We currently have a full time staff of five employees with both local and international experience, as well as two full time volunteers. Here's a bit more about our leadership team:
Manon Lavaud - Head of Strategy
Prior to launching Musana Carts, Manon was a strategy analyst specialising in post war and crisis markets. She worked with companies in Africa and Middle East. She also worked for a microfinance NGO in New Delhi, India. She understood there, that the underprivileged have the solution, they just need the resources to leverage them, and this is exactly what she plans to do. Manon holds a Bachelor’s in Management and Finance from HEC Montréal and a Master’s of Social Entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School.
Nataliey Bitature - Head of Operations
She has previously founded 2 successful service businesses in Kampala, Tateru Properties & Handymen Uganda. Nataliey has extensive field and boardroom experience across East Africa, overseeing Real Estate Management, Telecommunications and Renewable Energy projects. She has an undergraduate dual honours degree in Business Management and Education from Keele University, UK and a Master’s of Social Entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School in San Francisco.
Keisuke Kubota - Head of Marketing
He has experience working in Tokyo, Japan as a systems engineer for an IT consulting firm and for the world renowned car manufacturer, Honda. Previously he worked as a manager of a study abroad program for Japanese youths, mentoring and guiding groups of students across Europe. He also has experience working as a customer service specialist for Apple Japan. Keisuke is originally from Osaka, Japan and holds and Bachelor’s in Sales and Marketing from Kwansei Gakuin University. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School.
Musana Team wants to prove and leverage the creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Youth in East Africa, whom with the right tools could empower themselves and shape the future of their city. The streets of the world would not be the same without the street vendors offering us the local delicacy with a human touch. Even though the future will be digital and the next products smart, the best food and human interactions are found in the streets, so let’s benefit age-old businesses with technology to ensure sustainability among local cultures.