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ZOLA Electric names Khamis as managing director


The Board of ZOLA Electric, (formerly Off Grid Electric), a leading distributed renewable energy brand in Africa, has appointed Abdallah H. Khamis, as the Managing Director (Nigeria).

Khamis, whose appointment takes immediate effect, is the first African to be appointed to ZOLA Electric’s Global Leadership Team.

According to the Chief Executive Officer, ZOLA Electric, Bill Lenihan, “ Khamis will bring to the company his wide knowledge and wealth of experience having worked across Africa in senior leadership positions for blue-chip companies including the Coca – Cola Company, Royal Philips of Netherlands and Bharti Communication – Airtel Kenya. We’re thrilled to have him join ZOLA, and leverage this experience to help deliver clean, affordable, reliable 24 hour power to Nigeria.”

Khamis is an international Senior Executive with multi-industry and multi-country experience in leading blue-chip organisations across 39 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.


He holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S, and is a Legatum Fellow of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, MIT. In addition, he holds a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School, US and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.

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