16th August 2021
The SureChill Company is delighted to announce the appointment of Emilien Di Gennaro as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 16 August 2021.
Emilien joins SureChill following the decision of Nigel Saunders, to transition to a non-Executive Director role after a successful 8 years’ leading the business.
With over 13 years’ leadership experience, Emilien started his career at Ernst and Young. He very quickly moved into a series of commercial roles, initially with Procter and Gamble, then working with companies ranging from small start-ups to large multinationals.
Emilien has significant experience of developing businesses in Africa, most recently building up a Senegal and Mali business for PEG Africa, the leading provider of PayGo solar equipment in West Africa. In his time there, he grew the company from 5 employees to 200 enabling them to provide 20,000 households with life-changing solar equipment, having achieved profitability in the first year of operations
“I am delighted to join SureChill as the new CEO and lead the company’s efforts to provide positive impact to millions of households and small businesses after having already saved millions of lives through the sale of vaccine fridges over the past 10 years” said Emilien upon joining. “SureChill’s revolutionary cooling technology is a game changer for the off-grid and weak-grid environments enabling to bring affordable and sustainable cooling solutions for all”.
SureChill’s Chairman, Nick Butler said of the new appointment “Emilien brings the experience and energy we need to develop the existing SureChill and to make the best possible use of the excellent technology we have. I am delighted to welcome him to the company and wish him every success.”
Emilien is truly a world citizen, having lived, worked and studied in 8 different countries and having travelled in over 100 countries across all continents. His first African role was a director level position with Flour Mills of Nigeria. He subsequently broadened his exposure to West Africa by moving to Senegal with PEG Africa in 2018.
Emilien will be based in Nairobi, but will be very mobile as SureChill grows its footprint in both East and West Africa and aims at be as close as possible to its partners and end users.