BBOXX has grown from 3 co-founders to a worldwide staff of more than 350 people, creating jobs and opportunities in in the local workforce in all of our markets. We are proud to employ people in Kenya, Rwanda, the UK and China. All of our staff undergo an intensive training and educational program called BBOXX Academy to unite our employees in providing superior customer service. Below is a short list of the BBOXX leadership.
Chief Technology Officer
Christopher is a graduate of Imperial College London, where he obtained a first class honours (M.Eng) degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He was part of a team of students that founded “e.quinox” in 2008 and co-founded BBOXX in 2010. Christopher is responsible for product development, supply chain and BBOXX’s manufacturing partnerships. In addition, Christopher has extensive technical experience in the petro-chemicals (Shell) and aerospace (Rolls-Royce) industries. He is a full member of the IEEE and IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) and currently serves as a general member of the 2011-2014 IEEE Ad-Hoc Committee on Humanitarian Activities.
Chief Executive Officer
CEO and co-founder of BBOXX, Mansoor is responsible for the fast growth and impressive market expansion the company has witnessed in just four years. Mansoor manages a diverse global team and specialises in rural electrification, renewable energy technology and business in Africa. His degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from Imperial College, gave him and his fellow founders the ability to find a solution to the growing energy deficit in the developing world. A focused and committed entrepreneur, Mansoor is bringing reliable electricity to the masses and putting solar energy on the map.
Prior to starting BBOXX Mansoor started a charity, e.quinox, with Laurent and Chris where he gained vital experience in dealing with NGOs and governments. The charity, where Mansoor served as its first chairman, is still running today and sees students creating and installing solar kiosks in remote villages in countries such as Rwanda and Tanzania, providing electricity to communities for the first time.
Mansoor also spent a year-and-a-half at Rolls Royce, developing strategies and implementing business processes to improve efficiency.
Laurent Van Houcke
Chief Operations Officer
Laurent is a graduate from Imperial College London where he obtained a first class honours (M.Eng) degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He was part of a team of students that founded “e.quinox” in 2008 and co-founded BBOXX in 2010.Laurent is responsible for macromanaging BBOXX's operations globally from shipping to the point of sales going through marketing and long term business development in our different markets. Laurent has professional experience in the Energy Distribution Sector with EDF Energy in London and the Energy Consultancy Sector with Norman Disney & young. Laurent travels across our different markets to support BBOXX's local partners from a technical, market and business development points of view.