Oli Raison, CEO


Oli’s story

Oli Raison is the Chief Executive Officer of EcoZoom.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Raison attended the University of Plymouth, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Science.

In 2004, Raison joined Norbert Dentressangle (formerly Christian Salvesen) a major European transport, logistics and freight forwarder as a Graduate Management Trainee. He was promoted through a number of diverse operational management roles to become the General Manager and during this period attended Aston Business School in Birmingham, graduating with Master of Business Administration in 2011.

In 2012, Raison moved to Meru, Kenya to accept a position with VSO, a leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries at Kithoka Youth Polytechnic. As the Strategic Development Adviser, he advised on management systems design and implementation and trained the management team on all aspects of management (principally financial, HR, marketing and income generating activities). Accepting this position in Kenya gave Raison the ability to fulfill his personal goal of “transforming” lives.

Raison joined EcoZoom, in 2013 as the Country Director for Kenya where he oversaw all business operations within the country before becoming the CEO in 2016.