Philippe is the Co-Founder and CEO of PayGas, a French-South African start-up that pledges to supply affordable clean cooking gas to millions of low-income homes in Africa.
PayGas is a French-South African start-up (2018) which has disrupted traditional household cooking, by dispensing the quantity of gas (LPG) delivered at a patented cashless reﬁlling technology, to the amount that customers can aﬀord: PAY AS YOU GAS™.
PayGas is part of the United Nations Foundation (Clean Cooking Alliance) portfolio and is expanding its clean cooking gas inclusion technology to Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Sierra Leone. PayGas has won major awards for its disruptive technology in the gas industry, and as key actor of the Smart Cities and sustainability for the City of Cape Town.
For 12 years prior to founding PayGas, Philippe worked for COFACE (Cameroon, South Africa, Morocco and Paris), a multi-national credit insurance company, covering 25 African countries. Philippe holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD, with expertise in Bottom of the Pyramid Strategy. He is the President of the INSEAD Alumni Association in South Africa (843 south African Alumni members).