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News   February 2023


Sunna Design strengthens its management team with the appointment of Thibaud des Déserts and Valentine Djidji


Sunna Design, a leader in solar and connected street lighting, strengthens its management team with the appointment of Thibaud des Déserts as Director of Major Projects & Execution, and Valentine Djidji as Marketing and Communication Director.

The objective of these recruitments is to support the commercial and operational successes that Sunna Design has experienced in 2021. Last year, the company continued to show strong growth, resulting in an increase in order intake as well as major project wins, all of which while continuing to develop its portfolio of solar lighting solutions, the most complete and modular one on the market.


Thibaud des Déserts and Valentine Djidji join the Management Committee of Sunna Design, headed by Ignace de Prest, Managing Director.


With reinforced governance, Sunna Design is in working order to execute its growth plan and benefit from all the opportunities offered by its high-potential markets.




Thibaud des Déserts, Major Projects & Execution Director


Since February 2022, Thibaud des Déserts is in charge of running and deploying major international projects and local project teams. He is also responsible for the development of activities in support of the commercial team of Sunna Design. The creation of a department dedicated to major projects illustrates the challenge of this activity in the company’s development.


Thibaud des Déserts is a graduate of the École Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées in Paris (Superior school of applied commercial sciences). He starts his career at Total, alternating between various positions in France and abroad (Consumer Manager, Network Area Manager, Business Leader, Sales Manager). From 2012, he participates in the development of photovoltaic farms in the Asia-Pacific region, before managing key accounts of Total’s solar energy business. He leaves the company in 2018 to join Fonroche as Director of the Senegal region, then Director of Operations.



Valentine Djidji, Marketing and Communication Director


Valentine Djidji is in charge of structuring Sunna Design’s marketing actions by analyzing customer needs and feedback in order to define the roadmap and the necessary developments, in accordance with market trends. She is also responsible for the external communication of Sunna Design and its subsidiaries, as well as for the development of partnerships and ecosystems around the company.


A Graduate of NEOMA Business School in 2007, Valentine Djidji has an experience of nearly 15 years in the field of construction and infrastructure (Bouygues Construction, Saint-Gobain Group, Actis Isolation) in France and abroad, that has enabled her to develop and support in the long term marketing campaigns for companies committed to improving the performance of living spaces. Today, she puts her skills notably acquired abroad (USA and Asia), at the service of Sunna Design, ready to take on ambitious projects to contribute to the energy efficiency of territories.

About Sunna Design


Sunna Design, a leader and pioneer company in solar street lighting and energy management for autonomous and connected applications, lights and connects the world sustainably since 2011, in order to improve the lives of citizens.


The company designs, develops and manufactures from France sustainable and connected solar street lamps. Present in more than 60 countries, Sunna Design brings street lighting in rural areas deprived of access to electricity and supports the development of smart cities, by addressing the many economic, environmental and social challenges of communities and organizations.



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