Rick Hooper – Chief Executive Officer
Rick Hooper, is an experienced Managing Director who has led businesses for several global enterprises prior to joining Barefoot Power as CEO in September 2011.
Educated in Australia, Rick worked for Philips Electronics NV in a variety of senior roles and cultures across Europe and Asia, more recently as CEO for Tier 1 Hard Disk components manufacturer
Rick has gained detailed experience in Consumer Mechanical Components, Supply Chain, FMCG, Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing, TQM, Six Sigma, Warehousing and Distribution which underpins 20 years of general management and business leadership experience and skills.
Sean Hooper – Chief Financial Officer
Sean Hooper is a qualified chartered accountant and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with over 30 years’ experience in private and public sectors.
Sean commenced his career with what is now Ernst & Young and KPMG. He has worked in Singapore, London and Sydney. He was formerly the Finance Director and Company Secretary of SkyNetGlobal Limited, a Telecommunications Company with operations in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Barefoot Power, Sean was responsible for the financial management and company secretarial functions of Metgasco Limited. Sean’s commercial experience includes investment banking, oil & gas, telecommunications and forestry.
Jackson Machuhi - Chief Operating Officer
Jackson Machuhi was appointed as Managing Director Kenya and West Africa since Dec 2014 after two years of business understudy. On July 1st 2016, he was appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer. Having grown up in a rural, off-electricity-grid community; Jackson's commitment to Barefoot Power's Mission and Values transcends employment as he finds lighting up off-grid homes as a contribution to the welfare and economic empowerment of society. He developed alternative distribution channels and consumer promotions models in FMCG sector.
In 2007, Jackson ventured into Information Technology, developing and delivering software and integration services to banks and financial institutions in Africa, included building logic credit risk management throughput; loan origination, analysis, disbursement and collections; and integration with core banking systems and delivery channels. With experience and contacts, Jackson is resourceful in building partnerships between Barefoot Power and finance providers to make Solar Home Systems (SHS) affordable to end-users.