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Team

Ben Good – Chief Executive Officer

Ben Good is an engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the renewable energy and utility sectors. He has undertaken a range of senior operational, commercial, financial, and corporate finance roles with various businesses and projects across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Since 2011, Ben has led the establishment of Energy 4 Impact as a major contributor to the development of off-grid energy markets in sub-Saharan Africa.  Immediately prior to E4I, Ben was CEO of a UK-listed renewable energy business with interests in India and southern Africa.  He has a degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Peter Weston – Director of Programmes

Peter is an expert in renewable energy, with 20 years of experience as an investor, lender and strategic adviser. He is a non-executive director of social investor Thrive Renewables and a board member of the NGO Renewable World. He was previously global head of finance and investment for two power equipment suppliers – Siemens Wind and MAN – and led GE Capital’s European energy lending team. Peter has a BA in Economics and Politics from Warwick University.

Godfrey Sanga – Director, East Africa

Godfrey Sanga has more than 15 years of experience in off-grid energy business and project development in solar, hydro, biomass and wind energy technologies, access to clean energy and promotion of productive uses of electricity in East and Southern Africa. Prior to joining Energy 4 Impact in 2013 in Kenya, he worked with DBSA in South Africa, TaTEDO in Tanzania and International Energy Initiative in Brazil. Godfrey is a trained mechanical engineer from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and holds MBA from Edinburgh Business School of the Heriot Watt University in Scotland.

Ian Larkham – Head of Finance

Ian Larkham is a CIMA Management accountant with an MBA from Henley Business School. He started his career within the electricity supply industry where he stayed for over 9 years, before focusing on multinational IT project implementations with SAP. Over the last 20 years Ian has worked in a number of senior finance and resource management roles within the charity and NGO humanitarian sector, from Girlguiding to The Mentor Initiative. He has helped boards develop new strategies and business development plans across varying sectors, enabling growth and improving overall efficiency and effectiveness.

Rebecca Symington – Regional Head of Programmes

Rebecca has a background in leading renewable energy access programmes including mini-grids and pico-grids in rural India. She is also Vice-President of the Alliance for Rural Electrification where she has been a board member since 2018. Rebecca has also worked in senior advisory positions in UN agencies in Africa and at headquarters in both development as well as humanitarian contexts. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School as well as a joint MA from London (LSE/SOAS) and a BA in African studies from University of Sussex.

Herbert Njiru Nyaga – Country Manager, Rwanda

Herbert Njiru is a Micro Finance Professional with over 10 years’ micro finance experience in Kenya, South Sudan and Rwanda. Prior to his appointment as Country Manager, he spearheaded the process of linking entrepreneurs to financial institutions for access to capital at Energy 4 Impact. Herbert has worked with Rwanda Microfinance Ltd in Kigali and has experience in business development services, product development, and management of micro finance programmes, mentoring and capacity building.

Mathieu Dalle – Director, West Africa

Mathieu Dalle is an agronomist. He holds an MBA in social entrepreneurship and a postgraduate in Water and Waste Treatment and Management. He has been working in the renewable energy and social economy sector sectors for 10 years helping businesses, institutions and NGOs in Mali, Senegal, Morocco, and Ghana make a bigger impact through cleaner energy sources and improved efficiency. Before joining Energy 4 Impact, he was the Director of a Spain-based Child and Youth Rights NGO and Director of a French farmers’ organisation.

Rafael Diezmos – Business Development Manager

Rafael has over 10 years’ experience in project development and management, mainly in the environment and renewable energy sectors. Apart from managing and executing development and regulatory strategies, he has also been involved in the environmental and social governance of various renewable energy projects. Rafael joined Energy 4 Impact to develop new business opportunities from the Nairobi office, having worked on various energy access projects across East Africa. He holds a MSc Environment degree from the University of Melbourne, a Diploma in Urban Planning and a BSc Agribusiness Management from the University of the Philippines.

Alessandra Moscadelli – Head of Communications

Alessandra is a communications professional with over 15 years’ experience in media relations, social media marketing, stakeholder engagement and brand management. She is responsible for developing communications strategies and for leading international teams to deliver multi-lingual advocacy, awareness and behavioural change communications. Prior to joining Energy 4 Impact she worked as a communications specialist for a range of human rights, development and grassroots organisations. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Modern Languages and Literature and speaks English, Italian, Spanish and French.

Fredrick Tunutu - Tanzania Country Manager

Fredrick Tunutu has more than 10 years’ experience in project management, business development and entrepreneurship. He has vast experience in supporting renewable energy and agriculture businesses to develop business growth strategies, access financial services and markets. He holds an MBA from the University of Dar es Salaam. Before joining Energy 4 Impact, he was a Program Adviser at The Royal Norwegian Society for Development East and Southern Africa-Tanzania