Tom Osborn is the Founder and CEO of GreenChar, a social enterprise that provides clean cooking energy for households and institutions in rural and peri-urban Kenya. He founded GreenChar when he was only 18 years old. Having been brought up in a rural village in Kenya, Tom felt firsthand the devastating effects of unclean cooking on himself, his mother and the community around him.
For his leadership and work with GreenChar, Tom is a Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur and the youngest Echoing Green Fellow. He also won numerous awards including Anzisha Prize Energy Award and Innovate Kenya
Affordable, clean energy
GreenChar is a social enterprise that provides clean fuels to Kenyan households. We upcycle agricultural wastes and turn them into eco friendly, high energy and smokeless fuel briquettes. We also distribute clean cookstoves to help families save time, money and lives.