Ned Tozun is the co-founder and CEO of d.light. Since the company's founding in 2007, Ned has played a key role in developing the company's mission and strategic plan, securing private investment from multinational venture capital and social impact funds, designing award-winning products, and establishing worldwide distribution through four international offices. Ned has been recognized by BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Guardian, Social Venture Network, the Asia Society, and the World Economic Forum for his innovative leadership. He and d.light co-founder Sam Goldman have been recognized as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, top 100 business visionaries creating value for the world by Business Insider, and ELITE Rising Stars by the 21st Century Icon Awards.
Sam is the co-founder and President of d.light. Over more than a decade, he has built and grown various functions in d.light, including its supply chain, global brand and marketing, product design and engineering teams, cloud and platform teams, and country offices in India and East Africa. Sam has been selected as an Ashoka Fellow, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, a Next Generation Leader for Africa by the African Leadership Network, a Business Insider top 100 business visionary, and an ELITE Rising Star by the 21st Century Icon Awards. He was awarded the 2014 Charles Bronfman Prize and the National Peace Corps Assocation's 2011 Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Assistance. His leadership has also been recognized by BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Guardian, and Social Venture Network.
As d.light’s global CFO, Adrian brings a wealth of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, change management, financial department re-engineering, and shared services set-up. He has been the Chief Financial Officer of several publicly listed companies operating out of Africa, in industries ranging from finance to fast-moving consumer goods. Prior to joining d.light, Adrian was the CFO and joint CEO of Ellies Holdings Limited, successfully turning around the fortunes of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company, which provides energy-efficient electronic and solar products. Prior to Ellies, he also served as CFO of Trustco Group Holdings, a micro finance and micro insurance listed company. Adrian is a chartered accountant and completed his training at BDO Spence Stewart (previously Panel Kerr Foster) in 1997.
As the Managing Director of India, Kamal brings more than seventeen years of finance experience with multinational corporations based in India and the U.S. Kamal transitioned into the Managing Director role after serving as d.light’s CFO for 3 years, successfully raising $100M in financing for the company during his tenure and being a significant contributor to the growth of d.light. Previously he served as CFO of K12 Techno Services, one of the leading education companies in India. He also worked with the IT services subsidiary of Indian multinational corporation Larsen & Toubro in India and the U.S. for about a decade. Kamal is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a graduate of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jacob Okoth is d.light's Managing Director of Africa. He has more than fifteen years of experience in senior operational roles across East Africa and in Europe. Jacob has worked in the sectors of insurance, fast-moving consumer goods, and telecommunications, specializing in sales and distribution, general management, marketing, customer experience, route-to-market, strategic planning, and leadership. Prior to joining d.light, Jacob was the Head of Sales and Marketing for a major telecom provider in Uganda. Jacob holds a bachelor of science degree from Egerton University in Kenya. He is also certified in leadership and advanced management from the London School of Business.