Our people

Martin Sprott 

Director

Martin studied law and international political economy, both at the London School of Economics

He built the Africa practice of A.T. Kearney, advising organizations across the continent in telecoms, energy, mining and manufacturing.

He has worked as a commodity trader, a strategy consultant and has been managing director of an electronics company.

Martin has worked with large companies, government agencies and multilateral organizations across Europe, Africa and Asia to create new businesses, to restructure operations, to become more sustainable and to serve people better.

He is a non-resident fellow of the Global Public Policy Institute

Chelsea Paull 

Director

Chelsea studied sociology at the University of Johannesburg, sustainable development at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and human development and food security at University Roma Tre, Rome.

Her focus is on agricultural and sustainable social development initiatives. She has supported numerous projects for groups including the World Food Programme, the Carbon Advisory Service and Food & Trees for Africa. 

Chelsea has particular interest and expertise in project development that supports rural communities, benefiting smaller players in value chains to improve overall food security.

Jenny Scharrer

Non-executive director

Jenny studied law at the Sorbonne in Paris, the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels and at the Freie Universität in Berlin. She holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.

She has worked for McKinsey, Oxfam Hong Kong and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. She is currently Head of Division, Financial Sector Development at the KfW development bank and specialised in African agricultural finance.

Jenny is a fellow of the Global Public Policy Institute.

Florian Willfort 

Director

Florian studied engineering at the Technical University in Graz and postgraduate Industrial Engineering at the ETH University Zurich.

He worked for twenty three years at Nestle on international assignments. First 8 years in production operations improvement, then 4 years leading Nestle's ice cream businesses in Panama and Dominican Republic, then 7 years in corporate strategic innovation management, 2 years leading a product development team at the food technology centre, and finally 2 years leading the Southern Africa Innovation Management team.

Florian has a passion for value chain structuring and optimization around smaller players for maximum combined development and environmental impact.

Beatrice Dalloli 

Associate

Beatrice studied international economics and finance at Bocconi University in Milan, public policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and International Project Finance at Georgetown University. 

She has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. 

While at Bocconi she led a collaboration with the city of Milan to design an assembly to help foreign communities integrate better into institutional dialogues.

Beatrice is a rather good skier

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Kudzai Chiviya 

Associate

Kudzai holds an Honours degree in Econometrics and a Masters in Local Economic development from the University of Johannesburg.

He has an entrepreneurial background having been involved in the formation of a number of business ventures and starting his own logistics business. He has experience in business development in the automotive industry working for CNH Industrial South Africa.

Kudzai has a keen interest in business and economic development.  

Anissa Davel 

Food scientist

Anissa studied BSc chemistry at Stellenbosch University. While studying she worked at Klein River Cheese setting up systems to monitor final product quality and consistency over time and took part in audit preparation.

At Scaled Impact she has established supply chains, production methods and certification systems to integrate smallholder farmers into large scale value chains.

She has a particular interest in sustainable food production and innovative product development related to sensory science. 

Pietro Musili 

Associated Director

Pietro has over 10 years’ experience in policy and journalism in Africa.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Ethnology and social Anthropology from the university of Rome La Sapienza and a master’s degree in social anthropology from the EHESS in Paris.

He started his career as a political and business journalist specialised in African affairs. He covered the Arab spring in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. He subsequently specialised in lusophone and francophone countries in Africa.

He has also worked as an independent consultant advising companies operating in African markets to optimize their decision making and mitigate risk.

Our fellows

Scaled Impact has a group of fellows with whom we work, whose advice we value and who are generally great people
We run a fellowship programme once a year with a small number of research topics linked to our main business activities
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Kim Sanssoucie 

Fellow

Kim has fifteen years' experience, particularly in the visual arts and creative design sector.

She holds an undergraduate degree in Media & Communications, Drama and Performance from the University of KwaZulu Natal and an MBA from the Gordon School of Business and Bocconi

She started her career in theatre production and performance management. She led a scaling up programme, enabling access to creative markets at Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), was New Business Director at Assemblage Visual Arts and is a non-executive director of Creative co-LAB.

Kim is passionate about African development 

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Murendeni Makhavhu 

Fellow

Murendeni has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Econometrics as well as a Masters in Local Economic Development, both from the University of Johannesburg.

He started his career as a monitoring and evaluation fellow with USAID/PEPFAR funded programmes. He then worked  as a financial analyst for a short while at Liberty Life. Following this he worked as a monitoring and evaluation specialist for USAID/PEPFAR programmes. 

Most recently he worked with Tshikululu Social Investment, designing social investment strategies and structuring them in full monitoring and evaluation systems. Murendeni has over 8 years professional working experience, and is passionate about African knowledge systems

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Sofia Pereyra 

Fellow

Sofia has a Master's degree in finance from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. She studied undergraduate international studies at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Bocconi.

She has worked as a research assistant, a consultant for the Treasury Commission in the National Congress of Argentina and teaches at Ham Memorial College.

Sofia is passionate about social and economic development and has volunteered with the Red Cross.