Meet Our Team

Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Storm Trentham

Storm has been involved in international sport since 2000. She is a former Wales lacrosse player plus 3 time Head Coach & Manager of the U19 Wales World Cup Team. Storm then turned her attention to introducing lacrosse in Kenya, making history by taking the first female African lacrosse team to a World Championships in 2019 and again in 2022 with the Men’s team. Through her ties with sport and charity in Kenya since 2007, she witnessed endless sporting talent yet also a lack of support and opportunities. During Covid, she met international Kenyan athletes and heard about their situations on and off the pitch or track. It was from that day she started DBA Africa, to support athletes and bridge the gap between Africa and other top sporting nations.

Director of Business Development

Lyle Asiligwa

Lyle represented Kenya 15s from 2008-2018 with 29 caps to his name, retiring from international sport in 2018. Before joining DBA Africa, Lyle was head of sales, marketing and logistics for Samurai sportswear. Lyle has extensive experience in sourcing sponsorship deals and building new business relationships. He also organised sporting events, managed teams and handled social media accounts for various brands. Lyle is the co-founder of Positive Action Kenya, an NGO that supports youth mentorship and education programmes.

Founder and Managing Director

Susanne Hallergård

Susanne holds a BA in Russian Studies from McGill University and an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.  Susanne worked as an economist/strategist in the City of London, covering EMEA emerging markets at Goldman Sachs and ING Barings.  She later moved to manage emerging markets bond funds at Union Bancaire Privée. In 2017 Susanne worked on impact businesses in Brazil and attended seminars on impact investing. Susanne has a passion for sport and believes that sport can fundamentally improve people's mental and physical wellbeing.  She founded DBA Africa with Storm Trentham in order to lay down grassroots foundations in sport to change lives.

Head of Operations and Communications

Pius D Shiundu

Pius D Shiundu holds a degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Nairobi.  Pius previously worked at PharmAccess Foundation as a Project Assistant and prior to that, as a research assistant at Joles Farm.  Pius experience in both the private and public sectors allows him a deep insight into the benefits of gender equality and social development. Pius plays rugby for Kenya Harlequins and has worked tirelessly to make the DBA Academy the success it has become.

Head of Corporate Partnerships

Joseph Steventon

Joseph holds a degree in public relations from Massey University in New Zealand and has worked in business development across several countries including New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands. Joseph played club rugby throughout, helping to establish a rugby club in Canada and coach university sides in both the Netherlands and Kenya.  Joseph aims to grow professional sport in Kenya by working to expand DBA Africa's academies and tournaments and developing pathways and structures to improve the level of sport in Kenya.

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