Olu Aruike

Country Director, Husk Power

Olu Aruike is Husk Power's Country Director for Nigeria and also oversees additional markets in the region. Olu is an experienced energy and finance professional, having successfully coordinated various work streams within the off-grid sector. His work also regularly included leading M&E efforts on existing renewable energy projects to measure impact and spur demand stimulation efforts, where necessary. In addition, he has led teams to ascertain the viability of potential renewable energy project sites, and has played key roles in driving sector stakeholder engagement and various collaborative efforts to ensure the sector achieves scale. While also contributing to various industry workshops, thought pieces and leading publications in addition to being involved in attracting financing of over $10 million to various off-grid projects, he now leads the Husk Nigeria team in driving the company's ambitious growth plans (100 sites by the end of 2023, and 500 by 2026). Prior to Husk, he has also worked with two global banks as well as a female-led impact investor whose investments have cut across energy, fintech, e-mobility and food processing.