Xavier Helgesen

Xavier Helgesen

Off Grid Electric
CEO & Co-founder

Biography

Xavier Helgesen serves as Chief Executive Officer of Off-Grid Electric. Mr. Helgesen co-founded Off-Grid Electric Tanzania Limited in 2011 and served as its Director. A veteran entrepreneur, Xavier founded two million-dollar businesses in his 20’s, including Better World Books, a profitable social venture with $60M in revenue selling books online to fund literacy. In 2009, he was recognized as the Best Social Entrepreneur by Businessweek and given the Fast Company Social Capitalist award.