MEET OUR TEAM

We are building the new normal for hygiene

Meva

Partnerships, Francophone Africa

I am Mevazara, I lead partnerships in Francophone Africa and I am based in Madagascar. 

For the past 13 years, I have focused my work on improving access to WASH services for low-income communities through different approaches, especially market-based solutions with WSUP and WaterAid.

Despite my love for designing sanitation systems, I was inspired by HappyTap’s new approach to hygiene, so I decided to join the team to bolster the system that underpins hygiene for everyone.

Jayne

Partnerships, Anglophone Africa

My name is Jayne Ngari, I am the Partnerships Manager for Anglophone Africa.

My background is in communications—12 years as a journalist, and 4 years in strategic partnership management in the water sector with Unilever’s household water filter product, Pureit. Currently, I am focusing on hand hygiene because I see a big opportunity to raise the standard for handwashing products, not just in Kenya but also in the region.

I am based in Nairobi, but I am looking forward to traveling when restrictions ease.

Annie

Operations, Global & Partnerships, Vietnam

I’m Annie, I work in operations and business development, and I am based in Viet Nam.

I specialize in logistics & supply chain management. You will likely have spoken with me to coordinate transportation providers and suppliers to ensure prompt and proper movement of shipments.

Since 2020, I have been the coordinator between production, sales and distribution stages to build a healthy and efficient supply chain at HappyTap.

Gaurav

Operations, Global & Partnerships, India

I’m Gaurav, I lead global operations and business development in India. 

For the past 3 decades, my work involved launching and establishing numerous products for Reckitt Benckiser, Kellogg’s, 3M, and most recently Weikfield.

Since joining HappyTap a year ago, I can see that it has been an interesting time for the hand hygiene market. My current focus is on setting up manufacturing, distribution and supply chain in India along with establishing systems for efficient and frugal operations worldwide.

Rumat

Partnerships, South Asia (except India) & Middle East

I’m Rumat. I manage business development for ROSA, Middle East and Indonesia.

For the last decade and a half, I have played diverse roles in different categories and sizes of businesses—mostly in sales, trade marketing, and partnership management.

It’s been 4 years now that I have worked on hand hygiene with HappyTap. My focus is on growing the HappyTap business in different countries and helping to build scalable partnerships.

Roswell

Partnerships, Asia Pacific

I'm Roswell, I work on business development for HappyTap. I first came across the HappyTap while working on a behavior change project to promote hand washing in maternal & newborn health settings. 

I have a background in human-centered design and market analysis, including many WASH-focused projects prior to joining HappyTap.

I'm currently working with partners to build the new normal for hand hygiene in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Ronnie

Operations, Bangladesh

I’m Ronnie. I lead project operations and supply chain operations in Bangladesh. I come from 12 years of experience in the telco and mobile devices industries.

My journey with HappyTap began around the same time as when HappyTap Bangladesh was launched. Since the beginning of the covid pandemic, my focus has been on managing a scalable partnership program to enable new partners in Bangladesh to effectively work with HappyTap.

Raj

Partnerships, Odisha, India

I’m Raj Roshan, I lead our program in Odisha and its end-to-end implementations.

A social development professional with nearly four years experience in water, environmental (DMF), sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors, I also have experience in research and social behavior change communication. I have worked in different capacities with the state government of Jharkhand in India and INGO partners.

Soumya

CSR Partnerships, India

My name is Soumya and I lead our partnerships with corporate responsibility programs in the eastern region of India. 

I come to HappyTap with more than 20 years of experience in sales, market research, and social sector program design and management. 

My previous work has been with Hindalco in sustainability, Piramal Foundation in health, education and water, and many IT companies in my past life in IT consulting for financial services—including Wipro, Infosys, and Capgemni. 

Lin

Marketing & Communications, Global

I’m Lin, I lead marketing and communications.

My journey with HappyTap began over six years ago as a team member of the sanitation market development NGO that incubated the HappyTap product and company. It was such a blast that I decided to join the growing HappyTap team! 

My mission is to help our team communicate that it is important—and very possible—to achieve a new normal in hand hygiene, one in which handwashing is within reach.

Deepak

Partnerships, Global

I am a pharmacist & social marketer of WASH products.

I bring experience in developing partnership-led, large scale public health & WASH programs for customers at the Base of the Pyramid.

At HappyTap, I am applying some of the past lessons learnt to create a viable, frugal, modular partnerships-based WASH business.

Geoff

Managing Director

I am Geoff, I am the founder and Managing Director of HappyTap.

I got into this because I wanted to tackle the problem of persistent low-rates of handwashing despite high levels of awareness and knowledge.

I previously was the founder of WaterSHED, an NGO that pioneered market-building and system-strengthening in rural sanitation. Prior to that I was at the World Bank working on water sector projects in Cambodia, India, and in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are building the new normal for hygiene

Who would have thought handwashing needed a reboot? 

The ancient practice is so simple that we assume that we’ve got it covered. But as the world changes and we face new threats, the old approach is no longer fit for purpose. The days of teaching kids a handwashing song but keeping sinks behind closed doors should be over.

HappyTap is singularly focused on helping others imagine a new state in which handwashing is easily done in the most convenient place: where you are. In the classroom, in the waiting room, at the entrance, in the restaurant, at the airport, at home - not searching for the bathroom.

The new normal for hygiene

Putting handwashing within reach
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