Our Team

Carsten J. Willersted

Board member & Country Director, Kenya

Carsten is our man on the ground in Kenya. He is responsible for the organization’s day-to-day operations, ensuring efficiency and continuous improvement. Carsten is driven by change and has contributed to a better Africa for more than 10 years

Charlotte Weiss

Vice-chair of Board

Charlotte’s role is to create and follow projects primarily in India and Kenya, and she has driven several projects on ground. Aside from that, Charlotte is keeping an eye on the budget for Periamma and is the contact person for our Auditor.

Kiya Ebba 

Administration & Projects

Kiya is our administrator and project lead. She is in charge of all the daily operations e.g. sponsorships, tracking donations, documentation, and communication with sponsors, volunteers & partners. If in doubt about who to contact, you can always start by reaching out to Kiya.

Jette Bennetzen

Administration support

Jette volunteers for Periamma after being a sponsor since 2018. Her main focus is on supporting with administrative tasks through direct sponsor contact via calls or emails.

Josephine Sindavi

Local Partner, Kenya

Josephine works at Periamma’s partner organisation ‘Help Mission Development Services’ for over 18 years. She is the director in charge of management in Kenya, team leader in projects development and implementation.

Josephine Thepsena

Local Partner, Thailand

Josephine is the Program Coordinator of our partner organisation in Thailand. Josephine has worked from 1996 at the schools in Surin area, where Periamma supports.

Kim L. Broberg


Kim’s role in Periamma is concentrated on communication with our sponsors through newsletters, campaigns and social media. He joined Periamma as a volunteer at the end of the summer 2021.

Lea Lønsted

Board Member & HR

Lea’s role is to help communicate our local stories through social media and find ways to attract new support members and sponsors for our school children across Thailand, India, Kenya and Uganda. With her extensive experience in Human Resources and people management, she supports and provides advice to the board in people matters.

Martin Bjergegaard

Board member & Partnership Lead

Martin’s role is to establish Corporate Partnerships with companies so they can support our projects financially. In the past 1-2 years, quite a few companies has decided to partner up with Periamma by donating a certain percentage of their sales to our projects in the 4 countries where we are represented.

Obed Tsuma

Local Partner, Kenya

Obed is an accountant by profession and he has been working with the local partner organisation in Kenya since 2004 to date, as a finance director. He supports the financial management of projects and oversees the finances locally in Kenya.

Ole Høyer

Founder & Chairman

Ole is the Founder and Chairman of Periamma. His role in Periamma is to set the direction, establish partnerships, attract donations and to lead and inspire the rest of the organization.

Pinpichcha Samruamjit

Local Partner, Thailand

Pinpichcha is the local partner representative for Thailand. She works as the Child Sponsorship Programme Officer & Book Keeper for over a period of 20 years. Pinpichcha is the main coordinator between Periamma and the local organisation in Surin.

Prassana Ghandi

Local Partner, India

Prasanna’s role in Periamma is to support our projects in India, where we are currently engaged in 2 schools. A pre-school with 80 students and Anne Marie Petersen’s school in Porto Novo with 2.500 girls.

Sidsel Bjerrum

Local Partner, Uganda

Sidsel is the passionate founder of Support Disabled Children Ggaba in Uganda. The school provides aid and shelter to 40 handicapped children and their families. Periamma helps Ggaba promoting their project and securing that all donations can be tax exempt as we are a registered charity in Denmark.

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