Debating Africa

Jit Bhattacharya

Co-founder and CEO of BasiGo


Jit Bhattacharya is the co-founder and CEO of BasiGo, a company working to revolutionize the public transport sector in Africa through the introduction and financing of electric buses. He has been a technology leader in EVs and Li-ion batteries for over 12 years. He served as CEO of Mission Motors in Silicon Valley, developing breakthrough EV technology, and as a senior manager in Appleā€™s Special Projects Group. He more recently served as CTO of Fenix International, one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go solar home system companies bringing modern energy into low-income homes in rural Africa. He also served as a Principal with Factor[e] Ventures, an impact investment venture fund that was one of the pioneering investors in e-mobility in Africa.

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