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About us

Puttru (or Puttru Technologies Limited) is incorporated under the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, of RC 1395086.

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About the founder

Monica Maduekwe has several years of experience promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in West Africa. She has an extensive knowledge of the energy landscape, which she has gained through her work as a Resource Mobilisation Specialist and, prior to that, a Renewable Energy Programme Officer at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). She has M.Sc. in Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy and the Environment, from University of Dundee, and a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School.

Puttru is a product of many years of trying, refining and, now, creating a solution that works for both companies and investors’.

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Co-Founder

Franck Adjagba is an accomplished Financial Services Professional with extensive global experience in Business Development, Strategic Planning & Execution, Innovation & New Product Development. Franck currently serves as the Group Deputy Head of Business Development of the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF). Prior to this role, he was the Managing Director of Guarantee Fund for Private Investment in West Africa (Ex GARI Fund), now AGF West Africa. Before joining AGF, Franck was the Managing Director of Alios Finance Burkina Faso, a Pan African Specialized Asset Finance Company, with a mix of prestigious African and European investors. Beyond his professional role, Franck has a passion for FinTech Entrepreneurship and Investment as well as Sustainable Development initiatives in Africa. A Beninese national, Franck has 19 years of experience and holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing & Management from the Institut Supérieur Européen de Gestion (France), a Master’s Degree in E-business & Strategy from Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France) and a FinTech Certificate from Said Business School, University of Oxford.

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Our Advisors

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Ifey Ikeonu

Ifey Ikeonu is the former Chairperson of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA). She was instrumental in developing the regulatory framework for the regional electricity market in West Africa. Prior to joining ERERA, she oversaw licensing and enforcement of contracts at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). She is trained as an energy lawyer with over 25 years of experience and holds an MBA with specialization in Sustainability and Leadership from the University of Cumbria. Ikeonu is a strong advocate of gender mainstreaming in the energy sector.

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Dr. Sam Amadi

Dr. Sam Amadi was the former Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). He has chaired several Senate Technical Committees and has been part of Presidential Committees in Nigeria. Until December 2010, Dr. Amadi held the position of Special Adviser to the President of the Senate of Nigeria. He holds a doctoral degree of law from Harvard, LLM from Harvard Law School, MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (2003) and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School (1993).

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Ms. Eunice Biritwum

Eunice Biritwum has a 27-year-plus career which has included the development and implementation of power infrastructure projects in Ghana and various roles in electric utility planning in the United States. She was the CEO at the inception of CENIT Energy Limited (ENIT), a wholly Ghanaian-owned private power generating company and owner/operator of the 126 MW CENIT Thermal Power Plant in Ghana. Eunice holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA.

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Jobs

We are building up our consultant roster with experts having specific experience in investment advisory and deal making. If you would like to be contacted send your resume to ‘consultant@puttru.com’

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the business facilitation platform be launched?

We are working to launch the final product in the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Why is Puttru focusing only on the energy sector?

Besides the fact that the energy sector has been getting a lot of attention from investors, and that this trend is expected to continue, we see universal access to modern energy services in Africa as a key element in attaining the Continent’s economic and social development goals. Our company works to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SGD) 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all in Africa.

Will Puttru be covering all African countries?

Yes, although some of the services we provide will be available to some countries and not others at the very early stages of its operational phase. This is to enable us adequately manage our customers’ expectations.

How will Puttru work?

The company runs on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model to connect African energy companies to debt and equity investors from all over the world. Companies that subscribe to the platform will be assigned experts (if they choose) who will support them to develop investment packages using our standardized company valuation templates based on the information investors need. Companies will be matched with investors based on the investment appetite of the investor (this will be collected from the investor during registration). In addition, investors will get notified of companies that use our business promotional services. See the full range of services We provide.