Historically, Caribbean electricity systems have heavily relied on imported, dirty fossil fuels burned at a central plant. In recent years, Caribbean leaders have spearheaded a transition to distributed local resources that are connected to the electricity grid at various locations. In the process, Caribbean islands are leaders in the global…
Mr. David Gumbs, CPA, is a Senior Consultant with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and founder and CEO of Daavi Business Solutions (DBS). DBS provides financial advisory, project management, business development, public relations and renewable energy solutions to clients in the US, Africa and the Caribbean.
David is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Anguilla Electricity Company, Ltd. (ANGLEC) and has over 20 years of senior managerial experience. He has received several awards for his leadership and contributions, including an individual and team award for the winning 2018 and 2019 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum’s (CREF) – Island Resiliency Action Challenge, the iChange Nations Regional Statesman Award for his leadership to rebuild Anguilla’s electricity grid to 100% in 100 days after being devastated by Hurricane Irma.
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Anguilla Electricity Company, Ltd (ANGLEC), he successfully implemented renewable energy technologies and achieved one of the region’s highest penetration levels in 2016. David developed and implemented ANGLEC’s aggressive public relations and marketing strategy, incorporated several industry leading solutions such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), grid automation, work order automation and vehicle fleet management into ANGLEC’s operations. Recognizing the Company’s exposure to severe hurricanes, he launched the Company’s first aggressive undergrounding initiative in 2018.
David is a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Master of Science in Accounting, and a graduate of Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Africana Studies and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).