Eric Naivasha is the Associate Director, Energy & Environment Pillar, at Equity Group. He has over 20 years’ experience in finance, six of which involved the financing of clean energy technologies and ecosystems. This significantly contributed to increases in the access and affordability of clean energy in Africa by providing modern and inclusive financial services as well as distribution channels.
He oversaw the development and digitization of the EcoMoto loan product, an innovative financing facility for customers to acquire clean energy products digitally through their mobile phones. He also spearheaded the establishment of a distribution network for clean energy products leveraging on Equity Bank’s infrastructure, multi-product distributors, and manufacturers/supplier networks covering most of the regions in Kenya.
Before joining Equity in 2016, Naivasha worked at other senior positions including the Royal Dutch Philips as the BOP Venture Manager for Africa, Managing Director at K-Rep Advisory Services in Kenya, Managing Director at Centre for Microenterprise Development (CMD) in Nigeria, Investment Director for Africa at Catalyst Microfinance Investors (CMI) and Regional Director for MYC4.