MR. YURI TSITRINBAUM, CEO of LUMOS NIGERIA. Lumos is a disruptive off-grid solar energy provider focused on emerging markets. The company offers low-cost solar systems to the 1.3 billion people worldwide that 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 $50 million of financing from OPIC in order to provide c. 250,000 systems to northern Nigeria, affecting more than 1 million people, as part of former United States President Barak Obama’s Power Africa initiative. Yuri spearheaded Lumos’ entry into the Nigerian market when he was appointed CEO of Lumos Nigeria in 2014. Lumos Nigeria employs over 400 people and provides power to over 4,000 home and small-business consumers, allowing over 200,000 Nigerians enjoy affordable and reliable solar electricity.