Simprints exists to change the way the world fights poverty. This passion is what keeps us going, and the relentless commitment to this mission is what brings us together. We keep ourselves accountable to results and strive for excellence, not for our own benefit, but because we are working for equitable access to basic services for everyone.
We practice transparency and radical candour with each other, and are unafraid of speaking up when our ethical compass is challenged. We believe that action requires integrity, and integrity requires action, especially when it comes to supporting the rights of the people we serve.
We want to accomplish change in a way that hasn’t been done before, so we consistently need to grow out of our comfort zones. We ‘make it happen’ even when the path forward is bumpy or unclear. When something doesn’t work we get back up, learn from our mistakes, and keep innovating in service of our mission.
This journey is tough, but we have each other’s backs. Practicing care for ourselves and for our colleagues is important as we work hard to drive results. We remember to have fun and laugh together, including at ourselves sometimes! We remain humble about our small contribution to some big global issues, even while we are never humble about our ambition to drive change.
We treat every individual with the same compassion, empathy, and respect. We’re privileged to work with colleagues from all over the world and all kinds of professional backgrounds. Our best ideas can come from any corner of our diverse team. We celebrate each story in this journey - those of our colleagues, our partners and the people we serve.
Vice Chair of Save the Children US, and Vice Chair of Save the Children International. Debra is the Founder and Chairman of Fine Capital Partners, an investment firm fund founded in 2004 in New York City, and the Vice Chair of Save the Children. She has also served on multiple non-profit boards in leadership positions with a focus on governance, finance, audit and investment committees which focus on global humanitarian relief, education, and poverty alleviation. Additionally, she is a seed investor in social enterprises which focus on financial inclusion domestically and internationally. Debra holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from Yale University.
Currently, the Country Operation Lead at the Global Financing Facility - World Bank, Dr Amir, is the former Minister of Health of Ethiopia. Under his leadership, the Ethiopian health sector saw many significant successes, particularly in the area of maternal and child health and human resource development.
Dr Amir is regarded as one of the strongest healthcare influencers on the African continent, who has focused tirelessly on establishing a culture of transparency, performance management, and accountability across the Ministry of Health.
Former Senior Director of Eng, Google. Radhika has started and been responsible for several critical products at Google. Starting with leading the Ads team in 2000, Radhika went on to work on core websearch, and then founded Google Images, growing it over a period of 8 years to over 1B queries/day. She then went on to build Google Travel Search to help users with their travel planning needs. An alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, Radhika had worked at Google since its very early days and before that at some of the leading technology firms like Hewlett Packard Labs and Siemens.
Radhika currently focuses full-time on helping mission oriented startups scale and have large impact. She currently sits on the boards of Nexleaf Analytics, Simprints, as well as Educate! and advises several startup CEOs including Dost, TalkingPoints. She is also a technical advisor to CIFF (Children's Investment Fund Foundation), and a mentor with the Unreasonable Group and at the Mulago Foundation.
Raj Kumar is the Founding President and Editor-in-Chief at Devex, the media platform for the global development community. He is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
His work has led him to more than 50 countries, where he has had the honor to meet many of the aid workers and development professionals who make up the Devex community. He is the author of the book "The Business of Changing the World," a go-to primer on the ideas, people, and technology disrupting the aid industry.
Former partner of McKinsey & Company. As an independent consultant primarily in the not-for-profit sector, he has maintained a dual focus - on the one hand, developing sustainable solutions to developmental challenges in healthcare, education and inclusive development, and on the other, continuing to work with clients to help augment their leadership skills. Sankar is a director on the board of several companies. He was Pro Vice Chancellor at Ashoka University and continues to be an external advisor to McKinsey.
A Mensa member and a National Talent Scholar, Sankar holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad).
Ted is a world-renowned biometric, security and AI expert and the founder of BixeLab – providing testing, compliance and certification for identity and biometric solutions.
Ted co-authored the first book published on biometrics and data analysis, founded the Biometrics Institute, and has been involved with biometrics and authentication for over 25 years, both academically and commercially.
Over the years, Ted has played an important role in shaping the current-day biometrics and digital identity landscape. Some examples of his contributions include – the provision of the prototype for the world’s first fully operational SmartGate, advice to the UK Home Office on accuracy and testing, strategic and policy advice on biometrics and identity to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs, authoring reports for the World Bank and UN Counter-Terrorism Directorate (UN CTED) and the European Union.
Chief Implementation Officer and Principal at BAO Systems. Seasoned informatics professional specializing in resource-constrained contexts. DHIS 2 Senior Solutions Architect with extensive experience leading the deployment of DHIS 2 for various ministries of health and international NGOs.
Senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Recent research includes the development applications of ID systems and other applications of digital technology including payments, the economic development challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa and the special development challenges of resource-rich countries. Previously director of development policy at the World Bank, chief economist for the bank’s Africa region and staff director for the 1996 World Development Report “From Plan to Market".
Director, Disaster Management Strategy & Systems, World Vision International. Specialises in change management for humanitarian aid organisations and social enterprises, especially around the use of technology and building staff capacity. Focused on enabling individuals to have more control over and access to their data and wrestling with issues like consent, ethics, and rights.
Associate Professor of Global Health and Development, Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Specializes in reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH), digital health, and health systems. Member of the research advisory council for RMNCAH of the Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.
CTO, DAI Global Health. Specialises in information and communications technology for development (ICT4D). Serves as Board advisor for health technology startups THINKMD, ClickMedix, CodePartners, DataElevates, and Covelocity.Health .
SVP Engineering, Gigster. Chanda brings 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience leading engineering and product teams, with a strong focus on emerging trends and new technologies. Chanda has shaped her leadership experience working with diverse cross-functional teams in fail-fast startup environments, bringing a deep understanding of iterative SDLC processes.
Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Arm. Board member of Electronics Technology Network and the Centre for Global Equality. Founding Director of Iceni Mobile Ltd, Aptivate, and Heligon. Builder of industry-leading teams in technology and international development.
CEO, D-tree International. Public health professional experienced in leading system transformations through integration of digital technology into health systems in low- and middle-income countries, resulting in more equitable and accessible quality healthcare delivery. Recognized as an inspiring leader changing the face of global health innovation and is part of the World Health Organization's roster of experts in digital health.
Professor of Marketing at Judge Business School. Director of the Centre for India & Global Business. Specializes in International business, marketing, strategy and innovation. Co-author of the Economist Books bestseller, "Frugal Innovation: How to Do More with Less".
Senior VP of Finance at Salesforce. JL is responsible for the Finance & Strategy Business Partnering team globally, and provides financial and strategic guidance at Salesforce. JL has previously held several finance leadership roles at Hyperion Solutions, including Director of Finance in Sao Paulo and Senior Director, EMEA Finance
He also founded and ran a consulting company for 6 years, specializing in accounting, administrative and finance services
In addition to being on the Advisory Board at Simprints, JL sits on the boards of numerous Salesforce investments, and holds an MBA from the University of Sao Paulo.
Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh and Former Director of BRAC’s Health, Nutrition and Population Programme. Specialises in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health, and nutrition and health system strengthening.
Head of Social Impact at Yoti, Ltd. Founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS. A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, PopTech Fellow, Tech Awards Laureate, Ashoka Fellow, and internationally recognised for his technology-based work. Author of “The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator”.
W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information and a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Value, MIT. Author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology. Specialises in information and communication technologies and development. Previously, researcher at UC Berkeley and founding managing director of Microsoft Research India.
Venture Partner, Strategic Advisor, Stanford GSB (Stanford Seed). Laurie is an accomplished leader who enjoys helping entrepreneurs scale by identifying growth capital, developing strategy and implementing operational models. Prior experience working with entrepreneurs to hire, train, and manage diverse teams to achieve high performance.
Former Chief Commercial Officer of Crown Agents, and an expert at forging British-funded partnerships with African government leaders. Previously, COO of Iqarus and Shaw Trust, and CEO/President of UnitedHealth International.
Professor in Program Evaluation at Ecole nationale d’administration publique, Montreal, Canada. Seasoned evaluator and knowledge broker with an extensive experience collaborating with diverse not-for-profit organizations, foundations, and international aid agencies worldwide, Dr. Rey is specialized in global health (reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health, health system strengthening) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Social Innovation.
Director of the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy. Previously as director of marketing and communications at Omidyar Network, she led all external relations and thought leadership for the financial inclusion, property rights, and impact investing initiatives. Prior to that, she was a senior vice president at GMMB, where she worked with globally-focused nonprofit and corporate clients to promote inclusive economic growth, sustainable development, and global health, with a primary focus on the status of women and girls. Earlier, Donlan worked on programs designed to promote economic and political development and gender equity at the United Nations Development Program, United Nations Foundation, and National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
Co-founder and Managing Director, Scaling Health Innovations. Previously, Director of Policy and Partnerships at Last Mile Health. Passionate about disruptive innovations that make the world a better place.
Director, African Alliance of Digital Health Networks. In addition, currently serves as Project Director for ICT4Health. Previously held the post of Country Director for the ICT4SOML project, supporting the FMoH & FMCT of the Government of Nigeria to develop a Health ICT Framework for the country.
Andrew is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon), Professor in Global Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Co-Founder & CEO of Peek Vision Ltd and The Peek Vision Foundation. He has worked and undertaken research in over twenty countries including two years living in Kenya where he was leading a major eye disease study and the development and testing of the earliest versions of Peek’s smartphone-based eye health systems. Andrew has been listed as one of the world’s 30 most influential people in public health, has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles, is a TED Fellow, Rolex Laureate, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Ashoka Fellow and UBS Global Visionary.
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Managing Director at DRK Foundation. Rebecca practices Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a Senior Institute Associate at Harvard Business School she develops new strategies to deliver value based healthcare. Rebecca spearheads a global network connecting health professionals from 140+ countries with vital evidence and expertise.
Rebecca is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her medical training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Director, PATH. Leader in health informatics and health information systems for in low- and middle-income countries.
Director of Design at SMART Design. Shaped the vision and experience solutions for a diverse set of Fortune 500 brands including Nike, BMW Mini, and Pepsico. Work featured in over 50 publications and received prestigious accolades by The One Show, the UX Awards, BIMA, Cannes Lions, and the AIGA.
Vice President - Human Resources and Administration, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Specialises in streamlining processes for maximum efficiencies, developing a diverse workforce, and ensuring that individuals and teams are positioned for success by accessing resources needed to achieve and maintain peak performance. Extensive previous experience with Oxfam and Catholic Relief Services.
Simprints is one of three organisations selected to join the Innovations in Healthcare Innovator Network
Dr Alexandra Grigore, Chief Product Officer, is selected as a winner of the inaugural Elevate Prize
We have been selected by MIT Solve as a winner of the 2020 'Health Security and Pandemics' Challenge for "Biometrics for Vaccines Delivery".
As COVIDaction awardees, we will document and assess responsible data issues associated with the widespread use of biometrics in the response to COVID-19.
Simprints and SMART Design win the 2017 Core77 Design for Social Impact Award...
Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards honors the most innovative and...
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