Paul Needham

Paul Needham

Simpa Networks
Chairman

Biography

Paul co-founded Simpa with the bold mission to make clean energy simple, affordable and accessible to everyone. Simpa sells rooftop solar power systems on finance to households and shops in rural India. The company’s lease-to-own model is enabled by its integrated pay-as-you-go and mobile payments technology. Mr. Needham is a seasoned Infotech entrepreneur, having started several companies and managed successful exits. Paul has 16 years in senior leadership in the Internet and energy access sectors having held CEO, VP and Director level roles at private and public companies including Microsoft. Paul holds a masters degree in Development Economics from Cambridge University and now lives with his family in Bangalore, India.