MEET OUR TEAM
Martha D. Karimi
Co-Founder and Partner
Martha’s expertise is talent management, recruitment, employee relations and organizational development. Her experience spans across sectors and realities: From Fortune 500 firms and midsized companies to non-profits. Having worked in India, Tanzania and Kenya with colleagues from over 30 countries, she’s a multi-cultural leader. Martha holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Kenyatta University and a post-graduate diploma in human resources management from Welingkar, Mumbai. Her passion is building high-performing organizations by effectively aligning human capital strategies.
Co-Founder and Partner
Manuela has experience in the consulting, corporate and academic fields and initiated and led various community initiatives. After obtaining a M.Sc. Business Information Systems with majors in HR management and B2B marketing from Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany, she led AIESEC’s leadership development activities in East Africa for three years. Based in London, she co-ran edge’s global programs from 2011 to 2014, working with over 80 Start-Ups and Impact Businesses (including portfolio companies of Vox Capital, New Ventures, Halloran Philantropies, CIIE). In 2014 she returned to Nairobi to co-found edge Kenya. Her core drivers are improvement, fairness and participation.
Team East Africa
We are proud about our passionate experts, each bringing on board their unique energy, skills and experience to serve our clients. Together, we have helped transform organizations in four continents, coached and trained hundreds of managers and recruited over 300 professionals for key roles in growing organizations!
Passionate about people, Fabianna worked in the public and private sector after finishing her Bachelor in Human Resource Management. She chose edge because of her keen interest in working with growing organizations in helping them align their human capital needs to their business objectives and now supports social impact organizations in recruiting top talent.
Eric is a management consultant with 5 years’ experience in recruitment, operational leadership, HR management, and organizational development in large organizations and social enterprises. He loves learning & development and has extensive experience in the design, delivery, and enhancement of effective instructional programs.
He’s a member at IHRM and a co-founder at The Kijiji.
A self-starter excited about talent management and organizational development and a variety of interests, as his degree in Economics, Psychology and Sociology shows. Rey has worked with various youth-lead organizations and helped build effective teams, initiated community development projects and did some virtual consulting work in Sweden. He loves learning about new cultures and currently speaks 6 languages.
Improving the work environment is Sylvia’s passion. She spent 7 years in Employee Relations, Organizational Behaviour and Sales in Kenya across diverse industries including agriculture, exports, construction and interior design. She has voluntarily engaged in HIV/AIDS counselling for five years, an experience which shapes her worldview.
During her studies in Uganda, Kate got involved in Talent Development and Entrepreneurship. Before joining edge she spent two years in India, managing an agile workforce allocation system in a large IT-Consulting company. She is excited about enabling each employee to develop and contribute off their strengths.
Evelyn has 3 years’ experience in both HR and HR consulting. She is specialized in recruitment and talent acquisition. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Human Resource from St. Paul’s University and a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management from IHRM Kenya. In her free-time she loves listening to music, taking long walks and crafts.
Our Global Network
edge Kenya is part of a global movement, enabling us to serve our global clients better.
We share knowledge and experiences, discuss market needs and develop products jointly.
With nearly a decade of HR experience in Small and Growing Businesses in Latin America, Vanessa is uniquely placed to develop edge’s products. Vanessa is the founder of edge in Colombia.
Gustavo manages edge in Brazil – he contributes unique experience in Branding and Innovation Marketing. He recently concluded his PhD studies in Sao Paulo.
Dr. Graham Boyd
Based in London, Graham brings 20 years experience in Executive Coaching, Organizational Development and Innovation Management to edge. From South Africa, he is passionate about enabling business in Africa. He drives innovative human capital approaches like holacracy and peer-coaching through various ventures.
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