The AFRIpads Family

AFRIpads has grown from a 3-person start-up to an award winning social enterprise that remains committed to improving menstrual health for millions across Africa and beyond

Senior Management Team

Paul Grinvalds

Co-Founder and CEO

Sophia Grinvalds

Co-Founder and Director

Benjamin Mpumwire

Head of Finance and Operations

Gihan De-Silva

Head of Production

Mary Kibugi

Head of Partnerships and Business Development

Partnership and Business Development Team

Elise Schutte

Regional Partnership and Business Development Manager (Southern Africa)

Geofrey Businge

Partnership and Business Development Representative

Muna Mohamed

Partnerships and Business Development Representative

Willeke Westra

Regional Partnership and Business Development Manager (East Africa)

Marketing and Communications team

Gertrude Emojong

National Marketing and Communications Lead

Sarah Sullivan

Global Marketing and Communications Manager

Operations Team

Annet Namutebi

AFRIpads Receptionist

Rashidah Naggayi

Supply Chain Coordinator

Ruth Namutebi

Office Assistant

Sandra Tusingwire

Logistics Manager

Silas Cyril-Aogon

Fleet and Special Task Manager

finance Team

Barbara Nambafu

Senior Financial Controller

Gertrude Nabaweesi


Solome Nakazibwe

Finance and Administrative Officer

Research & Development Team

Alice Parlett

Design, Research and Development Manager

Sabrina Eyatu

Junior Consumer Researcher

Production Team

Irene Gabula

Production Manager