New OSC Team Member: Heath Arensen


(Michael Downey) #1

The OSC Governance Advisory Board is excited to announce a new staff member on board! @harensen will be filling the previously-vacant existing staff role in the OSC Governance Plan, and brings a wealth of experience we believe will be highly useful to all of our partners, member projects, and clients.

Some additional information about his background:

Heath is a global nomad with an itch for entrepreneurship, having spent the past 15+ years founding and scaling tech-driven startups in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He thrives at the intersection of technology and social good with experience in founding startups, in impact investing, and in product incubation.

Heath remains an active mentor both the Middle East and African technology startup scenes. In his most recent role with Nairobi’s iHub tech hub, Heath oversaw the launch of an internal software consulting unit and talent development platform. Prior to iHub, Heath led the East Africa portfolio for impact investment firm Invested Development. Heath founded and ran Tanasuk Technologies for more than ten years, a software consulting firm and startup incubator with offices in Amman, Jordan and Nairobi, Kenya.

Heath holds an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and an MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University. Understanding the unique challenges of building and managing digital projects in emerging markets, Heath brings diverse expertise in business strategy and technology expertise.

Welcome, Heath!


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