and leaders

  • Nick Imudia

    Nick is d.light’s Chief Executive Officer. Before joining d.light, Nick was the Co-CEO of Konga Group. Nick was responsible for the merger and acquisition of the company by the current owners and in charge of a successful turn-around of the company with an incredible growth track record. Previously, Nick had 20 years of experience with TCL/Alcatel and Nokia, with regional MD roles across Africa, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industry. He worked with Nokia in different capacities including the areas of Sales, Marketing, Capability Development, Management systems, Operational excellence, Distribution network and Process management, so he has a strong operational understanding of all aspects of the business.
    Nick holds an MBA in International Business Management, Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas Technology and Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Management.
  • Nedjip Tozun

    Nedjip (Ned) Tozun is the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer for 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.
  • Ronald Pfende

    Ronald is d.light’s Chief Financial Officer. A Chartered Accountant with more than twenty-five years of finance experience in both listed and unlisted entities. He has extensive knowledge of establishing and scaling business on the African continent, mergers, acquisition and turning around nonperforming companies.
    Prior to joining d.light Ronald was Managing Director for Stanlib Asset Management, Southern African Region. His previous roles include Chief Operating Officer for the BancABC Group, a SADC based regional bank and Chief financial Officer for Standard Bank’s (Africa’s largest Bank) West African Operations. He trained with Deloitte & Touche, before embarking on a corporate career that was largely in financial services but included periods in manufacturing and oil and gas. He holds a Master of Business Leadership and an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science.
  • Elson Mushi

    Elson is d.light’s Director of People & Culture. He brings more than 15 years of experience in spearheading Global HR Operations in manufacturing, renewable energy, and power sectors. As d.light’s Director of People and Culture, Elson plays a pivotal role in cultivating a positive work culture and ensuring the synchronization of global human resources strategies with the broader objectives of d.light.

    Elson joined d.light in 2019 as the Head of Human Resources for Tanzania. He has since progressed into leadership roles like Regional HR Manager - Africa and an Associate Director - People. Before joining d.light, Elson worked as an HR Professional in various companies, including ZOLA Electric, Songas Limited (Globeleq), and Bidco Africa.

    Elson holds an MBA in Corporate Management from Mzumbe University and a Bachelor of Human Resource Management from Makerere University.
  • Jacob Lewandowski

    Jacob is d.light's Chief Operating Officer. Jacob joined d.light in 2013 as a Shell Foundation Fellow in our Nairobi office, and has been a key contributor to the company's success. He has served in various leadership roles including piloting the company's first direct distribution model in Africa, developing product-locking technology for pay-as-you-go solar home systems, and deploying bespoke mobile apps for staff and customers. Since 2015, Jacob has led the creation and scale-up of the Atlas PAYGO software platform, a business operating software that manages over two million PAYGO products for d.light and its distribution partners in 30+ countries. Prior to joining d.light, Jacob worked in M&A sell-side advisory, supporting clients in the energy, hospitality, and technology sectors. Jacob holds an MBA with a focus on Social Entrepreneurship from Oxford and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oral Roberts University.
  • Karl Skare

    Karl is d.light’s Chief Product and Strategy Officer. Karl joined d.light in 2014, and has over 10 years of experience in the off-grid solar sector. He spearheaded the development and commercialization of d.light’s pay-as-you-go product line, which now constitutes the majority of d.light’s revenue. Throughout his tenure at d.light, Karl has managed a variety of departments, including B2B Partnerships, Product Management, Corporate Strategy, Supply Chain, and Climate Finance. Prior to joining d.light, Karl was one of the first employees at Bboxx, where he served as Director of Operations. As co-chair of the GOGLA Policy working group, Karl contributed towards the development of multiple case studies and industry opinions regarding government involvement in the off-grid energy sector. Karl holds an MBA and MS in Engineering from Stanford and a BA in Finance and Environmental Studies from Washington University in Saint Louis.
  • Anita Kiriga

    Anita is d.light’s Head of Legal and Compliance. She brings more than 10 years of experience in Corporate Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, and Renewable Energy.
    As d.light’s Head of Legal and Compliance, Anita strategically manages legal, compliance, and regulatory risks, providing invaluable counsel to d.light. She oversees company secretarial services for d.light and offers expert guidance on corporate governance. Prior to joining d.light, Anita worked with CarePoint (formerly known as Africa Health Holdings) as a Legal Counsel, before then, she worked at Bowmans (Coulson Harney LLP) as Senior Associate Advocate.
    Anita holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Kenya School of Law and is currently pursuing an MBA at the United States International University.