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Team

Our team consists of designers, engineers, and business and finance specialists with a shared vision to transform the prosthetic sector in the East African region. We believe in the collaborative power of people with different backgrounds and perspectives to co-create great solutions together.

Simon

Simon

Co-founder and industrial designer. Co-driving business development and communication. He loves good food, doing sports and travelling.

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Luca

Luca

Hands-on mechanical engineer with a background in product development and materials science. When not developing prosthetic systems, you will most probably find him on his mountain bike in the woods or in the workshop fine-tuning two-wheelers.

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Josip

Josip

Operations manager with a focus on optimizing teams, processes and relationships. He's our go to guy for IT and the tallest person in the team. Josip is passionate about personal development and body oriented psychotherapy.

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Magdalene

Magdalene

Our very first community manager. As an amputee, Magdalene understands what’s important and what people want to know. She is the host of the podcast Unstoppable Amputees plus an avid dancer and fashionista.

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Fabian

Co-founder and industrial designer. Co-driving R&D, supply chain and communication. He spends his free time hiking, biking and camping.

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Angela

Co-leading business development with many years of experience in the medical device industry in the East African region. Whenever Angela is in the room, her grounded energy spreads to the entire team.

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Laura

Laura

Co-founder and bio-mechanical engineer. Responsible for regulatory affairs and co-driving business development. She is a yogi, fluent in more than six languages and loves traveling the world.

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Shammah

Shammah

Customer experience manager and business developer. The first employee in our African Hub in Nairobi with a passion for music and creativity.

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Nicole

Nicole

Co-founder and economist. Co-driving business development and finance. She loves reading, movement in all forms and exploring the world.

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Peggy

Our artsy communication expert, with expertise in graphic design and storytelling. Loves to climb, go for runs and sketch.

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Daniel

Daniel

Co-founder and mechanical engineer. Co-leading R&D and supply chain. He’s a passionate all-rounder, skydiver, a master of synthesizer and an all-weather cyclist.⁠

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James

James

Co-leading supply chain with extensive experience in production and logistics. His calm nature grounds our entire team and in his spare time, James challenges his friends on the basketball court.

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Max

Max

Bio-mechanical engineer and lead of FEM simulation. With his interconnected thinking and his proactive nature, he is pushing the product development. In his free time he loves to play Smolball.

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Céline

Business manager and co-driving operation and administration. She is an early bird, has a passion for social impact and likes to do sports and discover new countries all over the world.

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Emmanuel

Training manager and associate prosthetist. A dedicated advocate for person-centred care and passionate about Rehabilitative Palliative Care. Previously served as the Secretary-General for NAOT-Kenya. Outside of work, he values quality time with his family.

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Evelyne

Evelyne

Operation & administration manager in our African Hub. She makes sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. As an avid marathon runner, she brings a lot of energy to team Circleg.

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extended team

Circleg community

Experienced prosthetic experts with extraordinary knowledge and everyday exposure support us daily. Our Swiss and East-African prosthetists, physiotherapists and amputees make up our extended team.

Charlie

Charly

Activist for people with disabilities, part of the Amputee Selfhelp Network in Uganda and one of the first circleg user. Find out more about her in our story.

Alex

Alex

Founder of the Amputee Selfhelp Network in Uganda and one of the first circleg user. Find out more about him in our story.

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Beat

Paralympics champion and part of the circleg development and testing team. Beat was our athlete at Cybathlon 2020 representing Team circleg. Read more about him in our story.

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Andre

As a sporty all-rounder with a great technical understanding he is part of the circleg development and testing team. Andre was our lead athlete at Cybathlon 2020 representing team circleg. Read more about him in our story.

Advisory Board

Advisory board

We are bolstered with an extensive network of advisors with versatile personalities from the fields of prosthetics, design, engineering, business and international cooperation. This broad know-how and wide-ranging experience support us in further developing our vision and ensuring coherence in strategic decisions.

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Marc Grünenfelder

CEO of the Zindel Group AG and our first Advisor and Mentor since the start of circleg. Marc is an experienced and former corporate lawyer supporting us on a wide range of issues such as general management, leadership, financial and legal matters.

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Ariane Waldvogel

Executive Director of the Pro Victimis Foundation and part of the Advisory Board since 2021. Ariane advises us on topics related to fundraising & donor relations, social enterprise development and international cooperation.

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Mariana Christen Jakob

With over 20 years of experience in social innovation, CSR, impact measurement and impact investing, Founder of SEIF and an expert within the ecosystem of impact startups with a focus on tech for impact.

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Christian Rytka

Having held roles in materials engineering at Georg Fischer and EMS Chemie, he now leads at the FHNW Institute of Polymer Engineering and Nanotechnology and is also serving as Professor and Program Manager for the Master of Advanced Studies in Polymer Technologies.

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Collaborations

The power of collaboration

We are very grateful and proud to have so many incredibly motivated partners on board who support us every day with expertise and drive our vision forward.