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Filippo Nishino

Filippo is a business professional with over 13 years of experience, deeply engaged in humanitarian missions and causes. He managed several industrial companies as CEO and President and was director of the Industrial Operations of Kering and Gucci. Formerly he worked as private equity associate at RP3, an investment fund based in Milan and as corporate finance consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is fluent in Italian, Portuguese, German and English.

Mr. Nishino holds a MBA from Politecnico di Milano, a MSc in Corporate Finance and a BSc in International Commerce with summa cum laude from Università degli Studi di Milano.
Roberto Agosta
Executive Director

Roberto was born in Lugano, Switzerland and trained in business administration. He worked for a swiss bank for 4 years then spent 12 years working with humanitarian projects in Africa and 8 years working in training for development in non-profit in Switzerland. He is fluent in Italian, Portuguese, German, French and English.

Mr. Agosta holds a Master in Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) from USI ( Università della Svizzera Italiana) and a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Cooperation and Development from SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland).
Daniele Kläy
Technical Director

Daniele is a certified master in orthotics and prosthetics with over 17 years of experience in rehabilitation and orthopaedics and a background in construction and repair specialist for automotive, nautical and aeronautical composite structures. His vast experience ranges from providing prosthetic and orthotic solutions and training of orthopaedic technicians in service. He is committed to SwissLimbs by providing technical expertise and solving the most challenging rehabilitation cases. He is fluent in Italian, Swiss-German, German, French and English.

Mr. Kläy holds a Master degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Bundesfachschule für Orthopädie-Technik, Dortmund – Germany and a federal diploma as Orthotist and Prosthetist, Switzerland, achieved with honours from Fondazione Luigi Brentani.
Nicole Rossi
Operations officer

Nicole is born in Sorengo and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva. She holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Cooperation and Development and a CAS in Project Management from SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland).

After travelling in South America, she started working in the field of development cooperation, mainly in the area of communication and event organisation. Since July 2020 she works for SwissLimbs, in charge of communication, events and fundraising. Nicole is fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and English.
Alessandra Aries
Administrative Assistant

Alessandra was born in Varese, Italy, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Languages and International Relations from UCSC in Milan and a Master degree in International Organisation from Leiden University, in the Netherlands. She also holds a Specialization Diploma in Project management for International Cooperation and several courses in the humanitarian and gender equality field.

In 2019, she joined a volunteer program in Zanzibar (TZN) and in 2020, she spent few months in an Center of Extraordinary Reception for migrants in Varese, writing her Master thesis. Since 2021, she works for SwissLimbs as Administrative assistant.
Stefan Studer

Stefan is born in Brig (VS) and is half Swiss and half Dominican. In 2018, he completed his apprenticeship and graduated as a logistics employee AFC.

Since May 2020 Stefan has been working at Roll-Star in Sementina, which is part of the Hepius Group, of which SwissLimbs is also a part, and is in charge of logistics for both. He is fluent in Italian and German and has a good knowledge of English.
Dr. Julian Lair
Orthopedic surgeon and technical advisor to SwissLimbs

Dr. Lair is an Austrian orthopedic surgeon residing in Italy, who started his career as an orthopedic technician and then studied medicine in Innsbruck, becoming a specialist surgeon in the field. He currently works with private and public facilities in South Tyrol, with a particular focus on paediatric orthopedic surgery and hip and knee replacements.

Through a German doctor working also in the field of development, became involved with SwissLimbs, becoming a technical advisor in 2021.
Edoardo Tognola
Orthopedic technician and SwissLimbs' volunteer

Edoardo Tognola began a 4-year apprenticeship in the field of technical orthopedics in Switzerland in 2010. After a season of practice, he obtained a Federal Diploma as Orthopedic Technician. Then he earned a Masters in Orthopedics from the Bundesfach School of Orthopedic Technology in Dortmund, Germany. 

At the moment, he is working as orthopedic technician in German-speaking Switzerland and from August 2021, he decided to took part voluntarily in the training missions of SwissLimbs in its Project countries
Tommaso Roveda
Occupational Therapist – Ergotherapist

Tommaso is a BSc Occupational Therapist graduated in the University of Pavia (Italy) and currently works for SwissLimbs as a consultant and freelancer. He is fluent in Italian and English.
Tomek Matiević
CE – Specialist

Tomek is a manager and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in Swiss, German and Italian companies. For 20 years he managed technical departments in Swiss companies developing and specializing production machines. In the last 10 years his focus changed as consultant to technical documentation and communication and to CE certifications. His expertise is in demand from small to large companies from all branches. He is fluent in Swiss-German, German, Italian, English, Croatian.

Tomek holds a Master degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich and a post diploma in business management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. He is also a certified CE specialist.
Partners in the field
Emmanuel Kalanzi
SwissLimbs Ambassador for Africa, CPO & Chief Trainer – Uganda

Emmanuel is a highly experienced Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, committed and passionate to humanitarian causes and projects. He works for AVSI Foundation Uganda at Gulu Regional Orthopedic Workshop “GROW”, and has over 40 years of experience in the profession.

He is SwissLimbs representative in Africa and responsible for the implementation of training modules to CPOs on the field. He is fluent in English, Luganda and speaks also Swahili and Acholi.
Claude Mushi
MPOW Manager and Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist CPO – Tanzania

Claude holds a Bachelor degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, inTanzania. He has a background in project management, marketing and administration. He has worked in several companies for the past four years and acted as general manager in Kibo Natural Water company limited based in Kilimanjaro and Tai Five hotel based in Mwanza. He is fluent in English and Swahili.

He is manager of the Mwanza Prosthetics & Orthotics Workshop MPOW, which was rehabilitated by SwissLimbs in 2018.
Dr. Bryceson Loti Kiwelu
Orthopedic surgeon and traumatologist and Director of the Desire Charitable Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Kibaha - Tanzania

Dr. Bryceson Kiwelu obtained a doctor of medicine degree from Muhimbili University College of Dar es Salaam University, a Master’s degree in orthopedic and trauma rom Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College of Tumaini University, a Certificate in hospital management under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a certificate of principal of fracture management in Davos-Swiss land, a Certificate in advance trauma management from Fukui Prefectural University in Japan and a Certificate in arthroscopy and arthroplasty from Yonsen University in South Korea. Dr. Bryceson Loti Kiwelu is orthopedic and trauma surgeon with over 10 years of working experience, a certified senior assessor of Quality improvement and patient safety initiatives under Joint Commission International (JCI), the co -Founder of Tanzania true Exposure (TTE) Company, the former director of health services at Kibaha Education Center and the former orthopedic surgeon and chairman of quality improvement and assurance team at St Francis hospital in Ifakara in Morogoro. Now, he has been appointed Hospital Director for Desire Charitable Hospital and Rehabilitation Centrer in Kibaha, SwissLimbs' first hospital, operational from 2021.
Stella Kitali
General Director – Desire Charitable Hospital and Rehabilitation center, Kibaha

Stella holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics Hons from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and a Master's degree in Strategic Management from ESAMI & Maastricht School of Management in Arusha, Tanzania. For the past 16 years, Stella has held a leadership position in Pride Tanzania and Swissport Tanzania Plc, achieving record-breaking results. Thanks to this position, Stella has had the opportunity to travel inside and outside Tanzania, especially in Africa and Europe. Stella is an experienced ground handling consultant at airports, holds a leading position and has experience in customer and management systems management, including 6S Kaizen.

She is the director of the Desire Charitable Hospital and Rehabilitation center in Kibaha, Tanzania, SwissLimbs' first hospital, which will be operational from 2021.
Henrique Luis Matsinhe
Orthopedic technician of the orthopedic center of the Institute Obra Dom Orione in Maputo - Mozambique

Henrique Luis Matsinhe, 32 years old, Mozambican Nationality, Medium level orthoprosthetic technician, (Diploma) graduated from the Institute of Health Sciences of Maputo-Mozambique in 2013.

Since then he has worked as an Orthoprosthetic Technician at the Central Hospital of Maputo.

He has already benefited from 3 trainings organized by SwissLimbs, two in Mozambique in 2018 and 2021 and one in Tanzania in 2019.

Since 2021, he has been employed at the Don Orione Orthopedic Center, implemented by SwissLimbs, where he serves as the orthopedic technician in charge.
Dr. Bernardo Gomes
Orthopedic technician & SwissLimbs' trainer

Bernardo graduated in orthopedics from the Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde in Lisbon and has been working with the International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC since 2017 as an orthopedic technician and project manager.

He has worked for the Red Cross in Myanmar, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea Bissau, where he is currently based. As a volunteer, he works with SwissLimbs as a trainer during missions.