Director of Learning and Development
Hayley Bron has focused her career on identifying, fostering and building emerging leaders within social enterprise in West Africa. She previously led fellowship programs across sub-Saharan Africa with Engineers Without Borders, and spent time working with youth in both informal housing communities and small-holder farming communities to establish alternative livelihood programmes. In recognition of her work, Hayley was named as a top 100 changemaker in Africa by Brightest Young Minds in 2016.
Co-founder and COO
Nate Heller has over 15 years of experience in international social enterprise and development, including seven years building innovative distribution channels for poor consumers in West Africa, and stints with the Peace Corps and the UN. He speaks 6 languages, including French, and has a Masters from Johns Hopkins SAIS and an MBA from Yale.
Director of Data
Timothy Lucas worked previously in the Netherlands for a utility company and a research company on various big data and data science projects. This was before he decided to drive from Amsterdam to Ghana to explore the African continent. Attracted by West Africa's potential for growth and cultural richness, he decided to join PEG in 2016. He has a masters degree in Applied Physics from the Delft University of Technology where he specialized in Quantum Optics and Quantum Computing. He speaks fluent French, Dutch, and English.
Cote d'Ivoire Head of Sales and Operations
Raoul Ngendahayo worked for Heineken in Africa before starting and running his own technology business in Rwanda and Burundi. After he sold the business, he joined Mobisol Rwanda as Chief Operations and Commercial office, where he managed country operations and a 180 person team. Raoul has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Layafette College, USA, and is a native French speaker.
Stephen Omane has over 9 years of experience in audit, risk management, internal control and compliance. With a BSc. in Agricultural Economics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, he has worked with organizations such as Deloitte, Kasapreko, Ernst & Young and SDC Group where he was Head of Risk Management, Compliance and Internal Controls. He is the youngest board member in the history of the West African Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Acting Director of Sales
Yuma Sasaki joined PEG in 2016 with an MBA from ESSEC Business School in France, which he attended with the dream of working in sustainable energy in West Africa. Previously, he spent 2 years working in Japan and Vietnam for JX Nippon Oil & Energy, the largest energy company in Japan. Yuma also has a BA from the University of Tokyo, had a short career as a music producer in the United States, and speaks fluent English, French, and Japanese.
Sales Projects Director
Etienne Brou Tchiebley spent 7 years in management level positions in the petroleum and agricultural industries prior to joining PEG. Most recently, he was a senior technical manager for two of Ghana's larger farms (Greenleaf Global and Freshfields Farms), where he was responsible for managing hundreds of workers. He is a metallurgist and elevator engineer by profession and speaks fluent French.
Ghana Country Manager
Simone Vaccari spent 5 years at Vodafone, the last 3 of which were spent in Ghana focused on implementing innovative strategies to improve revenue per user. While at Vodafone, Simone was consistently ranked in the top 1% of employees worldwide for performance. He went to ESADE business school, and speaks 6 languages, including French and Ghanaian Twi.
Co-Founder and CEO
Hugh Whalan has started several businesses focused on energy and financing in West Africa over the last 7 years. He started the first crowd-funding site for energy lending, and a fast growing solar distribution company in Ghana, which he sold to a New York private equity investment firm. He has previously been recognized as a top 30 under 30 Australian entrepreneur, and he was named a 2015 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
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