Technology and engineering entrepreneur focused on bringing reliable energy to the developing world
CEO and co-founder of BBOXX, Mansoor is responsible for the fast growth and impressive market expansion the company has witnessed in just four years. Mansoor manages a diverse global team and specialises in rural electrification, renewable energy technology and business in Africa. His degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from Imperial College, gave him and his fellow founders the ability to find a solution to the growing energy deficit in the developing world. A focused and committed entrepreneur, Mansoor is bringing reliable electricity to the masses and putting solar energy on the map.
Prior to BBOXX, Mansoor started a charity, e.quinox, with his fellow BBOXX co-founders, Laurent Van Houcke and Chris Baker-Brian, where he gained vital experience in dealing with NGOs and governments. The charity, at which Mansoor served as chairman, is still running today and sees students creating and installing solar kiosks in remote villages in countries such as Rwanda and Tanzania, providing electricity to communities for the first time.
A lot of people ask me why I took the plunge from having a dream job at one of the most well-recognised and valuable brands (Rolls-Royce) to starting something where sleeping on the floor of friends' houses became a common event
The work undertaken by STEM companies - both large and small - is extremely important, not just to our economic future, but to the development of our world. Only by ensuring an increased supply of high quality engineering talent will companies like ours be able to flourish.
25/04/2014 12:27 BST
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