Ademola Adesina is Founder and CEO of Rensource, a distributed energy company.
Working with entrepreneurial management teams in challenging operating environments, Ademola has focused on building or turning around early and growth stage enterprises for much of his career.
Beginning in 2007 on matters related to Agrica, an East African agricultural concern, and subsequently Automatiks, a California based integrator of hybrid power solutions targeted at poor-grid environments globally, AST, a leading provider of Power-as-a-Service in India, and Pagatech, a Nigerian mobile payments company, Ademola was Entrepreneur in Residence for Capricorn Investment Group, the Palo Alto based investment arm of Jeff Skoll and the Skoll Foundation.
Ademola previously led business development and corporate strategy for Aquifer, a London based investment company affiliated with the family office of Lord Sainsbury and the Gatsby Trust. In this capacity he undertook activities that represented strategic support for developing, strengthening, and growing Aquifers businesses.
He joined Aquifer from the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, where he was a founding member of the Innovation for Development & Impact Investing initiatives that led to the creation of the Global Impact Investing Network.
Ademola began his career in the Global Markets division of JPMorgans investment bank in New York, where he was responsible for the structuring and distribution of financial derivatives that helped the banks clients to mitigate or take credit and correlation risk.
Ademola has lived and worked in Africa, the USA, and Europe.