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Ousman Touray
Founder and CEO

MEET THE TEAM

Larry Leyden
Co Founder 

Ousman began his career as a graduate civil engineer, gaining unparalleled experience in the major infrastructure engineering and construction space, where he has worked for over 14 years up to the level of Portfolio Manager.
 
He is committed to building a more sustainable future by changing the way infrastructure is built in Africa, to provide shelter for the growing population, especially the most vulnerable, whilst preserving our great planet for future generations to come.

Along his social entrepreneurial journey, 
Ousman has been recognized by major startup journals for his commitment to sustainable development and improving the quality of life for the less fortunate. Ousman is currently based in London and he lives by his favourite quote - "Be the change you wish to see in the World" - Mahatma Gandhi.

Larry honed his marketing, communication and branding - as well as business management skills - in the advertising industry in South Africa, working on leading local and international brands in South Africa and West & East Africa.

In 2019 he decided to leave advertising to pursue a career with purpose in the social impact and international development sector. With his experience in behavioural and human centred design, Larry is passionate about applying empathetic design methodologies to solve the most pressing problems affecting those at the base of the pyramid across Africa.

OUR VALUED PARTNERS

We believe in forming strong partnerships and collaborating with like-minded individuals and establishments to achieve the best results. As the saying goes - "teamwork makes the dream work". 

 

We work closely with our partners to deliver the most sustainable solutions.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Derek A.R. Moore
Advisory Board Member

Anna Torriani
Advisory Board Member

Derek A.R. Moore, PhD, AIA, is an architect and urbanist who has played a leading role in numerous large infrastructure projects in the US, MENA, India and Asia.  He is especially engaged by the interplay of mobility and urban form. 

His current research is centered on the alignment of heritage, housing and urban regeneration with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Derek is also a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and taught history and theory of architecture for 10 years at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.  

Anna Torriani is a founding partner and design principal of APT ARCHITECTURE (Pagnamenta Torriani), a New York-based Atelier and international practice. Her expertise lies in the ability to analyze and synthesize each assignment.

A strong advocate for design excellence in the public realm, she researches the geography, history, culture, interacts with the community and translates the findings into a concept in dialogue with the specific environment. Anna pursues her understanding of public space through the studio’s Shaping Public Space (SPS) initiative and public engagement, having been nominated by Ban-Ki-Moon to serve on the Advisory Board for the United Nations Capital Master Plan, and as co-chair of the Public Architecture Committee of the NYC AIA Chapter.

 

Anna has presented at the AIANY Center of Architecture, as well as internationally in 2020 at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, at Shaping the City Forum at the 2018 Architecture Venice Biennale, in Lausanne for the Bibliothèque Information Suisse and in Atlanta for the ALA, among other venues. She is registered in New York State, in Switzerland and is a graduate of the ETH-Zürich.