Bboxx appoints new CFO Anthony Osijo as it accelerates its growth trajectory
21 January 2021 – Bboxx, a next generation utility, has appointed Anthony Osijo as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of Relationship Management, to support the company on its accelerated growth trajectory. Bboxx manufactures, distributes and finances decentralised solar powered systems in developing countries and has head offices in London and Rwanda with operations across Africa and Asia.
After serving as a long-term adviser to Bboxx over the last ten years, Anthony Osijo’s new core responsibilities will be to lead the finance, accounting and relationship function of the global business. He takes on the role as Bboxx’s former Group CFO Thomas Chevillotte joins French consulting firm Enea Consulting.
With over 20 years of working in financial services, finance and associated industries, Anthony is an internationally recognised financial leader. Most recently, he has worked as Managing Director responsible for Credit Agricole’s debt product sales and strategy.
Over the last three decades, he has worked across the globe in the UK, Europe and Asia – from a large Swedish Pension Fund, to UBS as a Director in the Equity Derivatives business, and to Deutsche Bank in Switzerland as Head of Investment Banking. At Credit Agricole in Hong Kong, he also worked on developing the business in Asia as COO and Head of Business Development and was Treasurer of ASIFMA (Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association). During the course of his career, he has been involved in raising millions for start-ups and sits on numerous charitable boards.
Anthony joins the Bboxx team at a time of significant momentum, as the company has scaled by forging strategic partnerships with major global corporations like EDF and Mitsubishi, investors and governments. Last year Bboxx celebrated its tenth year and milestone of positively impacting over one million lives through energy access.
Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and Co-Founder of Bboxx, commented: “Anthony has come on board as our new CFO at a crucial time for us as a business. He encouraged me and my co-founders to start Bboxx many years ago when we were running the student charity e.quinox. It is exciting that he will now play a key role in the senior team as we progress with our exciting pipeline of partnerships and deals. As we enter a new year, we are looking forward to continuing our important work in accelerating progress on meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 – energy for all.”
Anthony Osijo, CFO and Head of Relationship Management at Bboxx, said: “After working with Bboxx closely over the last decade, I have been impressed by the company’s innovative proposition, rapid growth and quality of partnerships. I am delighted to join the team as CFO and I am passionate about the company’s purpose-driven mission to use technology to transform lives through access to energy. I am looking forward to leveraging my experience to help put the business in an even stronger position to continue to make a positive difference around the world.”
Bboxx is a next generation utility, transforming lives and unlocking potential through access to energy. Bboxx manufactures, distributes and finances decentralised solar powered systems in developing countries. It is scaling through forging strategic partnerships and its innovative technology Bboxx Pulse®, a comprehensive management platform using IoT technology. Through affordable, reliable, and clean utility provision, Bboxx is bringing people into the digital economy, creating new markets, and enabling economic development in off-grid communities and those living without a reliable grid connection. The company is positively impacting the lives of more than one million people with its products and services in over 35 markets, directly contributing to 11 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
So far, Bboxx has deployed more than 350,000 solar home systems. Bboxx has over 800 staff across nine offices including in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, and Togo, with its head office in the UK and its manufacturing operations in China. In 2019, Bboxx was the winner of the Zayed Sustainability Prize in the Energy category – testament to the way the company is making a meaningful difference to people’s lives around the world.
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