Greg Jackson, CEO - Octopus Energy Group
Greg Jackson is the founder and CEO of Octopus Energy Group, the energy technology giant with 3.5 million customers globally, operations in 14 countries and a £3.4bn portfolio of renewable energy assets across Europe.
Launched in 2016, Octopus Energy’s mission is to bring cheaper, greener power to all. From cutting-edge green energy tariffs and building renewable generation to driving the electrification of transport and heat through its electric vehicle and heat pump propositions, the company is driving decarbonisation at scale. Octopus Energy Group is also a leading investor in solar and wind energy and offers green hydrogen services to those industries that can’t be decarbonised through electricity.
At the heart of Octopus Energy Group’s growth is its proprietary green tech platform, Kraken. Kraken automates much of the energy supply chain and connects everything from generation assets to electric vehicles. Kraken is now contracted to serve 25 million accounts across the globe, including customers from E.ON, EDF and Origin Energy.
Greg's vision of using technology to disrupt the energy market has attracted over $1.5 billion worth of investment from international industry titans, such as Generation Investment Management, Canada Pensions Plan Investments Board, Tokyo Gas and Origin Energy. The company is currently valued at around $5 billion.
Greg built and sold a number of successful businesses before starting Octopus, including Consultant Connect, a telemedicine provider serving 40% of UK doctors, and e-commerce company C360 which built platforms for many large enterprises. He is an angel investor in a wide range of start-ups, including Xlinks, the company building the world’s largest subsea cable that will bring renewable energy from Morocco to the UK, Zopa the world’s first peer to peer finance company and Greg is a key thought leader in the UK on issues related to energy transition, energy costs and innovation, especially in energy.