Femi Adeyemo is the founder and Chief Executive Officer for Arnergy, a Bill Gates affiliated venture-backed distributed utility that provides energy reliability to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in emerging markets starting with Nigeria. Arnergy enables SMEs and economic clusters to run sustainably by providing reliable and affordable electricity with rooftop solar solutions.
Femi is an entrepreneur with flair for disruptive innovations. He founded Arnergy in August 2013 and has successfully led the Company to become one of the fastest-growing renewable energy companies in Nigeria. In his role as CEO, Femi provides overall strategic leadership and oversight for Arnergy. He also plays a primary role in driving technology, innovation, product development and business development in the Company. In 2019, Femi led Arnergy to complete a US$ 9 million Series A equity round with capital raised from four tier-1 global investors.
With over 17 years of versatile experience, Femi is particularly skilled at deploying technical and innovative solutions with strong project management and operational excellence to achieve high availability and reliability in operations ranging from telecommunications to solar energy.
Prior to Arnergy, Femi worked in several firms including Huawei, Telinno, Omantel and Cornea Consulting. In these roles, he handled several large-scale projects including a nationwide rollout of four (4) mobile telecommunication access networks. He was also the single point of contact on the rollout and managed service operations projects to multinational telecom OEMs including Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia across Africa, South America, and Asia from the startup phase to nationwide scale. His work has been featured on CNN, BBC, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Bloomberg New Economy Forum, Reuters, CNBC, CGTN, and several other international and local press.
Femi holds a Master’s degree in Computer Networks/Information Technology from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He also has a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.