The electrification challenge

1.1bn unconnected people will one day be served by three electricity sources: the grid; mini grids; and solar home systems.

In all cases, lack of connectivity impairs reliability and cost-effectiveness of utility operations: costly site visits; payment friction; and poor communication with consumers. To operate infrastructure effectively in this context requires new technology.

SteamaCo’s energy IoT platform enables reliable, cost-effective electricity in frontier markets.

SteamaCo automates 100s of distributed energy assets, bringing electricity to 10,000s of homes and businesses in North, South, East and West Africa


The difference we make


Meet the Senior Team

Harrison Leaf    Chief Executive Officer   Harrison founded SteamaCo on a stormy hilltop in Ethiopia. He works with the company's executives and board to develop all aspects of the business. Harrison believes the best organisations are idea meritocracies and the best ideas emerge through constructive debate.

Harrison Leaf

Chief Executive Officer

Harrison founded SteamaCo on a stormy hilltop in Ethiopia. He works with the company's executives and board to develop all aspects of the business. Harrison believes the best organisations are idea meritocracies and the best ideas emerge through constructive debate.

Emily Moder    Chief Operating Officer   Emily leads the design, manufacture and delivery of SteamaCo's product. Emily believes distributed utilities will make Africa a world leader in next-generation energy.

Emily Moder

Chief Operating Officer

Emily leads the design, manufacture and delivery of SteamaCo's product. Emily believes distributed utilities will make Africa a world leader in next-generation energy.

Wesley Verne    Chief Technology Officer   Wesley leads development and implementation of the world’s best utility automation system. Wesley believes in setting the highest standards and giving people what they need to meet them.

Wesley Verne

Chief Technology Officer

Wesley leads development and implementation of the world’s best utility automation system. Wesley believes in setting the highest standards and giving people what they need to meet them.

Tom Parkinson    Chief Finance Officer   Tom works with the company executive to ensure that strategic plans are funded appropriately, managed successfully, and delivered effectively. His mission is to use his financial expertise to help teams make a positive impact on global challenges. Tom believes that those who can, should.

Tom Parkinson

Chief Finance Officer

Tom works with the company executive to ensure that strategic plans are funded appropriately, managed successfully, and delivered effectively. His mission is to use his financial expertise to help teams make a positive impact on global challenges. Tom believes that those who can, should.

Anthony Slater    VP Supply Chain   Anthony works within Operations and is responsible for all purchasing and supply chain activities. This role involves the execution of the business purchasing strategy developed in conjunction with the executive team. Anthony believes that sustainable supply chains are vital to sustainable energy.

Anthony Slater

VP Supply Chain

Anthony works within Operations and is responsible for all purchasing and supply chain activities. This role involves the execution of the business purchasing strategy developed in conjunction with the executive team. Anthony believes that sustainable supply chains are vital to sustainable energy.

Neil Jackson    VP Support   Neil is responsible for making the customer experience delightful. Neil connects customers with Commercial and Operations to deliver improved performance and best-in-class service. Neil believes that at the heart of every successful business is a great "can do" mentality and a team who work for each other.

Neil Jackson

VP Support

Neil is responsible for making the customer experience delightful. Neil connects customers with Commercial and Operations to deliver improved performance and best-in-class service. Neil believes that at the heart of every successful business is a great "can do" mentality and a team who work for each other.

Yael Brookes    VP Engineering   Yael works within Engineering to develop SteamaCo's technologies. She is a mentor, a team leader and a technical expert in cloud software and data analytics. Yael believes that making active choices is the key to success, and is always seeking ways to improve products, processes and herself. Ask Yael how to safely store, aim and shoot a rocket launcher.

Yael Brookes

VP Engineering

Yael works within Engineering to develop SteamaCo's technologies. She is a mentor, a team leader and a technical expert in cloud software and data analytics. Yael believes that making active choices is the key to success, and is always seeking ways to improve products, processes and herself. Ask Yael how to safely store, aim and shoot a rocket launcher.