Linah K Mohohlo

Former Governor of the Bank of Botswana

Dr. Holger A. Kray

Head of the World Bank’s Africa Agricultural Policy Unit

Rodger Voorhies

Executive Director of the Global Growth & Opportunity Division and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sara Menker

Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence

Daniel Ohonde


Shenggen Fan

Director, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Ambassador Ertharin Cousin

Grant Brooke

Co-Founder, and CEO, of Twiga

Prof. John W. Mellor

Cornell University and President of John Mellor Associates

John Clarke

Director for International Relations at DG Agriculture in the European Commission

Vanessa Adams

Vice President Country Support and Delivery, AGRA

Frank N. J. Braeken

Ms Margarita Astralaga

Director Environment Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division/IFAD

Clare Akamanzi

Chief Operating Officer, Rwanda Development Board

Wu Hongyao

Member of the CPC Leading Group of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

Dr. Belay Begashaw

Director General, The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A)

Awo Ablo

Executive Director, External Relations at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Mr Aliyu A. Abdulhameed

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL)

Dr Alex Ariho

CEO of the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN)

Dr. Anna-Marie Ball

Chief of Staff and Director, External Affairs

Mrs. Cristina Duarte

Dr. Bashir A. Jama

Lead Specialist on food security and sustainable developments at the Islamic Development Bank

Wendy Singer

Executive Director of Start-Up Nation Central

Prof. Joachim von Braun

Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University