What we should know about you
Questions answered by Ambros Huber, Executive Director
1. What is your biggest success as an entrepreneur?
I see it as my greatest success to have developed and managed a company over the last few decades and to be able to hand it over to the next generation, my three sons, in good condition in times that seem increasingly difficult.
2. What drives you personally to keep your social business running?
Until 2009, I worked for a company that is profit-oriented and exclusively serves the purpose of prosperity of the Global North. When I came into contact with development aid in 2010 and saw how Asian companies offer goods in the Global South that do not primarily benefit the people living there but are produced solely to maximize profit, I decided to develop my own solar lamp. Just the thought that the majority of companies are only concerned with their own benefit drives me to help solve social problems in the Global South.
3. What recommendation would you give to someone who thinks about starting a social enterprise?
When I developed the A-Light S in cooperation with three friends in 2011 and 2012, I didn’t know how many people could benefit from this solar lamp. I am happy and it is a pleasure to see that so many people in the Global South appreciate our A-Light S. With the handover of my company Ambros Huber GmbH & Co. KG to the next generation, from 2021 I will have more time to look after the sales of the A-Light S through M-Lumi GmbH.
The cooperation with the aid organizations can also be expanded even better in the future.