Jan Bonde Nielsen was born on May 20, 1938, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a man with a diverse group of passions and interests, and he has an unparalleled eye for business acquisitions and opportunities in a variety of industries. His titles include Danish oil tycoon, property developer, nature preservationist, and philanthropist, among many others.
One goal of his life is to provide clean, affordable gas to African families throughout the continent. According to the World Health Organization, one of the leading causes of premature deaths in Kenya is respiratory infections, with household fuels being a major cause. Wood-burning and charcoal-based fires emit more deadly matter into the air than diesel fuel, leading to pollution-related complications. In addition to peoples’ health and safety, the cost of cooking with liquid propane is also too expensive for the majority of families. Because of the Kadogo economy, there are a large number of low-income families in Kenya who will never escape their economic class level. Not only would a family’s attempt to upgrade to healthier gas include an installation fee, but there would also be a repeated charge for replacement tanks.