Thomas Gottschalk is founder and managing director of Mobisol, a company that combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microcredit to provide high-quality solar home systems to low-income individuals in developing countries.
He is a visionary entrepreneur with a solid background in renewable energy technologies: Thomas implemented solar thermal systems in Egypt and spent 18 months driving around the world in a solar-powered car called Solartaxi. Thomas holds a Master’s degree in renewable energy engineering from the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and founded the think tank Energiewende.
Within just five years, Thomas grew a team from scratch to over 800 people working on three continents – raising Mobisol from Startup to strong brand in East Africa. Thomas was named “Social Innovator of the Year” by Technology Review in 2015.
Panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 21-22 November 2016, London