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Our Team

We're committed to using ethical investments to build a sustainable future for Africa

The faces behind the platform.

Energise Africa is a collaboration between two leading online investing platforms, Ethex and Lendahand. A small, but dedicated, professional and diverse team, we comprise experts in the fields of business, banking, marketing, social enterprise and international development, to bring you the very best products and service.

Lisa Ashford

Chair Energise Africa and CEO Ethex

With over 20 years of experience in energy and environmental markets, Lisa is a leading voice in the positive investing and social enterprise sectors in the UK.

A regular media commentator and writer on her passion for ethical investment, Lisa has led the team at Energise Africa and our sister platform, Ethex to jointly raise over £100 million from investors to support projects that are making a positive difference.

Ray Coyle

CEO Energise Africa

Ray is an experienced technology entrepreneur, having led two technology platforms, and is and award-winning social entrepreneur, having been recognised by SEUK and by the Social Entrepreneur index as a leader in the field.

Ray is also a qualified lawyer and has advised numerous investors on social investments in the UK and beyond. Ray led the impact investing team at Osborne Clarke and spent time inhouse at investment firms working in developing economies and investing in renewable energy assets.

Daniël van Maanen

Director Energise Africa and CFO Lendahand

Making sure Lendahand’s numbers add up is Daniel. His background ranges from Portfolio Manager at APG Asset Management to CFO of Aircrete Europe, an international technology company in the construction sector.

Michael Flint

Senior Operations Manager, Energise Africa and Ethex

Michael has been working in the Financial Services industry since 2007.

At Energise Africa he manages the Operations Team and he makes sure investors have a positive experience when investing via our website. He’s also responsible for looking after our systems and processes, and ensuring the money raised makes it to where it needs to go to do good.

Rob Fielding

Digital Growth Manager Energise Africa and Ethex

Rob's role is to use data driven online insights to reach new audiences, ensuring that Energise Africa reaches people who want to have impact with their money.

He's an experienced digital marketer and has received several awards for his work on multiple, ambitious online projects.

Julie Dunn

Marketing Content Creator Energise Africa and Ethex

Julie has more than 15 years of marketing experience and forms part of the Energise Africa marketing team responsible for creating compelling content to help more people learn about the fantastic organisations that raise finance through Energise Africa.

Chris Butler

Finance Director, Energise Africa and Ethex

As FD, Chris looks after financial reporting and helps the team to plan for further growth and impact.

Chris brings over 30 years of experience to the role, as a former Director and Head of Research at the global equity firm Martin Currie, CFO of Casemate Publishers and advisor to Christian Aid.

Kritika Khemka

Senior Operations Manager, Energise Africa

Kritika has worked in financial services for 10+ years, in areas across Risk Management, Operations and Finance. At Energise Africa, she oversees day to day management of the Operations team.

Anshul Jindal

Head of Investments, Lendahand

Anshul has 17 years of experience in impact investments across emerging markets. He was previously at Oikocredit, responsAbility Investments, and Rabobank.

Matteo Gilardi

Investment Manager, Lendahand

Matteo has been working in Impact Investing for 2 years. He holds a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering with a Major in Finance.

Manan Modi

Investment Manager, Lendahand

Having lived in Mumbai, Singapore, Tbilisi and now in the Netherlands, Manan brings a diverse impact investing experience of 4+ years to the team. He holds a Master's in Management (Major in Finance) degree from NUS, Singapore and is also pursuing his CFA certification