Eric Naivasha is the Venture Leader for Philips consumer solar and cookstoves. An Economist and a community development expert with over 18 years experience in microfinance, community development and renewable energy. Eric has worked in over 10 African countries promoting access to finance and renewable energy in BOP markets. Core area of expertise is development of go-to-market channels for base of the pyramid products like clean cookstoves to promote access and affordability. So far in his career, Eric has held key positions in Audit, Microfinance Banking, Fund Management and Renewable Energy sectors.