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Ethan Kay

Ethan Kay, PhD

  • Lecturer, NPL Program

Dr. Ethan Kay is Managing Director of Emerging Markets at BioLite. BioLite is a clean energy company that develops and manufactures breakthrough technologies to cook, charge, and light life beyond the grid. BioLite has delivered off-grid energy to over one million people in sub-Saharan Africa, and is ranked #1 in impact in the off-grid energy sector among 49 companies, per a global study by 60 Decibels.

Ethan has spent the last 15 years commercializing market-based solutions to poverty in India and Sub-Saharan Africa, including 10 years running BioLite’s emerging markets business. He holds a PhD and MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and Sauvé Scholar. His doctoral research examined the cultural complexities of retailing clean cookstoves in rural India. He also holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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