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Martha leads our Recruitment, Senior Leadership Transition and Career Coaching departments. She is a passionate innovator, with a keen interest in maximizing individuals’ potential and building high-performing organizations. Martha brings to edge vast experience in talent management and organization development from diverse sectors and realities: From Fortune 500 firms and midsized companies to non-profits. Having worked and lived in India, Tanzania and Kenya with colleagues from over 30 countries, she’s a multi-cultural leader. Martha is also an avid advocate of living happy, meaningful and balanced careers, a spirit she strives to live through a dedicated practice to boxing, yoga, Vipassana meditation and various forms of art such as photography and pottery.
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 a global talent development program from 2011, working with over 80 Start-Ups and Social Businesses, partnering with various Impact Funds. In 2014 Manuela returned to Nairobi to co-found edge in Kenya. Her core drivers are improvement, fairness and participation.