
Louis de Koker

Louis was a founding director and previous board member of Cenfri. He [...]
Anne-Marie Chidzero
Former Chair

Anne-Marie was the original chair of the Cenfri Board. She is  [...]
Anja Smith

Anja Smith joined Cenfri in 2008 as one of its founding staff members. [...]
Hennie Bester
Programme Director

Hennie is an experienced public policy strategist working towards an i [...]
Shungu Chirunda
Board member

Shungu is a former Chair of Cenfri’s Board and former Chair of the B [...]
Bitange Ndemo
Board member

Bitange Ndemo is currently Kenya's Ambassador to Belgium and the Europ [...]
Meshach Aziakpono
Board member

Meshach is a non-executive board member of Cenfri and a professor of [...]
Sharron McPherson
Board member

Sharron is a non-executive board member of Cenfri and former Wall Stre [...]
Lesiba Mothata
Board member

Lesiba, ACMA CGMA, is the Head: Strategic Clients at Alexforbes Group [...]
Herman Singh
Board member

Herman is an innovative business thinker and a high impact player who [...]
Frik Landman
Former Chair

Frik is the former Chair of the Cenfri Board. In January 2005, he was [...]
Craig Churchill

Craig has over 20 years’ microfinance experience, in both developed [...]
Andrew le Roux

Andrew is a qualified actuary who spent 20 years at Old Mutual before [...]