MR. NIR MAROM, Co-founder & President of Lumos: Nir Marom is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Lumos, a disruptive off-grid solar energy provider focused on emerging markets. The company offers lowcost solar systems to the 1.3 billion people worldwide who are not connected to the grid, using an innovative, pay-as-you-go system in partnership with mobile service providers. In December 2016, Lumos announced a historic deal in the form of a $90 million investment, the largest in the history of the industry. Lumos is today partnered with Nigeria’s largest mobile provider MTN, and the world’s most influential development organisations, having received from OPIC in order to provide c. 250,000 systems to northern Nigeria, affecting more that 1 million people as part of former United States President Barak Obama’s Power Africa initiative. Before founding Lumos, Nir founded two successful, innovative companies in the energy space- Greenlet Technologies (a hightech startup which developed and sells utility scale energy demand management hardware and software) and SunIsrael (a solar energy producer –which develops, finances, builds, operates and owns large scale solar facilities).