26 Apr 2024

The entrepreneur with plans to bring cheap electricity to tens of millions of Africans

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 26 April 2024

Mansoor Hamayun has grown his Bboxx company out of a university project that set up six villages in Rwanda with electricity - and now he wants to expand that to tens of millions more people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Bboxx recently moved its headquarters from London to the Rwandan capital Kigali with plans to train 1000 locals and invest US$100 million in the country over the next 5 years.

A lot of its work has focussed on Rwanda and the company now provides 10 percent of that country's households with electricity. But it has now broken into 11 different African markets with its products.

The company aims to provide electricity to 36 million sub-Saharan Africans by 2028. Mansoor is co-founder of Bboxx along with two other university friends - and he is the chief executive.  

Mansoor Hamayun is chief exeucitve of Bboxx, which is delivering pay-as-you-go solar energy to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Photo: Supplied by Bboxx