Mr. Cox joins BBOXX during a period of significant expansion in Africa and Asia. BBOXX is making a big impact in the developing world through its solar home systems and mini-grids, leapfrogging traditional electricity grid infrastructures in the in favour of smarter off-grid energy solutions.
With over 30 years’ experience in corporate law, as a Partner at City of London and a US law firm (Norton Rose, Sinclair Roche & Temperley, and McGuire Woods), Mr. Cox worked latterly as General Counsel for ThomasLloyd Group, a global investment and advisory firm.
Mr. Cox brings decades of international and frontier market experience, having worked at the helm of private equity deals, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and international transactions across newly emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Turkey, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Simon J. Cox, General Counsel and Global Head of Legal and Compliance at BBOXX said: “I am delighted to have joined BBOXX. Having first met the founders several years ago as their external legal adviser I am pleased to have witnessed first-hand the company making huge strides in harnessing the power of data and applying its pioneering technology to provide clean, accessible and affordable electricity for the benefit of poorer and remote communities.
“I am looking forward to working with colleagues at BBOXX to apply my expertise and continue to drive the business forward, as it scales up, forges new partnerships and joint ventures, and enters new and exciting markets across the developing world.”
Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and co-founder of BBOXX, said: “It is great to have Simon on board to support BBOXX along its growth trajectory. Simon knows the business well, having advised us over the years throughout our funding rounds and debt financing. I am delighted he has become our first General Counsel and we will continue to benefit from his trusted advice.
“This comes at an exciting time for BBOXX, as the firm has expanded its pioneering partnership strategy. We are entering new markets and geographies, partnering with governments, multi-nationals, investors, telecommunications companies, technology firms and Distributed Energy Service Companies (DESCOs), in order to bring clean, reliable and affordable electricity to the hundreds of millions of people in the world who currently live without power.
“Simon’s decades of experience and his expertise will be invaluable in supporting us as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of operating in these markets.”
With over 500 staff across the UK, Africa and China, and over 150,000 solar home systems installed, BBOXX is positively impacting over half a million people’s lives – improving the economic development and powering the growth of the world’s poorest regions.