Melissa Hayes – Amani Institute

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Melissa Hayes

Leadership & Innovation Training Programs Manager
Kenya Class 9

Melissa comes from an extremely international upbringing (being born in Brazil, brought up in Spain by a Dutch mother and English father). With over 10 years of professional experience working across sectors and geographies (Europe, Latin America, Africa and South Asia), she has applied her international background, knowledge, skills and personal commitment to global sustainability to help individuals and organizations build commercially viable, highly-impactful and scalable programmes.  As a creative and strategic programme designer and facilitator, she’s fascinated by the way individuals, entrepreneurs and organizations learn and apply new skills to drive innovation. Melissa holds an MSc in Sustainability Science and Policy from Maastricht University (Netherlands). She is particularly interested in leveraging her sustainability background to enable entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with new practical skills and experiences in the design, implementation and scaling of solutions for socio-economic development. She is also committed to helping professionals unlock their highest potential by building key leadership skills and learning how to manage and lead themselves.