Ian Oluoch is the co-founder and CEO of Greenchar. Greenchar provides Eco-friendly charcoal briquettes to households and institutions in Kenya. Growing up in rural Kenya, Ian experienced firsthand the devastating effects of using charcoal and firewood to cook on traditional cook stoves. Ian has always believed that those closest to the problem are the closest to the solution. For his work at Greenchar, Ian has received numerous awards including winning Global Minimum’s Innovate Kenya Competition, SOCAP Scholarship in San Francisco, Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, Sidney Family Foundation Best Pitch Award and the Ye! Community Boost Camp in Amsterdam. He attended Watson Institute, the world’s first incubator leading to a degree for the world’s best social entrepreneurs. Ian is a highly energetic, adventurous and enthusiastic individual, with a range of entrepreneurial experience and passion.