Habiba Ali

Habiba Ali

CEO, Sosai Renewable Energies Company


Habiba Ali is the founder and CEO of Sosai Renewable Energies, a company that 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. 

Habiba has been in the renewable energy industry since 2005 and co-founded the Developmental Association for Renewable Energies. She also manages a partnership with C-Quest LLC to implement a nationwide Programme of Activities for improved cook stoves in Nigeria with 50,000 cook stoves installed. 

Habiba was named a Cherie Blaire mentee in 2016 and a Cherie Blaire mentor in 2019. She has also been named a Vital Voices GROW fellow, Winner UNSDG WeEmpower for Africa, The Global Leadership Awards Honoree in Economic Empowerment for 2019, a World Bank Women fellow and is a graduate of the Cherie Blaire Road to Business Growth program. 

Habiba holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in banking and finance, and is currently a dissertation-level PhD student in management (finance).