Founder and Chairman, SolarCentury
Jeremy Leggett is the founder and chairman of SolarCentury, an international solar solutions company, and Solar Aid, an African solar lighting charity. An Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy Awards and a CNN Principal Voice, Jeremy convened the UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security and is a founding director of the world's first private equity fund for renewable energy, Bank Sarasin's New Energies Invest, where he has been a non-executive board member for twelve years.
As a former geologist, whose research on shale was funded by both BP and Shell, he is a recognized expert on fossil fuel reserves, and has authored several books on fossil-fuel dependency, including Half Gone, The Carbon War and most recently The Energy of Nations. At the 2013 Solar Industry Awards, he won the Outstanding Individual Award.