Camille is Co-founder and CEO of WakaWaka and is responsible for the development of the WakaWaka product line and day-to-day business (which is not business as usual, since WakaWaka tends to do things differently). A gifted networker, his 15 years of entrepreneurial and product development experience makes him well suited to lead the commercial and production activities of WakaWaka towards becoming self-sustainable, while continuously stepping up efforts to significantly impact WakaWaka's goal of ending energy poverty by 2030.
Prior to founding WakaWaka, Camille developed and manufactured products for Heineken, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Bacardi, TNT, Goodyear and others, teaching him the importance of delivering high quality products on-time and at the best possible price.
In 2009, he proposed a plan to FIFA officials to assist in offsetting the tremendous carbon footprint of the World Cup in South Africa. Together with his WakaWaka co-founder, Maurits Groen, he ran a successful campaign that engaged the South African government, FIFA, Eskom and other stakeholders. A week before the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World cup the South African government granted the project to the Dutch Lemnis Lighting as a result. Millions of incandescent lamps will now be replaced with energy efficient LED’s because of this.
Camille on WakaWaka: "I have finally found my passion."
In June 2014 Camille was nominated as one of the finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards. Keep up to date with the awards via twitter [@EY_Entrepreneur] or the website [www.entrepreneuroftheyear.nl].