Managing Director, MEGAPOWER
Jo Edghill is Director of Megapower Ltd. (www.megapower365.com). Jo lived overseas for 10 years working on a range of rural development initiatives in Asia and the South Pacific, including a European Union funded democratic governance project in Papua New Guinea, before returning to Barbados in October 2011. Jo recognised a distinct market opportunity, for electrified transport, powered by renewables, and co-founded Megapower in February 2013. Megapower’s vision is to promote the uptake of electric vehicles powered by renewable sources. Megapower is now seen as the Caribbean’s leading Electric Vehicle Specialist Garage. Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management and a Master of Arts in International Development from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Jo is passionate about competitiveness and energy security, especially as it relates to enabling the Caribbean to be a leading tourism market. Alongside her work as Director of Megapower, Jo has provided consultancy support to infoDev’s Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean and the Compete Caribbean Program, through the Inter-American Development Bank.