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Lesley Silverthorn Marincola

CEO, Angaza

Skoll Awardee

Biography

Lesley Marincola is the Founder and CEO of Angaza. Angaza's Pay-As-You-Go technology platform enables businesses in emerging markets to extend flexible solar payment plans to the billion individuals without access to grid electricity. A product designer (B.S.) and mechanical engineer (M.S.) from Stanford University, Lesley has also worked as a design engineer on the Amazon Kindle team, and at Bay Area design consultancy D2M Inc., with clients including DirecTV, Genentech, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen. Lesley is a Tech Awards Laureate, in recognition of Angaza’s Pay-As-You-Go technology, was named a Forbes "30 Under 30" Entrepreneur, and is an Echoing Green Fellow. Lesley’s vision is to solve the world’s most widespread problems – like energy access – with market-driven technology innovation developed with a human-centered design approach.

Regional Focus

Central America, Eastern and Southern Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, West and Central Africa