Speakers Profile

The TEDxPortBouet Speakers

Nate Heller

Co Founder and COO of PEG Africa


Nate has over 13 years of experience in international development, including stints with the UN, the Peace Corps, and multiple social enterprises around the world. He spent six of those years building innovative distribution channels for poor consumers in West Africa.

Nate founds with Hugh Whalan PEG Africa.

His company distributes solar panels in rural and peri-urban communities in West Africa.

In order to make this energy available to all, PEG Africa operates based on a daily payment by users (less than 280 cfa per day).

Once the system is fully paid the user becomes the owner.

Nate Heller is fluent in six languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Wolof.