We're committed to using ethical investments to build a sustainable future for Africa

Our Team

Professional and socially driven… We are a diverse team with experience in business, banking, marketing and working in the social enterprise sector.

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Lisa Ashford

Director

20+ years experience in energy and environmental markets and leader in the positive investing and social enterprise sectors.

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Energise Africa is a truly innovative business model. As a social enterprise, it's crucial that the benefits that we create are shared across the value chain, providing households with clean affordable energy and entrepreneurs with new business solutions. I’m immensely proud of the work we are doing and I’m excited about the potential to scale up.

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Sarah Flood

Director

+ 15 years experience of delivering policy and practice to help the social economy and civil society sector thrive.

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I really believe that social enterprises can fundamentally change the world for the better. Energise Africa is a great example of this, by harnessing the power of technology we have created a business model where everyone wins – African families, solar businesses and investors.

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Peter Stolze

Director

15+ years of experience in strategy consulting (HCG) and business marketing (T-Mobile and Cordaid). MSc in Business Administration (Radboud University).

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I am particularly interested in new forms of development aid. With current technologies people can decide themselves how to allocate their investable assets and at the same time improve the lives of people in developing countries. Investors use the Energise Africa platform to give African families access to clean (and ultimately free) energy. And that’s how we fight climate change!

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Koen The

Director

13+ years of experience in fixed income (a.o. Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs). MSc in Econometrics (VU Amsterdam) and MBA (UC Berkeley).

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I like to use the skills I obtained from my experience in the investment banking industry in London to help provide children in developing countries a better future. A sustainable investment strategy improves the future of others as well as your own.