When INSEAD alum and entrepreneur Rick Sheridan was looking for an online summer intern in production operations for his Kenyan start up, Sunny Irrigation, he reached out to Philippe Dongier (MBA 93D), a General Electric executive in Nairobi.
Dongier, who cofounded INSEAD’s INDEVOR student social impact club in 1993 and now chairs INDEVOR’s alumni network, connected Sheridan to Vimi Emraz, head of INSEAD career services, in hopes of providing an onramp for a career in social impact for a current MBA.
To the delight of all, Tanaka Mudadi (‘20D, Zimbabwe) got the job, and received 800 Euros from INSEAD’s social impact committee to subsidize the position at Sunny, which uses solar energy-powered irrigation to help small farmers increase and stagger production of long shelf-life crops and plant-medicinals.
INDEVOR, INSEAD’s Global Impact Network, serves as a hub for INSEAD students and alumni who want to plug into opportunities to learn about, fund and work in the social impact sector. Join the network by subscribing to the “INSEAD Global Impact Network (INDEVOR)” list at https://my.insead.edu/directory/profile and our joint student-alumni LinkedIN group INDEVOR.