Johannesburg, 15 August 2023 – Solarise Africa, a pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company, is delighted to announce that its Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Sakkie van Wijk, has been honoured with the prestigious “COO of the Year” award at the Solar Assets Africa Awards 2023. This recognition highlights Van Wijk’s outstanding leadership and contributions to the solar energy sector in Africa.
The Solar Assets Africa Awards celebrates excellence and innovation in the renewable energy sector across the African continent. The “COO of the Year” award acknowledges leaders who have demonstrated exceptional operational excellence, strategic vision, and a commitment to driving sustainable growth within the solar industry.
Sakkie van Wijk’s leadership and strategic vision have propelled Solarise Africa to achieve remarkable milestones that highlight his exceptional capabilities and contributions to the renewable energy industry. His dedication to sustainable development has not only advanced Solarise Africa’s mission but has also contributed to the broader adoption of renewable energy throughout the region.
“It is an immense honour to receive the ‘COO of the Year’ award from Solar Assets Africa,” said Sakkie van Wijk. “This recognition underscores the hard work and dedication of the entire Solarise Africa team. We remain steadfast in our mission to offer affordable and reliable decentralised energy solutions to businesses across Africa, and we will continue to foster innovation and excellence in the renewable energy sector.”
Van Wijk’s leadership has been instrumental in Solarise Africa’s success in securing funding, forging strategic partnerships, and expanding its reach into the continent.
“Sakkie’s exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment have been crucial in propelling Solarise Africa’s mission,” said Jan Albert Valk, Co-Founder and CEO of Solarise Africa. “We are incredibly proud of his accomplishments and the positive impact he continues to make in the renewable energy sector. This award is a well-deserved recognition of his contributions.”
Solarise Africa extends its heartfelt congratulations to Sakkie van Wijk on this remarkable achievement and eagerly anticipates continued growth and success under his leadership.