Jesse is the co-founder of M-KOPA, a world leader in empowering homes and small businesses through connected technology. M-KOPA has pioneered and scaled an advanced pay-as-you-go platform that unlocks solar, information, technology and finance to upgrade lives in over 600,000 African homes and businesses.
Jesse moved to Kenya in 2010 to start M-KOPA and has overseen the company’s growth to over 2,000 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, Canada, 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.
Jesse is a panellist at the AIX: Power and Renewables meeting at RSA House on 14-15 November 2018.