The world marked the World Environment Day on 5th June 2018 and one company that has been on the forefront to advocate for clean energy in Kenya, has been M-Kopa Solar and that’s why this month we are privileged to have our After Ofiice Hours talk with Jesse Moore, CEO and Co-founder of M-kopa Solar.
Jesse Moore will be speaking on 28th June 2018, at the Nairobi Garage Space on 7th Floor, Pinetree Plaza, Ngong’ Road. He will take us through his inspiring career journey, his strategy as a leader and the necessity to seize opportunities.
Prior to M-KOPA, Moore was the Director at the GSM Association in London,where he worked with mobile network operators in Africa and Asia to adopt new business models that drive business growth and benefit low-income consumers, such as mobile money.
Early in his career Moore also worked with the international development charity CARE and as a strategy consultant for Monitor Group.
Moore, moved to Kenya in 2010 to start M-KOPA and has overseen the company’s growth to over 2500 employees and sales agents.
M-KOPA Solar saves off-grid customers money by replacing kerosene with affordable renewable energy. In under 5 years since launch, M-KOPA has connected a half a million East African homes to solar power and is adding over 500 more homes daily.
Based on this growth M-KOPA was awarded the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize, made the coveted MIT Technology Review 50 Smartest Companies list, and was ranked by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 Companies Changing the World.
Investors in M-KOPA include Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, AOL founder Steve Case, and Generation Investment Management – a global investment firm chaired by Al Gore.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Moore holds an MBA from Oxford University (Skoll Scholar) and a BA from the University of North Carolina (Morehead Scholar). He was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of 100 Young Global Leaders in 2017.
We cannot wait to learn more about Jesse Moore and his inspirational journey. After Office Hours with Jesse Moore will be held on 28th June 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at our Ngong’ Road space. Don’t forget to RSVP your attendance here.
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