Jesse Moore

Jesse Moore

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, M-Kopa


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

Since commercial launch in late 2012, M-KOPA has connected over 300,000 homes to affordable solar power across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and is connecting over 500 new homes daily. M-KOPA was awarded the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize in 2015 and was listed by Fortune as one of the Top 50 Companies Changing the World.

Jesse moved to Nairobi in 2010 to start M-KOPA and has overseen the company’s growth to over 2000 employees and sales agents. Prior to M-KOPA, Jesse was the Director of the GSM Association Development Fund 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).