Future Africa Awards 2014: Nominees interview series, Samir Ibrahim and Charles Nichols (TFAA Prize in Agriculture)


INOVATION_PICEarning a nomination in 2014’s ‘The Future Africa Awards Prize in Agriculture’, are two bright individuals, Charles Nichols, whose technical genius and Samir Ibrahim’s finance and international business expertise brought about the agricultural innovation of ‘AgroSolar Irrigation Kit’, an affordable piece of technology, which has been impactful to the lives of millions of smallholder farmers in need of irrigation.

Samir Ibrahim, who’s the CEO and Co-Founder of SunCulture, is an alumni of New York University Stern School of Business’ undergraduate program with a B.A. in finance and international business in 2011. He has worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ Financial Services, Structured Products, and Real Estate Group. He has also worked on a number of international development projects, including creating multi-million dollar budgets for non-profit programs.

Charles Nichols, Chief Technical Officer, attended Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey (USA) where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He also studied Economics at Baruch College in New York. Prior to launching SunCulture, Charles founded SavanTech, the company behind iBuyMacBooks, a service simplifying the process of selling used consumer electronics — helping to keep harmful electronic waste out of landfills.  SEE MORE ON PAGE 2

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