Heath Arensen, Director of Open Source Center

Heath is a global nomad with an itch for entrepreneurship, having spent more than fifteen years founding and scaling tech-driven startups in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He thrives at the intersection of technology and social good, with experience in founding startups, in impact investing and in product incubation.

Heath is an active mentor in the Middle East and African technology startup scenes. In his most recent role with Nairobi’s iHub tech hub, Heath oversaw the launch of an internal software consulting unit and talent development platform. Prior to iHub, he led the East Africa portfolio for impact investment firm Invested Development. For more than 10 years, he served as the founder and ran Tanasuk Technologies, a software consulting firm and startup incubator with offices in Amman, Jordan and Nairobi, Kenya.

Heath holds an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and an MA in sustainable international development from Brandeis University. Understanding the unique challenges of building and managing digital projects in emerging markets, Heath brings diverse expertise in business strategy and technology.