Sameer Hajee is the co-founder of Nuru Energy, an international social enterprise that provides low power electricity and lighting solutions specifically to the 1 billion people in developing countries that are disconnected from the electricity grid and who live below the poverty line.

Sameer has received numerous personal awards for his work including the McMaster University Arch Award for Outstanding Young Alumni, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Africa by the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum and the INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award.

Sameer has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in Canada and a MBA from INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools, where he is currently an Entrepreneur-in Residence.