John Fay is a social entrepreneur and international development professional and with over 12 years’ experience designing and implementing market-led development projects in Africa.
He is the co-founder and director of VITALITE Zambia Limited, a household energy distribution and service company focused on making modern energy available and affordable to all Zambian households.
Prior to founding VITALITE, John worked as an international development consultant, and prior to that in finance in the US. He has worked for Cardno Emerging Markets and is the co-founder of the Zambian NGO Shared Value Africa.
John has won numerous awards for his dedication to improving development in Africa, including the Society in Development’s Truman for outstanding leadership, creativity and dedication in the field of International Development and was the recipient of a Research Associateship for University of Cape Town’s top post-graduate researchers.
John holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Duke University.