Our team is comprised of individuals that are passionate about the mission and vision of Cycle Connect and who align with our values.
CYCLE CONNECT LEADERSHIP
CEO | Co-Founder
Molly has led Cycle Connect from a start-up project to a fully operational enterprise. Under her leadership Cycle Connect has grown across two different cities in Northern Uganda, serving over 5,000 clients all of which is supported by a team of over 30 full-time staff. She led the organization to grow the portfolio of products, moving it from a lease-to-own bicycle distributor to that which serves multiple tools for farmers to pay back over time. Her passion is to push the boundaries of exploration and challenge what's possible to further unleash the potential of smallholder farmers in Uganda. This is why she led the establishment of Cycle Connect's innovations department to ensure that the organization continuously adapts.Molly's work with Cycle Connect led to achievements such as being a 2019 Social Entrepreneur member of the Miller Center's GSBI program, a 2015 SHONA fellow, and a National Geographic Traveler of the year.
Director of Finance and Operations
Kathleen Palla is responsible for the strategic financial and operational decision making at Cycle Connect. Before Cycle Connect, she worked for six years in Corporate Finance at Accenture in Washington DC as well as spent a brief interlude in the U.S. House of Representatives. She holds a B.A. in Business from University of Dallas and an M.A. in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Aggrey Fred Kintu
Fred is responsible for our team and portfolio management. He has nine years of experience in banking and microfinance. Before joining Cycle Connect, Fred worked at Opportunity Bank as branch manager from Jan 2013 to Sept 2017 with a demonstrated track record of successful business planning, leadership, agricultural business and risk analysis. He holds a B.A. from Makerere University in Community Psychology and a PGD in Agricultural Risk Finance and Management from Mountain of the Moon University. He is certified in credit management from The Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services.
Head of Innovations
David manages Cycle Connect’s new innovations team. His experience includes over ten years abroad, including four years in rural Ethiopia working with Nuru International on programs working with smallholder farmers on credit, training, and agribusiness solutions. His work at Nuru cut across different departments and gave him exposure into the different types of services and product offerings to enable smallholder farmers to reach their full potential. This experience, coupled with previous work in research and surveys, gives him a strong foundation to enable Cycle Connect to research and explore new process improvements and product offerings.
Head of Operations
Hope is a global citizen, having lived in the Middle East, Europe, and the US. Since moving to Africa, he has worked for 6 years in management and managerial roles primarily in agriculture and fintech. Hope’s expertise is in operations with a specialty in rural agriculture and agricultural finance. Hope joined Cycle Connect to manage logistics and operations, enhance customer experience, and support talent and performance management.
CYCLE CONNECT TEAM
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