Our Team

Our consultancy team comprises five experienced software engineers/research scientists. Between us we have 30 years experience in the software and data analysis industry, 15 of which have been spent explicitly working on public health technology.  Our qualifications include two PhDs and four Master’s degrees in related technical and scientific fields. We pride ourselves on hiring personable engineers who understand the importance of user-centred design and strong relationships with our clients. We also have experience in running efficient hiring procedures to meet the expanding needs of our clients. We believe we have a strong corporate network and understand how to attract good engineers.


Jonathan Berry | Joined Gunnar Ro in 2014 as a developer for our Meerkat project in Jordan and Ukraine. Since then he has managed several national and international public health software projects on behalf of the team, including Meerkat in Jordan and Madagascar, as well as the AIDS Data Repository for UNAIDS Geneva. As CEO and a director of Fjelltopp, he is also responsible for the business's development. Prior to joining the team, he worked as a research associate and completed a PhD in Computer Science at Durham University (UK).

 

 

 

Jyri Soppela | Started working for the team in early 2015, focusing on mobile data collection for the Jordan Meerkat project. Since then he has gone on to manage our Meerkat projects for Somalia and the Central African Republic, as well as setting up data pipelines to improve real time reporting for projects in Somalia and Finland. Jyri is a director of Fjelltopp. Prior to joining the team, he worked as an analyst for several health care companies and he holds an MSc in bioinformation technology from Aalto University (Finland).

 

 

 

Tomasz Sabala | Started working for the team in 2017 as a developer for our Somalia Meerkat project.  Since then he has gone on to manage our work for Ukraine.  Tomek joins us with a wealth of prior experience in software engineering and project management. He is a director of Fjelltopp and holds an Msc in Theoretical Physics from Jagiellonian University (Poland).

 

 

 

 

Gunnar Ro | The founding member of our technical team, Gunnar began our work in early 2014 as the technical manager for the Meerkat Project in Jordan and Ukraine.  He was instrumental in opening up new work in Madagascar, Somalia, Ukraine, Central African Republic, WHO EMRO and UNAIDS Geneva. He now works for the Norwegian Public Health Institue, but remains part time involved with Fjelltopp. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Durham University (UK) and is currently undertaking an MSc in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  

 

 

 

Mikolaj Kundegorski | Has worked part time with the team since 2016 when he joined Meerkat projects in Jordan and Madagascar.  He is a specialist in data engineering and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Glasgow in Applied Mathematics. He holds an Msc in Computational Software Engineering from Cranfield University (UK) and worked as a research associate in computer vision at Durham University (UK).