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CEO and Co-Founder, M-KOPA

Jesse Moore is CEO and Co-Founder of M-KOPA Solar, the world’s leading provider of “pay-as-you-go” energy services for off-grid customers. M-KOPA Solar saves off-grid customers money by replacing kerosene with affordable renewable energy. In under five years, M-KOPA has connected a half a million 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 and was ranked by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 Companies Changing the World.

Jesse moved to Kenya in 2010 to start M-KOPA and has overseen the company’s growth to over 2,500 employees and sales agents. Prior to M-KOPA, he 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 Jesse worked with the international development charity CARE and as a strategy consultant for Monitor Group.

Originally from Toronto, Jesse 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.