Nairobi based telecoms industry leader joins as Azuri expands presence in East Africa
Azuri was a pioneer of pay-as-you-go solar power when it entered the market in 2011, providing low cost solar power as a service to off-grid consumers. Now, with some 70,000 systems sold and customers in 12 African countries, the company is embarking on a new phase of expansion in the East African region.
The appointment of Peter as Non-Executive Director brings nearly 30 years expertise in the development of ‘multi-play’ consumer services (fixed, mobile, broadband and video) and the challenges of scaling up advanced technology in the hands of consumers. Until recently Managing Director of Eaton Towers, Peter has accumulated a wealth of experience in telecom, infrastructure and consumer services industries amongst others at the Wananchi Group, where he was Managing Director and oversaw the deployment of Africa’s first triple play service.
Peter Reinartz commented: “I am proud and eager to contribute to the development of Azuri’s unique service, which will bring real change to the lives of Africans living in rural areas”.
Alan Harper, Chairman of Azuri and himself a leader in the global telecoms industry, noted “I am delighted to welcome Peter to the board of Azuri. I have known Peter for many years and look forward to the enormous contribution he can bring to the company as the business scales in East Africa”