Jesse Moore

Managing Director and Co-Founder of M-KOPA Solar

Jesse Moore is Managing Director and Co-Founder of M-KOPA Solar, the world’s leading provider of “pay-as-you-go” energy services for off-grid customers.

M-KOPA Solar saves off-grid customers money by replacing kerosene with affordable renewable energy. In less than 2 years since its launch, M-KOPA has connected more than 100,000 homes to solar power across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and is adding over 10,000 more homes each month. Based on this growth M-KOPA was selected by Bloomberg as the top “new energy pioneer” worldwide for 2014.

Jesse moved to Kenya in 2010 to start M-KOPA and has overseen the company’s growth to nearly 500 employees. Prior to M-KOPA, Jesse was the Director of the GSM Association Development Fund 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.

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