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Salinee Hurley

Founder-CEO, Sun Sawang Co.


Salinee Tavaranan Hurley is an engineer and social entrepreneur. After graduating with a master’s degree in solar energy engineering from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2005, she returned to Thailand to lead the Border Green Energy Team (BGET) as the Director. BGET provides renewable energy technology to underprivileged communities along the Thailand-Burma border. In 2013, she founded SunSawang, a social enterprise that delivers solar-powered products and services to rural Thailand. Salinee is also a commitment maker of Clinton Global Initiative from 2011-2015, a 2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellow and a BBC’s 100 Women, and 2010 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow.