Via Fellow


About Ilumexico

Ilumexico is the leading social enterprise for off-grid solar solutions in Mexico. Today Ilumexico provides energy to over 11,000 rural households that previously relied on candles and diesel for lighting. They work across the value chain as they are designing and manufacturing solar home systems, last-mile distribution, and flexible financing and community development programs. Ilumexico is a growing company and has huge challenges. They are looking for motivated and driven individuals for hands-on, strategic and challenging project opportunities and long-term roles!

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  • 51-100 Employees
  • Mexico City, Mexico Location

Overview of Via Fellow @ Ilumexico

You will be a strategic consultant in Ilumexico's national and international growth plan, participating in a specific task tailored to your motivation and expertise, related to any of our current strategic initiatives (energy for business with a gender lens, group loans, pay-as-you-go solar, evaluating credit portfolio, operations management, supply chain) or our international growth strategy (analyzing markets, competitive landscape, due diligence). Ilumexico is looking for highly motivated, driven, autonomous and analytic candidates. Interest in social impact and entrepreneurship is important! The role will report to the CEO or high-level managers, and will participate in board committees. Speaking Spanish is preferred, but not obligatory.
Note: This is an unpaid internship.


Mission Statement

Tackle poverty through solar energy

Team @ Ilumexico

Via Fellow

A native of Mexico City, Manuel Wiechers Banuet, the CEO and founder of Iluméxico, has always been interested in developing renewable energy technology. While getting his degree at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Manuel participated in the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program, influencing his decision to develop products for the base of the pyramid. His passion for sustainable technology was sparked again when he won a scholarship to attend the Calgary International Student Energy Summit in 2010. He was inspired by sustainable energy projects, and was determined to bring a similar idea to Mexico. As a result of Manuel’s impactful work, he was recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, GSBI Fellow, Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy 2013, and Clinton Global Fellows, and is part of the Mexico City Council for Sustainable Urban Development.

Your next working adventure awaits