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Press release: SolarNow CEO resigns to pursue new role in the company

Today Willem Nolens, CEO and founder of SolarNow, announces his resignation as CEO, as Lars Johannisson (COO) and Daniel Wellington (CFO) will jointly lead the company going forward. After 8 years in the role, Willem Nolens will continue as advisor to SolarNow turning his attention from day-to-day operations to strategic areas like partnerships and investor relations.

“I am confident that Lars and Daniel will lead this company with the same passion as I have done and look forward to continue as SolarNow’s advisor to further strengthen the foundation we have built over the last eight years. With its strong work force and client centric approach, SolarNow is well positioned to become and remain a firm market leader for customized energy solutions in Africa”, Nolens explains.

The company has, during the last 12 months, invested heavily in its senior leadership team. Pieter Walhof (Chairman) adds “We would like to thank Willem for his commitment and contribution to the company and for providing the space to give the leadership team full ownership. This is an important step in moving from a founder-led environment to a professionally managed and structured company and pave the way to sustainable growth”.

About SolarNow

SolarNow sells and installs high-quality, customized solar energy solutions, focusing on the entrepreneurial class in Uganda and Kenya. The company already serves over 40,000 clients from 58 branches in Uganda and West Kenya with over 600 full time employees.

The company’s unique ability to tailor-make solar solutions for every client, including providing a 24-months delayed payment facility, and its reliable warranty and 5-years aftersales service, have been the main ingredients of the success. The company increasingly proves that solar energy is now a reliable and affordable alternative to grid electricity.

SolarNow’s shareholders include Novastar Ventures and Shell Ventures.

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