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BURN Manufacturing


Venture CatalystBURN Manufacturing
Leadership Team
  • Peter Scott (CEO, Founder)
  • Leif C. Haerum (CFO)
  • Chris McKinney (CCO)
  • Oliver Mauersberger (COO)
  • Sylvia N. Kokonya (Chief Talent & Happiness Officer)
  • Jacob Okoth (Chief Field Operations Officer)
  • Mark Connor (Global Commercial Director Charcoal Appliances)
  • Irene Kamande (East Africa Commercial Director)
  • Otome Oyo (Global Marketing Director)
  • Ray Fernandez (Global Field Operations Director)
  • Deepak Tiwari (Finance Director)
  • Samuel Murekefu (Director of Innovation)
Affiliations or Awards

Memberships and Partnerships:

  • CCA (Venture Catalyst Portfolio member)
  • Mwangaza Light (last mile distributor)


  • Winner: Affordability Prize Award, Global LEAP Awards, 2020
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance Award, 2018
  • Swiss Energy and Climate Summit award, 2018
  • Million Lives Club Award, 2017
Related Information

Known Investors or Grant Providers:

  • Acumen (equity)
  • Adam Smith International (grant)
  • BetterVest (debt)
  • CCA (grant)
  • Climate Care (equity)
  • EEP Africa (grant)
  • Fledge (equity)USAID (grant)
  • Grand Challenges Canada (grant)
  • Habitat for Humanity (equity)
  • Kiva (debt)
  • Lundin Foundation (equity)
  • OPIC (debt)
  • SNV (grant)
  • Washington Global Health Fund (grant)