KAYA Energy Group
Andrew Cramer is an impact-driven entrepreneur who currently serves as a co-founder, board member and COO of KAYA Energy Group, a firm that develops, finances, builds and maintains distributed photovoltaic systems in the Caribbean for the commercial and industrial sector. He has co-managed the firm’s growth – from initial startup phase to key market player – through a focus on innovation, teamwork, and a disciplined, client-focused approach to project management and execution. Recently, Andrew and his team were asked by one of the region’s largest commercial banks to help it establish a sustainable finance division, with the goal of facilitating a multi-city, multi-megawatt pipeline of photovoltaic projects for the bank’s corporate clients.
In 2017, Andrew was selected to be among 90 thought leaders from around the world to participate in the Global Solutions Program – a program funded by Google and based on the NASA Ames Research Facility in Silicon Valley – to examine how exponential technologies can be leveraged to address the negative impacts of climate change.
Prior to his work in the energy sector, Andrew specialized in political and economic development initiatives within the United Nations System, advancing his way to senior management positions in both peacekeeping and political missions in Timor-Leste, Nepal, South Sudan, and Libya. Andrew has also evaluated electoral processes in Afghanistan, provided research on electoral conflict to the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division, and has spoken on referendum processes at Princeton University. Andrew has a degree in Environmental Sciences from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.