Team

We deliver impact in the world's most challenging contexts. 

 

CFO & COUNTRY HEAD: andron mendes

Anton leads the operations and strategy for our national distribution in Tanzania. He has deep experience in managing logistics, and brings valued knowledge of the local market to our team. 

With previous leadership positions within both government and in consulting with PWC, he also brings a strong network of local influencers.

   

 

 

CEO: FRANCIS SEBASTIAN RODRIGUEZ-SANCHEZ

Francis is a sustainable energy scientist and practitioner with extensive field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is particularly interested in the intersection between information technologies, distributed energy generation and business models that scale impact to all stakeholders, especially the most vulnerable. 

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION: Wala Budri

Wala is passionate about scaling evidence-based innovation, and brings consulting experience with the African Development Bank and Booz Allen group. She developed core expertise in program design and evaluation at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, and gathers the data KopaGas is using to iteratively grow. 

COO: JOAQUIN AVILES LOPEZ

Joaquin has extensive experience in planning, design, supervision and evaluation of infrastructure projects for sustainable development: Energy, Transportation, Water and Sanitation and ICT. He has led multi-sector international development programs at every level, from HQ to the field. He's developed deep expertise within Smart Cities, especially with urban mobility and formation of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

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