• Our Management Team

    The Pharo Foundation is headquartered in London, with country offices in Addis Ababa, Hargeisa, Kigali, Nairobi and other towns near our programme areas.

  • Gulden Kazandag

    Gulden is the current CEO of The Pharo Foundation, having previously served as a founding trustee.

    Prior to her role at the Foundation, Gulden had been in investment banking for over two decades in New York and London, focussing on Emerging Markets.

    She holds a BS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Gulden is a visionary leader who takes a participative approach aimed at empowering individuals and teams.

    She is an avid kite boarder and traveller.

  • United Kingdom


    Gulden Kazandag

  • Ethiopia

    Addis Ababa

    Ermias Habte
    Country Representative

    Pharo Ventures Ethiopia

    Bethel Tsegaye
    Head of Pharo Ventures Ethiopia

  • Kenya


    Faith Mbutu
    Director of Human Resources

    Pharo Ventures Kenya 

    Sarah Buyaki
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Pharo Ventures

  • Rwanda


    Christian Muhawenimana
    Head of Education

    John Waweru
    Finance and Administration Manager

  • Somaliland


    Mohamed Muse Elmi
    Country Representative

    Pharo Ventures Somaliland

    Khalil Ali
    Pharo Ventures Manager, Somaliland