R. Chris Troy
Transaction Liaison, Power Africa Washington, D.C., United States
Chris Troy joined Power Africa in 2014 and is the hydropower and private sector lead for investors. Chris started his career with a boiler plant running air models to prove pollution compliance for a plant expansion, subsequently as an R&D engineer developing gen-set diesel engines in Denmark, and then spent several years in Silicon Valley helping to create the world’s most advanced hard drives in the data-storage sector.
After business school, Chris worked as an investment banker helping tech clients and also worked in international strategy consulting: helping clients enter the uninterruptible power supply market, and developing technology for supercapacitors, plastics, industrial chemicals, and other sectors. Chris has worked at several start-up companies including the energy efficiency company, Next Step Living where he wrote the business plan and served as the COO and interim CFO.
Chris studied mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland and received his MBA from MIT-Sloan.