Yang – Head of operations
Yang has a background in innovation entrepreneurship and is driven by her passion for sustainable innovations. She’s been running a social venture in Kenya since 2015.
Sanjay – Technical expert
Sanjay is a trained renewable energy engineer with experience in sustainability projects. He contributes with his technical knowledge and understanding of urban and rural settings in developing countries.
Hanna – Project management
Hanna is an environmental scientist and spent nine years in South Asia, gaining experience in sustainable rural and urban development and working for a solar organisation.
Chung – Head of finances
Chung is a serial social entrepreneur in charge of finance. He has co-founded several start-ups, as CFO and risk manager. Currently, Chung is pursuing his MBA in Nigeria.
Alvin – Team leader Kenya
Alvin was born and raised in Kenya and later moved to Korea and the US for his higher education. He is an experienced IT support technician.
Alice – Logistics coordinator
Alice has a background in Agricultural Economics and has experience in various research and data collection methods.
Mbegu Solar started in 2018 as “Solar4Schools” after our founder Yang had learned about energy challenges during a field visit in Kenya. In 2019, we conducted in-depth market research in Kenya, and at the same time started building our team in Sweden. Based on the results of our research and our expertise, we have developed our solution, featuring our unique self-financing model for access to solar energy. Later this year, we plan to launch our product in Kenya and gradually expand to other East African countries.