CEO, FENIX INTERNATIONAL
Lyndsay Handler is the CEO of Fenix International, a next-generation energy company based in Uganda with offices in San Francisco, Lusaka and Abidjan. Fenix’s flagship product, ReadyPay Power, is an expandable, pay-to-own home energy system financed over mobile money. With the goal of building long-term relationships with its customers, Fenix uses the ReadyPay Power platform and its unique credit score to power and finance other life-changing products and services, such as power upgrades, TVs, clean cooking solutions, internet-enabled devices, education loans and much more. In 2017, Fenix is expanding into new markets in Eastern, Southern, and Western Africa to bring a wider world of energy and financing to tens of millions of people. Before joining Fenix, Lyndsay spent ten years growing social enterprises on the ground in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda in the fields of renewable energy, microfinance and education. Lyndsay studied International Relations at Stanford University and received a Stanford Haas Fellowship for her work in Tanzania. She is also the recipient of the MTN Women in Business Award for Excellence in Financial Services and the MTN Outstanding Woman in Business. For fun, Lyndsay enjoys kayaking, ultimate frisbee and spending time with her husband and children at Saranac, the solar-powered house they built on the Nile.