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.

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.

Financial Controller

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.

Regional Sales Manager

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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