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Tom graduated from Durham University in 2012. Tom has 5 years’ experience in the insurance business where his previous role involved managing AIG’s non-affiliate reinsurance portfolio for Africa. Tom has held the role as the head of business development for the Winch group since 2016 and remains a shareholder.
Pierre leads Winch Energy’s projects and businesses in Sierra Leone, motivating the team that implements and maintains the country’s solar mini-grid systems and managing stakeholder relations.
Experienced in business development, in his previous role with Orange, Pierre increased the mobile penetration of multi-national telecommunication from 38% to 60% and achieved revenue growth of 30% year-on-year. As a student, he was presented with the University of Sierra Leone’s Best Graduating Student Award in 2007, when he received a first-class Batchelor’s degree before completing master’s degree in Business Administration.
Pierre believes an economy can only grow in proportion to the level of inclusiveness of essential amenities, such as utilities and financial services, in rural communities. As part of his role, he is working to provide affordable energy to over 40,000 household in northern Sierra Leone.
Alex leads Winch Energy Uganda SMC Ltd and is responsible for day-to-day operations, business development and identifying potential mini-grid sites. He is the key representative for Winch Energy’s activity in Uganda working closely with regional energy sector stakeholders.
With a background in Electrical Engineering, an MBA and over ten years' experience in the East African Energy Sector, Alex is also a qualified Energy Auditor. Involved heavily in project development, he has prepared proposals and Expressions of Interest and participated in negotiations and technical discussions with donors.
Alex has overseen the licence acquisition for 30 mini-grids with many more projects in the pipeline.