Phillip has been with Hope Shines Inc. since 2009, playing different roles over the course of the years. He joined Hope Shines as a camp translator in 2009. He later took on various roles as a camp logistics coordinator, a volunteer, a part time employee and most recently as a full time Hope Shines Country Director. Prior to joining Hope Shines, Phillip was a business development manager with H2O Venture partners, a UK based firm that uses research to identify and build high impact, high growth profitable agricultural ventures. Prior to that, he was a business development associate with B2R Services, the business arm of Bridge2Rwanda, a US based not-for-profit whose mission is to expand Rwanda’s global network of friends, encourage foreign direct investment, and create opportunities for Rwandan students to study abroad. Phillip holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics, with over 7 years of experience spearheading roll out and developing start-ups..