Thomas Rieger is director of business innovations at SOLARKIOSK AG, setting the course for the future development of the company after having held executive positions in Operations as well as in Sales and Marketing. Thomas effectively helped the company in developing a strong physical footprint in East Africa; allowing numerous off-grid-, off-tarmac communities to access renewable energy, assisting them on the path to sustainable prosperity. Before devoting his work to SOLARKIOSK, he had been living and working for 10 years in China. His entrepreneurial endeavor led him to found and run his own company, which was focused on the delivery of local production quality- purchasing services to international PV companies. Prior to that, Thomas had held various positions in Sales and Marketing in the software and education industry in France, Switzerland, Philippines and China. Other than a degree in business administration from the International School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany, Thomas is a certified banker and a certified TÜV quality insurance representative.