Co-Founder & CEO - EcoEnergy
Shazia is an environmental lawyer and an expert in off-grid clean energy solutions. She began her career as a consultant with the World Bank, working with the Global Environment Facility and Africa Energy. She co-founded EcoEnergy with Jeremy Higgs as a way to distribute last-mile energy services in Pakistan to the 70 million living off-grid.
Shazia was a finalist in the 2017 Frontier Innovators initiative, for pioneers in Asia delivering impact through their business, a delegate to the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Obama, showcasing entrepreneurs addressing intractable global challenges. Shazia was also a two-time finalist for the prestigious C3E Clean Energy Awards in both 2015 and 2016 led by Stanford and MIT. In 2015 Shazia was a panelist at the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All, speaking on opportunities for investment in distributed solar. In 2014, she won National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge.