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Jesse Moore

Managing Director & Co-Founder, M-Kopa Solar

Jesse Moore is the CEO and Co-Founder of M-KOPA Solar, the world's leading "pay-as-you-go" energy provider to off-grid homes.  

M-KOPA provides affordable, safe and clean energy to millions of people. M-KOPA has connected more than 500,000 homes to solar power across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. And it is adding over 500 new homes every day.

Jesse is based in Nairobi and is responsible for the day to day running of the M-KOPA Solar business. He has grown M-KOPA to be a leading social enterprise brand. And the company employs over 2,500 people across East Africa as full time staff and field agents.

Previously he was the Director of the GSMA Development Fund, part of the association that works with industry to accelerate mobile services in low-income countries. He has consulted to Vodafone and Safaricom on the roll out of M-PESA.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Jesse holds an MBA from Oxford University (Skoll Scholar) and a BA from the University of North Carolina (Morehead Scholar).

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