David Damberger

David Damberger

David is the Strategy and Data Officer at M-KOPA, the leading African pay-as-you-go solar power utility, which uses mobile payments and machine-to-machine technology to make electricity affordable to off-grid customers.

David is the current Strategy and Data Officer at M-KOPA, overseeing international expansion, R&D (Labs), Strategy and Data. He joined M-KOPA in 2012 and has held several roles there, including MD for Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria.

David previously worked as a corporate strategy consultant in telecom, as a Director with Engineers Without Borders Canada, and as a co-founder at an online ethical shopping company. He has a joint degree in Engineering and Entrepreneurship from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the University of Oxford (Skoll Scholar). David was recognised as one of the Top 40 Alumni in the history of the University of Calgary and has a popular TED talk on admitting failure in the aid industry.

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