Walter Minja is a Tanzanian who grew up in Dar es Salaam where he acquired his early education. Mr. Minja received his first degree, a B.S. in Computer Science from Mysore University in India. He returned home after finishing his degree and began his professional career working at Tansoft System and General Tyre (T). In 2001, Mr. Minja joined Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) where he worked on bringing technology to rural areas within the country. After spending four years on ICT for rural development projects, he moved to the US for further studies and opportunities. Mr. Minja continues with his passion of giving back to his country; in 2010 he joined Powering Potential. He brings valuable cultural, government and technical knowledge to the team.
Mteule Amon Nkomo
Growing up in Tanzania, Nkomo joined Powering Potential in 2015 as an advisor. His experience in grants, contracts and budget management, administration and general coordination, and also donor-funded programs in Tanzania will add a substantial value to Powering Potential in the area of ICT for rural development in Tanzania. Nkomo managed Deloitte/USAID funded capacity building program focusing on Improving Leadership and Management Capacity of Local Government Authorities in Tanzania (2012-2015). He also managed a US$46m USAID funded TUNAJALI HIV Care, Treatment and PMTCT program implemented by Deloitte in partnership with Family Health International (FHI) and Emerging Markets Group (EMG) (2007-2012). Nkomo is currently pursuing an MBA program at Lincoln University in California.
Steve Wasira, Jr.
Steve Wasira, Jr. is a Business Development Manager for Sithe Global Power, an infrastructure development company engaged in projects around the world. Steve focuses on new business development in Africa where he is responsible for exploration research, analysis, and due diligence. Steve is also an active member of AngelAfrica (www.angelafrica.org), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote entrepreneurship and private sector as a way for sustainable economic development in Africa. Steve is a native of Tanzania and a graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BS degree in Information Management Systems.
Scott Morgan completed his MPA in International Non-Profit Policy and Management at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service and currently serves a Deputy Executive Director for TAG (Treatment Action Group). He had a long career in the corporate sector managing domestic and global outsourcing and services contracts. He worked at NPower NY where he used his technical and operations management background to provide consulting services to non-profits throughout New York City. Scott has worked in Tanzania teaching and creating HIV prevention programs.
Denis Petrov brings over 25 years of technology experience. He has worked at Human Rights Watch, Public Interest Law Initiative and NPower New York. He currently serves as a Senior Software Engineer at LearnVest, Inc. In his spare time Denis plays piano and electronic tabla, runs races in Central Park and pursues his lifelong interests in electronics, renewable energy, and analog audio.
Surya Ganguly is the Senior Director at The Asia Foundation, a 60 yr old nonprofit that promotes peace, prosperity and a just and open society. Surya has worked as an international eRider, consulted for nonprofits, NGOs and the U.S. Government, leading technology strategy, training and project management. Surya holds MCSD and CISSP certifications and attended Whitman College for a B.A. in Mathematics, and received his J.D. from NYU in 2009.
Anand Sethupathy is an avid supporter of the Powering Potential organization. He is an experienced technology manager and has been working in the space for more than a decade. He currently serves as Executive Director in JPMorgan Chase's technology organization heading up the CAO Social Good Programs group. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Anand worked as a Senior Manager at NPower where he was responsible for getting effective technology into the hands of Nonprofit organizations. Anand's prior experience also includes a technology company that he founded and ran for more than three years. Anand holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and attended NYU for his Bachelors degree.