With over 70 years of practical experience, our Track Record across a diversity of sectors and geographies demonstrates our proven ability to back innovative solutions and take these to scale in ways that achieve significant impact.

London Team

Isabelle Irani

/ Partner

Isabelle founded Sumerian Partners in 2013 after she was approached by several close friends and philanthropists...

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Chris West

/ Partner

Chris was involved in early discussions around the creation of the Shell Foundation and joined soon after...

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Amy Gutcher

/ Chief Financial Officer

Amy has over 15 years experience in the international non-profit and social enterprise sectors...

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In Country Team

Through our extensive experience of working overseas, we draw on support from local staff located in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa.


Reflecting our growth and the informal support of our Advisory Board members, we now are in the process of constituting a formal Board.