Habiba Ali



New York, New York

Mentored by:

Jo Russell


CEO, Sosai Renewable Energies

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Habiba has been in the renewable energy industry since 2005. She co-founded the Developmental Association for Renewable Energies, and worked as national coordinator. She worked on the Clean Development Mechanism project Efficient Cook Stoves for Nigeria, the Solar Lamps Assembly and sales training program, and the solar dryers for healthy foods project.

Habiba branched out to handle the commercial aspects of the renewable energy industry by launching Sosai Renewable Energies, a social enterprise which offers efficient, reliable and sustainable products including solar lamps, solar home systems and water filters to the people of the rural and peri-urban communities of Northern Nigeria. 

As managing director and CEO of Sosai Renewable Energies, Habiba is manages a partnership with C-Quest LLC to implement a nationwide Programme of Activities for improved cook stoves in Nigeria. Sosai is currently empowering communities and businesses with solar technologies ranging from roof top solar panels, solar home systems, 10Kw Micro Grids for communities, solar dryers and integrated energy centers.

Habiba is a member of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and holds the office of Kaduna North Regional Coordinator. She is currently the vice president of the Renewable Energies Association of Nigeria and is a member of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air, the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, and the Nigerian Energy Network. 

Habiba was named a Cherie Blaire mentee in 2016 a GSBi fellow 2017. She has also been named a Vital Voices GROW fellow, a World Bank Womenx fellow a graduate of the Cherie Blaire Road to Business Growth program and a fellow of the SEForum Business Accelerator.

Habiba holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in banking and finance.