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Maryenis Saravia Lidueñas

Maryenis Saravia Lidueñas

Young Expert at Hydrobox - Kenya
YEP period 2022 - 2024, batch 25

YEP Role

Role: Business Development & Project Manager

I work as a Business Development & Project Manager for Yetu Smart Grids. Our work focuses on end-to-end engineering services in renewable energy. Our goal is to support grids’ operations to become more sustainable and efficient. As part of my role, I finetune and execute the sales strategy for the expansion of Yetu Smart Grids in Kenya and the East African region; develop and monitor the execution of the yearly operational plan and projects budget ; and coordinate project execution for customers, aligning internal resources (technical team) and external parties (subcontractors).


  • Business Development & Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Business Management & Risk
  • Creative Problem Solving


  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Education:
    • Msc International Business, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. Specialisation in Entrepreneurship and SMEs Management
    • Bsc International Business, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. Major in Finance and minor in Supply Chain Management

Experience before YEP

  • October 2020 - March 2021: Global Sales & Business Development at The Vegetarian Butcher. Responsibilities included:
    • Lead & manage food wastage project
    • Execute, evaluate and optimise business models
    • Support country roll-outs in LAC & EMEA
  • December 2017 - July 2019: Risk, Business Management & Legal at HSBC The Netherlands. Responsibilities included:
    • Production of monthly and quarterly portfolio of risk analysis and evaluation with accompanying commentary for risk management board and risk stakeholders
    • Contribute to senior management decision making by use of management information, performance information, forums, and stakeholder feedback
    • Evaluate and maintain MI relating to offshore service providers, including maintaining their provision, monitoring their performance and ensuring service level agreement were honoured
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Organisation: Hydrobox
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