Meet Sebastian Groh -
Sebastian Groh

Sebastian Groh

Managing Director ME SOLshare Ltd.


Dr. Groh is a 2013 Stanford Ignite Fellow from Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a PhD from Aalborg University and the Postgraduate School Microenergy Systems at the TU Berlin where he wrote his doctoral thesis on the role of energy in development processes, energy poverty & technical innovations, with a special focus on Bangladesh. He published a book and multiple journal articles on the topic of decentralized electrification in the Global South. Dr. Groh started his career and received his DNA at MicroEnergy International, a Berlin-based consultancy firm working on microfinance and decentralized energy. In 2014, Dr. Groh founded SOLshare, acting as its CEO since then. He is also an Associate Professor in the Business School of BRAC University in Dhaka (Bangladesh). On behalf of SOLshare, he received numerous awards, among them as a Tech Pioneer ‘18 by the World Economic Forum as well as the best energy startup in the world by Free Electrons. On behalf of SOLshare, he also received the prestigious UN DESA Powering the Future We Want USD 1M Energy Grant, along with Grameen Shakti. Dr. Groh became Ashoka Fellow in 2018, & UBS Global Visionary in 2019.

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