Mr Green Africa

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Trading recyclable materials while achieving tangible social and environmental impact


Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
Year Founded
Organization Type
Stage of Development
In Market TRL 9
Value Chain Impact
Waste Management


Key Contacts

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Keiran Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Keiran Smith is a entrepreneur and has studied business administration at HWZ University of Applied Science in Zurich. He is an energetic, engaging and entrepreneurial individual. Keiran has a well-connected and broad social network, he interacts easily with people from all social and economic backgrounds with varied interests. He co-founded Mr. Green Switzerland, a recycling company offering pick-up services for household’s and small businesses’ recyclable waste.
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Nina Werner


Following her graduation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Nina pursued her family’s legacy and moved to East Africa in 2010 to develop her career. She ran a business incubator for startups in Tanzania and mentorship programs in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa. She later joined a high-growth technology company in Nairobi and was involved in its transition from a small to a medium-sized business. Nina has also worked closely with startups & SMEs in East Africa from a wide range of industries, from education technology, telecommunication, SaaS, FinTech to agribusiness, I decided to offer hands-on consulting services to companies in the region.
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Karim Debabe

Managing Partner

Karim's main role as a Managing Partner is to support the core management team in strategic, operational and structural challenges as a “sparring partner” and to lead the marketing & communication department of Mr. Green Africa. He is a “dual citizen” of Switzerland and Tunisia and has studied Marketing in Zurich. Having worked as global sales director for a Swiss company that specializes in the development of fragrance compounds, he gained extensive international business know-how. Beside the Mr. Green Africa engagement, Karim is also co-founder of a Lifestyle communication & event platform based in Zurich. His experience in developing markets paired with a marketing background, enables him to develop and adapt “social impact” products and services with a business approach.
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