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Who We Are

Leadership

Svetha Janumpalli

Founder and CEO

Pratyush Agarwal

Co-Founder and COO

Bawa Mohd Mubarak

Operations Coordinator

Nura Muhammad

Stakeholder Relations Director

Dhanasiddharth Selvam

Director of Technology

Jobel De Rosas

Director of Finance

Vanessa Sabido

Program Manager

Benjamin Isaac

Security Manager

Senior Managers

Kennedy Theman

Deputy Expansion Coordinator

Khaly Zira

HR Manager

Gladys Muriithi

Compliance Coordinator

Ahmad Liadi

State Field Manager

Mustapha Kabir

State Field Manager

Ibrahim Rabiu

State Field Manager

Tijjani Usman

Audits and Investigation Manager

Richard Esitime Ndifreke

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Zaharadden Sabiu

Senior Stakeholder Manager

Hauwa Katagum Bello

States Partnerships Manager

Kirsten Bunkeddeko

Program Associate

Ayodele Shola Alegbeleye

National Partnerships Officer

Mervyn Allen Tolentino

Console Manager

Stephen Brian Purdie

Data Protection Officer

Elizabeth Anne Hixson

Senior Communications and Development Associate

Additional Team Members

Our team consists of over 1,900 staff—with more than 1,700 team members based in Nigeria. Below you will find a snapshot of other positions within the organization that play important roles in implementing our cost-effective, high-impact program.

  1. Accountants | 9
  2. Assistant Expansion Managers | 6
  3. Assistant Field Managers | 81
  4. Auditors | 31
  5. Console Supervisors | 38
  6. Developers | 5
  7. Field Managers | 12
  8. Field Officers | 1538
  9. Field Officers 2 | 10
  10. Field Officers 3 | 15
  1. HR Officers | 5
  2. IT Support | 8
  3. Program Assistants | 5
  4. Program Associate | 1
  5. Safety and Security Officers | 4
  6. Senior Auditors | 2
  7. Senior Console Supervisors | 4
  8. Stakeholder Relations Officers | 5
  9. State Field Manager | 1
  10. Transcribers | 92

Joining the Team

As we continue to scale up our program, we are always hiring for various positions. Check out our Breezy HR profile to learn more information about current job openings and to apply.

Current Job Openings

Government Partners

Advisors

Alhaji Aminu Danmalam

Alhaji Aminu Danmalam (DanMalam din Dutse) retired from his position as the Director of Primary Healthcare of Jigawa State with over 21 years of experience in public health. He also served as a District Head of Aujara (Dutse Emirate Council). During his four years as a member of the Jigawa State Health Sector Reform Forum, he actively participated as a catalyst in the reform and transformation of the state health sector into a decentralized and integrated district health system. He was trained in health system development in Galilee, Israel, and as an International Health Consultant at the University of Liverpool.

Dr. Ahmad Abdulwahab

Dr. Ahmad Abdulwahab is a medical doctor and public health/health systems expert with over 20 years experience in the health sector. He is currently the Senior Health Advisor with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat. Previously, he was a Director of Public Health in the Yobe State Ministry of Health, a State Team Manager, Deputy National Programme Manager, and, subsequently, the National Programme Manager of the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria/Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PRRINN/MNCH). He also worked as the Deputy Country Director/Programme Director Essential Medicines with the Clinton Health Initiatives (CHAI).

Praveen Seshadri

Praveen is a technology entrepreneur with a PhD in Computer Science. He was the founder and CEO of AppSheet, a startup that created a leading no-code application platform. After AppSheet's acquisition by Google, he has held the role of Distinguished Software Engineer at Google. Earlier in his career, he was a professor at Cornell University and an executive at Microsoft. Praveen is engaged with nonprofit efforts that address education in India, immunization in Africa, and prison reform in the USA.

Strategic Consultants

Karen Levy

Karen Levy is a founding partner of Fit for Purpose, an Africa-focused strategic and technical advisory practice focused on helping leaders in global development scale the impact of their work. She is an international development professional with over 20 years of experience living in Kenya and working in Africa and Asia. A serial social entrepreneur, Karen has an extensive track record of bringing evidence-based programs and organizations from concept stage to scale. Karen has served as an advisor and mentor to New Incentives since 2017.

Michael O’Neill

Michael O’Neill is a recognized leader in international safety and security risk management, having begun his professional career in 1995. He is a highly respected global thought leader and strategist in the development and professionalization of international NGO safety and security risk management. Michael is the Chair of the International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA). He served as the Director of Global Safety and Security and as a Senior Adviser at Save the Children from 2002 - 2017.

Anna Heard

Anna Heard is an independent consultant providing guidance on monitoring and evaluation. Anna served as a Senior Evaluation Specialist at International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), where she first provided quality assurance on IDinsight’s impact evaluation of New Incentives. Anna has been working on topics related to global public health since 2004, with a focus on monitoring and evaluation and impact evaluation.  Anna holds a doctorate (and masters) in Global Health and Population from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a BA in biology from Williams College.

Board

Salina Yeung

Salina is a finance professional with extensive experience in financial management and reporting, investments oversight, and financial planning and analysis. Salina is a strategic thinker and gained her diverse perspectives from working in public accounting, private industry, and investment firms and from providing volunteer services to various nonprofits. She is passionate about making the world a better place and hopes that her contributions result in a positive impact. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Michael F. Thomas

Michael is a professional with more than 16 years of leadership experience in the vaccine industry and NGO sector and as a consultant and adviser. He is currently Principal at Global BioStrat, LLC, a vaccine advisory firm serving public and private organizations throughout the world. Until 2019, Michael was Director of Supply and Demand at Gavi, with responsibility for vaccine implementation and market-shaping activities. While at Gavi, he was engaged in immunization program planning and vaccine-related procurement in support of eligible low- and middle- income countries in coordination with Gavi’s alliance partners. Previously, he was Senior Managing Director at Red Team Associates, where he directed client projects in support of vaccine commercial expansion. Michael has served as Head of US Vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline and Senior VP/General Manager at Merck Vaccines, where he launched several new vaccines and managed the commercial operations in the US and globally. Michael has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Patrick Stadler

Patrick is a Director at the NGO incubation program Charity Entrepreneurship and mentor to evidence-based startups. Previously, he was a political adviser for Switzerland’s economic development agency, where he participated in the negotiations on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He also worked on strategic communications in the context of peacebuilding and mediation at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in New York. Patrick was a co-founder and is currently chair of the board of New Incentives.

Svetha Janumpalli

Svetha is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of New Incentives, an organization she started in 2011 after doing research at the Center for Effective Global Action with faculty who conducted evaluations of leading conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs). She built New Incentives to introduce the nonprofit sector to CCTs because they are among the most well-studied evidence-based development tools in the world. Having a background in impact evaluation and field research, Svetha understands how to bring policymakers, development researchers, and NGO partners together to create what New Incentives calls next-generation CCT programming. Svetha was a 2011 Changemaker, highlighted by the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012, was named a Forbes ’30 Under 30′ Social Entrepreneur in 2012, and was winner of the Women Deliver Social Enterprise Challenge in 2013.

Pratyush Agarwal

Pratyush is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at New Incentives. Before joining New Incentives, he was the Head of Business Development at a leading enterprise mobility company in Silicon Valley. He was responsible for managing marketing and business development efforts among a customer base spanning four continents, including Fortune 500 companies. Using experience from a marketing firm that he sold in 2011, Pratyush helped several startups and small organizations scale their marketing and outreach efforts. Pratyush graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Management and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Annie Flanagan

Annie’s work with New Incentives is informed by her experience teaching in diverse settings and her passion for social justice. Her education work has taken her from Minnesota classrooms to Chilean middle schools, into the rural Chinese province of Jiangxi, and finally to an education center in New Orleans. This path has familiarized Annie with many varying approaches to education and social policy. While working as a YouthBuild instructor, Annie gained firsthand insight into the potential benefits and challenges of conditional cash transfer programs.

Salina Yeung

Salina is a finance professional with extensive experience in financial management and reporting, investments oversight, and financial planning and analysis. Salina is a strategic thinker and gained her diverse perspectives from working in public accounting, private industry, and investment firms and from providing volunteer services to various nonprofits. She is passionate about making the world a better place and hopes that her contributions result in a positive impact. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Michael F. Thomas

Michael is a professional with more than 16 years of leadership experience in the vaccine industry and NGO sector and as a consultant and adviser. He is currently Principal at Global BioStrat, LLC, a vaccine advisory firm serving public and private organizations throughout the world. Until 2019, Michael was Director of Supply and Demand at Gavi, with responsibility for vaccine implementation and market-shaping activities. While at Gavi, he was engaged in immunization program planning and vaccine-related procurement in support of eligible low- and middle- income countries in coordination with Gavi’s alliance partners. Previously, he was Senior Managing Director at Red Team Associates, where he directed client projects in support of vaccine commercial expansion. Michael has served as Head of US Vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline and Senior VP/General Manager at Merck Vaccines, where he launched several new vaccines and managed the commercial operations in the US and globally. Michael has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Patrick Stadler

Patrick is a Director at the NGO incubation program Charity Entrepreneurship and mentor to evidence-based startups. Previously, he was a political adviser for Switzerland’s economic development agency, where he participated in the negotiations on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He also worked on strategic communications in the context of peacebuilding and mediation at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in New York. Patrick was a co-founder and is currently chair of the board of New Incentives.

Svetha Janumpalli

Svetha is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of New Incentives, an organization she started in 2011 after doing research at the Center for Effective Global Action with faculty who conducted evaluations of leading conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs). She built New Incentives to introduce the nonprofit sector to CCTs because they are among the most well-studied evidence-based development tools in the world. Having a background in impact evaluation and field research, Svetha understands how to bring policymakers, development researchers, and NGO partners together to create what New Incentives calls next-generation CCT programming. Svetha was a 2011 Changemaker, highlighted by the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012, was named a Forbes ’30 Under 30′ Social Entrepreneur in 2012, and was winner of the Women Deliver Social Enterprise Challenge in 2013.

Pratyush Agarwal

Pratyush is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at New Incentives. Before joining New Incentives, he was the Head of Business Development at a leading enterprise mobility company in Silicon Valley. He was responsible for managing marketing and business development efforts among a customer base spanning four continents, including Fortune 500 companies. Using experience from a marketing firm that he sold in 2011, Pratyush helped several startups and small organizations scale their marketing and outreach efforts. Pratyush graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Management and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Annie Flanagan

Annie’s work with New Incentives is informed by her experience teaching in diverse settings and her passion for social justice. Her education work has taken her from Minnesota classrooms to Chilean middle schools, into the rural Chinese province of Jiangxi, and finally to an education center in New Orleans. This path has familiarized Annie with many varying approaches to education and social policy. While working as a YouthBuild instructor, Annie gained firsthand insight into the potential benefits and challenges of conditional cash transfer programs.

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