MEET OUR TEAM

We are building the new normal for hygiene

Aditi

Assistant Marketing and Communications Manager

I’m Aditi, I currently handle the communications and marketing needs for HappyTap. I am based in Mumbai, India. I have been a passionate social cause fighter since I started my career 4 years ago. I work closely with our freelance benches, distributors, vendors, on- field staff, asset creation and collection, and communication messaging. Since my graduation in 2021, I have been working with HappyTap India and Madagascar to help meet communication and advocacy needs.

Annie

Global Operations

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

Global Operations; 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.

Geoff

Managing Director

I'm 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sharna

Advocacy and Communications Lead, Bangladesh

I’m Sharna, a dedicated professional with over four years of experience in the Development and Research Sector, currently contributing my skills to the Advocacy and Communications at Happytap in Bangladesh.

Throughout my career, I’ve successfully managed multiple WASH projects demonstrating a deep commitment to improving public health and Sanitation. I am excited to be a part of the HappyTap team, where I continue to combine my passion for development with a strategic approach to advocacy and communication.

My focus is to support marketing operations and spearhead innovative and effectual communications strategies to ensure Hand hygiene for all.

Valbett Adera

Partnerships Manager, Kenya

As a Partnerships manager, I brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the WASH field. With a passion for people acquiring good and safe WASH options, I have demonstrated a commitment to sales, Marketing and problem solving.I have extensive experience in the WASH sector having served in roles such as Sales Manager, Project Manager with achievements like growing hubs with operational teams. I have a background in Journalism and Media.My current role as Partnerships Manager sees me having discussions with potential partners in government, NGOs, private sector and development partners to identify ways of working together. Additionally, I build partnerships to grow our business in healthcare facilities and schools. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking and eating good food and hiking.

Vanna

Country Manager, Philippines

I am Vanna Rodriguez, Country Manager for HappyTap- Philippines. I am at the forefront of efforts to launch, expand, and grow HappyTap's operations in the country.  I am a business founder and owner of a company for 7 years and counting, and have more than a decade of experience in research, multi-sectoral program implementation, corporate philanthropy, and social sector management. I look forward to contributing to better health outcomes by making hand hygiene accessible to more communities through HappyTap Co.

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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