Our Team

Violet Kobusingye

Violet Kobusingye

Chief Operations Officer and Cofounder

Violet grew up in extreme poverty in Uganda after her parents fled the Rwandan genocide. She wanted to serve her community which had suffered so much. So she founded Grow Movement in 2009 with Chris. Thanks to her efforts with the rest of the team, Grow Movement has improved the lives of over 50,000 people and pioneered a new method of international poverty relief; coaching entrepreneurs over mobile phone. Violet holds a degree in business from Nkumba University.

Chris Coghlan

Chris Coghlan

Chief Executive and Cofounder

Chris developed a passion for a more just world after meeting atrocity survivors living in extreme poverty in Mozambique. So he joined the British army and fought ISIS in Iraq to protect human rights. He served as a military advisor alongside Iraqi Forces. Chris also served as a British diplomat to build peace. Chris founded Grow Movement with Violet when he saw the potential of mobile technology to support entrepreneurs to reduce conflict and poverty. Chris holds Masters degrees from London Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

John Correa

John Correa

IT

John Correa leads Information Technology for Grow Movement. He is skilled in technology strategy, business development and technical leadership to motivate change and foster innovation.┬áJohn is a senior strategist at Microsoft and a graduate of MIT, where he helped devise the “Social & Business Network Analysis for Fundraising”. He is passionate about the use of technology to provide solutions for social problems. He has worked as a volunteer in Asia Pacific and for the UN.