(WELIGHT ) - WeLight, a specialist in the deployment of sustainable and accessible solutions for rural electrification in Africa, has announced the recruitment of Alexandre Castel as Sales Director to support the company's development in Madagascar and sub-Saharan Africa.
Alexandre will also be responsible for forging strategic partnerships with local companies, NGOs and microfinance institutions to create new value-added services.
A true pioneer in rural electrification in Africa, Alexandre created in 2011, after completing his studies in energy and social entrepreneurship (Mines Télécoms Lille-Douai & MS HEC Paris), Station Energy, a company specialized in the design and implementation of innovative solutions for energy access in remote areas in Africa. Based in Abidjan, he was Business Development Manager for VINCI Energies in West Africa since 2018.
WeLight provides reliable, accessible and clean energy to populations in remote rural areas of Madagascar and sub-Saharan Africa, through the deployment of new innovative technologies and the establishment of payment methods accessible to all.
WeLight was born out of the desire of three players to unite their complementarities to accelerate energy inclusion in Africa: Axian, a diversified African telecoms group with strong roots on the continent, Sagemcom, a French company that is the European leader in the communicating terminals market and in setting up mini-networks in Africa, and Norfund, the Norwegian development bank.