Our Experts

Supivaa CEO and foundery Rubelyn (Ruby) Alcantara speaking at a podium

Rubelyn Alcantara MBA,

Founder & CEO

Supivaa was Ruby’s brainchild because she’s been “there”.  She’s lived and worked in 16 countries on this planet.  Ran companies, understood the highs and the lows of a business across several sectors.

Dr. Maira Bholla

Dr Maira Bholla

Partner – Medical, Strategy & Research

Our Molecular Epidemiologist, because, well…every company should have one!

Carolyn Burns

Carolyn Burns

Gender-lens Genius

Carolyn is our globe-trotting gender-lens genius on a mission to transform the world, creating gender-lens champions, one impact investment at a time!

Lerato Zwane

Lerato Zwane

Chief of Staff

Our jack of all trades. Lerato is Supivaa’s go-to person. Questions? Support? She’s got you covered.


Rashaan Campbell

Finance Consultant

Rashaan is our financial magician, helping entrepreneurs turn dreams into global realities with wave of his financial modeling and valuation wand.

Sonu Darayani, MBA


When she’s not chasing her toddler, she’s chasing major ideas

Megha Joshi

Megha Joshi

Business Development, West Africa
Roopal Kanabar

Roopal Kanabar, Bsc (Hons), CFA1

Climate Finance, Nature-Based Solutions Expert

Investment banking, technical assistance provider, investment advisory, ESG

Junior Kanamugire

Junior Kanamugire, MBA

Fund Management Venture Builder

Fundraising, impact investment, managed portfolio of 16 ventures

Alfred Mabika

Alfred Mabika

Agriculture Consultant

10 years in agribusiness in Southern and East Africa.

Syeda Samira Saif

Syeda Samira Saif

Monitoring and Results Measurement

Samira is a “MRM Maestro” with a knack for turning data into dazzling insights and helping programs shine!

Sofia Amira Salji

Hugs & Kisses

Here to make sure you’re having a good day.

Michelle Seidel

Michelle Seidel, MBA


We all need our lawyers, and Michelle is ours. Beyond that, she’s got some entrepreneurial wisdom too!

Mita Shrestha, MBA

Operational Efficiency

Operational efficiency are Mita’s favourite words.


Kia Davis

Kia Davis, MBA

Co-Founder & Entrepreneurship Guru

Kia is our super strategist. Big picture, small picture, she’s can look at all pictures!

Christelle Kupa

Christelle Kupa

Impact Investment

Christelle is a sustainable finance expert and our “go-to” for global impact investing.

Tapfuma Musewe

Tapfuma Musewe, MBA

Canada-Africa Expert

We know we can always rely on Tapfuma on anything Canada-Africa. Our go-to on Africa, agriculture, Canada and Entrepreneurship.

Nina Werner

Expert Generalist

Nina’s our in-house entrepreneurship guru. She’s been with several different start-ups and even ran a start-up accelerator.