Desigan Chinniah

Desigan, or “Dees,” is our technology advisor, who brings extensive experience in the technology sector to advising GreenTec in charting a path to develop IT infrastructure to better support the start-up ecosystem.

Mr. Chinniah comes from an extensive background as a designer, developer, technical Evangelist, Product Architect, Community Manager & Business Development professional for 15+ years, including check-ins at Ask Jeeves, Skype, BBC, eBay, PayPal, and Gumtree, and Mozilla to name a few. He is also prominently involved in several African technology ventures such as Ushahidi and BRCK. His extensive experience has translated to a career as a tech advisor, startup mentor, angel investor, and board member.

Mr. Chinniah studied Accountancy at the University of Durban Westville and attended the Chemical Engineering program at the University of Witwatersrand. He also pursued a diploma in web and graphic design and multi-media.

Dees speaks Afrikaans, Dutch, and English. He lives in England with his wife and two children, where he enjoys sports, photography, and spending time with his family.

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