Shakes Motsilili

Shakes Motsilili
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Alleviation of poverty in our lifetime


Shakes Motsilili has an Investments Administration background and worked for Momentum Wealth as Head of Actuarial Support for a number of years. He resigned in 2012 to become an Entrepreneur with a vision to electrify the whole of Africa. He believes that access to electricity is intrinsic to dealing with inequality that exists in society. He has been active in the energy sector over the past 6 (six) years, and has been particularly interested in finding ways for the private sector to fund high risk startups. His is mainly focused in South Africa and neighbouring countries initially, with an outlook to later expand to the rest of the continent. Shakes believes that most of what needs to happen lies with small to medium sized enterprises rather than government and big corporates.