Professor Muhammad Yunus

2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, renowned microfinance pioneer, and founder of Grameen Bank and Grameen Shakti.

Professor Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, renowned microfinance pioneer, and founder of Grameen Bank and Grameen Shakti has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition.

Grameen Shakti has popularised solar energy in Bangladesh using an extremely successful market based social program, bringing light and power to millions to millions and helping to transform whole communities in the process. To date, Grameen Shakti has installed over 1.6 million Solar Home Systems since its inception in 1996.

An inspirational speaker, Professor Yunus was listed in a 2015 issue of the Financial Times, as one of the six greatest finance pioneers of all time. Professor Yunus is also one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.

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