Managing Director, Aflasafe Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program, IITA

Mr. Konlambigue, a citizen of Togo joins IITA in 2016 as the Managing Director of the Aflasafe Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program. He manages a diverse team of researchers, business and marketing professionals within the Business Incubation Platform to bring Aflasafe products to market. He leads the development of strategic partnerships between public and private sector players to invest in the manufacturing and the distribution of agricultural technologies to farmers through technology transfer and licensing.

Abdou has more than 15 years’ experience in private sector development, rural finance, structured trade financing, and agricultural value chain development. He joins IITA from the Alliance for a Green revolution in Africa (AGRA) where he occupied various positions including recently, Senior Program Officer and Technical lead Markets & Harvest Management. Prior to that, Mr. Konlambigue has been the Regional Advisor on Value Chain Economics and Rural at the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC).

Mr. Konlambigue holds a Master’s degree in Rural Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and Engineer degree in Agronomy (Major: Agricultural Economics) from the University of Lomé’s School of Agronomy.

Mr. Konlambigue serves on the board, advisory committees of several organizations and programs.