Azuri Technologies, a leading service provider of PayGo solar across sub-Saharan Africa, today announced the appointment of Liam Hickey in the role of Chief Financial Officer.
As the latest senior member of the management team, Hickey has significant experience in both launching new enterprises as well as restructuring established businesses to expand global reach and profitability in emerging markets.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Hickey has worked with private investors and financial institutions in many countries across East and West Africa to raise funding and create structured financial instruments to support the development of sustainable, private sector enterprise. He has also held several senior commercial and operational finance positions across Europe, the US and the Caribbean, in multinational companies including Bertelsmann, Ericsson and Digicel.
In this new position, he will be responsible for optimising Azuri’s funding strategy to accelerate the company’s already rapid growth across the 12 African countries where it has a presence.
Liam Hickey commented: “I’m excited to be able to apply my previous experience to help Azuri take advantage of the fantastic commercial opportunity that exists in the African off-grid solar sector, as well as having a life-changing impact on the customers we serve.”
Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO of Azuri, said: “I am delighted that Liam has joined the Azuri family at this exciting time in our growth. I wish him every success in his new role”