Rik Wuts

Job Description: 
Co-founder and Vice President, Business Development
Company: 
Powerhive, Inc.
 
Rik Wuts, Co-founder and Vice President, Business Development, Powerhive, Inc. Organization Powerhive designs, builds and operates resilient energy infrastructure for off-grid communities in emerging markets. We focus on low-cost distributed solar microgrids to enable governments to reach both their rural electrification and carbon reduction goals. Powerhive customers prepay for electricity through mobile money networks, gaining access to an affordable and reliable electricity supply to power small appliances and income generating equipment, as well as lighting and mobile phone charging. 
 
Personal During the last decade Mr. Rik Wuts has focused on combining cutting-edge technology and innovative business models to deliver market solutions. Before co-founding Powerhive, Rik was the marketing director at Intivation where he helped introduce solar powered devices in more than 30countries. He has also consulted several large companies and SMEs on product innovation and business strategy. Rik earned a BS in applied physics and an MS in product design from Delft University of Technology. Originally from Amsterdam, he currently lives in Nairobi and is leading the international expansion of Powerhive.