The PAYGo PERFORM initiative comprises investors, PAYGo executives, and experts in energy and financial inclusion sectors, working together to develop a reporting framework and set of key performance indicators for the PAYGo solar industry. Co-hosted by FinDev Gateway and PAYGo PERFORM, this webinar will share progress-to-date made by the three PAYGo PERFORM working groups:
The webinar is designed to tackle outstanding challenges for getting to a 2.0 version of PAYGo PERFORM‘s KPI framework. It aims to identify clear action items and upcoming events that will support this industry-wide effort.
Nicky Khaki leads CGAP’s work developing metrics and reporting standards for the Solar PAYGo Sector. Nicky has over fifteen years of professional experience across private equity, venture capital, impact investing, and corporate finance in the U.S. and in Africa. He lives in Johannesburg where he is a partner at Gluon Limited, a global private investment company. Nicky holds a M.A. from Johns Hopkins in International Affairs and Economics with a concentration in International Development and a B.A. in Math and Economics from the University of Virginia.
Koen Peters has been executive director of the GOGLA Secretariat since August 2014. He has over 20 years of international work experience, in both public and private sector roles. Prior to joining GOGLA, Koen worked as renewable energy expert within the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier, he worked for 10 years as consultant supporting international business initiatives in developing countries. During this period, he co-founded and co-managed a solar PV company in Tanzania and was project manager of one of the first projects aimed at solar mobile phone charging solutions, in Uganda.
Daphne Pit is a senior adviser to GOGLA’s Access to Finance program. Prior to joining GOGLA, Daphne worked as manager for the Green and Inclusive Economy team at DOEN Foundation. She has joined the TCX team in a business development role and the ElectriFI team as investment manager. Daphne is part of the board of SIMA Fund, is a member of the Credit Committee of Lendahand, and has several advisory functions for energy access companies. Daphne is also involved as a mentor in several energy access accelerators.
Alexander Sotiriou leads CGAP's work on Financial Innovations for Development, which aims to understand how innovations in financial services can be used to address some of the most pressing challenges in development, including access to energy, water, and education. He joined CGAP from MicroVest, where he was the investment manager for Latin America and managed a portfolio of investments in the region’s leading microfinance and small and medium enterprise finance institutions. Mr. Sotiriou has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Arizona.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Russell Sturm is a thought leader in the field of sustainable energy market development, Russell leads IFC’s global energy access advisory business. In this role he works with the private sector to mobilize commercial investment that accelerates uptake of climate-friendly technology and expands access to energy and water. Russell is the creator of the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program and he oversees IFC’s global portfolio of energy access programs. Previously head of IFC’s climate change advisory business, Russell led IFC’s climate advisory strategy, and built a global portfolio to strengthen climate resilience and scale adoption of low carbon technologies and practices. Russell’s work with commercial banks was the foundation of IFC’s $1 billion sustainable energy finance business.
Miguel Angel Soriano
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Miguel Soriano is a PAYGo Finance Specialist at IFC’s Lighting Global Group, where he leads the development of metrics and tools/frameworks to evaluate the profitability of PAYGo solar companies. Miguel also advises the World Bank on numerous Fintech projects and initiatives in emerging markets. Prior to moving to Washington DC, Miguel was an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he taught Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Valuation Analysis. Before moving to Singapore, Miguel was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank working across a wide variety of sectors to develop and execute strategic solutions to drive growth, profitability and shareholder value. Miguel has a PhD in Business from Singapore Management University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. He also holds a B.S. in Physics and Mechanical Engineering from New York University.