Founder and Chief Customer Officer
Sam Goldman is the Founder and Chief Customer Officer of d.light design, a social enterprise dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 2 billion people globally living without reliable electricity. With offices in the United States, China, India and Kenya, and a presence in 45 countries, d.lights' solar powered have improved the lives of over 17 million people since 2007. Prior to d.light, Goldman founded and managed multiple ventures in Africa, including improved agriculture and construction businesses, a for-profit NGO cultivating the miracle tree Moringa oleifera, and the distribution of low-cost latrines, cook stoves and rain water catchment cisterns. Goldman has been selected as an Ashoka Fellow and he was recognized by Forbes as one of the world's top 30 social entrepreneurs. He has degrees in biology and environmental studies from the University of Victoria in Canada and earned an MBA from Stanford University in the US.