TIMBY in person

TIMBY is a collaboration between activists, journalists, technologists and designers

Anjali Nayar

Founder & CEO

Anjali is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. In addition to leading TIMBY, Anjali has worked for Nature, Reuters, the BBC, CBC and Al Jazeera. Anjali has M.Sc in Environmental Science from Oxford and an M.Sc from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.

Felix Sheng

Timby Media / Advisory

Felix is the VP and architect of First Look Media. Previously, he worked as engineer at Dow Jones, the New York Times, and the New Republic. His expertise comes in engineering to storytelling and integration with media organisations.

Giulia Farinelli

Timby Finance / Advisory

Giulia is an experienced professional with great track record in seeding, rolling out and growing several ventures, including Deliveroo, Medicanimal, Spring Place and Floom. Previously she was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs.

Pete Snyder

Privacy and Security

Pete is an expert in cryptography, web-space security and privacy preservation. Pete works at the BITS Networked Systems Laboratory at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His background is in political science, economics and law.

David Yoon

Timby Engineering / Advisory

David has over ten years of experience growing technology projects. Dave was previously the Director of Engineering at Fwd.us the VP of Engineering at Samasource.org.

Silas Siakor

Timby Activism / Advisory

Silas is one of the most well decorated campaigners for environmental issues and social justice in Africa. His Liberian NGO has won multiple global awards for their work. Silas holds an MA in Globalisation and Social Change from Kimmage in Ireland.

Pier-Luc Lafleur

Director of Engineering

Pier-Luc has been working on web-based applications for over 20 years. He has architected teams and products for several Fortune-50 companies in a wide variety of technical scenarios.

Suzie Gordon

Product Owner

Suzie has a background in frontend development and over 15 years of experience on web projects. She manages the TIMBY products by defining, planning and prioritizing development.

Rita Resende-Meouchy

Project and Legal Partnership Manager

Rita manages TIMBY partnerships and legal projects in South America and Central Africa. She holds a BSc in Computer Science and a JD from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and has over eight years of experience as an immigration attorney.

James Wahome


James is a security-oriented developer with more than five years experience making applications for mobile and tablet devices. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an MSc in Telecommunication Innovation and Development from Strathmore University.

Josée Perron

Community Manager

Josée manages and facilitates learning for our communities in South America, Africa, and Asia. She has a Bachelor's degree in Management and over 10 years of experience creating educational content, managing projects, and facilitating trainings.

Tom Parkes

Digital Designer

Tom Parkes is a digital designer from First + Foremost, specialising in UX, UI, branding and illustration. Efficient and easygoing, he aims to build open and informal collaborations to reach mutual ambitions.

Isaac Wambugu

Quality Assurance, Testing

Isaac works on testing and quality assurance at TIMBY. Isaac's background is in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Sona Grigoryan


Sona keeps TIMBY running smoothly, financially. Her background is in Management (Bachelor's) and Finance & Control (Master's from University Jean Moulin Lyon 3).

Maíra Silva

Project Manager, South America

Maíra is based in Bahia, Brazil and has over 8 years of experience with social development and project management. At TIMBY she manages relationships with Portuguese-speaking communities. She holds a BSc in Psychology and a MBA in project management.

Kipchumba Rotich

Project Manager, East Africa

Kipchumba manages TIMBY projects in East Africa. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Education (Computer and Mathematics) from The University of Eldoret. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters degree at Moi University.

Arthur B. Cassell III

Project Manager, West Africa

Arthur manages TIMBY partnerships in West Africa, out of the Sustainable Development Institute in Monrovia, Liberia. Arthur has a degree in Information Systems and Economics from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.