The Company is led by CEO Crispin Murira and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. A native Kenyan and fluent Swahili speaker, Crispin is a seasoned entrepreneur with ambitions to build a significant, high impact, global business starting in his own country.
Copia was founded by Tracey Turner and Jonathan Lewis, both business executives and proven successful social entrepreneurs. Peter van As, a former Unilever executive with extensive experience in retail distribution throughout Africa, serves as Special Strategic Advisor to Crispin and as a Board Member. Other board members include Dr. Jerry Held, a Silicon Valley veteran who has advised dozens of early stage companies, Tim Chege, a Kenyan based senior executive, and Saskia van der Mast, representing Copia's lead investor, DoB Equity.