Anna-Marthe is a regional operations manager in Akvo’s Southeast Asia and Pacific (SEAP) hub where she sets up and oversees operational and financial processes. In addition, she manages projects and provides back-up to training activities if needed. Anna-Marthe initially joined the SEAP hub as part of the Young Expert Program for Water (YEP Water). Prior to this, Anna-Marthe was based in Akvo’s Amsterdam hub where she helped the partnership and development teams understand how partners are using Akvo tools, and provided technical consultancy support. Before joining Akvo, Anna-Marthe held an internship in marketing and communications at Rabobank.
Anna-Marthe has an MSc in Strategic Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. During the course of her studies, she has worked on research projects on the potential of social media within Dutch aid and development organisations and conducted field research in Kenya to develop a business plan for a secondary school for underprivileged girls in Kenya. She has also participated in Business Administration exchange programmes in Canada, Thailand, and Israel. Her master thesis was on the influence of social innovations on international joint venture success in different institutional contexts. Anna-Marthe operates from Akvo’s regional office in Singapore and spends a lot of time in Indonesia. Follow her @annamarthe.
Joy is a programme manager and technical advisor based in Akvo’s Southeast Asia and Pacific (SEAP) hub. His primary responsibilities include business development and managing Akvo programmes in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and providing software help and advising partners in the Asia Pacific region.
Joy works closely with the Akvo product team, providing insights into user stories and partner behaviour. He also helps train partners on Akvo products in the region. Joy is Akvo’s local open data and open source champion and liaison.
Joy joined Akvo from IBM India Software Labs, where he worked as a senior consultant. Prior to that, he spent four years at Sterling Commerce where he worked as a senior software developer. He has a bachelor of Technology, Electronics Engineering, from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
An avid motorcyclist, Joy has traveled across India on his motorcycle. He also enjoys bird watching and photography. Joy operates from Akvo’s regional office in Singapore and spends a lot of time in Vietnam. Follow him on Twitter @joycarpediem.
Frodo is based in Singapore. In recent years he helped to establish Akvo’s partnerships in South East Asia focusing on Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Frodo joined Akvo in 2012, with extensive experience in marketing, business development, public affairs and communications. He worked at ABN AMRO Bank for eight years in a range of roles. He was PR and marketing manager for Team ABN AMRO in the Volvo Ocean Race 2005 and 2006, and was a business manager in ABN AMRO’s global public affairs team, working on climate change and water themes. He incubated several ventures, focused on sport and mobility for ABN AMRO’s Incubator Innovation Programme. In 2010 he joined the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) as senior program manager, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, focused on Public Private Partnerships and developing “Water2020”, a strategic vision for the Dutch water sector. Frodo worked for six months at the Football for Water programme, on fundraising and partnership strategy.
Frodo now runs a water innovation consultancy called Crazy About Water. He has an MBA from Radboud University Nijmegen. His bachelors degree is in Marketing and Commercial Economics from Tilburg University, where he majored in sports marketing and management. In 2008 Frodo was nominated and selected as “Young Professional of the Year” in the Netherlands (Volkskrant). Follow Frodo on Twitter @frodo1977.