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About Us

ABOUT US

Meet Our Team

BURN is an eclectic group of designers,  builders,  and visionaries who are committed to making  stoves that can transform lives and save forests. Our goal is not just to provide clean burning wood and charcoal stoves but to provide a range of super fuel efficient stoves for the 2 billion people who will inhabit sub Saharan Africa by 2050. Read below to find out a bit more about the members of the team.

 

 

Peter-Scott-BURN-Jikokoa

Peter is considered one of the world’s leading experts in cookstove commercialization. He has trained producers in over 20 countries to set up for-profit stove businesses and was chosen as a Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine in 2010.

Peter Scott

CEO
Boston (1)

Boston is a co-founder of BURN. His role has ranged from business strategy to managing the jikokoa development and factory launches. Before BURN, he was a consultant for biomass energy and international development.

Boston Nyer

Chief Innovation Officer
Chris A 2

Chris is a diehard social entrepreneur who lives to blend commerce and social responsibility. Prior to Burn he founded the Base Project, a social enterprise in the fashion industry that worked with artisans in Africa to sell their fashion products on the contemporary, global, fashion market.

Christopher Akin

VP Sales
Ahmad Essam Allawy – CTO, BURN Manufacturing

Ahmad has deep experience in mechanical engineering, project management, sheet metal manufacturing, and home appliances industries. Throughout his career, he led many successful launches of home appliance products, from scratch to end-product. He is passionate about saving the environment and supporting humanitarian causes that’s why he is really excited about working on BURN’s live-saving stoves.

Ahmad Essam Allawy

Chief Technical Officer
Leif

Leif specializes in building finance departments. As CFO for Lidl Norway, he took the company from startup to 1,000 employees with a turnover of US$350 million. Leif also has many years of experience in IT, HR and renewable energy. Leif Chr. has a masters degree from the University of Mannheim, Germany

Leif Christian Haerum

Chief Finance Officer
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Since joining BURN in 2013, Chris has led the building and management of several BURN departments, including Market Research, After Sales Service, Regional sales offices, and Marketing. He also began BURN’s DRC and Somali-Region operations. Responsible for BURN’s expansion strategy and the development and management of new markets across 6 countries.

Chris Mckinney

VP Expansion
Winnie

Winnie joins BURN as a Marketing Manager- East Africa. With over 15 years of experience in managing brands in the FMCG, Real Estate, Insurance, and Financial Services industries, she brings in a wealth of experience on marketing strategy formulation, products distribution, sales strategy, and customer experience & relationship management.

Winfred Ndung'u

Marketing Manager
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Hellen has vast experience in research and heads a team of youthful and energetic researchers at BURN.

Hellen Mundia

Market Research Manager
Rakam Kamar  Supply Chain Manager Jikokoa

Rakam joins Burn manufacturing with a wealth of experience in operations and end to end Supply Chain in a broad range of industry segments including consumer goods, manufacturing, health, retail, e-Commerce, and wholesale distribution. He has managed various projects for cost reduction, process improvement, systems automation, and supplier partnerships development to turn around the supply chain.

Rakam Kamar

Supply Chain Manager
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Dave Burton joins BURN as the Head of Operations. His main role will be to oversee company operations, ensuring all projects are completed on time and on-budget, and communicating with all stakeholders on the most effective way to complete projects.

Dave Burton

Head of Operations
Leif

Leif specializes in building finance departments. As CFO for Lidl Norway, he took the company from startup to 1,000 employees with a turnover of US$350 million. Leif also has many years of experience in IT, HR and renewable energy. Leif Chr. has a masters degree from the University of Mannheim, Germany

Leif Christian Haerum

Chief Finance Officer
Judy Mwavali 2

Judy is a qualified CPA(K) and has a degree in Business. She is always keen for a new challenge.

Judy Mwavali

Senior Financing Officer
Liz fin 2

Elizabeth holds a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies

Elizabeth Nyaga

Accountant
Purity 2

Purity Ndereba

Senior Sales Representative
Kelvin 3

Kelvin Wambugu

Client Account Manager

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Hellen has vast experience in research and heads a team of youthful and energetic researchers at BURN.

Hellen Mundia

Market Research Manager
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Boston is a co-founder of BURN. His role has ranged from business strategy to managing the jikokoa development and factory launches. Before BURN, he was a consultant for biomass energy and international development.

Boston Nyer

Chief Operating Officer, Kenya
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An engineering graduate, Benson previously oversaw design and process improvements in a leading fabrication firm.

Benson Kuria

Materials Controller
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Engineering - getting his hands greasy, while working with machinery - is more than just a job for Sam. It's what he loves.

Sam Mwangi

Manufacturing and Maintenance Technician
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With a degree in Design and Manufacturing, Allan Joe also has vast experience in maintenance and projects management. He's passionate about green energy.

Allan Joe Mureithi

Engineering and Production Manager

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Ephantus enjoys the challenge of applying scientific methods in solving day to day problems.

Ephantus Munene

Process Engineer
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Paul, a Chemical Engineer with 4 years experience working in social enterprise, believes in applying local solutions to solving local problems.

Paul Muthui

Quality Manager
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An energetic maker and adventurer from Olin College of Engineering, Ben loves to create ecologically and socially meaningful technologies.

Ben Chapman

Mechanical Design Engineer
Jon_1

Jon is a mechanical engineer who specializes in production and tooling development.

Jon Alger

Mechanical Engineer
Nino_1

After working for 2 years designing gasifiers, rocket stoves, and charcoal stoves in the US, Nino is now designing stoves and providing factory support in Kenya.

Nino Figliola

Mechanical Design Engineer

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Boston is a co-founder of BURN. His role has ranged from business strategy to managing the jikokoa development and factory launches. Before BURN, he was a consultant for biomass energy and international development.

Boston Nyer

Chief Operating Officer, Kenya
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