Meet The PEG Leadership Team

Hugh Whalan
CEO

3x startup founder in West Africa, including first crowdfunding site for energy, and first exit of an off-grid solar company in Africa. 30 under 30 Entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Aspen Global Leadership Fellow.

Nate Heller
COO

Over 14 years West Africa experience, primarily in social enterprise and innovative distribution channels for poor consumers. Former Peace Corps volunteer and UN consultant. 6 languages including French and Wolof.

Gilles Marit
CFO

Seasoned CFO and MD with over 17 years experience across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.  Extensive senior management experience in various industries (food production, telecom, mining, real estate and banking).

Thierry Adonis
Africa Managing Director / Acting Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana Managing Director

Over 30 years experience leading global corporate organisations in Africa and France, including Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, and Coca-Cola. Unique experience in operational business, turnaround and strategic change, management of B2C brands and customers, as well as people and general management.

Nick Pearson
Commercial Director, Global / Acting Senegal and Mali Managing Director

Over 15 years experience in emerging Africa across FMCG, private equity startups and consulting/training.  Fluent in English, French and Spanish, and a passionate advocate of maturing and developing local talent.

Efuwa Quansah
Chief of Staff

12 years international experience in Europe and West Africa across management consulting, technology and telecommunications industries. Skilled in strategic repositioning and operational discipline. Repeated success growing cohesive, high-achieving teams. Trilingual.

Pim van der Burgh
Director of Planning, Global

Over 10 years corporate experience in operational management for Dutch multinational Randstad. Worked in Ethiopia in the scale up of a coffee production social enterprise. Focus on building process-orientated structure and performance management culture.

Temitope Azeez
Director of People & Culture, Global

14+ years’ experience consulting on human capital projects and managing people experience and operations in East, North and West Africa across manufacturing, financial sector, e-commerce, government parastatal and other industries. Named as 2019 Workforce USA top 40 Gamechanger.

Simone Vaccari
Director of Credit, Global

Simone is passionate about leveraging technology to solve business challenges and improve people’s lives. Prior to joining PEG in 2015 Simone worked for Vodafone in the UK and Ghana, focusing on innovation and customer value management.

Shaheen McLean
Director of Data, Global

Extensive experience in planning and delivering technology and data systems for various digital business and enterprise level industries.  Keen focus on aligning IT objectives to business goals resulting in optimized costs and processes to ensure secure, scalable and reliable platforms that drive strong growth.

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