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Let’s build a brighter future

Our people

 

We are an international organization, our people are our most valuable resource. We aim to have local presence in all the countries we build infrastructure for learning with local people on the ground.

Team
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Mette Alfstad Johansen

CEO

About

Mette is an experienced auditor and speaker. She has worked in EY for several years. The last couple of years she has been working in different roles such as CFO and Group Finance Director for different companies. Mette has been part of establishing Let’s Build Foundation.

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Andrew Benham

Head of Construction

About

Andrew is an experienced design and construction professional. He has worked as a project manager on humanitarian emergency and development programs, specializing in resilient infrastructure in complex settings. Andrew leads Let’s Build construction delivery and quality.

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Ruth Kawale

Country Representative Malawi

About

Ruth is an educationist and started her career as a Secondary School Teacher and as Desk Officer for Secondary Schools under the Ministry of Education. She is an Inclusive Education, Education in Emergencies, Safe Schools, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support and Social Development Expert with over 20 years’ experience.

 

Ruth has worked with Ministry of Education in different positions; Malawi Girl Guides Association as Executive Director, Save the Children International as Senior Inclusive Education Manager, Senior Manager for Education and Child Development (National Programmes), Senior Technical Advisor for Education and Child Development, National Education Cluster Coordinator and other positions.

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Tisaiwale Chimphamba

Construction Project Manager Malawi

About

Tisaiwale is an experienced Civil Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering. She has vast experience in managing construction and WASH related projects and programs. She has previously worked with the Save the Children Malawi where she was managing all construction works. She has also worked with the Government of Malawi civil service at the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development where she served on several technical positions focusing on water and sanitation.

Malawi Board of Directors
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Abishai W. Mphande

Chairman of the Board

About

Abishai is a Senior Lecturer at Lilongwe Technical College, with a Masters of Science Degree in Strategic Management. He served as a Malawi Diplomat in South Africa between 2013 and 2016. Before joining the government as a Secondary School Teacher in 2007, he worked in several positions ending up as a Marketing Operations Manager in Farmers World Group of Companies for almost 10 years.

He values greatly efficient and effective goal setting. Getting something right the first time.

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Matthias C. Magombo

Board member

About

Matt is a business strategist, and leader. Trained as an architect, he has led the design and execution of projects for the UN, USAID, The World Bank, KFW, JHPIEGO and so many more. These range from road works, solar powered irrigation systems, to building projects. He is a board member and shareholder for Kobe Group Limited, a Malawian startup.

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Mette Alfstad Johansen

Board member and Representative of Guarantor

About

Mette serves on the Malawi Board as Let’s Build Foundation representative as well as being Let’s Build Foundation CEO. In her role as representative for the guarantor, she leverages her years of experiences as an auditor.

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Jørgen Dahl

Founder and Chairman of the Board

About

Jørgen is a founder and business leader. Jørgen founded Sector Alarm back in 1995 which is one of Europe’s biggest alarm companies today. Jørgen is working as the CEO of Sector Alarm. Let’s Build Foundation is founded by Jørgens investment company.

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Tove Wang

Board member

About

Tove is a nurse, she has worked for Save the Children for 40 years. She led the first international global campaign, Rewrite the Future. This campaign improved education for 10 million children. Tove worked as the Secretary General in Save the Children Norway for 8 years and she received the King’s Merit Medal for her long and dedicated service in 2019.

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Amund Skarholt

Board member

About

Amund is a business leader, he has been the CEO for several known companies such as Tomra, Bravida and Securitas. Today he is the Chairman of the Board in Nokas, a Board member in Sector Alarm and many other companies. He has a broad experience in international operations and restructurings.

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