Founder & CEO, Reeddi
Finalist, The Earthshot Prize
Olubanjo Olugbenga (Olu) is the Founder & CEO of Reeddi. Reeddi leverages its proprietary technology to innovatively provide clean, reliable, and affordable electricity to individuals, households, and businesses operating in the energy-poor regions of the world. Currently, Reeddi serves more than 1000 combined households and businesses monthly in Nigeria
Among other numerous global awards, Olu’s startup flagship Innovation, the Reeddi Capsules, was recently nominated as one of Prince William's 1 million pounds prestigious EarthShot Prize 15 finalists. Reeddi’s Innovation was named one of Time’s 100 Best Invention of 2021 and one of the world changing ideas by Fast Company.
Olu graduated with a Bachelors in Engineering from University of Ibadan, and Masters in engineering from the University of Toronto. Olu was awarded the University of Toronto John Wesley J. Hall Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship and the University of Toronto Social Innovation Award. Olu was recently named as one of the 28 Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst (2022 Class).
A life mission he holds dearly, Olu constantly seeks to make a globally beneficial social, environmental, and economic impact with technology and market-creating innovations with kingdom focused principles.