ROLE PLAYERS 2017 - Koen Peters

Koen Peters

Executive Director
Global Off-Grid Lighting Association.

Mr Koen Peters is Executive Director of the GOGLA since August 2014. He has over two decades of international work experience in both public and private sector roles. Prior to joining GOGLA, Koen worked at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, being responsible for e.g. promoting private sector investment in renewable energy and household access to energy in Africa and Indonesia. Earlier, he worked 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. In earlier years of his career he worked for the Dutch government on international cooperation; for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and for the British Department for International Development. Koen has a Master degree in Environmental Engineering from Wageningen University and a Master in Business Administration jointly from Nyenrode University and Kellogg School of Management.