Bboxx Rwanda – John Uwizeye appointed new Managing Director of Bboxx Rwanda

Bboxx Rwanda – John Uwizeye appointed new Managing Director of Bboxx Rwanda

Wednesday 18th January 2023 – John Uwizeye has been appointed new Bboxx Rwanda MD. The announcement follows a year of significant growth within Bboxx, Africa’s leading super platform that is committed to transforming lives and unlocking potential by providing access to essential products and services like clean energy, clean cooking, mobile technology, and financial services.

John joined Bboxx Rwanda in 2016 as a Retail Manager and was later promoted to Head of Retail Operations. Under this role, John has also been at the centre of Bboxx Rwanda’s daily operations. He has overseen the company’s growth and is a key player in ensuring Bboxx’ s market leadership in the country.

After 9 years of dedicated service in Rwanda, his predecessor, Justus Mucyo will be joining Bboxx Kenya as Managing Director. Justus joined Bboxx Rwanda at the very start of its operations and has led the company from its very first customer to now providing electricity to half a million people. During his tenure, Justus also led the private sector energy leader’s association in advocating for policies to end energy poverty in Rwanda.

The change follows major investments by Bboxx in the year 2022. In Rwanda, the company launched Bboxx Connect, Bboxx Cook and E-mobility to enable customers to access pay as you go smart phones, LPG Stoves and electric motorcycles; thereby expanding the footprint from Solar Home Systems (SHS) where they are the market leader. Globally, Bboxx recently acquired PEG, a solar energy pioneer in West Africa with operations in 4 countries: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali bringing the Bboxx’s pan-African footprint to 4000 employees and 3.5 million beneficiaries in 10 countries.

The company aims to transform the continent’s utility sector by becoming the largest network for clean utility services and an enabler of access to goods and services for underserved communities.

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About us

Bboxx is a data-driven super platform, transforming lives and unlocking potential by connecting consumers and deploying innovative products across Africa.

Bboxx is championing the economic empowerment of Africa, accelerating the transition to the digital economy and creating new markets. We have built Bboxx Pulse®, a fully integrated operating system, and combined it with an extensive on-the-ground network to connect customers with clean energy, clean cooking, smartphones, e-mobility and selected financial products – many for the first time.

We are connecting both underserved rural communities and aspiring urban ones with a highly convenient and affordable way to access life-changing solutions, through last mile logistics and data-powered innovative financing methods. We offer our services on a pay-as-you-go basis to households, businesses, and communities, enabling African consumers to unlock their potential.

We build strategic partnerships with investors, utilities providers, global companies, and governments to accelerate growth and provide a wide range of products to consumers in Africa. Our partners are seizing a massive market opportunity by plugging into Bboxx – developed through green tech and big data and designed for scale.

Following the successful acquisition of solar energy frontrunner PEG Africa in 2022, Bboxx is now positively impacting the lives of more than 3.5 million people in 10 operating markets, directly contributing to 11 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Bboxx and its group of companies is one of the largest networks in Africa, with over 4,000 staff across Africa and offices in the UK and Asia.

For more information please contact:
Bboxx / Impact and Influence
Nicholas Moore
+44 7527 695154