Founder and CEO of NewLight Africa
Steve Andrews is a serial entrepreneur that took four years out of running his own businesses to become CEO of SolarAid and its social enterprise, SunnyMoney. Steve led SunnyMoney from humble beginnings to becoming the largest last mile distributor of solar lights on the African continent; and the first to sell over 1 million lights. Steve has now set out on his own again, to build NewLight Africa – which trades in the name of Heya! – a last mile distribution company that will sell a range of clean energy products to the BoP.
Steve was born and raised in Africa and volunteered in Sudan as a young man. He passionately believes in business-based solutions to the world’s two biggest challenges: the battles against poverty and climate change.