Elana Laichena

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Founder & CEO

Elana is an entrepreneur with diverse experience in sales, marketing, program management, behavior change, policy advocacy, and graphic design in the renewable energy sector in Kenya and the United States. Previously, she served as Director of Sales and Operations at GreenChar Solutions, a social enterprise which manufactures and retails charcoal briquettes. She also gained experience as Program Manager of Here Comes Solar, a solar energy start-up based in New York City. Elana holds a Masters’ of Science from Pratt Institute and a B.A. from The New School University in New York City. She is passionate about solutions to climate change that help lift people out of poverty and improve health and well-being. She is also a Board Member of Fruitful Rescue Centre and Kibera Hamlets USA, community-based organizations serving orphans and vulnerable children in Kibera slum.