Vanessa Awong

CO-Founder & Investor
Engineering, Energy
14 Years

About Vanessa Awong

Vanessa co-founded RiA with Tony Tiyou. She is the Chief Financial Officer. As a financial professional, she has previously worked as a credit and financial analyst for reputable financial institutions like BNPP or UBS in three of the biggest cities in the industry Paris, London, and New York. Vanessa has a Masters’ in Finance from EDHEC business school in France. Besides her financial background, Vanessa has developed an extensive knowledge of the technology industry gathered throughout previous entrepreneurial ventures she has been involved with since the last decade. Fintech specialist is probably best suited to describe her.

Professional Skills

Wind Turbines
68 %
Solar Panels
85 %
Hybrid Energy
25 %

Personal Experience

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Honors & Awards

We Care Solar is an organisation that provides efficient solar energy systems to hospitals in areas without reliable electricity. We Care Solar is not a typical solar organisation: its mission is to ensure the safety of mothers and newborns by providing health facilities with solar energy systems. This inspiring cause is why we feel We Care Solar definitely deserves to win the award. American Solar Energy Society is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to lead the transformation to 100% renewable energy and sustainable living for all life on earth. The organisation organizes events, shares information and resources about the solar industry, and leads projects that promote the use of solar energy. Their “Tiny Watts” program focuses on small applications.

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