The Team

Meet the people working to energize the last-mile.



Affy has a simple vision: to get power to everyone in the world, as fast as possible, and unlock their potential.



He has a degree in accounting and knows a thing or two about building a vision using cutting edge technology.


Product Development Lead

Don’t let her smiles fool you, Nithya means serious business making sure our various products are aligned to our sustainability & high impact goals.


Sales Lead

Passionate about renewable energy and impact, Kisa makes sure that numbers add up and the next project is on the way to provide clean and reliable power to the people.



Matt is a man full of smarts. He manages Okra’s finances & facilitates the data science team in running various simulations, models, and algorithms that form a key part of Okra’s smart grids.


HR & Communications

A company is as good as the people inside of it. Marika takes pride in ensuring the people in Okra are supported to be the best and happiest they can be.


Service Delivery Lead

He knows exactly what is going on in the field and will certainly put every little drop of sweat into the task of empowering end-users through power access.


Firmware Lead

Loves fostering teams to be the best they can be, deploying processes, metrics, and positive can-do culture with technical know-how.


Manufacturing & Marketing Lead

Automations and hustle – Callum makes sure inspiring stories are told and products are shipped on time.


Hardware Lead

Sometimes he wears the leader hat and sometimes the friendly colleague hat. He’s damn good at being both. Ferg comes from a background in hardware design for self-driving cars.


QA/QC Lead

Testing. Adjusting. And strumming da bass. His name is Sam Bucca, and he’s our main man in China developing quality control machines.


Community Engagement (Kh)

He used to be a monk but now he’s found his calling in bringing energy out to the community and ensuring everything Okra does has a positive impact.


Firmware Engineer

From the road to the classroom and from one time-zone to the other. Georg is ready to jump on his (PCB) board and chase nasty bugs while working on new exciting features.


Community Engagement (Ph)

He is humbly watching out for typhoons and crossing oceans to make sure none of the two affect the electricity access of the community we serve.



Ensuring that Okra keeps bringing the light but also that the lights stay on in Okra’s office around the world – handling administrative matters to keep the wheels in motion.


Firmware Engineer

Working close with the hardware team in China, building out ATE, EOL & running firmware scripts all while dreaming up the next big hit chocolate fondant recipe.


Hardware Engineer

Many people have test anxiety, not this man. He works on hardware design and takes the lead on test plans for our electronics.


Power Systems Engineer

Hailing from the big smoke of Siemens, Oscar is now an off-grid 50V DC pioneer.


Firmware Engineer

Patient with a team who cannot pronounce his name, Amr fearlessly tackles the hardest of firmware bugs. He is the man behind the Edamame screen – if we can dream it, he can build it.


Community Support

After travelling the world, Jerin realised his calling was to learn and help people which is exactly what he is doing now in the Service Delivery team and his local neighbourhood in India.

Chee Hua

Senior Hardware Engineer

Electronics design isn’t a job to Chee. It’s THE job. He’s a gifted engineer that brings more than technical excellence to the lab – he also brings class.


Software Engineer

Outside of the impeccable hairstyle he has an impeccable talent of simplifying complex software challenges. He also proudly holds the credit for the dark mode on Harvest.


Machine Learning Engineer

Helping out NASA for fun on weekends – Gabi works on automating the alerting engine, remote sensing, grid mapping and network planning.


Business Development

Avid listener and multi-talented character, Markus knows what he is doing and does not shy away from any opportunity. A unique gift: his brain comfortably hustles in 3 different places at a time.

Matty J

Machine Learning Engineer

Hailing from MIT, Matt puts the “art” in state-of-the-art when he develops the machine learning algorithms that will help people get energized in the future.


Senior Software Engineer

We knew he could develop software, but little did we know he can also compose songs, raps, and one-man operas about environmental sustainability or just about any topic for that matter.


Partnerships Officer

Haling from raining England, Emma has worked with international institutions (EC, AfDB, EIB) to design, implement and oversee development projects across the world. She puts the art in partnerships.


Business Development

Comfortable in various environments, this bright chameleon always manages to make the absolute best out of each situation armed with resilience and serene energy.